Siblings Day

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 by gnsarah

It's National Siblings Day, a day to celebrate your brothers, sisters or kindred spirits. Sometimes you love them, sometimes you hate them, but when it comes down to it you know there's always someone who's got your back. Also, you've got a solid voting block against Dad to take control of the TV. Here are some books to help foster sibling love and understading: You . . . more »

Librarian's Choice: Stray by Andrea K. Host

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 by gnsarah

Stray Stray by Andrea K Höst Don't let the cover of this book fool you. While it looks just like a girl-going-hiking novel, this book is actually super science fiction! As Cassandra Devlin is on her way home from school one day, she suddenly finds herself in a massive forest like nowhere on the planet Earth. Cass finds herself rescued by strangers with incredible technology from . . . more »

How Would You Fail to Survive the Hunger Games?

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013 by gnsarah

Catching Fire is here, and to celebrate the Los Altos Library asked local citizens how they would meet their ends as tributes in the arena. Some said they would win (....really?), but the more realistic respondents came up with a wide range of fatal accidents they could potentially meet. How do you think you would fare? Ways We Failed To Survive the Hunger Games: Fell . . . more »

Eisner Award Winners @ the Library

Posted on Saturday, August 3, 2013 by gnsarah

Saga The Eisners, comic's "Oscars," were awarded at Comic-Con this year with a star-studded lineup of winners. The science fiction epic "Saga," the not-so-super life of "Hawkeye" (when he's not at his day job) and the avant-garde "Building Stories" all won big. Check them out, along with other winners at your local Santa Clara County Library. Saga - Best New Series, Best Continuing Series, Best Writer . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Hugos: The Graphic Novels

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by gnsarah

Grandville Bete Noire The 2013 Hugo Awards for best science fiction and fantasy works are coming this fall, and the nominees have been announced! For the first three years of its existence this award was won by Girl Genius, the hit webcomic by Phil and Kaja Folio (now available in print at your local SCCLD!). Last year the award went to the wombat-centric webcomic Digger. Who will take . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by gnsarah

Bruised Bruised by Sarah Skilton 274 pages Grades 7+ Would you know how to stop an armed robbery? Imogen spent 6 years earning her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and her skills have always made her feel safe and confident. When a robbery happens right in front of her Imogen doesn’t react the way she expects and the night ends in tragedy. She can’t even . . . more »

Best New Graphic Novels!

Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2012 by gnsarah

Saga Volume 1 Tp Saga Volume 1 Tp The new Brian K. Vaughan comic you've been waiting for! Alana and Marko are new parents who have even bigger problems than deciding on a name or dirty diapers- they're both soldiers from opposing