Holiday eReader & Tablet Guide

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

Image of Microsoft Surface Kindle? Nook? Kobo? Sony? iPad? Are you planning on buying eReader or tablet for yourself or someone else this holiday season? Before you hit the mall, come to the library for an unbiased overview of eReaders and tablets at one of our upcoming eBook events. Get your hands on the latest devices, learn which of these best suits your needs and your budget, and learn . . . more »

The Thinker

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

The Woodland Library was recently honored to receive a Thinker replica sculpture, a generous donation from Don and Susan Watters of Los Altos. The sculpture is a bronze metal casting with walls nearly ½” thick, standing just over seven feet tall and weighing approximately six hundred pounds. The color is described as “Verdi” green, which is how copper/bronze appears once it has weathered. Despite spending . . . more »

Fall Into Crafting

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

November brings Thanksgiving, and nearly every small child brings home a handprint turkey of some sort, whether made of paint, paper, or perhaps a colorful drawing. Tired of turkey? Try some different Fall crafts! It's as easy as collecting twigs, leaves, and seedpods and making a collage. Or, for a multitude of other little crafts, check out Nature's Art Box by Laura C. Martin. Here . . . more »

Fix Up Your Car Before the Holiday Travel Season Begins

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

With the weather turning colder, check out Chilton Library - your quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information on a broad range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs from 1940 onward. Life is hectic, and many of us forget about proper maintenance to our vehicles, even though they are our lifeline to the world around us. November is a great time . . . more »

Library Payment Center

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

The Santa Clara County Library District has installed a new Library Payment Center at each of our libraries. Each Library Payment Center is a self-service station where you can pay fines and fees, or purchase a computer guest pass. Cash, credit, and debit card payments are accepted at the payment center. All you need to get started is your library card and pin number. It’s . . . more »

November Newsletter

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

Image of newsletter Another installment of our library newsletter is hot off the press! In this issue: The Library's New Bookmobile Has Arrived! Planning A Healthy Holiday Feast Discover & Go What Do Zinio, Running, and Turkeys Have in Common? Family Games Celebrations Teen Bookmark Contest Winners eResource of the Month: Zinio . . . more »

Democracy Is: Photography Contest Winners

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

Teens grades 6 through 12 were invited to participate in the Santa Clara County Library District’s digital photography contest, “Democracy Is,” in support of California Reads: Searching for Democracy. Four digital photographs were selected as winning entries according to a public vote in the Library’s “Democracy Is” contest for teens in grades 6 through 12. Category: Grades 6th - 8th First Place "Democracy is the . . . more »

Announcing the We Are America Art Contest Winners!

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

We Are America Art Contest Winners Announced As a part of the California Reads: Searching for Democracy project, children in grades K-8 were invited to submit original drawings, paintings, collages, or photos in our art contest, named “We Are America”. Nearly 200 children submitted original artwork for the art contest, and six were selected for the top prizes. The art contest was judged by Cupertino Library Commissioners Ann Stevenson and Janet Riddell, . . . more »

Thanks for All You've Done!

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

Left to right: Liz Kniss (Board Member - Supervisor, District 5), Jean Mordo (Board Member - Councilmember, Town of Los Altos Hills), Lana Malloy (JPA Chair - Councilmember, City of Monte Sereno) A big thank you to Liz Kniss, Jean Mordo, and Lana Malloy -- our outgoing Joint Powers Authority (JPA) members. We are sad to see them go! . . . more »