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Saratoga Library

13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5099

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Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm
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Library Measure A Ballot

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Woman placing ballot in mailbox Expiring soon, the Library Measure A Ballot continues current funding at existing rates with no increase in taxes. Measure A: Is an all-mail ballot requiring a two-thirds vote to pass Ballots are mailed out July 29 to library district residents Benefits every Library in the District Accounts for 18% of total library budget Continues current funding at existing rates with no increase in taxes Single . . . more »

Be An Informed Voter!

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Stamp There is only one item on the August, 2013 mail-in ballot – the Library’s Measure A. Returning Ballot by Mail? Ballots must be returned – not postmarked- by 8:00 p.m. August 27, 2013. Please allow enough time for the ballot to arrive at the Registrar's Office by Election Day (postmarks are not accepted). Have a damaged ballot or need a new one? Call the Santa . . . more »

Happy 116th Birthday Amelia Earhart!

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Rose4Reading

Did you know that Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic? Amelia Earhart was born on July 24th, 116 years ago, in Atchison, Kansas. Celebrate Amelia Earhart's birthday by checking out some fun and exciting books and movies from the library! In addition to the resources available from the library, you can also visit The Official Website of Amelia Earhart. . . . more »

California Apricots

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by betscw

California Apricots California Apricots Are you inundated with apricots? My six year old Blenheim Apricot tree is producing bushels and bushels. It tastes, some say, like manna from heaven and our climate makes the Santa Clara Valley one of the best place in the world to grow this beautiful, fragile fruit. Local author and journalist Robin Chapman’s book, California Apricots: the Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley, recalls . . . more »

Don’t Just Go on a Hike, Go Orienteering!

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

Orientieering has been around since the 1890s in Sweden and grew from military training in land navigation into a competitive sport for military officers, then for civilians. After World War II it came over to the US and has been growing in popularity ever since. Think of it as cross country running with a map and a compass. Or if you are not that competitive, . . . more »

Essential Wall Street Summer Reading

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Business_and_Finance

Den of Thieves Looking for some classic business books to read this summer? Andrew Sorkin of the New York Times has a reading list all ready for you. Find the titles in the library: Essential Business Books . . . more »

Wool Omnibus

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Wool Omnibus Wool Omnibus is a dystopian novel with hope. Set in a silo shelter, the book follows the adventures of 5 main characters as they struggle for control of their tiny little society. Howey does a good job of evoking a sense of history of all the characters - you get a feeling for what it's like to live with the same 200 people all your . . . more »

Cool Down at the Library

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

A heat advisory has been issued for the Bay Area and will remain in effect until Tuesday evening. The Saratoga Library and all the other Santa Clara County Libraries welcome you to get a break from the heat. Click here for all locations and hours Be prepared: drink plenty of fluids; stay in an air-conditioned room; stay out of the sun... and check up on . . . more »

Calling All Teen Makers!

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 by Saratoga_Library

Did you miss the deadline to sign up for your favorite camp this summer? Or just couldn’t find the right camp for you? There is an opportunity coming up for all the makers out there – and it’s free! Join Maker Camp on Google+, the free virtual summer camp for teens, hosted by Make Magazine. Build some cool projects at home, share what you made . . . more »

Each One Teach One

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Reading_Program

Each One Teach One is an old proverb which originated in the United States during slavery. Most Africans were denied access to formal education so their reading skills were very, very limited. When a slave learned or was taught to read, it became his or her responsibility to teach someone else. This effort fashioned the phrase "each one teach one," and modern-day literacy programs embrace . . . more »