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77 Harrison Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008

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Record Store Days

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 by lucia_l

Telegraph Avenue I've been reading Michael Chabon's new book "Telegraph Avenue" and it has reminded me of my love for the record store, I even met my husband in one. I've spent hours of my life flipping through bins of records looking for treasures, mostly just getting my hands dirty, but my love of 80's soundtracks on vinyl knows no bounds. I still remember the first time . . . more »

The Scariest Books We've Ever Read

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Shining Halloween is approaching; it's time for carving pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, and of course, curling up with a good scary book. For your Halloween reading, here is a list of some of the scariest books and stories that we have ever read. Readers beware; these ones might give you nightmares. The Shining -Stephen King "To this day “The Shining” is the only book I’ve . . . more »

Please, don’t spill the beans!

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 by kroses

I was trying to think of a good subject to blog about, and one idea caught my attention. It was “please don’t spill the beans”. Then it occurred to me that if English is your second language, you might think that this is cooking advice. However, in this case “spill the beans” is an idiom, meaning to tell people secret information, for example, It was . . . more »

Let the (Halloween) light shine

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 by LisaLibrarian

a photo of a luminaria with a dog face We had great fun making these at a program at Campbell, but they'd be easy to do at home, with any age. The original directions were in a Pack of Fun magazine, November, 2009. Cut the top off a one- or two-liter soda bottle. preferably one with straight sides. Tear a sheet of tissue paper into small pieces. Use regular glue and water mixed together . . . more »

Collecting Vintage Paperbacks and Pulps

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 by Campbell_Library_Staff

Book about vintage paperbacks available in our library's collection Are you a collector of vintage paperbacks or pulp fiction magazines? Whether you are a beginning collector or have been collecting for years and want to increase your knowledge, the Santa Clara County Library District has many fascinating titles on the topic in our collection - books and DVDs (found here) - to help you on your way. For me, as primarily a collector of . . . more »

The Casual Vancy --Book Review

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Casual Vacancy The Casual Vacancy -J.K. Rowling When I first heard the synopsis of “The Casual Vacancy,” I have to admit I was a little disappointed. A council election gone awry in a small English village? What could be exciting about that? But it’s J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books that are so dear to my heart. So I gave it a try. I was . . . more »

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 1854 and would go on to become one of the most popular playwrights of the 1890’s. His eccentric personality also transformed him into a celebrity, whose daily life proved just as interesting to the public as the plays he wrote. Wilde firmly believed in the importance of being true to yourself, and he was not . . . more »

Language Learning: My experience using Mango Languages Online

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 by Campbell_Library_Staff

image of mango language database As a librarian, I receive a variety of reference questions every day. People have all kinds of information needs. One frequently asked question is, "Where are the language learning materials?" Our library has a rich collection of resources in various formats, including books, audio CDs, DVDs, and more. The call number (location) of language learning materials goes from 433 to 495. In addition, the library . . . more »

Shining brightly @ Campbell Library

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 by LisaLibrarian

And what do these two items have in common? If you cut the top off the soft-drink bottle, glue tissue paper on it, and add foam cut-outs, you can create a Frankenstein luminaria . . . or a monster . . . or a jack'o'lantern . . . or a ghost . . . or . . . We're waiting to see what else the . . . more »

Tablet Tales Debut

Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 by Jenforkids

Caps for Sale Last Tuesday was the first time we incorporated digital versions and devices into a family story time here at Campbell Library. Now, what's that all about you wonder? It is taking the best of both...combining wonderful children's books and fun music in different versions. For instance, the classic children's book Caps for sale comes in an ebook version, so that was played on a screen. . . . more »