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Woodland Branch

Jellyfish Craft for Teens - Woodland

Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Jellyfish Craft for Teens - Woodland On Wednesday, July 17th at 3:30pm, the Woodland Branch Library will be hosting a fun craft program for teens. The theme of this summer's reading program is "Beneath the Surface," and we'll be getting VERY deep under the surface by making "jellyfish" in plastic bottles....

YA Novels on the Big Screen

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Thanks in part to the popularity of movies like The Hunger Games and Twilight, it seems the latest trend in Hollywood is to remake Young Adult novels - and there are lots of good ones being released in the upcoming year. So if you're the type who likes to read the book before...

Explore California

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Planning a vacation this summer? Why not stay right here in California? We have so much to see and do in this great state, even natives and long-time locals couldn't possibly have experienced everything it has to offer... from the Napa Valley to the Sierra Mountains to Hollywood, there is...

Celebrate James Gandolfini

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Just as I was about to post a blog entry on vegetables, I heard the news that actor James Gandolfini passed away today while in Europe (ironically in Italy). Best known as Tony Soprano from the television show The Sopranos, he was also respected for his acting in a number of other roles...

Hit the Road, Teens!

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Summer is a great time for road trips, whether you're going with your family or trying out that new driver's license yourself. We even have a program for teens called "Read Across America," where you can earn raffle tickets for reading books that take place in different states...

Teen Summer Programs @ Woodland

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Summer is just around the corner, and the library has planned a lot of fun programs to keep you busy. In addition to the ongoging summer reading program and Read Across America, the Woodland Branch will have special events for teens on the third Wednesdays of each month. They are...

Commute-friendly Audiobooks

Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

As somebody who has endured many long commutes over the years (longest was 95 miles each way!), I am always looking for new ways to keep from getting too bored. The radio or iPod can only entertain for so long, and fiction audiobooks can be hard to follow while driving... so I personally prefer...

Summer Internship with Assemblyman Gordon

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Looking for something to do this summer, which will also look good on your resume and/or college applications? Apply for a summer internship with Assemblyman Rich Gordon! The Assemblyman's office is now accepting applications from high school and college level students for part-time...

Speaking Volumes Series: a Pulitzer Tradition?

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by los_altos_manager

Speaking Volumes Series: a Pulitzer Tradition? The annual Speaking Volumes series, brought to you by the Los Altos Library Endowment (LALE), has so far featured two speakers who later went on to win Pulitzer Prizes.  The speaker for 2009, T.J. Stiles, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book The First Tycoon: the Epic...

Are You a Poet and Don't Know It?

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

April is officially National Poetry Month, and to celebrate we are holding a system-wide teen poetry contest! The lucky winner will receive a gift card, along with other honors such as having your poem published in our annual poetry book. For more information, visit this link: http://www...

Entries due by Friday in essay contest- you could win $200!

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Jane Cronkhite

Entries due by Friday in essay contest- you could win $200! The Los Altos Library Endowment is sponsoring an essay contest now through April 12.  Essays are to be themed on the Virginia Whipple Collection of Teaching Company Great Courses, a gift of the Endowment.  First place winner will receive $200, second place is $100! The contest...

Literary Travel Spots, Part 2

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Literary Travel Spots, Part 2 1. Walden Pond: Fans of Henry David Thoreau should enjoy seeing the inspiration for his well-known book, Walden, at the real Walden Pond where Thoreau lived from 1845-1847. His book helped to raise awareness for environmental awareness, and because of this legacy, the Pond was designated a...

Skip the book, watch the movie?

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

Over the years it's been a common practice to adapt popular books into films, and in most cases, the movies fail to live up to their literary counterparts. But then again, sometimes they surpass it! While these are obviously subjective opinions, many would agree that the following movie...

Sue Diaz @ Woodland - 3/14/13

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

The Woodland Branch Library is thrilled to host Sue Diaz, author of the book Minefields of the Heart, for an in-person talk on Thursday, March 14th at 6pm. This public event is part of Silicon Valley Reads 2013, presented by Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of...

Young Volunteers at the library

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 by los_altos_manager



Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Laura Pasternack

As many of our regular patrons already know, the Woodland Branch Library suffered from flood damage after the big storm on December 23rd. After a two-week closure and difficult cleanup, we are now back in action - with the photos to remember our ordeal! To make a bad situation into a little fun...

Rhythm, Rattle, & Rock @ Los Altos

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 by Tamara Palmer

The Tweens Read Book Club Is Back!

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Tamara Palmer

The holiday break is over and the Tweens Read Book Club is back on schedule!

New Year's Resolutions for Kids!

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by Tamara Palmer

A new year is right around the corner and, with it, so are New Year's Resolutions!  There is just something about the promise of the new year that inspires people, young and old alike, to make a fresh start by setting goals for positive change.  While there are many common themes...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Grizzly Bear!

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by los_altos_manager

What is big and brown and weighs 400-600 pounds?  The answer is: a grizzly bear!  Although there are no more grizzlies in California. There are grizzly bears roaming in Alaska and the national parks.  Currently the “Bear in Mind” exhibition at Los Altos History...

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Woodland Branch Library

1975 Grant Road
Los Altos, CA 94024

Monday 11 - 8
Tuesday 11 - 8
Wednesday 11 - 8
Thursday 11 - 5
Friday 11 - 5
Saturday 11 - 5
Sunday Closed
Holidays & Closures

Phone: (650) 969-6030

Librarian: Judith Gregg


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