The Wonder of Neil Gaiman

Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Robyn_Bookworm

Stardust This past weekend Neil Gaiman was in San Jose receiving the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest film festival. The award honors individuals who represent the spirit of innovation in storytelling, a fitting testament to Gaiman's diverse and beloved list of works. I was lucky enough to be in the audience to hear Gaiman speak and his wit and humor inspired me to revisit my . . . more »

The Wonder of Neil Gaiman

Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Robyn_Bookworm

Stardust This past weekend Neil Gaiman was in San Jose receiving the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest film festival. The award honors individuals who represent the spirit of innovation in storytelling, a fitting testament to Gaiman's diverse and beloved list of works. I was lucky enough to be in the audience to hear Gaiman speak and his wit and humor inspired me to revisit my . . . more »

Staff Pick --Code Name Verity

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Code Name Verity Code Name Verity -Elizabeth Wein I have been seeing buzz about this book for months and every single review I read said the same thing: “We can’t say anything about this book because we don’t want to give anything away.” This tight-lipped praise really caught my attention so I put my name on the holds list and waited impatiently for my copy to come in. . . . more »

Staff Pick --Code Name Verity

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Code Name Verity Code Name Verity -Elizabeth Wein I have been seeing buzz about this book for months and every single review I read said the same thing: “We can’t say anything about this book because we don’t want to give anything away.” This tight-lipped praise really caught my attention so I put my name on the holds list and waited impatiently for my copy to come in. . . . more »

Genealogy and Novels

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

One Hundred Years of Solitude Genealogical Research has become a popular hobby these days, due in part to newer technologies and services that make researching your family history easy and accessible for everyone. SCCL is hosting an ongoing series of programs at each of our branches to introduce you to genealogical research. Our website also provides tons of genealogical resources to help you get started. Why is it so important . . . more »

Genealogy and Novels

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

One Hundred Years of Solitude Genealogical Research has become a popular hobby these days, due in part to newer technologies and services that make researching your family history easy and accessible for everyone. SCCL is hosting an ongoing series of programs at each of our branches to introduce you to genealogical research. Our website also provides tons of genealogical resources to help you get started. Why is it so important . . . more »

Genealogy and Novels

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

One Hundred Years of Solitude Genealogical Research has become a popular hobby these days, due in part to newer technologies and services that make researching your family history easy and accessible for everyone. SCCL is hosting an ongoing series of programs at each of our branches to introduce you to genealogical research. Our website also provides tons of genealogical resources to help you get started. Why is it so important . . . more »

Nerds For the Win!

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone These days, it's pretty cool to be a nerd. I recently finished Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, in which the narrator becomes a hero entirely because of his nerdiness (read my review here). This got me thinking about just how useful it truly is to be a nerd, and how many of my favorite characters use their so-called nerdiness to beat the bad guys and . . . more »

Nerds For the Win!

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm