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How Gina Got Her Groove Back

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 by Missgina

This might sound crazy, but I can find music ANYWHERE- driving next to another car, stores like Chipotle, malls... I've used Shazam on my phone to track the titles and artists of songs in so many stores this year! Besides listening to the radio, I have found that tv shows sometimes play some pretty awesome music. Music award shows also expose me to great performances, . . . more »

Teen Program~ Cooking with Chef Berna

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Missgina

Teens at the Cupertino Library decorated small cakes just in time for the holidays. Chef Berna has demonstrated cooking lessons for many age groups, and we were fortunate to have her show seventeen lucky teens how to bake and make a glaze. A glaze is a sugary coating or icing that goes over the cake. Once the teens chose their cake shapes, then they were . . . more »

Keep Calm and Study Hard for Finals at Cupertino Library

Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 by Missgina

Need a place to study for finals, or table space to finish a group project? The Community Hall will be open for ALL teens to study on December 8th and December 15th before high school finals. Teens, bring your books and papers and we'll provide the chairs, tables, food and refreshments! No need to sign up and admission is free. Just bring your notes, text . . . more »

Teen Tech Symposium at Cupertino Library- Fall 2013 edition

Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 by Missgina

The semi-annual Technology Symposium was hosted by teens from Monta Vista High School. Monta Vista’s Technology Student Association (MVTSA) has made it their purpose to inspire, educate, and make technology more accessible to the general public. This fall 2013 edition welcomed four speakers, and one special robot guest to the Cupertino Library. From the FBI’s Cyber Squad in San Francisco, Mr. Laudie spoke about internet . . . more »

Teens from Cupertino library District 2 wins the Catching Fire event

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Missgina

Fifty teens competed in this year's 75th Hunger Games: Catching Fire teen event held at the Cupertino Library. Though only one tribute can win the Hunger Games, the Cupertino Library changed the rules so everyone apart of the District with the most points could win. This year, Cupertino’s odds were in favor of the tributes from District 2! They have overcome great challenges, used teamwork, . . . more »

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013 by Missgina

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill Gr. 9+ 360 pages Would you travel back in time to kill the one you love, if it meant saving the world? Em and Finn have tried 14 different times to make sure they aren’t stuck living tortured and imprisoned in a bare cell. Each time they go back into the past, the outcome is always the same, and . . . more »

Compete in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire event @ Cupertino Library!

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Missgina

The Teen Advisory Board from the Cupertino Library invites all teens to compete in this year's Hunger Games: Catching Fire event. Teens, if your name is called at the reaping, demanding challenges await you. You will equip yourselves at the cornucopia, and make your way through a treacherous obstacle course, where speed, agility and good aim will all be needed. Brave teens will be running(shooting . . . more »

eXtreme Plushies Teen Craft

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 by Missgina

National Sewing Month took place in September, and the Cupertino Library didn't want the teens to miss out, so we offered an eXtreme Stitchery Plushies craft just for teens. How do you make a plushie? Here's the supplies we used for our teen craft... Now, just add some creativity! Here's what our teens created... Teens, come join us afterschool for our next teen craft on . . . more »

Master Storyteller, Hayao Miyazaki and His Anime Films

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 by Missgina

Recently, I have been on a Studio Ghibli marathon (the same Japanese animation company which features Hayao Miyazaki’s films) mostly because our library aquired the re-released bluray set of Miyazaki’s movies. I started out with My Neighbor Totoro because that was the first film I had ever seen of his when I was younger, and wouldn’t you know it, it STILL made me feel happy. . . . more »

Rock the Bells! Hip Hop Music Festival

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Missgina

This year's hip hop music festival Rock the Bells features 40 acts in 4 cities. It will cover coast to coast: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York. For the Bay Area's lineup in San Francisco, there are some new and old hip hop favorites. The 3 headliners on the flyer are Kid Cudi, Wu-Tang Clan, and members of Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, . . . more »

Hot Summer Music Playlist

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Missgina

Summertime is here! Now ladies, I know you have your shorts, summer dresses, or cool tops ready for the hot weather. Fellas you have your shorts and cool shades, right? Now all you need is summer music to go along with your destination- to the park, concert, or maybe you are travelling to an exotic place. If you are looking to build up your summer's . . . more »

Bike to Work Day on May 9!

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 by Missgina

On Thursday, May 9th join hundreds of Bay Area residents biking to work or school for Bike to Work Day! For the first time, the Cupertino Library will set up an Energizer Station with fresh baked goods, refreshments, and tote bags filled with more goodies from our library and local sponsors (Pizza My Heart, Coffee Society, and Whole Foods). Stop by our station in Cali . . . more »

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