Blog topic: Education

Cover image of One plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd

April 16, 2018
by Kelly L Roll

Sunday April 22nd is Earth Day. Cubberley Library staff have pulled some of our books imbued with the spirit of Earth Day. We have biographies of individuals dedicated to saving the flora and fauna of this planet as well as individuals who have made a difference in their communities by recycling trash or replanting. Come learn who Anna Comstock, Wangari Maathai, and Isatou Ceesay are and why they might be considered earth champions.  Other books which might interest budding earth warriors are on endangered species, community gardening, how the water cycle affects the environment, etc.

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Bilingual children's books in Cubberley Library

January 26, 2018
by Kathryn M Kerns

A few weeks ago one of the students in our Stanford Teacher Education Program wrote asking if Cubberley Library had bilingual children's books.  She wrote "I am hoping to gather a collection of books to read aloud to expose young children to different languages as a start to learning to respect and appreciate different cultures." We have many in Spanish/English that are listed in our Spanish and Spanish/English children's books guide, but we needed to scramble to

Cover image of The Nutcracker in Harlem

The Nutcracker

December 14, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

Looking for a new take on that holiday favorite The Nutcracker?  Cubberley Library has several including two that take place in Harlem, one from a mouse perspective, and one through the eyes of the toymaker's apprentice:

Cover image of Goodbye autumn, hello winter

Winter is coming

December 5, 2017
by Kelly L Roll

As we say goodbye to autumn and hello to winter we thought it appropriate to show off some of the books at Cubberley Library with a wintry theme. Once you take them home, requirements for reading these books are 

  1. A cup of hot cocoa
  2. A comfy warm spot to read and
  3. Someone needing a tale of whirling snowflakes or winters chill.

Please stop by before winter break.  Snow is falling (somewhere) and books are calling.

Cover image of Los gatos black on Halloween

Halloween is coming--are you ready?

October 18, 2017
by Kelly L Roll

The air is crisp and the leaves are crunchy which means it is time to get your spooky on. Come over to Cubberley Library to find out witch book you might want to sink your teeth into for a screamingly good time. We have books that should appeal to all our readers, both young and old. We’ve got really scary, romantically scary and cute scary so come on over…….. if you dare!

Cover image of Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices

Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day?

October 9, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

Today is either Columbus Day or Indigenous People Day--or a good day to look at the issues.  Cubberley Library has a wealth of resources whatever your interests in these issues.  Our

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