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Take A Literary And A Taste Tour, All In Our Backyard

Around Town Jan. 3-4: Read a book with your kids at the library, or enjoy a literary tour of France.

• Marin Catholic's boys basketball team hosts San Rafael in the Marin County Athletic League opener Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats are off to a roaring 9-2 start this season. The girls are schedule to play at 6 p.m.

• Sit down at the Corte Madera Library with your youngsters every Wednesday for storytimes. There's a session for toddlers at 10 a.m. and one for preschoolers at 11 a.m.

Kerrin Meis begins a three-week lecture series at Book Passage in Corte Madera, including visits to prehistoric Lascaux and two other sites open to the public, goes on to Roman sites at Nimes and Orange, the Romanesque masterpieces of sculpture and painting at Autun, Vezelay, Moissac and Toulouse. The class starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $60.

• Michael Gazzaniga talks about his new book Who’s In Charge ($27.99) at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Gazzaniga argues against today’s common wisdom that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes we cannot control. Gazzaniga founded and presides over the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute and is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

• Is one of your resolutions to eat healthier, or to shop more locally? Try the farmers market every Wednesday afternoon at the Corte Madera Town Center.

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