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Read about Treehouse in the Saratoga News

Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Read about Treehouse in the Saratoga News! Our own acting Community Librarian, Allison Parham, talks about how successful the new service is just one month after launch. . . . more »

Bring Road Trip on your next road trip

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

There’s nothing like a road trip to bring a family together, right? NOT! At least that’s what 14 year old Ben first thinks when Dad wakes him at dawn to pick up a rescued dog to foster in the hilarious book, Road Trip. Father and son writing team, Gary and Jim Paulsen, deftly illustrate how the minds of young adolescent boys work as they takes . . . more »

When You Think of Harry Potter – do You Think of Stamps?

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by birvog

In an age of email, text messages, facebook, Instagram and many more digital services, who sends letters anymore? And dropping a letter in a mail box does not sound as exciting as sending it off with an owl. But now all of us Harry Potter fans might have a reason to send some mail again: the US Postal Service just came out with a Harry . . . more »

JFK Assassination - Investigate Like CSI!

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Take a scientific look at the assassination investigation with forensic biologist Mark Okuda: background calculation & simulation of the timing of the 3 shot sequence investigation of the “magic bullet” examination of the fatal shot Date: Monday, November 25 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Saratoga Library Community Room No registration necessary. Library programs are free and open to the public. To learn more about the JFK . . . more »

Understanding the Civil War: 150 Years Later

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Did you know that this month is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address? Last Saturday Dr. Bob Senkewicz spoke at the Saratoga Library. He discussed the way our understanding of that war has changed during the subsequent 150 years. Dr. Senkewicz is a professor in the History Department of Santa Clara University and also served as the faculty director of the Osher Lifelong Learning . . . more »

Too Much Screen Time?

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Baby screen time So many of us are glued to our devices. If it's not a mobile phone, it's a tablet, ereader or computer. This is especially the case for children under the age of 18. According to MedLinePlus.gov, most children 8 to 18 years of age spend 5 to 7 hours of screen time a day. Screen time is any time that is spent in front of . . . more »

Gods Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by betscw

God's Hotel SARATOGA LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Monday, 12/2 at 7:30 PM God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital was America’s last almshouse, a place of healing for those fallen on hard times who needed an extended medical stay. Dr. Victoria Sweet, a 20 year employee and medical historian tells the story of a remarkable . . . more »

Thank you, Mr. Jefferson!

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Thomas Jefferson Builds A Library Thomas Jefferson Builds A Library This time of year usually brings thoughts of full family feasts to celebrate the very first Thanksgiving. But, it is with thanksgiving that we celebrate one of the loves of our 3rd President's life. "Tom Jefferson gobbled books the way a starving man eats", the author, Barb Rosenstock says in her book, "Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library". Before he turned . . . more »