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Milpitas, CA 95035

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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 »

Never Forget

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

Japanese American National Museum Remembrance Project February 19th is Japanese American Internment Remembrance Day, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the creation of detention facilities and eventually cleared the way for the relocation of Japanese-American citizens to internment camps. To commemorate the anniversary, the geneology site is releasing two if its databases for free to the public: an index of internees' biographical information . . . more »

Comedian Darryl Littleton Brings Black Comedy to the Milpitas Library

Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2013 by coffeecritic

Darryl Littleton Chris Rock, Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor ... hilarious and outspoken comedians and comediennes who have had an enormous cultural influence on American society. Join us on Saturday, February 23, when Darryl Littleton will give a live comedy show, and tell the story of black and female comedy on stage, radio, film and television. There will also be a screening of Robert Townsend's documentary . . . more »

The classical Grammy winners and nominees are here!

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 by coffeecritic

Metropolitan Opera Ring scene You may not have seen them on the televised Grammy awards, but you can check out the winners and nominated classical albums from the Santa Clara County Library: Der Ring des Nibelungen, winner Best opera recording Lulu, nominated for Best opera recording Harmonielehre, winner Best Orchestral Performance Here is a list of the classical Grammy nominees at the Santa Clara County Library. Top image from . . . more »