Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by Don Phillips
To mark the occasion of the Harry Potter series' 15th Anniversary, Scholastic created new covers for the books, replacing the original covers by Mary Grandpre. The artist they chose was graphic novel author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi.
Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by Karen Armendariz
Giving thanks and showing gratitude shouldn't be reserved just for Thanksgiving Day. September 21 is World Gratitude Day. It is good to remind ourselves and our children that we should be grateful for the good people in our lives and the things that we have all year long. To help...
Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 by sccl_smallbus_finance
Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
Just whistle while you work hmm-hm-hm
Alice was working on laying an egg...thinking aloud...
Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Don Phillips
The 2013 Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy storytelling were announced, September 1st at the Lonestar Con 3.
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Don Phillips
Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 by Debra Lurie
Barbecues, store sales, the start of a new school year. Labor Day also signals the official end of summer, and for me, being from the East Coast, it was the last day that it was acceptable to wear white shoes.
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Don Phillips
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Measure A, the all-mail ballot recently sent to residents in the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) service area, has passed by 81%.
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
Dear Alice and Joanie B,
How does a chicken suggest a purchase for the SCCLD library? And what if you're a rooster -- ???
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Pets and Animals
The first reference found for guide dogs was in the late 16th century, with a line in a popular alphabet verse "...B is for Blind-Man / led by a dog..." In the 19th century guide dogs are mentioned in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, by the...
Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Don Phillips
Crime and Western novelist Elmore Leonard passed away on August 19 2013. Leonard was an incredibly prolific writer and acknowledged as a master of the lean, mean crime novel by his many, many fans as well as other writers.
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 by Don Phillips
My final Hugo Countdown entry before the Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction are announced on Sunday, September 1st!
Since 2003 the Hugo Awards have separated short form dramatic presentations (TV episodes and short films) from feature length presentations awards.
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Don Phillips
The Milpitas Library Poem of the Month for August comes from Pat Montoya. Pat has been a long time supporter of poetry in the city of Milpitas. She founded the Milpitas poetry group The Peaceful Poets, published many poems in The Milpitas Post and judged for the Milpitas Library...
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
Alice and Joanie B. felt the rhythm of the waves on Waikiki Beach
for their "vacay" week in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by
Ruth Asawa - Sculptor
January 24, 1926 - August 5, 2013
One of California's most admired sculptors has died at the age of 87.
Ruth Asawa was an American artist, who was nationally recognized for her wire sculpture, public comm
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by Don Phillips
Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 by Don Phillips
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a timeless story. It seems there is no end to adaptations set in both modern day and Austen's time.
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by
J.J. Cale December 5th 1938 - July 26 2013
Blues and rock music lost a legend this week, when J.J. Cale died of a heart attack in San Diego.
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Diane Salah
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