My Favorite Couples from Children's Literature

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

With Valentines Day right around the corner I thought I would share some of my favorite couples from children's literature. How many do you recognize? Click to find (and check) out their books. *Anne and Gilbert *Mia and Michael *Sammy and Casey *Laura and Almanzo *Juli and Bryce *Jo and Friedrich *Miri and Peder *Taran and Eilonwy *Sarah and Jacob . . . more »

Kids Get Crafty at the Cupertino Library

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

valentine pig Don’t miss these two opportunities to do some creative crafting at the Cupertino Library: Wednesday, February 12th at 3:30, celebrate Valentine’s Day with us by making your own cards and a puzzle. Thursday, February 20th at 3:00, come to a Craft Party. We will provide the puffballs, pipe cleaners, paper bags and more, as well as some ideas to get you started. You provide the . . . more »

Award Winning Books for Children

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by TanteTam

It’s mid-winter, so the selection of the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Medals for children’s books is almost upon us. Every year, the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) selects books from the preceding calendar year to receive these awards of distinction. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children, published in the United States. This award . . . more »

Vive La France!: The French and their Painting at Cupertino Library

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

This Saturday January 25th, take a journey to France that requires no passport and no French lessons. Just a short trip to the Cupertino Community Hall at 10350 Torre Avenue for the program Vive La France! The French and Their Painting. De Young Museum docent Kay Payne will show us the France that centuries of French painters saw, loved, and depicted on their canvases. From . . . more »

Cafe Scientifique: Silicon Valley Growth and Gridlock? with Chris Lepe

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

On Thursday, January 23rd, Cupertino Library starts our new series, Café Scientifique, a monthly series on aspects of science with local scientists and professors coming to speak on the fourth Thursday of the month. Our first speaker will be Chris Lepe, and his topic will be Growth and Gridlock? in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is one of California’s busiest and strongest economic areas in the . . . more »

Winter Film Festival with Mark Larson at Cupertino Library

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Santa Clara University professor and film scholar Mark Larson returns to Cupertino Library this month with a six week Winter Film Festival, featuring his favorite movies from around the world. The Winter Film Festival begins Wednesday, January 22nd and continues through Wednesday, February 26th in the Cupertino Library Story Room on the ground floor. Film Schedule: Jan 22nd Mon Oncle (France, 1958) Jan 29th How . . . more »

Master Gardeners: Bees in the 'Burbs: Basic Beekeeping for Beginners

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

If your favorite fantasy is a humming beehive in your back yard and your own fresh honeycomb on your morning toast, come to Cupertino Library’s next Master Gardener’s program, “Bees in the ‘Burbs: Basic Beekeeping for Beginners” this coming Wednesday, January 22nd at 7 pm. Master Gardener Vera Kark has been hosting bees in her garden for the past five years. She’ll teach you what . . . more »

Reading "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" at Cupertino Library

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore This month, the Cupertino Library Adult Book Discussion Group will read Silicon Valley Reads 2014 selected novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. Clay Jannon, a recently laid off computer whiz, needs a job, so he becomes the night time clerk at Mr Penumbra’s book store. Soon Clay realizes that it’s no ordinary book store, in terms of both the . . . more »

The Art of Bulgari 1950-1990: La Dolce Vita and Beyond

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Even though I don’t have the budget for costly jewels, or a place where I could imagine wearing them, I admit I love to window shop at high-end jewelry stores. If looking at fantastic jewelry sounds like the perfect thing to chase away the January blues, Cupertino Library has a great program for you this weekend. On Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm, DeYoung Museum . . . more »

Let's Celebrate!

Posted on Saturday, January 4, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

The Book of New Family Traditions This month is “Letter Writing Month ”, “Hobby Month”, “Stamp Collectors Month” and “Radio Month”. January is also the month, if you are so inclined, to celebrate oatmeal, soup, hot tea, gourmet coffee, and “Prunes for Breakfast”. Ironically enough it is also “Diet Month”, “Fat Free Living Month”, and “Lose Weight and Feel Great Month”. Being library type folk we are all very excited about . . . more »

Happy New Year and Happy Flying

Posted on Saturday, January 4, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Full Upright and Locked Position Happy New Year and Happy Flying For all of you who flew away for the holidays, welcome back. Did you know that commercial aviation just turned 100 years old on New Year's Day? To help celebrate this anniversary you can find a variety of items. From books to dvds, and from factual to funny, you can find it at the library. Full Upright and Locked . . . more »