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1. June is International Surf Music Month and National Accordion Awareness Month.
2. June 1 is National Go Barefoot Day. I hope it isn’t too cold.
3. Leave the Office Earlier on June 2. Yep. It’s National Leave the Office Earlier Day.
4. On June 4, say Happy Birthday to: Cecilia Bartoli (44), El DeBarge (49), Angelina Jolie (35), Michelle Phillips (65), Parker Stevenson (57), Dr. Ruth Westheimer (81), and Noah Wyle (39).
5. I wish that I could be in Collinsville, IL on June 5 for the Horseradish Festival. I love that stuff.

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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1. May 23 is World Turtle Day. Celebrate and protect the turtles of the world.
2. On May 24, say Happy Birthday to: Jim Broadbent (61), Tommy Chong (72), Bob Dylan (69), Alyson Hannigan (36), Patti LaBelle (66), Alfred Molina (57), Frank Oz (66), and Priscilla Presley (65).
3. On May 26, say Happy Birthday to: Helena Bonham Carter (44), Pam Grier (61), Lenny Kravitz (46), Stevie Nicks (62), Sally Ride (59), and Hank Williams, Jr. (61)
4. May 28 is Hug Your Cat Day. (Gently please.)
5. May 28 is also Slugs Return from Capistrano Day. (Giggle.)

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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Thursday Thirteen #116

These days, most libraries offer a variety of materials. One that you will find in Alameda County is the Television Show on DVD. Have a favorite show you want to watch? Check the catalog at your local library and get started placing those holds.

13 TV Shows we have on DVD in Alameda County:

1. Charmed
2. Doctor Who
3. NCIS
4. Cheers
5. Deadwood
6. Dexter
7. Monarch of the Glen
8. Stargate Sg-1
9. Supernatural
10. Breaking Bad
11. One Tree Hill
12. Queer As Folk (US)
13. The Avengers

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Whether you have a Facebook account or not, check out Centerville Library’s Facebook page! Besides the Alameda County Library’s website and this blog, we just added another way for you to get information and communicate with us online. Let’s get connected!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fremont-CA/Centerville-Library/100812499965476

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1. It’s International New Friends, Old Friends Week.
2. On May 16, say Happy Birthday to: David Boreanaz (39), Pierce Brosnan (57), Janet Jackson (44), and Olga Korbut (55).
3. May 18 is International Museum Day. What museum will you visit?
4. “I Need a Patch For That Day” falls on May 21. I’d like them to make a patch for bad hair days. What about you?
5. On May 22, 1856, Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner was attacked in the Senate Chamber by South Carolina congressman Preston Brooks.

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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13 Female Protagonists/13 Mysterious Authors

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Thursday Thirteen #115

It’s that time again, folks. Time to guess the author! Below you will find a list of thirteen female solvers of mysteries. Your job is to solve the mystery of who writes their stories. The first person to get each correct will be linked in the post. At 5pm Pacific time on Thursday 13 May, 2010 I will reveal the remaining answers.

Ready? Let’s go!

13 Female Protagonists/13 Mysterious Authors:
1. Mary Russell – Laurie R. King (guessed by: Julia)
2. Lori Shepherd – Nancy Atherton (guessed by: Julia)
3. Beatrix Potter – Susan Wittig Albert (guessed by: Julia)
4. Agatha Raisin – M.C. Beaton (guessed by: nobody)
5. Lady Georgiana – Rhys Bowen (guessed by: Julia)
6. Theodosia Browning – Laura Childs (guessed by: Julia)
7. Miss Marple – Agatha Christie (guessed by: Fourth Breakfast)
8. Dittany Henbit Monk – Alisa Craig/Charlotte MacLeod (guessed by: Julia)
9. Temple Barr – Carole Nelson Douglas (guessed by: Julia)
10. Melanie Travis – Laurien Berenson (guessed by: Julia)
11. Holly Winter – Susan Conant (guessed by: Julia)
12. Penelope Warren – Garrison Allen (guessed by: Julia)
13. Meg Langslow – Donna Andrews (guessed by: Julia)

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Connect @ the Library Free Summer Tech Talks

Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

Register at the Information Desk or call 745-1401

Watching TV & Movies on the Internet
Saturday June 5, 2010
2:00-3:30 pm van Doorn Room
Missed the last episode of Grey’s Anatomy and forgot to set your DVR? Watch it on the Web! Join us as we demonstrate a few of the most popular sites to watch TV and movies for free (and legally) on the Internet.

Social Networking with Facebook
Saturday June 12, 2010
2:00-3:30 pm van Doorn Room
Ready to join the social networking world? Find out how to keep in touch with friends and family and learn what people are talking about when they talk about Facebook. Join us for a lecture/demonstration on how to create and use a Facebook account.

eBooks & eAudiobooks @ Your library
Saturday June 26, 2010
2:00-3:30 pm Fukaya A
Can’t make it to the library but need a book to read or have a paper to write? Want an audiobook for your trip but the library’s closed? Join us for a demonstration on how to use and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library’s website using your home computer.

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