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Winter Care of Roses: Master Gardeners learn about rose care

Speaker Paula Larkin-Hutton holds up a rose stem while she describes the different parts of the rose and answers questions from the audience.
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library
January 17, 2020
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library

Fighting for Rights

Graphic by Sarah Young
Exploring community members' struggles to assert their rights
November 15, 2019
Workers in our local community are constantly fighting for their rights. Teachers strive to expose all their students to LGBTQ texts and history. The League of Women Voters campaigns to register teenagers to vote and increase voter turnout. Librarians go on strike to demand for improved working conditions. Read this package about the process and the emotions that characterize these endeavors. 

Santa Clara County employees conduct a rolling strike in front of the Cupertino Library

A cluster of strikers participate in the call and response chant: When I say Union, you say power.
All Santa Clara County libraries shut down for one day to demand a better contract
October 21, 2019
All Santa Clara County libraries shut down for one day to demand a better contract

Hidden in plain sight: The impact of librarians in the library

Hidden in plain sight: The impact of librarians in the library
Examining a librarian’s impact on the library
September 23, 2018

Throughout Woodland Library, hushed whispers echo across the room as high school students gather around discussing difficult problems, young children listen intently to a story and staff members move from...

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial
October 7, 2017

ibrary media teacher Laura Utile and library specialist Verna Grant were standing in the corner behind the desks of the librarians when they noticed a group of boys watching a YouTube video and struggling...

Lost: Library books

Lost: Library books
January 26, 2016

Additional reporting by Ankit Dua ooks are checked out and returned everyday. But what happens to those books that mysteriously disappear and never show up? Library media teacher Laura Utile tells...

New School Loop login confuses many

New School Loop login confuses many
August 21, 2015

t’s the first day of school, and confusion already runs rampant throughout the campus. Library media teacher Laura Utile’s desk is already under siege, as students organize themselves into queues...

Cupertino: Community happens here

November 24, 2013

[dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]here is a quote outside the Cupertino Library that reads, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” To find their own paradise, children check out the...

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time
September 25, 2012

The free period is the saving grace of a MVHS student’s daily schedule. It’s a free hour to get homework done, to study and to take a break from the unending sequence of impossible tests and tedious...

Annual used book sale to be held at Cupertino Library

Annual used book sale to be held at Cupertino Library
February 10, 2012

On Feb. 11 and 12, the Cupertino Library will be hosting a used book sale in the Cupertino Community Hall. The sale is hosted by The Friends, a volunteer group that has supported the Cupertino...

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable
December 18, 2011

Monday, Nov. 28, was a day like any other for students with an open 4th period staying in the library. There were no classes, and the library was mostly quiet except for the babble of a few loud...

When more means less

When more means less
November 9, 2011

Every chair at every table is filled. A long line forms for seats at a computer. Whether they are frantically cramming for an AP Biology quiz or trying to make some time for pleasure reading, many...

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