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Los Altos Library

13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Monday10am - 9pm
Tuesday10am - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday10am - 9pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
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Los Altos Library News

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

Gabriel García Márquez: 03/06/1927 - 04/17/2014 Nobel Laureate and renowned Spanish-language author, Gabriel García Márquez, passed away in Mexico City yesterday at the age of 87. Born in Colombia in 1927, he was the eldest of 11 children, and eventually settled in Mexico City following a run-in with the Colombian government. While his political views and actions were often controversial, his writing was internationally appreciated . . . more »

Siblings Day

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 by gnsarah

It's National Siblings Day, a day to celebrate your brothers, sisters or kindred spirits. Sometimes you love them, sometimes you hate them, but when it comes down to it you know there's always someone who's got your back. Also, you've got a solid voting block against Dad to take control of the TV. Here are some books to help foster sibling love and understading: You . . . more »

Poet Spotlight: Langston Hughes

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

James Mercer Langston (aka Langston) Hughes 02/01/1902 - 05/22/1967 In honor of National Poetry Month, I would like to spotlight one of my favorite poets/authors, Langston Hughes. It is often surprising how few people have heard of him, let alone are familiar with his beautiful and historically significant writing. He was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri, published his first poem in 1921 . . . more »

Save $$$ with DIY Toolkits

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

DIY Kits Coming Soon to SCCLD Saving money on your energy and water bills while making your home more comfortable just got easier for residents in the Santa Clara County Library District. Through public libraries, Silicon Valley Energy Watch is providing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Toolkits that are stocked with supplies and measuring devices. Just like a book, the toolkits can be checked out. . . . more »

Today is National Beer Day

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by SinatraFan

April 7th, 2014 is National Beer Day Boutique Beer The World Atlas of Beer The Complete Beer Course For the Love of Hops The Oxford Companion to Beer Beer for Dummies . . . more »

An Evening of Ballet, Music and Story!

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Come for a sneak peek of the ballet “La Fille Mal Gardee”! The young dancers from Western Ballet School will perform some selections from the show with the story narrated. This special event will be on Thursday April 10th, at 7 pm in the Los Altos Library program room. Everyone is welcome! . . . more »

Book Buzz: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by shoshanalibrarian

Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry Is The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry THE next big hit novel? Coming in as the #1 pick for April on both LibraryReads and IndieNext, and featured on NPR's All Things Considered, it may well be. It's on order at the library, so put a hold on it now before the list gets too long! "We are not quite novels. We are not quite . . . more »

Chamber Music of the Bay Comes to Los Altos Library

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Four musicians currently working in New York and Boston are going to visit Los Altos Library this Thursday evening at 7 pm. They are going to guide people young and old to the wonderful world of classic music. Children will also have a chance to try different music instruments at the end of the program . . . more »

National Sourdough Bread Day

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 by SinatraFan

Local Breads Local Breads National Sourdough Bread Day April 1st, 2014 Celebrate National Sourdough Bread Day with interviews, books, and the history of sourdough bread. Amy's Bread Michael Pollan, the author of “The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food" gave an interview where he talks about Sourdough bread. The University of St. Lawrence has a recipe for sourdough bread. NPR has an article with several recipes . . . more »

Snakes: Fact or Fiction?

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

I'm sure you have all heard the stories about "Man-eating Pythons," in fact there was even a photo circulating for some time "proving" a snake in SE Asia had swallowed a child. So why was that same child photographed a few months later, alive and well? Short answer, because it was a hoax! There are many myths and legends surrounding snakes, most of which are . . . more »