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Milpitas, CA 95035

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What is a Triptych? New Art at the Milpitas Library

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 by fillups

Hung-Tsu Chen Abstract painting A Triptych is a work of art that is divided into three pieces. Thanks to local artist Hung-Tsu Chen, lucky Milpitas Library visitors can see vivid examples of this art hanging in the library's upstairs gallery through the month of May. Chen uses multiple layers of delicate color that follow abstract shapes which connect over the three separate canvasses, unifying the parts of three into . . . more »

Half the Sky

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 by coffeecritic

International Women's Day 2013 banner March 8 was International Women's Day and the month of March is Women's History Month! Why not celebrate by checking out these films featuring some amazing women who are changing the world? A Powerful Noise Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam. Nada survived the Bosnian war. And Madame Urbain works in the slums of Bamako, Mali. Three very different lives.Three vastly different worlds. But . . . more »

Art from Rancho Middle School at Milpitas Library

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by fillups

Rancho Art Pencil Drawing An art happening is going on at the Milpitas Library throughout the month of March. A HUGE installation of art pieces from Rancho Milpitas Middle School advanced art students has filled the Milpitas Library reading courtyard. The display is filled with many types of art -from traditional pencil drawings and paintings to 3D abstractions. Art teacher Jim Coulson and his students will be hosting an . . . more »

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 by Milpitas_Library

Actor Duffy Hudson in Dr. Seuss hat Milpitas Library is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special Dr. Seuss program on Saturday, March 2nd at 11am in the Auditorium. Join Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson in this fast-paced romp through the beloved classics of Dr. Seuss, including The Sneetches, Horton Hears a Who, and other fun works. Watch these Dr. Seuss classics come to life as you have never seen them . . . more »

Suspense! Excitement! High Drama!

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 by coffeecritic

Spellbound They may not be classified as action movies, but these documentaries have all the nail-biting suspense, triumphs and agonies of any feature film. It's all about competition! Follow these hopefuls, young and old, from every walk of life, as they risk all to compete in poetry slams, spelling bees, math prowess, pastry baking, debating, dancing, eating, whistling and more ... Kings of Pastry "World Cup-size . . . more »

2013 Academy Award Winners!

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 by fillups

Academy Award Check out these Oscar winning films at your local SCCLD library. Argo Best Picture Winner Best Adapted Screenplay Winner Best Film Editing Winner On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an . . . more »

Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by coffeecritic

Edward Gorey illustration To celebrate the birthday of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) on February 22, the bookstore at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a special evening of Gorey-themed entertainment. It may be too late to make it to the birthday party, but you can always visit the museum for free with the library's Discover and Go program. Even Google is getting into . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Academy Awards: Stop Motion Dominates Animation

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 by fillups

. When I was a kid I found myself fascinated with the monsters in the movies by special effect legend Ray Harryhausen. I later found out that these monsters were brought to life by a process known as stop motion animation. There are lots of cool elements to this type of animation. Stop motion is made up of actual three dimensional figures that move by . . . more »

Peep, Peep, Bebe! French Hen Parenting

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 by LaurenJoan

C'est la poulette / The Little Hen C'est la poulette C'est la poulette Qui mange la galette Elle en a tant mangé Qu'elle s'est étouffée. The Little Hen This is a little chick Who gobbles all the cake She eats so much so quick, That she choked by mistake. When Alice saw Laurenjoan at the back door with the yellow cake - she ran as . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Academy Awards: Film Can Make a Difference

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

The Invisible War According to an article in Moviefone, the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature this year show that film can make a difference. The Invisible War This film exposes the horrible and widespread problem of rape and sexual assault within the United States Armed Forces. It has already changed policy at the Pentagon. Searching for Sugar Man This film is about the 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez, . . . more »