Celebrating Winter

The Snowman, a magical adventure about a boy and a snowman, will be presented on screen and accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall December 16 through 18.  If you can’t catch a performance, your family can enjoy The Snowman (in book or DVD) and its sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog (in book or DVD)…
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For the Birds

  One of North America’s largest birds, Sandhill Cranes, over-winter in the Delta area, about 90 miles northeast of San Mateo County.  From November through February they can be viewed, along with other waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds, at various ecological reserves.  Free guided tours are led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Save Our Sandhill Cranes.  Self-guided tours…
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For Ghosties, Ghoulies, Long-Leggedy Beasties and Fairy Princesses

Your library has imaginative make-up, face painting and special effects books that will elevate everyone’s inner Halloween artist to that of master! See some recommendations below. While browsing, check out our Halloween party food books and magazines, too.  Even if you don't actually prepare any of the recipes, the clever concoctions are good for shared…
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Miss the Perseids?

You can still see them at EarthSky's best photos and videos. Interested in celestial phenomena? Want more? Possibilities are everywhere around us. Literally. San Jose Astronomical Association holds beginner classes, public and school star parties, solar observation events and has QuickSTARt, loaner, fix-it and astro imaging programs. Volunteer opportunities are fun and fulfilling. College of…
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