- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Living in the capital of Silicon Valley, and spending much of one's time in front of a computer screen, it is easy to forget that San Jose is surrounded by beautiful parks and trails. Some are actually within city limits, such as Alum Rock Park and Almaden Quicksilver County Park. There are great places to hike just minutes away from each of our wonderful libraries. Pinnacles National Monument isn't one of them, but it is incredible. It is about an hour and a half drive from San Jose. There you can see bats and waterfalls, all while spelunking! If you go to Pinnacles, bring a flashlight and some sturdy shoes or hiking boots. I recently went to Rancho San Antonio for the first time and will definitely be going back. If you are feeling adventurous, you can attempt the 550+ mile Bay Area Ridge Trail. The image below was taken last Saturday at Rancho San Antonio on the Wildcat Loop Trail. For more suggestions, check out a book such as South Bay Trails, or take a look at this blog from last year.
When other people in the family give Buddy orders, Buddy always does the opposite. When the boy gives orders, Buddy always does whatever he asks. His advice is: "You have to know how to talk to a dog."
The cartoonish illustrations make this book look very cute and fun to read.
Written by David Milgrim.
Grade level: Preschool-K-1.