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Posted in Children, Community, Events, Fremont, Information, Irvington, Niles, Teens, Video, tagged Alameda County Library, Fremont Library, Fremont Unified School District, Fremont Unified Student Store, FUSD, FUSD Got Talent, FUSS, Libraries, Talant Show on Monday, November 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Come and watch FUSD students compete for $1000 and the FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) trophy for their school! You and your families are invited to attend the 1st Annual FUSD’s Got Talent Show. This show is hosted by FUSS to raise money for homeless FUSD students and their families for the holidays. All proceeds will be given to homeless FUSD students to help with the holidays.Location: Fremont Adult School Multi-Purpose Room, 4700 Calaveras Avenue Date: November 17, 2012, Saturday Time: 12 pm – 5:00 pm Register Online: http://www.fuss4schools.org/activities/registration/ Ticket: $2 online, or $5 at the door (*Deadline to buy tickets by credit card is November 14) Purchase Video: $20 online (* No pictures or videotaping will be allowed)
Here are the schools who have registered. Elementary, junior high and high schools will compete separately.
Mission San Jose
Nile Parkmont Warm Springs
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
Mission San Jose High School
To learn more about FUSS, please click here.
Posted in Adult, Books to Film, Teens, Video, tagged Arthur Conan Doyle, Canadian television, canadian tv series, drama, entertainment, H.G. Wells, Harry Houdini, Helene Joy, Jack London, Jonny Harris, Maureen Jennings, Murdoch, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikola Tesla, police procedurals, Thomas Craig, TV series, William Murdoch, Yannick Bisson on Thursday, July 5, 2012 | 2 Comments »
If you’re a fan of police procedurals on TV such as the CSI franchises, there’s one that provides a refreshing change of pace. Here criminals are apprehended and mysteries solved when the lead character uses his skills of deduction, detection and innovation, solid police work without the help of the high-tech tools his counterparts enjoy today, at least on TV.
“Murdoch Mysteries” is a Canadian TV series that features characters created by novelist Maureen Jennings. Set in the 1890s, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) of the Toronto Constabulary applies his scientific knowledge and improvises with available materials to devise gadgets to further crime solving. Murdoch makes collecting “finger marks” and trace evidence, not commonly done then, routine procedures at his crime scenes. He sets up a “scrutiny camera” to capture nefarious deeds as they happen, prompting his loyal assistant, eager learner Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris), to observe that he would “hate to be a copper of the future, just drinking tea and exuding intestinal vapors.”
Also assisting Murdoch as he untangles his cases is Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy), a female pathologist with progressive ideas of her own. She and the detective obviously (for the viewer) share feelings for one another, and their future as a couple is an unresolved subplot in the series so far. Murdoch’s supervisor, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), often is impatient with Murdoch’s explanations of some contraption or method of analysis Murdoch is using, but Brackenreid supports Murdoch’s unusual ways and is proud of Murdoch’s successful sleuthing.
The plots suggest events and developments that we know came later in history. Story lines also show real-life personalities of the period in fictitious situations. In early episodes, Arthur Conan Doyle visits to observe Murdoch at work, H.G. Wells headlines a conference on eugenics, and Murdoch marvels at Nikola Tesla’s experiments. Harry Houdini becomes a suspect in one episode. When he exiles himself to the remote Klondike region, Murdoch befriends a young Jack London.
The Murdoch Mysteries series is not shown in the U.S. I became acquainted with Detective Murdoch in a serendipitous moment, while browsing through the library’s DVD collection, and started following the exploits of this fascinating character, awaiting my turn on the holds list for the later DVDs. I enjoy seeing how each episode captures the social attitudes of the time and provides reminders of how things have changed, how much of what we take for granted today in all aspects of daily living was unthinkable or totally unacceptable in the 1890s. See for yourself; the library has all four seasons of Murdoch Mysteries in DVD format. I can’t wait for the Season 5 DVD to become available.
Our Art IS Education project is finally completed and on display for our patrons to enjoy! Stop by to look at all the amazing artwork our creative children made!
In Russia April 12th is Cosmonautics Day. This holiday celebrates the first manned flight into space. This year marks the 51st anniversary of that space flight. Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet Cosmonaut, became the first man in space by orbiting around the Earth in a Vostok 1 spacecraft. His trip around the Earth lasted a total of 108 minutes. Exactly twenty years later NASA launched the first orbital flight of the space shuttles program. The Columbia went into space on April 12th, 1981 and orbited the Earth 37 times during the trip. Around the world April 12th is known as Yuri’s Night in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned flight and the collective space exploration milestones reached since. If you would like to learn more about space and space travel you might enjoy a trip to the Chabot Space & Science Center. There is a multimedia exhibit called NASA’s Destination Station at The Tech Museum through this Sunday, April 15th.
The American television premiere of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show happened on February 9th, 1964. There was a big build up of excitement about the Beatles coming across the pond to the United States. Radio stations had been playing Beatles music and newspapers and magazines ran stories about the musical group before their first live appearance on American television. There were only 728 audience members present in the studio, but over 73 million Americans in more than 22 million homes tuned in that evening to get their first glimpse of the mop-haired quartet performing. So many people watched the Sullivan Show that night that it was rumored that crime rates fell across the country from 8pm to 9pm. It was a defining moment in many viewers memories and a milestone moment in pop culture. The “youngsters” as Sullivan referred to them were an immediate sensation and ushered in the British invasion on the American music scene. Of course they went on to be incredibly successfull and have remained one of the most popular and beloved musical groups in the world. Watch their American premiere below:
Check out beatlesbible.com to learn all about the beatles and if you want to read more about their premiere on the Ed Sullivan Show, including quotes from the band members on their experience, click here.
Alameda County Library has a very nice collection of Beatles music, DVDs and books here.
Posted in Adult, Books, Centerville, Children, Community, Events, International Language, Music, Teens, Uncategorized, Video, tagged 2011, art is education, auction, centerville library, Chinese New Year, crafts, Dan Chan, duct tape, games, gary lapow, Harry Potter, international, jeopardy, jewelry making, juggler, library bucks, library programs, magician, Music, reading, singer, storytime, summer reading, thomas john, tony borders, valentine crafts, winter crafts on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Another year has gone by. I’d like to share a video of the major events at our library in 2011. It was another busy year with many fun and/or educational family activities. The happy faces in this video make me feel rewarded and look forward to the coming year. Enjoy the video and have a wonderful 2012!
*Video quality can be adjusted to HD but the playback may lag on some computers.
You’ve heard about a book and it sounds interesting , but you still aren’t sure – you just want a little more information . Have you looked for a book trailer? Book trailer are like commercials for books. Sometimes they are made by the author of the book, but many times they are made by fans
here is an excellent trailer for the book Graceling :
Or maybe you are waiting for Alexander McQueen : savage beauty and just want a little hint of what is inside:
The easiest way to find a book trailer is to go to you tube and put in an author’s name or a book title , but there are also site on the internet , such as book trailers for all that has lots of book trailers for kid and teen books . Have fun looking for book trailers and maybe even make your own.