- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Yet another celebration of sorts in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday...the release of Universal Studios new film, The Lorax, on Friday, March 2nd (Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would have been 108 years old this year!).
This award-winning tale tells the story of a boy named Ted (voice of Zac Efron) who must search for the one thing that will win him the affection of the girl of his dreams, Audrey (voice of Taylor Swift). To find it, he must search outside Thneedville, the city of "plastic & fake" and discover the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers (voice of Ed Helms). Ted meets the tree dwelling, grumpy and yet charming, Lorax (voice of Danny DeVito) whose character must fight to protect his vanishing forest. The film provides an important environmental message of hope to children and adults, alike, as they learn, like Ted, that the importance of the last tree seed is "not what it is, but what it can become" and "unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better...it's not".
Whether you have a chance to take your children to see The Lorax or not, check out the book, DVD or book CD from the San José Public Library collection. Dr. Seuss books are always popular, especially during the month of March, but don't be discouraged if it is checked out, because unlike the movie, you can check this popular title out year round.
Our Friday Fun events at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library have become very popular. If you haven't been to one yet check us out this month and join the fun. Our Friday Fun events take place each Friday at 4:00PM. Here's our March line up:
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss is a compilation of short stories found by a collector in old Red Book Magazines.
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle shows an animal on every page in a surprising color, based on Carle’s inspiration by the artist Franz Marc.
Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein is a collection of poems selected by his family that will make you laugh out loud.
Join us on Saturday, March 12 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. There will be stories, crafts, games and of course a birthday cake! All the festivities start at 2:00 PM and take place in the Children's Room. Bring your cameras and don't miss the fun! Help us celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss who remains the most famous and influential name in children's literature.
Remember also that parking is free on Saturdays until 6:00 PM at the 4th Street Garage.
Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. Mr. Geisel wrote 47 books which have been translated into 20 languages. Of the ten bestselling hardcover books of all time, four were written by Geisel: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Hop on Pop. To find out more about Theodor Geisel and to borrow his many books visit any of the San Jose Public Libraries or request a book through our online catalog which is available 24/7.
Every year the National Education Association sponsors Read Across America events. This year local teachers from the San Jose Teachers' Association will visit Vineland Branch Library on Tuesday, Mar. 2 from 4-5:00 and will read their favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Join the fun ... come and celebrate the joy of reading and the wonderful silly stories of one of America's favorite children's authors.
I hate Christmas haha hahahahahahhahah!!!! The Grinch is here and what a great book for the Christmas season. Written by the famous Dr. Seuss, the hated but lovable character Mr. Grinch is always a family favorite during Christmas time. When I was a child it was one of my favorite books to read, the main reason being that it was out of the ordinary but also very fun to read.