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Connect @ the Library Summer Tech Talks

Twitter Talk

Saturday July 31 2-3:30pm
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Room A

Interested in keeping informed with timely bits of information? Want to share tidbits of your own experience with others? Twitter is an online media website that lets you do just that. Join us for a live demonstration on how to set up an account, follow other users and get tweeting!

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1. On July 26, say Happy Birthday to: Kate Beckinsale (37), Sandra Bullock (46), Blake Edwards (88), Mick Jagger (67), Helen Mirren (64), Jeremy Piven (46), Kevin Spacey (51), and George Catlin (July 26, 1796-December 23, 1872.)
2. July 27 is Walk on Stilts Day. (I always wanted to try that. I’d probably fall and kill myself.)
3. July 29 is National Chili Dog Day. I want a Chilli Cheese Fry Day.
4. Also on July 29, Say Happy Birthday to: Ken Burns (57) and Wil Wheaton (38).
5. July 30 is the 75th Anniversary of the modern paperback book, and also the birthdays of: Paul Anka (69), Alton Brown (48), Delta Burke (54), Kate Bush (52), Laurence Fishburne (49), Lisa Kudrow (47), Arnold Swarzenegger (63), and Hilary Swank (36).

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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Connect @ the Library Summer Tech Talks

Websites for Book Lovers
Saturday July 24, 2-3:30 pm – van Doorn Room
Fremont Main Library

Join us as we explore a few websites that help you connect with your passion for books! We will show you how to locate free online books, book recommendations, and places to connect with others who share your reading interests.

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1. July 18 is National Ice Cream Day. (Hmmm…I wonder if there is a National Frozen Yogurt Day.)
2. July 19 is National Hug Your Kids Day and Jared Padalecki’s birthday (He’ll be 28).
3. On July 20, say Happy Birthday to: Cormac McCarthy (77), Diana Rigg (72), and Carlos Santana (63).
4. No joke. Rat-Catchers Day is July 22.
5. On July 23, say Happy Birthday to: Woody Harrelson (49), Daniel Radcliffe (21), and Marlon Wayans (38).

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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13 Films I Can’t Wait to See

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Thursday Thirteen #117

What upcoming films are you just dying to see? This is the question that I asked myself this week. So…here are the results. I should note here that I am infamous among my friends for not having seen a film. The conversations mostly go like this:

Friend: “Have you seen [This Shiny Cool Film]?”
Me: “No.”

Perhaps some other time I’ll do a list of thirteen films my friends want me to see. For now, let’s look toward the future.

13 Films I Can’t Wait to See:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 (and 2, really).
2. The Hobbit (parts 1 & 2)
3. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (a.k.a Les aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec) (If it ever makes it to the USA.)
4. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (I can’t wait to see how this one comes out.)
5. Avalon High (We’ll just have to see how well the book translates to film.)
6. Tron: Legacy (Although I’ll have to re-watch Tron first.)
7. Red (Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle!!)
8. Airborn (If this one gets made, I’m so there.)
9. Breaking Dawn (Parts 1 & 2. Hush. I’m dead curious to see how they manage the Renesmee thing.)
10. The Dragonriders of Pern (Somehow I doubt that this one will ever make it out of development. …But if it does, you can find me in line.)
11. The Sword of Shannara (This is another one that I’m not sure will make it all the way to the screen…but if it does…)
12. Bubbahotep (Yes. I know that this one came out six years ago. I just haven’t managed to see it yet. I’d really like to, though.)
13. Curse (This is currently what they’re calling the first of the films from the Wicked series by Debbie Viguié and Nancy Holder. I happen to know that the film company is working on the script at this point.)

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The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire is currently out in limited release in the USA. Are you planning to hunt it down and watch it?

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A 2nd Harry Potter Trailer…

So…is it November yet?

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1. It’s Sports Cliche Week. Go long.
2. On July 12, say Happy Birthday to: Van Cliburn (76), Bill Cosby (72), Cheryl Ladd (58), Christine McVie (67), Richard Simmons (62), and Kristi Yamaguchi (39).
3. July 13 is Embrace Your Geekness Day. Let me roll for initiative. Yep. I’m marking this one on my calendar.
4. On July 14, say Happy Birthday to: Cameron Crowe (53), Harrison Ford (68), Louise Mandrell (56), Cheech Marin (64), and Patrick Stewart (70).
5. July 17 is National Woodie Wagon Day. Cheer if you see one drive by.

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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1. It’s Be Nice to New Jersey Week. So…hush your mouth.
2. July 4 is International Drive Your Studebaker Day. Fozzie Bear is bound to approve.
3. On July 6, say Happy Birthday to: Ned Beatty (73), George W. Bush (64), Dalai Lama (75), Nancy Reagan (89), Della Reese (78), Geoffrey Rush (59), Sylvester Stallone (64), and Burt Ward (65).
4. July 7 is Tell the Truth Day. Try to go a whole day telling the exact truth.
5. Think before going outside barefoot on July 10. It’s Don’t Step on a Bee Day.

Source: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2010.

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Connect @ the Library Free Summer Tech Talk

Say it on Skype
Saturday, July 17th 2-3:30 pm Fukaya Room A
Do you know you can call and see family and friends around the world for FREE? Yes, you can say it on Skype for FREE! Join us for a live demo where we will show you how to get started on Skype.

Register at the Information Desk or call (510) 745-1401

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