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Los Altos, CA 94024

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Summer Internship with Assemblyman Gordon

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

Looking for something to do this summer, which will also look good on your resume and/or college applications? Apply for a summer internship with Assemblyman Rich Gordon! The Assemblyman's office is now accepting applications from high school and college level students for part-time internships. They are seeking students who are community-oriented, proactive, and have a genuine interest in public service. They will be based in . . . more »

Speaking Volumes Series: a Pulitzer Tradition?

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by LosAltos_Library

adam johnson at the los altos library The annual Speaking Volumes series, brought to you by the Los Altos Library Endowment (LALE), has so far featured two speakers who later went on to win Pulitzer Prizes. The speaker for 2009, T.J. Stiles, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book The First Tycoon: the Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Then last year's speaker, Stanford professor Adam Johnson (pictured at left), . . . more »

Are You a Poet and Don't Know It?

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes April is officially National Poetry Month, and to celebrate we are holding a system-wide teen poetry contest! The lucky winner will receive a gift card, along with other honors such as having your poem published in our annual poetry book. For more information, visit this link: Even if you're not a teen, or not interested in entering the contest, you can still honor the . . . more »

Entries due by Friday in essay contest- you could win $200!

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by JANE CRONKHITE

The Los Altos Library Endowment is sponsoring an essay contest now through April 12. Essays are to be themed on the Virginia Whipple Collection of Teaching Company Great Courses, a gift of the Endowment. First place winner will receive $200, second place is $100! The contest rules include: You must have a Santa Clara County Library card. One entry per person, based on one or . . . more »

Literary Travel Spots, Part 2

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

1. Walden Pond: Fans of Henry David Thoreau should enjoy seeing the inspiration for his well-known book, Walden, at the real Walden Pond where Thoreau lived from 1845-1847. His book helped to raise awareness for environmental awareness, and because of this legacy, the Pond was designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement. Walden 2. Holcomb, Kansas: Author Truman . . . more »

Skip the book, watch the movie?

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

The Godfather Over the years it's been a common practice to adapt popular books into films, and in most cases, the movies fail to live up to their literary counterparts. But then again, sometimes they surpass it! While these are obviously subjective opinions, many would agree that the following movie adaptations were better than their book counterparts. That is not to say the books are necessarily bad . . . more »

Sue Diaz @ Woodland - 3/14/13

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

Minefields of the Heart The Woodland Branch Library is thrilled to host Sue Diaz, author of the book Minefields of the Heart, for an in-person talk on Thursday, March 14th at 6pm. This public event is part of Silicon Valley Reads 2013, presented by Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education, and San Jose Public Library Foundation. All events are free to attend, and no . . . more »

Good Haul for Charities from Los Altos Knitters & Crocheters

Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2013 by LosAltos_Library

Last month, knitters and crocheters met at the Los Altos Library to make hats, scarves, and blankets for charity. They were given one month to bring the items in to be sent to Warmth for Warriors, Afghans for Afghans, and Soldiers Angels. The month is almost up and we've gotten so many great things back! This program was a lot of fun, and was so . . . more »

Young Volunteers at the library

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 by LosAltos_Library

Mark’s mom asked him: “What did you do at the library today?” “Oh! Putting books on the shelf in alphabetical order, cutting paper and eating a banana…” Mark answered. Mom was surprised, “You ate a banana and that counted as volunteer work? “Yeh! The Children’s Librarian needed a banana peel for her puppet show. So she told me to eat a banana.” Well, what are . . . more »


Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

cool As many of our regular patrons already know, the Woodland Branch Library suffered from flood damage after the big storm on December 23rd. After a two-week closure and difficult cleanup, we are now back in action - with the photos to remember our ordeal! To make a bad situation into a little fun, we've decided to hold a caption contest for this photo taken from . . . more »