The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by fillups

The Goldfinch Check out the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners at SCCLD Fiction Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he . . . more »

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by fillups

The Goldfinch Check out the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners at SCCLD Fiction Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he . . . more »

The April Poem of the Month

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 by fillups

Milptias Library Poem of the Month This month Milpitas Library's very own Children's Services Librarian Lauren Teixeira shares her poem "Birthday Compost" as the April Poem of the Month. Besides being an acclaimed poet, Lauren is a major poetic force at the library. She regularly organizes poetry events such as Open Mic, Poetry Recitation contests and the ever popular Milpitas Library Poetry Slam. She also recently collaborated with Poet Laureate David . . . more »

The April Poem of the Month

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 by fillups

Milptias Library Poem of the Month This month Milpitas Library's very own Children's Services Librarian Lauren Teixeira shares her poem "Birthday Compost" as the April Poem of the Month. Besides being an acclaimed poet, Lauren is a major poetic force at the library. She regularly organizes poetry events such as Open Mic, Poetry Recitation contests and the ever popular Milpitas Library Poetry Slam. She also recently collaborated with Poet Laureate David . . . more »

Spring Break Library Style

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by fillups

Coyote Ridge at Spring In addition to being National Poetry month, April is the month that many high schools have spring break. During spring break a young person's fancy turns to... the library for some relaxing fun. REALLY! Take a break and explore the fun side of the library. For example, have you ever listened to an audiobook?. It's possibly stress reducing and can fit into any schedule because . . . more »

Spring Break Library Style

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by fillups

Coyote Ridge at Spring In addition to being National Poetry month, April is the month that many high schools have spring break. During spring break a young person's fancy turns to... the library for some relaxing fun. REALLY! Take a break and explore the fun side of the library. For example, have you ever listened to an audiobook?. It's possibly stress reducing and can fit into any schedule because . . . more »

A Year of Local Poetry

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by fillups

Images from Poem of the Month Videos Since March 2013, the Milpitas Library has been posting a video every month of a local poet performing in one of our library rooms. Some of the highlights have been: Santa Clara County Poet Laureate David Perez in May Acclaimed Poetry Slam Champion Jennifer Gigantino also in May Teen Poetry Contest and Poetry Slam winner Ahsan Zahid in July Teen Poetry Contest winner Siddharth Kulkarni . . . more »

The February Poem of the Month

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by fillups

Milpitas Library Poem of the Month A whole family of poets provides the February Poem of the Month. The Freeman sisters have been a happy presence at many of the Milpitas Library poetry events. Each sister had a short poem to share and so this video features a short poem by each one of them. Enjoy! If you are interested in the Milpitas Library poetry scene, the Peaceful Poets group is . . . more »

January Poem of the Month

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by fillups

Milpitas Library Poem of the Month This month we are very happy to have Siddharth Kulkarni sharing his poem "Unmeasurable" as the January Poem of the Month. Siddharth is a two time winner of the SCCLD Teen Poetry contest and a National Spelling Bee competitor. Check out the other great Poems of the Month. ~Don . . . more »

Remembering Seamus Heaney

Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by fillups

Poet Seamus Heaney The fact that the Irish poet Seamus Heaney's passing is news all over the world points to one of the unique aspects of his career. He is a modern poet that people actually read. Very, very few modern poets can lay claim to that particular accomplishment. Many poets, critics and readers have called him the greatest poet of our time. When he won the 1995 . . . more »

Remembering Seamus Heaney

Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by fillups

Poet Seamus Heaney The fact that the Irish poet Seamus Heaney's passing is news all over the world points to one of the unique aspects of his career. He is a modern poet that people actually read. Very, very few modern poets can lay claim to that particular accomplishment. Many poets, critics and readers have called him the greatest poet of our time. When he won the 1995 . . . more »

2013 SCCLD Teen Poetry Contest

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 by fillups

This is the SEVENTH Annual SCCLD Teen Poetry Contest! You may submit up to three poems through the website or to your local SCCLD library Information Desk by May 1st, 2013. Free verse, sonnets, haiku and any other poetry form is welcome. Two Winning poems will be chosen from each library in the SCCLD system in the Middle School and High School categories. Besides joining . . . more »

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