Viva Vivaldi: good children's books on or about Antonio Vivaldi

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Antonio Vivaldi lived from 1678 to 1741. He is a notable Italian Baroque composer. To introduce your child to Vivaldi's music, try the following books. 1. Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Anna Harwell Celenza is a picture book for older readers, grades 3-5. 2. Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen Costanza is another picture book for grades K-3. 3. Anna Maria's Gift by Janice Shefelman . . . more »

Reading Diamond Ruby at Cupertino Library

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Diamond Ruby This month, the Cupertino Library Adult Book Discussion Group will discuss Diamond Ruby: A Novel by Joseph Wallace at its meeting on Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. The novel blends fiction with a sports biography concerning the life of Ruby Lee Thomas, a young Jewish woman living in New York in the early 1920’s. While still a teenager, Ruby is left the guardian of . . . more »

October Friends of the Library Book Sale

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

This weekend, on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, the Friends of the Cupertino Library will hold their final used book sale for 2012. Come to Cupertino Community Hall from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, or from noon to 3 pm on Sunday afternoon, and enjoy browsing through the boxes of gently read donated books on sale. If you can't make it . . . more »

Kids! It’s almost time to cast your vote…for books!

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Starting October 15, children will be able to cast their vote in the Cupertino Library Children’s Room in our special "Vote for Books!” election. Stay tuned for more details… In the meantime, check out some of the Cupertino Children’s Librarians’ favorite books to read in this election year: Duck for President So You Want to Be President? LaRue for Mayor . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Something Strange and Deadly Something Strange and Deadly Grades 9 - 12 As The Dead crawl from the grave in Victorian-era Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt ventures out to rescue her brother-gone-missing from the clutches of the evil necromancer responsible for the zombie uprising. Check out the book trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBTCzBIjb88 . . . more »

Five Reasons to go to Baby Storytime

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Five reasons to go to Baby Storytime 1) It gives you and baby something fun to do together. 2) You’ll make new friends. Grownup conversation guaranteed! 3) It is more fun to do “This Little Piggy Went to Market” with a group of people than all by yourself. 4) You can learn new songs and stories. 5) Shaky eggs! Register for our next session of . . . more »

Celebrate R.L. Stine’s Birthday Monday, October 8

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

R.L. Stine has made a career out of trying to scare children with his horrifying tales. Celebrate his birthday on October 8 by checking out one of his books at Cupertino Library…if you dare! Welcome to Dead House Who Let the Ghosts Out? Revenge of the Living Dummy Learn more about R.L. Stine by visiting his website at http://rlstine.com/, or by checking out It Came . . . more »

ESL Conversation Club @ the Cupertino Library

Posted on Saturday, October 6, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Do you ever feel like you know every word you hear but do not get the meaning? Do you want to improve your English listening and speaking skills? Do you want to achieve that goal with others in a friendly and supportive environment? According to the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, 48.9% of Cupertino residents are foreign born. For many of us, the command in fluency . . . more »

Access "World Journal" - Chinese e-newspaper at sccl.org

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Path to find World Journal at our new website: At library homepage, click Research --> Topics: International Languages --> World Journal - 世界日報 Access this searchable Chinese daily e-newspaper for the past 3 years. Content includes finance, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, education, health, consumer information, and headline news stories from the U.S., Canada, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and around the world. There is a one day . . . more »

Cupertino Cinema Club for October

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

kids watching scary movie This month's movie won't scare you -- it'll make you laugh! Call 408.446.1677 x3321 for the free movie title. Cupertino Cinema Club will be on Thursday, October 11 at 4pm in the Story Room. School-aged children are invited. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cupertino Library. . . . more »

Bad Kitty vs Garfield: The Winner!

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

The results are in! Library Kids at Cupertino Library voted on who would make the best pet, Bad Kitty or Garfield and it looks like Garfield is everyone’s favorite lasagna loving cat! 22 reasons why Garfield makes a better pet than Bad Kitty #1 Garfield is the best pet because he is funny and can chase away dogs. #2 Because Bad Kitty is really bad . . . more »

Parenting the Young Child: Sibling Solutions

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

When I was a little girl I would follow my big brother around and “beep” him wherever he went. I would poke his arm repeatedly and say “beep” when he was watching TV, hanging out with his friends, or trying to read. He in turn would make me sit in my closet as a time out whenever he was left to babysit. I would hide . . . more »