Blog Posts

  • This month Milpitas Library's very own Children's Services Librarian Lauren Teixeira shares her poem "Birthday Compost" as the April Poem of the Month. Besides being an acclaimed poet, Lauren is a major poetic force at the library.  She regularly organizes poetry events such...
  • Steampunk Emporium   Visit Jema "Emily Ladybird" Hewitt's Steampunk Emporium for some steampunk accessorizing. Here you will find brassy accessories for the Victorian gentlemen and matching jewelry geared up for the ladies. Emily Ladybird adds the occasional penned letter for...
  • What do the Brandons, Mrs. Matt Latos, and a nine year-old boy have in common?  They all write popular baseball blogs for MLB.com.  Here's an "atta babe" to all the entries on this year's top 100 list.  These are the blogs that drew the largest followings based on...
  • In the spirit of SCCLD's April Newsletter, check out some new console game titles for the PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS and Wii U that have been added to the library's collection. Here are just some of the new titles you may request now! Fifa Soccer 14 The game plays the...
  • 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...
  • Only Lovers Left Alive is the new Jim Jarmusch movie that is about to go into national release.  It stars the fantastic Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as Eve and Adam, two lovers living through the centuries as vampires. It is Jarmusch's first movie about vampires however it...
  • April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the sounds, culture, and history of  jazz. Growing out of the late 19th and early 20th century Southern U.S. music scene, jazz has continued evolving into many disctinctive styles for over 100 years. Want to learn more? Click through to the...
  •   Come on out Monday night, April 14, from 7-8:30. We will be making Mini Victorian Hats out of cereal boxes! The craft project is based on a project in Steampunk your wardrobe by Calista Taylor. All supplies provided, but if you would like to bring your own doodads to add-on, by all means,...
  • Find a home for your extra plants and score some new additions for your garden. Free! No registration is required. Bring your plants, bulbs, cuttings or seedlings for trade or giveaway. All types of plants are welcome. Label your plants with plant name, height, and whether it needs...
  • "Quite often somebody will say, 'What year do your books take place?' and the only answer I can give is, in childhood. - Beverly Cleary   On April 12, children's author Beverly Cleary celebrates her 98th birthday. Her many books, with their frequent themes of the struggles and...

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