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 »

Music Lover's Monday

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 by betscw

Music Lovers- have you discovered the great bargains at the Book Go Round, the Saratoga Library Friends' store in downtown Saratoga? The first Monday of the month, an incredible selection of vinyl, CDs and DVDs goes on sale for $5.00 each. Each week, the price goes down until in week 4 you can snap up items for .50 cents each. Hurry on down https://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Go-Round/346054035531395 14410 . . . more »

Lace Museum exhibit at the Saratoga Library

Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013 by betscw

The Lace Museum of Sunnyvale presents an exhibit of fine European lace now through September 30 in the Saratoga Library Group Study Room. The museum showcases an extensive selection of lace and lace tools as wll as on-going lace making classes.The museum is located at 552 S. Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale (408-730-4695). The hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. . . . more »

Saratoga Library Book Discussion Group

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 by betscw

A Hologram for the King A Hologram for the King Saratoga Library Book Discussion Group After a brief summer hiatus, the drop-in Saratoga Library Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, August 26 at 7:30 PM to discuss Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers, the story of a middle-aged business consultant trying to jump start his career with a contract in Saudi Arabia. The group generally meets the first . . . more »

California Apricots

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by betscw

California Apricots California Apricots Are you inundated with apricots? My six year old Blenheim Apricot tree is producing bushels and bushels. It tastes, some say, like manna from heaven and our climate makes the Santa Clara Valley one of the best place in the world to grow this beautiful, fragile fruit. Local author and journalist Robin Chapman’s book, California Apricots: the Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley, recalls . . . more »

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 by betscw

Mary Coin Mary Coin "Parents never told their real secrets." Mary Coin is a beautiful book based on the iconic 1936 Dorothea Lange photograph of a Depression-era mother and children shot in the Central Valley. When your sister, your gym friends and your college roommate tell you that you must read this book, believe them. A great photo captures a moment, yet Mary Coin shares the interior . . . more »

Call to Artists

Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 by betscw

The Saratoga Library and the Santa Clara County Library District invite you to exhibit on the Saratoga Library Art Wall. Thousands of people come through the library doors each year and see the 50 foot Art Wall. Your art will be in a highly visible area and will enhance the library surroundings, benefiting our more than 700 visitors a day. The Art Wall offers you . . . more »

Featured Artists at the Saratoga Library

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by betscw

Now through the end of February, Saratoga Library is featuring the following art displays: The Lyrical Line: All Embracing and Flowing, Salma Arastu's paintings express joy in the universal spirit that unites humanity. As a woman, Hindu, Muslim, artist and mother, she sees this challenge as a unique opportunity to create harmony through the expression of the universal. Learn more about Salma Arastu Abstract digital . . . more »

The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 by betscw

The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared The 100- year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared By Jonas Jonasson And that was only the beginning… This international best seller is a picaresque account of vigorous, vodka-loving 100 year old Allan Karlsson’s adventure. Allan’s escape is fraught with peril after he steals a crook’s suitcase full of bank notes. He meets a rogues’ gallery of characters who help him hide from . . . more »

Staff Picks from Betsy

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 by betscw

Shine Shine Shine SHINE SHINE SHINE (2012) By Lydia Netzger An author can hang a love story on any frame. I guarantee that the story of Sunny and Maxon is one of the quirkiest you will encounter, yet one that lingers. When Sunny, the perfect wife and mother smashes her SUV, her blond wig flies off, revealing a natural bald head and a true inner true self. Her . . . more »