Hacking History: Bushi

November 9, 2017 - 11:14am -- Toby

England had knights with their own brand of chivalry, while Japan had bushi or samurai and their code of honor. Samurai Rising is the true-story of Minamoto Yoshitsune, one of the most famous samurai who lived during 12th century Japan, a time of political strife and short life spans. Danger surrounded Minamoto’s family and young Minamoto was placed in a Buddhist monastery in the mountains far from harm.

Need help with your National History Day project?

October 19, 2017 - 5:05pm -- Hillary

Doing  National History Day and looking for help with your project? The Reference Services librarians can help you research like an expert! This year's theme is Conflict & Compromise in History, and National History Day's Theme Book will get you started thinking about your topic.

SO many choices...

June 6, 2017 - 4:53pm -- TracyC

Aaah, summer! June is well under way, and if you're in the market for fun, FREE things to do with your time, there's sure to be a library close by that has something going on. From cupcakes to painting, from cosplay to cooking and everything in between, we've got you covered...


Bear Valley Branch Library

Tigers and Leopards Face Painting: Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

College application deadlines are calling your name—and they want your unique essay. How do you know what to write? How do you showcase YOU when other students are answering the same questions? How do you translate a personal experience into something that demonstrates why you are meant to attend your top choice school? We’ll tackle all these questions and get you started on your essay. If you have a draft, please bring it with you. You’ll leave this class with a beginning and an outline for a brand new essay or a revision of your draft.

Summer Playlists are the New Mix Tapes

I remember when I graduated from high school and the epic summer after graduation. I will most definitely be aging myself here, but one of the things I remember most is the music my friends and I listened to. My best friend would burn CDs full of our favorites bands and songs. Some of them stayed all summer long, while others were the flavor of the week. One thing for sure is that I think of our adventures driving around the wonderfully hot city.

2017 Teen Video Challenge Finalists

May 2, 2017 - 1:26pm -- angela

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced the winners of the 2017 Teen Video Challenge!

The Teen Video Challenge encouraged teens to create short public service announcements that promote reading and library use over the summer to other teens. The 2017 theme was "Build a Better World" and fourteen states participated in the contest this year. The winning videos illustrate the diversity of our nation and of the teens that created them. 

Where is Pandora the Explora?

May 1, 2017 - 6:36am -- Frank

Explora for Teens is a great resource for students but it's also great for just about everyone looking for information and news on all sorts of topics. Our mythological friend, Pandora, has decided to pop in and take a trip around the world to see what's going on. See if you can figure out where Pandora visited and what she's learned.


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