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Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday1pm - 9pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
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Phone:(408) 262-1171

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All SCCLD locations will be CLOSED Sunday, April 20th for Easter.
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DAR American History Essay - Resources 24/7

Picture of young girl stitching an American flag during colonial times

It's that time of year - September brings a new school year and a new DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) American History Essay Contest - huzzah! Let's hear it for the UNSUNG heroes -

From the DAR:

2012–2013 Topic: Focus on the often unrecognized people and groups, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and others who provided military, patriotic, and public service in support of the American Revolution. Describe a particular person or group and how they supported the cause for American Independence. Explain why it is especially important to honor the unsung heroes and often forgotten patriots.

Title of Essay (to appear on the title page): "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence"

The unsung and forgotten - how do you find information on them? With Santa Clara County Library District 24/7 Database and Ebook access of course!

Try these on for size - all you need is your library card, pin number and internet access on a computer and you are ready to research:

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries - including -

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online for Kids (e-book)

World Book Encyclopedia (e-book)

History & Social Sciences - including -

American Revolution Reference Library by Gale Virtual Reference

Dictionary of American History (e-book)

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents, 2012

Biography Collection Complete