Alone Together?

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

Girl Look at Reflection The Internet is an amazing tool. With it, we’re able to enjoy a global society, communicate more effectively, maintain and strengthen relationships with our friends and families. But even as it can bring us closer together, it can push us further apart. Some technological advances cause people to be distracted, overly stressed, and increasingly isolated. While people can be involved in numerous relationships through social . . . more »

Welcome to Silicon Valley Reads 2014

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by HQJulie

2014 California Drought Declaration

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 by SinatraFan

2014 California Drought State of Emergency Cadillac Desert California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought state of emergency in the State of California. The Governor is calling for a voluntary 20% reduction in water use. You can see how the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times have covered the story. Low-water-use Plants Dryland Gardening Rain Gardens Beautiful No-mow Yards . . . more »

Silicon Valley Reads 2014 Kick-Off

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

Image of Nick Carr and Robin Sloan Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:30 p.m. Campbell Heritage Theatre Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains, and Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, are interviewed on stage by Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy. Co-sponsored by Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley. Welcoming music performed by Westmont Jazz Combo under the direction of Jesse Sanchez. Special guest appearance by . . . more »

Deep Reading Exhibition at Euphrat Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

The Veil by Julie Chen Deep Reading will run through March 20, 2014 Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLOSED Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day Open to tour groups by appointment. Information: 408-864-5464. Events: Reception with artists and author Robin Sloan: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 - 7:30pm Artists' Book Workshop: Saturday, March 1, 10:00am - 1:00pm Learn to make books that fold up in magical ways and reveal . . . more »

Essay & Poetry Contest for Cupertino Residents

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

Bookcover - The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains Cupertino Teens & Adults - Show off your writing ability and win cash prizes! The Cupertino Library Foundation invites adult and teen Cupertino residents to enter an Essay or Poetry Contest focused on the themes of Silicon Valley Reads 2014. Submit your entry by Monday, March 17 Information: Essay Contest Write an original essay up to 500 words in length on the subject "Is . . . more »

Honoring Dr. King

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

Dr. King addressing a crowd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the fate of our nation by combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Read more about his life and achivements in Biography in Context, our online resource dedicated soley to biographies about notable people in our history. These days, our country celebrates Dr. King's legacy by honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20th. Looking for MLK-themed events on that . . . more »

Newsletter: A Fresh Start

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

Newsletter: A Fresh Start Just out! See the latest issue of our library newsletter! In This Issue: 5% Day: A Fresh Idea Start with Silicon Valley Reads A Fresh Start: Dining In A Fresh Approach: The Best Movies of 2013 Start Smart with the Grammy Awards Start a New Tradition: Discover & Go! A New Year, a New You Kid's Pick Teen Pick Adult Pick Going Vegan: Start Fresh . . . more »

Five Sites to Get You Motivated

Posted on Friday, January 3, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

Every year, January 1st entices people to set new goals and make resolutions. Improved fitness, better health, managing finances, or finding your inner "Zen" are some of the more common aspirations. There are a ton of websites and some fantastic books to help you meet your goals. We've highlighted five websites to help get you motivated and working towards achieving those resolutions. We've also put . . . more »