In Praise of Libraries

In Praise of Libraries

Thank you to Joe Quinlan for your article in the Rotarian with insightful words “In Praise of Libraries.”

 

The public library is the community’s kindly grandmother: helpful, patient, understanding.”

Gertrude Stein Play Mexico at the Cupertino Library

Free Performance of the Gertrude Stein Play Mexico at the Cupertino Library April 11 and 12 starting at 2pm.

The public library serves many functions in a community. It is an adjunct to the public schools, a place where kids can do their homework. It is a day care center of sorts, where small children gather for story hour. It is a safe haven where senior citizens can pass the time in the company of others, where the unemployed can look for work. It is a place where the lonely can be less lonely, the bored less bored, the dejected less dejected, and the ignorant more enlightened.”

S^4 Super Summer Science Search Contest Study Session for Cupertino Middle School Students

S^4 Super Summer Science Search Contest Study Session for Cupertino Middle School Students

 

The library’s philosophy is simple: Come one, come all.”

2015 Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads Essay Contest open to teens and adults in Cupertino

2015 Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads Essay Contest open to teens and adults in Cupertino

People congregate in libraries in a way that they do not congregate elsewhere. Because they are not bound by narrow class or economic or cultural strictures, libraries can cater to everyone.”

Globe Cinema Cupertino Renaissance Drama Series 2015

Globe Cinema Cupertino Renaissance Drama Series 2015

The library is the only place where people of all colors, creeds, ages, and political beliefs freely, easily, and inadvertently intermingle.”

Fusion Art Science Technology 2015 Speaker Series Wearable Designs

Fusion Art Science Technology 2015 Speaker Series Wearable Designs

When you go to the library, you see children, families, people of all age groups. It makes you feel that you are part of a community. In a library you get to feel that you are part of something bgger than yourself. It’s life.”

Cupertino Library 10th Anniversary Pictures

Cupertino Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the Community

 

The library is thus both the ultimate backstage pass and the rabbit hole we can follow Alice down. The library is not just the House of Knowledge. It is the House of Dreams.”

Krishna Mitra "U Illusions 3" artwork on display at the Cupertino Library

Artwork on display at the Cupertino Library

 

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