Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Don Phillips
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Don Phillips
While the Hugo awards for writing draw the most attention every year, science fiction fans can also find lots of thought provoking entertainment in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form which includes both movies and full seasons of tv shows.
This year's group of nominees are...
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
My Country Tis of Thee -- America the Beautiful -- Star Spangled Banner
My Country, Tis of Thee
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
Ahh, lazy bones, sleeping in the sun...
From the shade of the orange tree, Alice and Joan B. were being a couple of lazy bones . . .
Alice: Brawk! I'd catch a tasty bug to eat if it was here in the shade with me . . .
Joanie B: Chook, chook! I'd dig...
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Don Phillips
Attention, independent music fans!
Attention, Harry Potter fans!
On Monday, July 1st at 6:30 PM the "Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock," Tonk and the Aurors will perform a free concert in the Milpitas Library Auditorium.
What is Wizard Rock?
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Don Phillips
The Okee Dokee Brothers went on a river trip down the Mississippi river.
They had lots of adventures and composed a whole bunch of songs that eventually became
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Don Phillips
The 25th Lambda awards, which recognize works that explore LGBT themes, were recently announced and you can check out a bunch of the winners at your local SCCLD library.
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 by Don Phillips
It has been 24 years since the Tiananmen Square protests and subsequent military crackdown in China caught the attention of the world.
The Milpitas Library is hosting an exhibit covering the events leading up to the protests and the aftermath of the incident.
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 by Don Phillips
Whether or not you've seen the newest version of Superman in Man of Steel, it's fun to look over the long, long history of the Superhero.
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Debra Lurie
You've read the book, you've seen the movie, maybe you've even seen the old movie. But have you heard the opera?
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Don Phillips
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Each One Teach One is an old proverb which originated in the United States during slavery. Most Africans were denied access to formal education so their reading skills were very, very limited. When a slave learned or was taught to read, it became his or her responsibility to teach someone else...
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 by Don Phillips
The Milpitas Library June Poem of the Month comes from Eugenia Egbert of the Milpitas Library poetry group, the Peaceful Poets.
Regular meetings of the Peaceful Poets will resume on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm in the library conference room and continue on the third...
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Don Phillips
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 by Debra Lurie
"Never had an audience heard music so brutal, savage, aggressive, and apparently chaotic; it hit the public like a hurricane, like some uncontrolled primeval force." - Roman Vlad, musicologist, composer
"Some of the most controversial notes ever composed ...
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
It was almost Father's Day...
...Alice and Joanie B. were clucking about who had the best Dad (all idioms aside)....
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2013 by Don Phillips
I'll admit it!
Two years later I'm not quite over the death of Peter Parker in Marvel Comics Ultimate reboot of the Spider-Man saga. However, even though I'm not quite recovered from the trauma, I am enjoying seeing the adventures of the new Spider-Man, Miles Morales...
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 by Lauren Teixeira
Dear Alice & Joanie B,In our house, the Golden Oldies Rule!!
Can children learn anything by listening to them?
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by
I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.
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