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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 »

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 »

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 »

That Awkward Moment When...

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

Awkward We have all experienced those awkward moments in life, and today (March 18th) is officially National Awkward Moments Day - so don't be embarrassed, and embrace your awkwardness! Buzzfeed has some funny lists and videos on this topic, including occurrences such as the following: Waving at someone you think you know but actually don't Holding the door open for someone far away and forcing them . . . more »

3.14159 Equals Pie!

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by CynthiaSays

It's National Pi Day! The Adult & Teen Services Staff recently celebrated with a vegan Key Lime Pie, courtesy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cookbook, "Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-of-this-World Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobbelers and More." Moskowitz is a master at turning out yummy vegan recipes that taste like the "real" thing. Whether you're baking for dedicated vegans, lactose intolerance, or picky eaters . . . more »

MONEY SMART Workshops Offered this Spring

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

MONEY SMART Week is a nationwide public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Santa Clara County Library District and the Financial Planning Association® of Silicon Valley are supporting this campaign by offering MONEY SMART programs ALL SPRING! MONEY SMART Workshops in April Topic: Successful Retirement Planning Presenters . . . more »

National Frozen Food Day: 3/6

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

Are you the type of person whose freezer is more full than their refrigerator? Whether that is because you're too busy to cook every day, don't like cooking, or prefer to prepare the entire week/month of meals in advance, today is your day! March 6th is National Frozen Food Day, so don't be afraid to admit your idea of "cooking" is to pop something in . . . more »

Love Your Pets Day (2/20)

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

Most pet owners don't need a special day to love their critters, but if you want an excuse to dote on them even more, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day! This link from WikiHow has some ideas on how to celebrate this day, including the following: Take your dog for a walk (hopefully something you do daily!) Give them a special treat Make/buy . . . more »

One Billion Rising 2014

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by CynthiaSays

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE "is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe . . . more »

Planned Network Downtime

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by LibraryAdministration

image of hazard sign and hammer and wrench The library network will be down beginning 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 16th through approximately noon on Monday, February 17th. All online services (except for this website and browsing the online library catalog) will be unavailable during this time. . . . more »