July 2019

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Beach Reads and Summer Movies for Teens and Adults

Toes in the Sand, Book in Your Hand

Beach Reads and Summer Movies for Teens and Adults

It’s summer and you know what that means – family vacations. For books to help plan your trip or for a good read, our libraries can help you relax whether you are lying on the beach, swinging in a hammock or just sitting out on the porch.

Our adult librarians have curated several booklists for your reading pleasure. Stop by the library and check out one of these new novels that can whisk you away to another time and place. Or if you’re packing light and interested in eBooks and audiobooks, check out these titles from our Overdrive collection. After a day in the sun, spend those warm nights watching these summer-related movies with Kanopy, our free video-streaming service.

We didn’t forget about the teens! Check out these fictional dramas about summer vacations that will make any teen appreciate their real life family travel.

 



 


Celebrate Sharks and Find a Book You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into

Take a Bite out of Shark Week

Celebrate Sharks and Find a Book You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into

For more than 30 years, Discovery Channel has celebrated Shark Week at the end of July. Every summer, they share compelling insights on some of the world’s most unique shark species that have been around for 400 million years! This year’s theme is “So Good You Could Scream.”  The action starts on July 28 on the Discovery Channel but the Library has information on sharks all year long.

Because these animals can be misunderstood, the Library is your source for information to learn more about them. Our children’s librarians have created this booklist dedicated to young readers Books with Bite! Adults and teens can also find a variety of scary and thrilling tales about these masters of the deep.








 

 



 
 

 
SCCLD to Host Battle of the Bands Contest

It’s Showtime for Teen Bands!

SCCLD to Host Battle of the Bands Contest

The Santa Clara County Library District is hosting its first ever Teen Battle of the Bands contest. Local teens will compete in a live show for title of Best Group. Bands will rock out on Saturday, July 27 from 2-5 pm in the amphitheater of Milpitas Library.

The idea for the event originated from SCCLD’s teen librarians, who wanted to give local bands a chance to perform in front of a large audience with a professional sound system to better broadcast their music. The event is part of SCCLD’s Summer Reading Program It’s Showtime at Your Library!

The bands will perform a live set (up to 20 minutes) in front of a panel of judges and audience. The bands will be scored on their stage presentation, band synchronization, time management, song quality, stage management, and originality. The winners will receive cash gift cards as prizes, with $300 going to the first place finishers, $200 for second place, and $100 for third.

Patrons can get pumped listening to this playlist on Freegal, our free music streaming service. 












The more you read the more chances you have to win

Act I is Complete and nearly 50,000 Books Have Been Read So Far!

The more you read the more chances you have to win

How many books have you and your family read this summer? Do you need a little incentive? SCCLD wants everyone reading and having fun this summer! As our Summer Reading program, It’s Showtime At Your Library, reaches its halfway point, let’s log some books toward the goal of 200,000 books read TOGETHER.

Our partner, Monster Jam, wants to reward the super readers out there by giving them tickets to the next big show coming to San Jose on August 6. Make sure you have logged all the books you’ve read in Beanstack to be entered into the drawing for Family Packs to the show. The more books you log, the more chances you have to win. Read and log by July 15 to be eligible to win the Monster Jam 4-packs.

That’s not all the winning coming your way with SCCLD this summer. All readers have chances toward great experiences, including tickets for your family to enjoy plays, museums and the ultimate prize -- a 49ers Preseason Game Day Experience at Levi’s Stadium! To be entered to win these great prizes, you have to read and log at least five books and complete an activity.

An activity could be getting a library card, checking out a CD or DVD, asking a librarian for a good book, listening to an audiobook, streaming music or movies from sccl.org or attending a library program. We have dozens of events happening in the coming weeks. Check our event calendar below to see the full calendar.








 

Kanopy Kids Now Offering Unlimited Streaming

Kanopy Kids Now Offering Unlimited Streaming

Kanopy is just one of the free video streaming services for kids from the Library

Kanopy Kids now offers unlimited video streaming for people young and young at heart. Log in free with your library card number. This curated collection offers children’s movies including classic films and movies for the whole family, animated storybooks, TV shows, language learning videos, as well as non-feature films on a variety of topics including history and science. 
 
Key titles include Arthur, Babar, Franklin & Friends, Maya The Bee, Wild Kratts, Little Pim, and Nigerian-animated Bino & Fino. The collection also highlights TV shows from PBS Kids including Peg + Cat, Super WHY!, Caillou, and Splash & Bubbles. There’s also a great collection of animated shorts featuring historical figures and events produced by Weston Woods. Kids can learn about the lives of Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Mandela and Helen Keller to name a few.

Kanopy Kids is available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Kindle Fire, and Fire TV. Simply download the Kanopy app and then toggle over to Kanopy Kids within the app. 

We also offer other free educational video services in our online library. Students can use Brainfuse’s Summer Skills camp to read lessons, watch educational videos and take practice tests so that they go back to school ready. There’s also CK-12, which offers free online learning tools including digital textbooks, short videos, and practice questions for students K-12 in math, science, and English.










 

Celebrate Summer Foods

Fire up the Grill and Celebrate Summer Foods

Ramp up your barbecue and burger skills with these new cookbooks

If you’re into cooking (and eating), then summer is a gastronomic delight! In fact, many foods and cooking methods stake a claim in July – National Grilling Month, Hot Dog Month, Ice Cream Month, Watermelon Month and Deli Salad Month!

Hot dog season is in full effect, with Americans typically eating 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Ahead of your next family barbecue, potluck or 4th of July celebration, check out these titles and find ways to spice up your summer foods.








 

Gilroy Library to Host Mini Maker Faire

Gilroy Library to Host Mini Maker Fair

20+ Makers, Activities, Special Events Planned

For the first time ever, Gilroy Library is hosting the Gilroy Mini Maker Faire. If you are not familiar with Maker Faires, it’s a gathering of “makers” (artists, crafters, scientists and engineers) presenting their hobbies, experiments and projects in a family-friendly setting. More than 20 makers are scheduled to showcase their crafts on Saturday, July 13 from 11 am-3 pm at the Gilroy Library.

The Walt Disney Family Museum will come out to do an art activity, then turn that art into short movies using their multiplane cameras. Other makers include a 12-year-old LEGO engineer who will teach participants how to build LEGO candy dispensers. Cupertinker Newark Space Group will highlight their inMoove Humanoid robot comedy show (built by a teenager), and interactive trees and hill climbing robots.

Gilroy Library is also providing demonstrations of tools and resources that are part of the Gilroy Library Makerspace programming, including 3D printers, Dremel Laser Cutters and Silhouette Cameo.

Visitors can also make their own creations through a number of activities for people of all ages, including squishy circuits for kids to soldering and woodburning for adults. There will also be two food trucks on hand, so families can make an afternoon of the event. People can get updates about the Mini Maker Faire at gilroy.makerfaire.com.

The event is free and everyone is invited. People who enter this drawing are eligible to win a Maker Prize Pack, full of tools to get people making!

Can’t wait to start crafting? Try out Creativebug – it’s our free video service of over 1,000 online art and craft classes covering art & design, food & home, holiday & party and classes for kids.

Gilroy Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.






 

 

 



 

Calendar of July Events Banner

Calendar of July Events


July 2019 EVENTS (HIGHLIGHTS)

NOTE: All libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4, Independence Day.
Summer Reading 2019 events marked in blue
(www.sccl.org/summer2019)


CAMPBELL (77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell 95008)

Intro to Hip Hop Dance by the Get Down Studios
Monday, July 1, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Wear comfy shoes and get ready to sweat as you learn the basic movements of this dance style.

Imagination Playground Free Play (ages 5+)
Saturday, July 6, 2 – 4 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Have fun with our new giant imagination blocks.  
 
Master Gardeners Present a Talk on Vertebrae Pests
Tuesday, July 9, 7 – 8:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Cute squirrels, raccoons, rats, and their kin can wreak havoc on a garden and destroy crops. Learn what can be done to mitigate their effects. With UC Master Gardener Hank Morales. 
 
Summer Reading: July Jr. Jams, Charity Khan
Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Orchard City Green
Come enjoy the outdoors and a fun musical experience.
 
Summer Reading: Kids Summer Reading, Puppet Show
Wednesday, July 10, 3 – 4 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Children of all ages are invited to see the Puppet Art Theater Company’s production of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.”
 
Summer Reading: Family Science Night, Magnetic Fun
Monday, July 15, 6:30 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Work together to build something or solve a problem. Registration required.

Summer Reading: STEAM Camp
Tuesday, July 16 (Cubelets), Thursday, July 18 (3-D Doodler Pens), & Friday, July 19 (Ozobots), 3:30 – 5 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
For Children in grades 1-4. Online registration required.
 
Summer Reading: July Jr. Jams, Mister Q
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Orchard City Green
Come for a fun and artful blend of music education, rhythm and movement activities.
 
Summer Reading: Sean’s Music Factory
Wednesday, July 17, 3 – 3:45 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Come and enjoy Sean and the band, made up of Logan and Jillian, Puppet Sean, the Tickle Monster, and the audience.
 
Summer Reading: Decoupage Photo Frames Adult Craft (18+)
Wednesday, July 17, 6 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
 All supplies provided, no experience necessary. 1 craft per adult.
 
Summer Reading: July Jr. Jams, Tim Cain
Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Orchard City Green
Join Tim at his sing-along performance, which provides opportunities for children, as well as parents, to participate in a positive group experience with lots of singing and movement.
 
Summer Reading: Tween Art Camp (ages 9-12)
Monday, July 29 & Tuesday, July 30, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Join us for fun crafts. Online registration required.
 
Summer Reading: Silver Screen Book Club “Tales of the City”
Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Join us for a viewing of the adaptation of the book, with a conversation to follow.
 
Summer Reading: Asheba Caribbean Children’s Music
Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Orchard City Green
Come dance in the great outdoors to the Caribbean beats of Asheba.
 
Summer Reading: Cascada de Flores
Wednesday, July 31, 3 to 4 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
School age children are invited to a performance of bilingual musical group Cascada de Flores.
 
Virtual Library Talk: Kanopy & Acorn TV
Wednesday, July 31, 6 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn about some of the online services offered through the library. Free streaming movie and TV services are available. Access documentaries, foreign, and independent films. The best of British television. Short presentation and then one on one instruction.
 

CUPERTINO (10800 Torre Avenue, Cupertino 95014)

Mandarin Movie Series: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Monday, July 1, 6:30 – 8 pm, Ground Floor Story Room
Based on the best-selling novel set during China’s cultural revolution.
 
Summer Reading: BINGO for Children
Wednesday, July 3, 3 – 4 pm, Story Room
School age children are invited to take part.   

Courtyard Concerts: Dave Rocha Jazz Trio
Saturday, July 6, 12 – 1 pm, Courtyard
Rocha’s band plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, pop tunes, and original compositions. This covers a wide variety of styles from uptempo bebop, “modal” tunes, swing and blues, ballads.

Wellness+ with Acupuncturist Li Yang
Sunday, July 7, 11 am – 1 pm, Story Room
Nagging pain have you down? Come learn about the ancient remedy of acupuncture.
 
E-Resources Classes: Creativebug
Tuesday, July 9, 4 – 5 pm, ThinkTank
Learn about this electronic database. If you love sewing, knitting and crocheting, calligraphy, drawing and painting, or have an interest in starting an art journal, Creativebug is for you.
 
Summer Reading: Movie Marathon (kids only!)
Wednesday, July 10, 11 am – 6 pm, Story Room
An all-day movie extravaganza for children (parents can wait outside). See website for details.
 
Summer Reading: Photography Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 1 – 3:30 pm, Story Room
Sign up online to take part in this multi-part series.
 
Summer Reading: Kenn Adams Adventure Theater
Wednesday, July 17, 4 to 5 pm, Community Hall
For school aged children.
 
Summer Reading: Bath Bomb Craft for Teens (13-18)
Thursday, July 18, 3 to 5 pm, Teen Group Study Room
Join us as we mix and mold an aromatic and effervescent bath bomb that pampers skin and turns a plain bath into a spa-like soak. Online registration required.
 
Summer Reading: Photography Workshop for Adults
Saturday, July 20, 1 to 3:30 pm, Story Room
Registration opens 7/6 at noon.
 
Summer Reading: Bubble Lady
Wednesday, July 24, 3 to 4 pm, Community Hall
School age children are invited to this one of a kind performance.
 
Summer Reading: Halau Na Wai Ola Dancers
Wednesday, July 31, 3 to 4 pm, Community Hall
School age children are invited to this energetic performance.
 

GILROY (350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy 95020)
 
Summer Lunch Program
Monday-Friday, July, 121 pm
For youth ages 2-18, as well as their caregivers.
 
Summer Reading: Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, July 3, 3 – 4 pm, Courtyard
Nothing as inspirational as being outside.
 
Summer Reading: Antique Appraisal
Saturday, July 6, 2 – 4 pm, Community Room
Bring in a family treasure and have it professionally appraised. Featuring Steven Wayne Yvaska of “The Seasoned Collector,” which appears in the Mercury News.
 
Summer Reading Film Program: Food and Farming “Polyfaces”
Monday, July 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Community Room
Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in Northern Virginia. Story of the world’s most innovative farmer, who uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families, restaurants and more.

Summer Reading: Coventry & Kaluza
Wednesday, July 10, 3 – 4 pm, Community Room
Circus performance including joggling, acrobatics, music, comedy/clowning and hula hooping.
 
Summer Reading: Stop Motion Animation (for Teens 13-18)
Thursday, July 11, 2 – 3:30 pm, Community Room
Learn the art of stop motion animation and how to make your own movie. Sign up online.
 
Gilroy Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, July 13, 11 am – 3 pm, Paseo
From engineers to artists, scientists and crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for “makers” to show off their hobbies, experiments and projects. A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Completely free to attend. Activities for all ages, plus a prize raffle for all.
 
Summer Reading: Ukulele Performance
Monday, July 15, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room
You’ll have a great time with local performance group Ukulele Jam.
 
Summer Reading: Cascada de Flores
Wednesday, July 17, 3 to 4 pm, Community Room
School age children are invited to a performance of bilingual musical group Cascada de Flores.
 
Summer Reading: Happy Birds
Saturday, July 20, 12 to 1 pm, Community Room
School age children are invited to witness the feathered wonder of Happy Birds.
 
Summer Reading: Paint Party (for adults)
Saturday, July 20, 2 – 4 pm, Community Room
Channel your inner Bob Ross with help from artist Paul. Sign up on the events calendar.
 
Summer Reading: Trivia Team Challenge
Wednesday, July 31, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room
Trivia buffs, gather in teams of 1-5 to play. For adults (18+). Please sign up online.
 

LOS ALTOS (13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 94022)

Summer Reading: Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
Wednesday, July 3, 3 – 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
This fun and educational live animal presentation will fascinate children of all ages. A ticket is required and can be obtained at the Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before show time. 


Baby Sign Language
Wednesday, July 10, 1 – 2 9m, Orchard Room
You and your baby are invited to learn the basics of sign language with Stefanie Jatta, an American Sign Language trained instructor. A 20-minute "Play and Learn" session follows.

Summer Reading: Ventriloquism and Puppets with Tortoise and Hare
Wednesday, July 10, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
Children of all ages are invited to join us for this fun puppet program. Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the show at the Children’s Reference Desk. 


Mandarin-English Storytime
Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25, 11 – 11:30 am, Orchard Room
Join us for a bilingual storytime featuring books, songs, finger plays, and activities in Mandarin and English. Speakers of all languages welcome.
 
Summer Reading: Cascada de Flores
Saturday, July 13, 11 to 11:45 am, Orchard Room
School age children are invited to a performance of bilingual musical group Cascada de Flores. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before the show at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Inclusive Sensory Storytime (registration required)

Saturday, July 13, 3 – 4 pm, Orchard Room
An interactive and educational program specially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. Combines books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. Any child ages 1 to 7 may attend with a caregiver.

D.I.Y. Games (Drop-in Craft Program
Wednesday, July 17, 6 – 8 pm, Orchard Room
Join us to make personalized puzzles, dice, and gaming accessories. All supplies provided.
 
Summer Reading: Build, Play & Learn, featuring Big Blue Blocks, Giants Games & More
Wednesday, July 17, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
Children of all ages will enjoy building and playing with these special toys and games. Sign up 30 minutes before the event at the Children’s Reference Desk.
 
Bay Area Games Day
Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 11 pm, Orchard Room
A full day of convention-style open gaming now in its 21th year. Recent hobbyist and classic strategy games. All levels.

Summer Reading: Science Tellers, Aliens Escape from Earth
Wednesday, July 24, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
An action-packed, interactive, and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. Children of all ages will have a blast. Tickets at Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before start of program.
 
Summer Reading: Magic Show with Phil Ackerly
Wednesday, July 31, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
Be prepared to be entertained and amazed with magic, comedy, and fun. For kids of all ages. Tickets available 30 minutes before show at the Children’s Reference Desk. 
 
Master Gardeners
Wednesday, July 31, 7 – 8:30 pm, Orchard Room
Join us to learn about composting with worms.
 

MILPITAS (160 N. Main Street, Milpitas 95035)


Ready for Kindergarten Storytime
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
This six-week program will feature stories, singing, and activities. Great chance to socialize children and teach them some of the academic skills they will need. Register online.

Summer Reading: World Languages Storytime in Vietnamese
Saturday, July 6, 11 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Drop in to listen to stories and songs in other languages.  
 
Summer Reading: Showtime on Sunday! “A Star is Born”
Sunday, July 7, 2 – 4 pm, Auditorium
Come enjoy a movie in our beautiful auditorium.
 
Summer Reading: Family Sing-A-Long
Tuesday, July 9, 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Bingo Schmingo (Kathleen Rushing) will lead crowd in songs old and new for all to enjoy.

Summer Reading: Opera SJ Presents “What is Opera”
Thursday, July 11, 3 – 4 pm & 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
A 45-minute interactive demonstration featuring singers in costume performing operatic excerpts illustrating opera’s 400-year history. Focuses on the many language and cultures contained in the vast body of operating composition, from Rossini to Bizet. 
 
Summer Reading: World Languages Storytime in Chinese
Saturday, July 13, 11 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Drop in to listen to stories and songs in other languages all summer long.
 
Summer Reading: Showtime on Sunday! “Dream Girls”
Sunday, July 14, 2 – 4 pm, Auditorium
Come enjoy a movie in our beautiful auditorium.
 
Summer Reading: Crepe Paper Flowers (grades 4-8)
Wednesday, July 17, 3:30 – 5 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Turn crepe paper into realistic flowers with just a twist, bend or curl. Sign up online starting 7/10. 
 
Growing Exotic Fruit Trees in the South Bay
Wednesday, July 17, 7 to 8 pm, Auditorium
Learn about how to plant Asian fruit trees.
 
Summer Reading: Asheba Caribbean Children’s Music
Thursday, July 18, 3 – 4 pm & 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Come dance to the Caribbean beats of Asheba.
 
Summer Reading: World Languages Storytime in Spanish
Saturday, July 20, 11 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Drop in to listen to stories and songs in other languages all summer long.

Summer Reading: Classical Dance from India
Saturday, July 21, 2 – 3:30 pm, Auditorium
Dance lecture and demonstration by Nitya Narasimhan, who will take to the stage with her solo performance “Essence of Indian Art.” Learn about Bharatantyam, a traditional narrative dance form performed exclusively by women and considered the mother of many other dance forms.
 
Summer Reading: Puppet Art Theater Presents “The Tale of the Dragon’s Tail”
Thursday, July 25, 3 – 4 pm & 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
A story of adventure that will amuse the whole family.
 
Summer Reading: Happy Birds
Saturday, July 27, 11 am to 12 pm, Auditorium
School age children are invited to witness the feathered wonder of Happy Birds.
 
Summer Reading: Showtime on Sunday! “Bride & Prejudice”
Sunday, July 28, 2 – 4 pm, Auditorium
Come enjoy a movie in our beautiful auditorium.
 
Summer Reading: 4th and 5th Grade Book Club “Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo
Monday, July 29, 3:30 – 5 pm, Augustine Memorial Park (offsite)
Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep by taking part. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.
 
Youth Poetry Recitation Contest
Tuesday, July 30, 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Bring your favorite poem to perform and you may win the contest. Details on event calendar.


MORGAN HILL (660 W. Main Avenue, Morgan Hill 95037)
 
Lunch at the Library
Monday-Friday, July, 12 to 1 pm, Program Room
Free summer meals for kids 0-18 and their caretakers. Meals funded by YMCA/Second Harvest.
 
Make it Monday
Monday, July 1, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
This month’s craft is Firework Tea Towels. Registration required. For adults and supervised kids.

Guitar Club for Teens
Wednesday, July 3, 6 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Acoustic, electric and classical guitars welcome. Come and join our jam session.
 
Morgan Hill Round Table Discussion Group
Wednesday, July 3, 6:30 – 8 pm, Program Room
California’s Strategic Plan.
 
Summer Reading: Happy Birds
Saturday, July 6, 3 to 3:45 pm, Program Room
School age children are invited to witness the feathered wonder of Happy Birds.
 
Summer Reading: Square Dance Class (ages 13+ only)
Tuesdays, July 9, 23 & 30, 7 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
Learn basic steps and get to practice with a certified Square Dance Caller. Wear comfy shoes.
 
Summer Reading: Live at the Library, An Evening of Music with the South Valley Brass Quintet
Wednesday, July 10, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
Join us for an evening of free music. Come and enjoy listening to these skilled local musicians.
 
Summer Reading: Cascada de Flores
Saturday, July 13, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Hall
School age children are invited to a performance of bilingual musical group Cascada de Flores. Tickets available at the Program Room Door one hour in advance of the first program time.
 
Summer Reading: An Evening of Theater, “The Wizard of Oz”
Monday, July 15, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
The South Valley Civic Theater performs excerpts from the classic tale of Dorothy and friends.
 
Summer Reading: Family Science Challenge
Wednesday, July 17, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Design, build, and explore with the Tech Museum.

Teen Maker Camp
Wednesdays, July 17, 24 & 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
All craft supplies provided.
 
Summer Reading: LEGO Camp for Kids Entering Grades 2-8
Wednesday, July 24, Thursday, June 25 & Friday, June 26, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Go beyond the basic build instructions and get innovative with LEGOs. Creations will be displayed in the library.
 
Summer Reading: Polymer Clay Charms and Art (ages 12-18)
Thursday, July 25, 3 – 4:30 pm, Community Room
Sign up for the event online.

Summer Reading: Beginning Art Instruction Drawing in Pastel and Charcoal
Tuesday, July 30, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Program Room
Registration required. For ages 13+. Instructor David Hofstad has 25 years of experience.
 
Summer Reading Wrap Party
Wednesday, July 31, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Reward yourself for being a great reader this summer. Experiment and create with the Children Discovery Museum and more.
 

SARATOGA (13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga 95070)

Protecting Your Privacy: The California Consumer Privacy Act
Saturday, July 6, 10:30 – 1:30 am, Community Room
Come learn what this new law means, plus tips on how to control your information online. With special guest Professor Aleecia McDonald of Carnegie Mellon Information Networking Institute.


Book v. Movie: The Wife
Monday, July 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Community Room
Watch the movie, based on the book by Meg Wolitzer, and stay for a discussion around how Hollywood adapted the material.
 
Paws to Read
Tuesday, July 9, 7 – 8 pm & Tuesday, July 23, 4 – 5 pm, Orchard Room
For grades K-5. Kids can work on their pronunciation skills while gaining self-confidence. Read to a patient and quiet therapy animal from Growing Guides. First-come, first-served basis. 
 
Spice it Up!
Tuesday, July 9, 7 – 8:30 pm, Community Room
Master Gardner Dee Brown on how to grow garlic, ginger, and chives to spice up your cooking.  
 
Summer Reading: Magic Dante
Wednesday, July 10, 3 – 3:45 pm, Community Room
An unforgettable magical experience for the whole family.  

Summer Reading: Composing Together
Wednesday, July 17, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Room
Join us for a musical storytime featuring live musicians/composers with a Choose Your Own Adventure twist.


Footprints on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11
Friday, July 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Community Room
NASA Ames Research Center's Aerospace Engineer Tara Samuels tells the story of the Apollo 11 spaceflight, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 20, 1969.
 
Summer Reading: Teacher Barb & Clef
Saturday, July 20, 11:30 am to 12:10 pm, Community Room
Young ones and their families will enjoy this music show.
 
Introduction to Photoshop for Teens (12-18)
Saturday, July 20, 2– 3 pm, Training Room
Learn the basics of selecting and cutting images out, then pasting them into new places. Make fantasy photos a reality, change colors, make a statement.
 
Summer Reading: Cascada de Flores
Wednesday, July 24, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Room
School age children are invited to a performance of bilingual musical group Cascada de Flores.
 
7 Scientific Reasons to Meditate
Saturday, July 27, 3 to 4:30 pm, Orchard Room
Dr. Manish Saggar is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He will provide data from recent neuroscientific studies on how regular mediation practices improve our physical, mental, and emotional health.
 
Summer Reading: Dan DaVinci
Wednesday, July 31, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Room
Join us for a show filled with juggling, daring stunts, and hilarious comedy.
 

WOODLAND (1975 Grant Ave., Los Altos 94024)

Summer Reading: Kids Summer Reading, Puppet Show
Tuesday, July 9, 2 – 3 pm, Community Room
Children of all ages are invited to see the Puppet Art Theater Company’s production of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.”
 
 
BOOKMOBILE (San Martin Gwinn Elementary Cafeteria, 100 N. St., San Martin, 95046)

Lunch at the Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July, 10:30 am – 1 pm
Free lunches to kids 0-18 and their caregivers. Special entertainment and games each day!


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