Five Sites to Get You Motivated

Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Every year, January 1st entices people to set new goals and make resolutions. Improved fitness, better health, managing finances, or finding your inner "Zen" are some of the more common aspirations. There are a ton of websites and some fantastic books to help you meet your goals. We've highlighted five websites to help get you motivated and working towards achieving those resolutions. We've also put . . . more »

This Winter - Eat, Play, Move!

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Seventeen Presents 500 Health & Fitness Tips When the temperature drops the temptation to curl up inside and keep warm is pretty high. There's no reason to let the cold ruin all your fun - winter time is perfect for making fantastic crafts, delicious eats or step things up a level and get the blood circulating with some exercise. What's that? You aren't sure what to do? Never fear. There's a book . . . more »

"This Song Will Save Your Life" by Leila Sales

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

This Song Will save your Life This Song Will save your Life by Leila Sales Gr 9+ 276 pages Elise Dembowski has never done things half-heartedly. When she was eight years old she built her own dollhouse, at fifteen she is even more ambitious - Elise has decided she'll make herself cool. Except she doesn’t; if anything Elise makes her life even worse. She’s the girl eating her lunch alone in . . . more »

Gilroy Library - Summer Reading Superstars

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Kathleen Craig-Mylius - Adult winner of the Nexus 7 tablet. Emiliano Esparza - Teen winner of the Nexus 7 tablet. Winter is on the way but we wanted to take some time out to celebrate our Summer Reading success. Studies show that reading over summer can help students prevent the 'summer slide' and keep literacy levels up. Our students responded to the reading challenge with . . . more »

What Goes 'Bump' in the Night?

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

The days are cooling down, the nights are getting longer, and stores like to remind us that this time of year is 'spooktastic'. But what lies beyond all the candy and scary masks? Paranormal research and investigation moves beyond the television screen to the Gilroy Library when Gloria Young from Ghost Trackers presents a session on Ghost Hunting 101. Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd . . . more »

Get Informed - College Day!

Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

October 11th is officially "College Day" in Santa Clara County. Alumni around the county will be wearing their college colors and schools will provide information to get their students thinking about what College might be right for them. Visit the official College Day website for more information. Check out the information and resources we’ve gathered in our After High School pages. We have book lists, . . . more »

Create Your Own Heirlooms with Seed Saving

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Bean seeds being released from the pod into a container. Did your garden produce the most-wonderful-tomatoes-ever this season? Want to make use of this years garden to kickstart your next crop? Want fresh delicious produce without the big start-up costs? Then seed saving is for you. Not only can you save money, but you can help preserve diversity and adapt seeds to your growing conditions and tastes. Why not attend 'Seed Saving for Gardeners' this . . . more »

America - 50 Years Later and Still Dreaming

Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared: I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the historic August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Attended by over 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in . . . more »

Get an A+

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

School is in and it's time to trade in the summer days of vacation for books, study and (hopefully!) getting an A+. Don't despair - your library not only has a ton of books to help you out, we also have some great online resouces. Looking for some ebook help? Need to find some articles? How about those primary sources? We've got you covered, we . . . more »

Enjoy a Winter Romance with your Garden

Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Do you enjoy your garden from May to September but find the winter months are just cold and lonely? Are you the 'plant in spring, harvest in summer and fall,' kind of person? Don't despair, you can have a healthy, productive vegetable garden in any season. There's no need to go it alone, the Master Gardeners can show you how to keep your garden love . . . more »

Smash Books! The Anti-Scrapbook.

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

What is a smashbook? A smashbook is the anti-scrapbook. For those of you without the patience to create those beautifully laid out works of art we invite you to join us to Smash. Smash books are the place to keep all your mementos', photo's, notes on your last vacation, whatever! Between the covers or your lovely little book you can smash those memories in to . . . more »

Two Exciting Events at Gilroy Library on Saturday 20th July

Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Coming up on Saturday, July 20th we have two great events to inform and inspire you, this summer! At 2pm we have a presentation on Investment Clubs. If you'd like to learn how to invest, you don't have to go it alone! This workshop will show you how to form an investment club where members come together to learn, share experiences, and help each other . . . more »