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Saratoga Library

13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5099

Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm
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Saratoga Library News

Quilling by Chitra Sivaram

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

Saratoga resident, Chitra Sivaram was introduced to the art of quilling or paper filigree quite accidentally, while looking through a school supply catalog. Intrigued, she brought some supplies and has been quilling with passion for the last few years. In this art form, strips of paper are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Renaissance nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book . . . more »

Zinio eMagazines for your mobile device

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

eMagazines on portable devices View the complete full-color digital copy of your favorite magazines through Zinio, our new eMagazine service. Read your favorite titles page-for-page in the same way you would read the paper version. Enhanced features: Keyword searching within each magazine, Full-page and thumbnail grid view, Printing of single or multiple pages (depending on permissions) Multimedia elements such as audio and video for select titles. Access is available . . . more »

Get the first library newsletter!

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

September Newsletter screenshot Beginning with the September inaugural edition, the library will publish a monthly e-newsletter that will be available here on our website and also through email subscription. If you’d like to be added to the monthly distribution list, please sign up here. In our first issue, Meet Nancy Howe, our new County Librarian Learn about the Reading Program and how you can get involved Check out . . . more »

Make Your Decision 2012: League of Women Voters Pros & Cons talk

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

Confused about all the propositions on the ballot? Can't make sense of all the local elections? Come to Saratoga Library this Saturday for a clear, unbiased presentation of local and state issues. Date: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Saratoga Library Community Room . . . more »

Mr. Science presents Two Hands-On Programs October 6th

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

mr. science It's Electric! It's Magnetic! It's Hair-Raising! It's Mr. Science presenting two programs on Electricity and Magnetism at the Saratoga Library on Saturday, October 6th at 11 am and at 1:30 pm. This program is for grades 4 - 8 only. Registration is required. Please call or come to the Children's desk to sign up. Also in October, on Saturday the 20th, Mad Science will come . . . more »

Meet the Author: Jafar Yaghoobi, author of Let Us Water The Flowers

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

Let Us Water the Flowers Meet author Jafar Yaghoobi at Saratoga Library, this Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm. Mr. Yaghoobi was a political prisoner in Iran from 1984 to 1989. . . . more »

Fratello Marionettes Present "Aladdin" September 27th at 4 pm

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

fratello marionettes' aladdin Join us on Thursday, September 27th at 4 pm, in the community room of the Saratoga Library for an exciting adventure! Watch as Aladdin thwarts the evil sorcerer and discovers the magic lamp (and you know who he finds inside the lamp don't you?) Traditional music and intricate costumes add to the magic of this wonderful tale. All ages are welcome. If you would like . . . more »

Aaarrrrr, Me Hearties!

Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

Lives of the Pirates Lives of the Pirates Wednesday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. “Avast!” ye say? You don’t know how to talk like a pirate? Well, we’ll soon have you ship-shape. If you'd like to read about real life pirates, click here for a list of nonfiction books. If you'd like to read a rip-roarin' pirate yarn (made up story), check out this list. . . . more »

6th Grade Student and Parent VIP Night After Hours at the Saratoga Library

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

Thursday September 20th at 6:30 pm For 6th graders and their families only To register, call the Adult Reference Desk at 408 867-6126. 6th graders - Do you have what it takes to be a FOOD FEAR FACTOR champion? Those brave enough to eat everything will walk away with a prize! Parents - 24/7 Digital Life: Understanding Your Tween’s Connected Culture a seminar on the . . . more »

Learning how to be a friend

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Saratoga_Library

The Year of the Book The Year of the Book. When we first meet Anna, a nine-year-old Chinese American girl, we learn that she is an avid reader who isn’t so sure about friendships with real people. As Anna’s fourth grade school year progresses, though, she makes a new friend and reconnects with a friend who had drifted away. In the process, Anna discovers what it means to be a . . . more »