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Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

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Milpitas Library News

Chickens, Preschoolers, and Some Mud

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Picture of a child's muddy feet Rain, rain, go away Come again another day Little Arthur wants to play. Little Arthur wants to play in the mud after the rain because Little Arthur knows, like any good scientist, that there's lots to learn out in the messy world of mud and bugs and grass! Just take it from the Mother of 5 Little Chickens: Said the first little chicken with a . . . more »

Jazz Up Your Holidays!

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by mztupelo

I love this time of year. The weather turns cold and I stay indoors getting ready for the holiday season. I like to bake cookies, write holiday cards and decorate the house. I do this with a nice fire going in the fireplace, and of course great music in the background. Jazz music creates a perfect soundtrack for me while I keep busy baking, writing . . . more »

Chasing Mavericks, Library Style

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 by mztupelo

Surfer on a big wave I just watched the new movie "Chasing Mavericks" starring Gerald Butler. This is the true story of Santa Cruz surfer Jay Moriarity and his quest to surf the big waves of Mavericks at Half Moon Bay. It was thrilling to be able to see surfers attempting to ride those magnificent waves, some as tall as 40 feet! And the fun doesn't have to end at . . . more »

A Turkey Trot?! What About a Chicken Run?

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Turkey Trot Champ! Alice and Joanie B. are soooo jealous - of turkeys this time of year. Alice: Turkeys get all of the attention. Turkey this, turkey that - and now a Turkey Trot? Joanie B: Ha! Chickens can outrun a trotting turkey every time. Alice: Yeah - see for yourself - is it a Chicken Run or is it a Turkey Trot? Play and watch both videos . . . more »

2nd Annual Milpitas Library Writing Contest Winning Essays

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by Milpitas_Library

The Milpitas Library Advisory Commission and the Milpitas Library teamed up once again and hosted the 2nd annual writing contest on Saturday, October 20, 2012. This year contestants had to write their essays at the library. Two hundred contestants in grades 4 to 12 wrote and submitted their essays for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Ten Kindle Fires were awarded! The winning essays . . . more »

It's Movember - Where's Your Mustache?

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Mustaches for elected office On the night of the Presidential Election, two chickens, two dogs and a cat walked into the local Milpitas comfort food hang-out, The Omega Family Restaurant, looking for some all-day breakfast food and election results. Their eyes were glued on the television overhead as they waited for their short stacks and bacon to arrive. . . just then a heavily mustached reporter appeared on the . . . more »

Healthy Eating at Thanksgiving

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by Milpitas_Library

Picture of a cornucopia Many of us face a challenge at the holidays – how to enjoy ourselves without gaining unwanted pounds in the process. The average weight gain between Thanksgiving and January 2 is a whopping 7 pounds! If you would like to avoid this, here are a few tips: Avoid sugar. With all those cookies around, this is easier said than done. But try your best. Don’t . . . more »

Zombie Alert! Milpitas Chickens Go Gangnam Style

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Milpitas Gangnam Style Hey Zombie Lady! Alice and Joanie B. love that Gangnam Style by Psy - thanks to the SCCLD and Freegal - they were able to download and keep a copy - wooo hooo! So when the Milpitas High Undead Academy stopped by it was Gangnam Style - but...WRaAaaWWkK-- ZOMBIE ALERT !! Alice watched the Gangnam Zombies and turned to Joanie B - . . . more »

Healthy Eating

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by MeganLibrarian

Carrot finger food Healthy Halloween Treats Halloween is traditionally a time when a lot of us overdose on sugar, fat and artificial color-laden candy. Would you like to have a healthier experience for your family this year – without anyone’s feeling deprived? Take a look at Healthy Halloween Treats by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo. You will find recipes for lots of fun foods such as Chocolate Spiders, Banana Ghosts . . . more »

Chicken Boo Boo!

Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2012 by LaurenJoan

photo of chickens Alice and Joanie B. love, love, looovve Halloween! They've invited a few friends over for pumpkin eating, and some crowing and squawking -- about their favorite Halloween things - to the great John Coltrane's 1965 rendition of My Favorite Things...thanks to our music video time machine - Youtube! Just play the video below and you can crow, err, sing too - just follow the words . . . more »