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Monique Mcclellan

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Walk Around Town: Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park as a San Jose holiday tradition.

Monique Mcclellan
12/07/2019 - 5:55 PM

Walk Around Town: Civic Stage Set

Dedicated in 1989, David Bottini’sculpture, Civic Stage Set, is located on Park Avenue between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street near the Tech Museum.

Monique Mcclellan
08/31/2019 - 9:45 AM

Walk Around Town: Fountain Figure

Explore the history of "The Fountain Figure" by Robert Graham, a bronze sculpture in front of the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building on First Street.

Monique Mcclellan
06/22/2019 - 1:00 PM

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D.I.Y.: T-Shirt Quilts

Last year, I watched a public television show where the host was visiting a t-shirt quilt making company that got a zero waste rating.  People would send in their t-shirt for a fee to be made into a…

Monique Mcclellan
04/27/2019 - 3:45 PM

Silicon Valley Auto Show 2019

When my mechanic told me to stop paying money to fix my car and go buy a new one, I hated to admit it, but I had to agree with him.  The cost of the repairs was more than the Kelly Blue Book Value of…

Monique Mcclellan
03/06/2019 - 9:06 AM

Happy King Tut Day!

November 4th of each year is King Tut Day. Explore library resources on the pharoahs and Ancient Egypt

Monique Mcclellan
11/04/2018 - 10:30 PM

Luna Park Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 check out the 11th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival at Backesto Park on the corner of 13th and Empire Streets in San Jose.  The festival starts at 10:00 AM and…

Monique Mcclellan
09/08/2018 - 4:50 PM

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Kite Flying at the Art and Wind Festival

This past Memorial Day weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the Art and Wind Festival in San Ramon, California.  I was expecting to hear good music, to watch dances from other cultures, to eat…

Monique Mcclellan
06/13/2018 - 6:55 PM

Sketching at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

The Drawing for Fun Meetup group went to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo to sketch the animals - a perfect chance to sketch with a ballpoint pen.

Monique Mcclellan
05/13/2018 - 12:50 AM

D.I.Y.: Succulents

Shopping for Containers For the last few months, I’ve been seeing in the garden section of stores a variety of containers with a mixture of succulents and cacti. My shopaholic brain wants one.…

Monique Mcclellan
03/31/2018 - 5:50 PM

Cooking Gone Awry: Box Cake Mix

Baking My First Cake When I was 9 years old, with the help of my 7-year-old cousin and my 5-year-old brother, we baked our very first cake from a box cake mix. After playing outside, we decided…

Monique Mcclellan
12/16/2017 - 2:15 PM

Happy Pumpkin Day!

October 26 is Pumpkin Day! Celebrate the day by buying a pumpkin and decorating it, eat something made from pumpkin like pumpkin pie or learn a little history about pumpkins.

Monique Mcclellan
10/26/2017 - 10:09 AM