Let's Play--Console Games @ SCCLD

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 by fillups

Screenshot from Bravely Default In the spirit of SCCLD's April Newsletter, check out some new console game titles for the PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS and Wii U that have been added to the library's collection. Here are just some of the new titles you may request now! Fifa Soccer 14 The game plays the way great soccer matches are contested, with innovations to the gameplay that inspire fans to . . . 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 »

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by fillups

Whenever I hear about going green in March, the first thing I think of is Leprechauns. However, there are a lot of ways to be green. To be green, a person could: be transformed by gamma radiation, be transformed into an ogre or achieve complete synchonization with the natural world. Those are not easy ways to be green. There are much easier ways to be . . . more »

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by fillups

Whenever I hear about going green in March, the first thing I think of is Leprechauns. However, there are a lot of ways to be green. To be green, a person could: be transformed by gamma radiation, be transformed into an ogre or achieve complete synchonization with the natural world. Those are not easy ways to be green. There are much easier ways to be . . . more »

The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by fillups

The Living The Living By Matt de la Peña Grades 9-12 311 Pages Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease. Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited. He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by fillups

The Living The Living By Matt de la Peña Grades 9-12 311 Pages Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease. Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited. He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a . . . 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 »

The Timeless Horror of Carrie

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by fillups

Three Actresses who played Carrie White in the movies What do Sissy Spacek, Angela Bettis and Chloë Grace Moretz all have in common? They have all played a version of Stephen King's Carrie White, the much abused teenager who takes out her misery lethally and psychically on her fellow classmates. If I include the misbegotten sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2 (about Carrie's unknown half sister, on her father's side!!), I can see a total . . . more »

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