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Music for Your Eyes

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

M Is for Music M Is for Music A is for Armstrong; Louis that is. And M? M is for music. Sipping Spiders through A Straw Campfire songs for monsters! Marshmallows optional. Happy Birthday to You! You sing it every year, but who sang it first? Children's Book of Music What is music? Everything from classical to rock. The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music A banjo and . . . more »

E-Books. Self-Publishing and Public Libraries: A Panel Discussion at Cupertino Library

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Mainstream print publishers have been slow to embrace both e-books and self-published works. However, E-books and the growing trend of high quality, self-published fiction and non-fiction have both acquired respectability and represent a challenge to traditional print publishing that can no longer be ignored. Two essential tools of this trend is the greater public access to new publishing tools and independent consultants who help authors . . . more »

Science Evening: Air Power and Air Wise

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Air pollution is bad for our atmosphere and bad for everyone with lungs. It’s particularly bad for people with asthma. Dr. Lulla will discuss the connection between allergies and asthma, and will report ways that air pollution affects people suffering from all of these. She will also share ways to treat allergies and tips for avoiding allergy problems. Dr. Sulochina (Jyothi) Lulla is board certified . . . more »

Planetree: Sleep and Health Program At Cupertino Library

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Catching some Z’s, In the arms of Morpheus, Shut-eye, hitting the hay—whatever the colloquialism you prefer, everybody needs their sleep. Nobody can function at peak efficiency for very long without it. Yet millions of Americans are not getting enough sleep, whether it’s because of an over-committed schedule, a long commute, or anxiety for any reason. There are also millions of Americans affected by sleep disorders . . . more »

Tainan Confucian Temple

Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

On Saturday March 8th, Tainan Confucian Temple will come alive through Chunmin Su who will talk about the art and the beauty of this historical architecture built in 1665. In her power point presentation, the author, who received a PH. D degree in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will share her love and passion about the most well-known attraction of her . . . more »

Friends of the Cupertino Library Used Book Sale

Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Ready for a break from sitting indoors watching the Olympics on the TV? This weekend you can combat any late February cabin fever at the Friends of the Cupertino Library Used Book Sale at Cupertino Community Hall. Browse among the gently read books for children and adults in search of both fiction and non-fiction. You could go home with some great new reads at a . . . more »

Silicon Valley reads Essay and Poetry Contests!

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

The Cupertino Library is very excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Silicon Valley Reads Poetry and Essay Contests for middle and high school students in the Cupertino community. Attached is the official flyer, but here is a brief overview. POETRY CONTEST Grand Prize - $350 each - 1 high school studen(grades 9 – 12) - 1 middle school student . . . more »

Reading "The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr At Cupertino Library

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

The Shallows The Shallows This month, the Cupertino Library Adult Book Group Discussion will read The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, a 2014 Silicon Valley Reads selected title. In writing this book, Mr. Carr set out to answer his own question “Is Google making us stupid?” He fears that the easy assimilation of small bits of information from many different . . . more »

Zombies Want to Eat Your...Protons?

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Zombies and Electricity Learning about science doesn't have to be scary...but it's better if it is! Zombies and Electricity Bigfoot and Adaptation Aliens and Energy Vampires and Cells Werewolves and States of Matter Ghosts and Atoms Zombies and Forces and Motion Vampires and Light Monster Science! *Don't read it with the lights out! *Because that would be really silly to read a book in the dark, right? . . . more »

The Great Dewey Challenge

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

spy Do you dare to do the Dewey? Stop by the Cupertino Library's Children's Room throughout the month of March and take the Great Dewey Challenge. We have devised three diabolically difficult games based on the Dewey Decimal numbers for nonfiction and inspired by the Silicon Valley Reads Book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Master the challenge and win a prize. Also in . . . more »

The World of Jane Austen: De Young Museum Art Lecture at Cupertino Library

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

' If the beloved novelist Jane Austen had gone to an art museum, what might she have seen? The master portrait painters Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds were her contemporaries while the landscape painter, John Constable painted the English countryside still unmarked by the Industrial Revolution. Like her characters, Jane might have taken afternoon tea in an elegant Georgian townhouse, or taken the waters . . . more »

Feng Shui For the Year of the Horse at Cupertino Library

Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

The Lunar New Year of the Horse began on January 31st 2014. Perhaps like me, you’re not sure what past Years of the Horse have been like, or what will happen this year. While nobody has all the answers about the future, Feng Shui Master, Mr. Y. C. Sun can make knowledgeable predictions according to the good, neutral and unfavorable signs he has studied about . . . more »