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Drop Everything and Read

Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 by Saratoga_Library

You may remember that Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, “Drop Everything and Read” programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. Cleary’s birthday. Readers of all ages and abilities have an excuse, an obligation really, to open a book, magazine or other reading material. Get ready, get set and get reading! Here are some . . . more »

Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Family Storytime on January 28!

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Saratoga_Library

Please join us for a special family storytime to celebrate the Year of the Horse. New Year stories and music from Asia, a craft and treats will be featured! This event takes the place of the regular family story time. All generations are welcome! Many cultures in Asia celebrate traditional holidays based on a lunar calendar. The most important holiday is the New Year which . . . more »

Yosemite: Lincoln’s Gift to the Nation

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Saratoga_Library

Yosemite's Songster Californians are blessed by one the crown jewels of the nation’s park system - Yosemite National Park. It is the third most visited in the National Park Service and is only three hours east of Saratoga. If you are thinking of a trip to Yosemite this year, you might want to begin your planning a little early. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite . . . more »

iPad Art Workshop

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Saratoga_Library

On Saturday, January 18 at 2PM all ages are invited to learn simple digital techniquest to draw, sketch and paint using your tablets. Sumit Vishwarkarma, founder of MobileArtAcademy.com, will introduce you to art apps, styluses and filters to create portraits, landscapes or still-life paintings. . . . more »

Holiday Cooking with Mary Poppins

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

P.L. Travers (aka Helen Lyndon Goff) wrote several sequels to Mary Poppins including “a cookery book with a story” titled Mary Poppins in the Kitchen. As usual, she comes to the rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Banks who temporarily lose the service of their cook, Mrs. Brill, just when the couple is about to go on holiday for a week. In her signature, no nonsense . . . more »

Sniffles and Friendship

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

The Sniffles for Bear Winter is coming with windy gales, brisk air and wet weather. Noses start to run, eyes start to tear and before you know it, a big case of the sniffles gets you down. What better way to feel better, than to have a friend who cares. "The Sniffles for Bear" by Bonny Becker is about a big grumpy bear with a terrible cold being taken . . . more »

Herd Boy to President: Mandela Biographies for Children

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Nelson Mandela, 1996 The world has lost a singular leader who inspired by example. Nelson Mandela’s journey from herd boy and son of a tribal chief to president of South Africa illustrates how one person can dramatically change the course of history. Introduce your children to Mandela and his struggle for equality, justice and racial reconciliation with these biographies. Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography, is a fascinating account of . . . more »

Calling all Saratoga Teen Artists

Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Be the next Teen Resident Artist at the Saratoga Library. Winning portfolios will be featured in the teen area for one month. Paintings, drawings, sketches, photography, calligraphy and other art work can be submitted. Please come to the adult reference desk of the library to pick up an application or email the teen librarian for details. Deadline for applications is January 10th, 2014. . . . more »

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 »

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 »

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