September 2019

Fall is Full of Learning and Events

 
Distinguished Author Series

Distinguished Authors Series Launching Next Month

Three well-known writers will share stories about key works

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is proud to present a very special series of events. Starting in October, SCCLD will be hosting a trio of acclaimed best-selling authors who will give talks about their writing process and how they crafted their works through meticulous and detailed research and reporting.

The series kicks off at the Morgan Hill’s Community and Cultural Center on October 22 with Sonia Nazario, author of award-winning book, Enrique’s Journey. This story tells of a Honduran boy struggling to find his mother in the U.S.

The second event will be held on October 30 featuring John Carreyrou, New York Times best-selling author of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, at De Anza’s Visual & Performing Arts Center. Carreyrou received two Pulitzer prizes for his investigative reporting at the Wall Street Journal where he uncovered the scandal behind Theranos, the subject of Bad Blood.

The final presenter will be Susan Orlean, best-selling author who will talk about The Library Book at the Campbell Heritage Theatre on December 11.  The Library Book explores the history, power, and future of libraries, while delving into the mysterious fire that nearly destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from leading authors about the craft of writing and how they went about creating these memorable stories.

Sonia Nazario: 7 pm Tuesday, October 22 at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill, 95037.
John Carreyrou: 7:30 pm Wednesday, October 30 at the De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, 95014.
Susan Orlean: 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 11 at the Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 95008.

All events are free and open to the public.  Seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis.

 



 


Recap: Summer Reading 2019

Recap: Summer Reading 2019

It’s Showtime at Your Library! is in the books, and you won't believe the totals

September marks the end of our Summer Reading Program, It’s Showtime at Your Library! We’ve had another successful year and wanted to share some of the highlights, including surpassing our target of reading 200,000 books together. Great job everyone!

Between SCCLD’s Summer Reading and 1,000 Books Before 6 programs, more than 255,000 books were read between June and August. Who took part? Around 28,000 people, with first graders being the most popular age group to sign up for It’s Showtime at your Library! Special credit to Milpitas Library, with more than 6,900 people – 8.6% of the community -- enrolled in the program!

Here’s what people were reading. The most popular books for all ages was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, not to mention the rest of the series. The most popular book for adults was Becoming by Michelle Obama. Our youngest readers’ most popular book was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Thanks to our partners, we awarded 45 generous prizes, including passes to the 49ers Museum at Levi’s Stadium, Monster Jam and Gilroy Gardens. Plus, children in the program received thousands of books, In-N-Out Burger certificates and meals from Chipotle.

Give yourselves a major round of applause for such a spectacular summer! Please join in the program next year to make it bigger and better!



 

 

 
 

 
The Library is a Student's After-School One-Stop Shop

The Library is a Student’s After School One-Stop Shop

Get homework help and more student resources

Students are back in school and the Library has many free resources to help with projects, reports and other homework. Stop by any of our locations to look through reference books, biographies, maps or access online articles and eBooks. Librarians can also show students how to access their eAccount and navigate the Student Portal to get help at home or school. 
 
One particularly helpful resource is Brainfuse Help Now. It provides free homework and writing assistance, live tutoring and test prep services in English and Spanish all online. Tutors are available every day from 1-10 pm for one-on-one assistance.
 
Our libraries in South County are also serving free after school snacks to students. Gilroy Library’s snack service runs Tuesday through Thursday at 3 pm in the Nest (Children’s Activity Room). Morgan Hill Library is providing snacks and activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4 pm in the program room. Learn more about the snack programs.












 
 
News Archives: Step Back in Time

News Archives: Step Back in Time

View how society has evolved with early issues of magazines

We are pleased to offer a collection of digital magazines where you can go back in time and read the very first issue starting with volume 1, issue 1 and beyond. Patrons may now enjoy these popular magazine titles:

Browse each issue or select the "Search within this publication" link to perform keyword searches. You can also perform an advanced search and select the type of document you’d like to locate. For example, search for old advertisements (e.g. Ford Motor Company), front covers (e.g. TIME “Person of the Year”), speeches, essays, biographies, and so on. Display your search results by “date oldest” for best results.

This is a great way to view how our society evolved over the various decades. History buffs can study a particular event, person, or topic, e.g. Feminism, the first Moon Landing, the Vietnam War, and so on. Read in-depth essays and articles as they were written during a particular period in history. You will also find lots of literary material featuring the life and works of such literary greats as Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, P.G. Wodehouse, William Faulkner and Philip Roth.






 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating the history and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans

For over fifty years, U.S. presidents have recognized the middle of September until the middle of October as National Hispanic Heritage Month. Starting with the independence days from Spain of 5 Latin American countries and ending shortly after Columbus Day, which is also known as Indigenous People’s Day, the month is intended to promote the sharing of history, including the many contributions of Latinx (Latino and Latina) people. This year’s theme is “A History of Serving our Nation,” which nods to the more than 1 million members of the community who have been part of the U.S. military.

Experience song and culture at fun family events this month at the library. Bilingual performers will share their talents at Family Fiesta de Música

The Library has compiled booklists for children of all ages and YA/adults, as well as a selection of eBooks and Audiobooks, around the month.










 

Voter Registration Day, New County Voting System

Voter Registration Day, New County Voting System

SCCLD libraries to host voter sign-up groups on September 24

Our representative democracy needs the participation of voters in order to ensure that the people are properly represented and our elected leaders prioritize the issues that matter most to us. September 17 is U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day. A week later, SCCLD will once again be hosting nonprofit groups including the League of Women Voters at our eight libraries on Tuesday, September 24. They will be offering help with voter registration for anyone not already registered to vote locally. For those who recently turned 18, or who might have moved and not had a chance to re-register, this is an easy way to sign up to vote.

Speaking of voting, the County of Santa Clara’s Registrar of Voters is preparing to launch a new Election Administration Plan, to be implemented in March of 2020. The update to the current voting system includes new voting equipment, which combine the ease of electronic voting with the security of a paper printout that voters can review before depositing their vote. The current voting machines are nearly 20 years old. You can find out more about these changes at an upcoming public meeting on September 4 at the County Government Center at 70 W. Hedding St., San José 95110. You can also read about the Plan and how it seeks to comply the Voter’s Choice Act, available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and five other languages. 










 

Local Family Shares Their Story about Lewy Body Dementia Awareness

Local Family Shares Their Story about Lewy Body Dementia Awareness

SCCLD to host film screenings and discussions at all libraries

Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease dementia, according to the Mayo Clinic, with as many as 1.3 million Americans suffering from it. 

One local couple, Sue and Chuck Berghoff of Morgan Hill, want to educate the community about the condition. The documentary film, Sue’s Story, takes a look at the rise of dementia in a world unprepared to deal with it. The film takes viewers on a journey with Sue, who has Lewy body dementia. She is determined to bring about change, so other dementia patients can live their lives with purpose, dignity, and hope.

SCCLD will host screenings of Sue’s Story at all of our libraries. Meet Sue and her husband, watch their story unfold, then participate in a Q&A discussion with the Berghoffs and guest speakers from healthcare, medical research, and older adult services. We welcome you to ask questions, share your family experiences with dementia, and learn what is being done in our County to change things for the better.

Morgan Hill Library is screening the documentary on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm. Gilroy Library will host the event on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 pm. Both events are free. Our other libraries will host screenings throughout the fall. Learn more at sccl.org/events.


 

 

 



 

Calendar of September Events

Calendar of September Events

Major happenings this month at each SCCLD location

September starts with Labor Day (2) and includes the official end of summer (23). It’s also the time we celebrate the wilderness, sign up for library cards, prepare for emergencies, welcome immigrants (13-22), mark Banned Books Week (22-28), and focus on suicide prevention. Here is a list of events happening in September at our libraries.


September 2019 EVENTS (HIGHLIGHTS)

All Libraries Closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day


CAMPBELL (77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell 95008)

ESL Conversation Club
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 1 – 2:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Improve your English listening and speaking skills in a friendly, supportive setting. For all levels. Chat topics include U.S. culture, life skills, and current events. No sign up needed.


Family Pajama Jams
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7 – 7:45 pm, Children’s Alcove – Upper Level 
Lots of movement and group participation in this family-friendly activity. 

Introduction to Line Dancing (for adults)
Saturday, September 7, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Staff from the CA Line Dance Association of America will guide you through the basic steps.

Master Gardeners: Growing Garlic
Tuesday, September 10, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store the bulbs.

Monday Kids Craft Day
Monday, September 16, 4 – 5 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Second graders and up.

Legal Self-Help Discussion
Monday, September 16, 7– 8:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn how to access court provided self-help forms and guides used for a variety of legal topics.

DIY Rubber Stamps Adult Craft
Wednesday, September 18, 6 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
18+. Create your own carved stamp. All supplies provided.

Kids STEAM Book Club (4th to 6th Grade, Registration required)
Wednesday, September 18, 4 – 5 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
This month’s selection is Sanity & Tallulah. We will discuss the book and do a fun activity.

Fiesta de Música: Nathalia Concert
Saturday, September 21, 3 – 3:45 pm, Community Room
Children’s songwriter Nathalia uses a creative bilingual approach to engage families in an interactive music performance. Her infectious songs will have attendees singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish in this fun, multicultural experience. Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Sunday, September 22, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Beginner friendly, with a focus on alignment. Bring comfortable clothes, a mat, and water.

Climate Change Book Club
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change by Clive Hamilton.

Virtual Library Talk: Headspace & eMusic (for adults 18+)
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn more about some of the online services offered through the 24/7 Online Library. Our digital resources librarian will walk you through mindfulness resources including Headspace, Freegal, and other online music offerings.

Family Movie Time! (The Lego Movie: The Second Part)
Saturday, September 28, 2 – 4 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Come catch a film on our big screen.   

Learn-a-Language
Monday, September 30, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
People will be paired in a one-on-one setting to learn from each other.  


CUPERTINO (10800 Torre Avenue, Cupertino 95014)

Stories for Fours and Fives
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10:15 – 10:45 am, Parents’ Corner
Stories, songs, flannel boards, and fingerplays.
 
MasterGardeners: Landscaping for Wildfire Protection
Wednesday, September 4, 7 – 8:30 pm, Community Hall
Learn tips to reduce the likelihood that a fire will damage your property through your choice of landscaping.
 
ESL Conversation Club
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Meeting Room
Practice your English in a friendly, informal group. Meets weekly. All language levels welcome.

Children’s Literature for Adults Book Club
Thursday, September 12, 7 – 8 pm, Story Room
Join our club to discuss, reminisce or discover a beloved Children’s Classic. Registration required at either the Adult or Children’s Reference desk.
 
Mindfulness Rx for Teens: 5 key guideposts to keep you whole, happy, and calm
Saturday, September 14, 2 – 4 pm, Story Room
Author and creativity coach Kanesha Baynard will show participants how to use collage and mixed media to create visual sanctuaries to support wellness and combat mental fatigue. For teens 12-18. Registration required.
 
Wellness + Mindfulness Meditation
Monday, September 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Story Room
Designed to benefit regular practitioners as well as beginners.
 
“The Importance of Standardized Testing in College Admissions” Workshop w/ Flex Prep
Wednesday, September 18, 7 – 8 pm, Story Room
Come learn the difference between the SAT, PSAT and ACT and how colleges use these results. Registration required, opens 9/10.
 
Mandarin/English Storytime
Friday, September 20, 11 am – 12 pm, Parents’ Corner
Children’s Librarian Jean will read storybooks, lead children with songs, flannel board story, finger play, games, and craft projects. For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caretakers.

Fiesta de Música: Nathalia Concert
Friday, September 20, 4 – 4:45 pm, Community Room 
Children’s songwriter Nathalia uses a creative bilingual approach to engage families in an interactive music performance. Her infectious songs will have attendees singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish in this fun, multicultural experience. Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
 
Game Day (for grades 1-8)
Thursday, September 26, 4 – 5 pm, Story Room
Relax, play new or classic board games, meet new friends and have fun. Games provided.   



GILROY (350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy 95020)

Pajama Story Time / Cuentos en pijama
Mondays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7 – 8 pm, Nest (Children’s Activity Room)
Bring your favorite stuffed animal, pillow, or blanket and your PJs. For the whole family.
 
Hora de Cuentos en español / Spanish Storytime
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4 – 5 pm, Nest (Children’s Activity Room)
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for families with children. Plus, a simple craft, play time.
 
Beginning Drawing with Charcoal and Pastels for 13+
Thursdays, September 5 & 19, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Community Room
Beginners and artists of various levels of experience welcome. Sign up online.

Adult Book Discussion: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Friday, September 6, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Quiet Study Room
Adults and teens welcome. Check out a copy at the Info Desk upstairs.
 
ESL Conversation Club/Club de Conversación de ESL
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Meeting Room
Practice your English in a friendly, informal group. Meets weekly. All language levels welcome.
 
Gilroy League of Writers (pre-teens to teens)
Friday, September 6, 4 – 5 pm, Quiet Study B
Interested in learning new writing techniques? Looking to write or publish a book? If so, join GLOW!
 
ESL Classes: First week (sign up online using 9/10 calendar entry)
Tuesday & Thursday, September 10 & 12, 6 – 8 pm, Computer Training Lab
Improve English listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading and writing skills. Increase vocabulary, learn common English phrases and American culture. Runs through 12/16.
 
Open Poetry Readings with the Garlicky Group of Poets
Saturday, September 14, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Meeting Room
Everyone is welcome to read their own poetry or listen to new work by others.
 
Film on Food & Farming: The Biggest Little Farm
Sunday, September 22, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Community Room
Follow two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and land.

Fiesta de Música: Juan L. Sánchez Concert
Saturday, September 28, 11 – 11:45 am, Orchard Room
Singer/songwriter and educator Sánchez will take you on a musical journey celebrating Mexican history and culture. Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
 
Eating Disorders: Answers from the Experts
Saturday, September 28, 4 – 5 pm, Meeting Room
30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. Learn from a parent and a subject expert.
 
Sue’s Story: Documentary Screening and Discussion
Monday, September 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
Examines one of the greatest challenges of our time: the rise of dementia in a world unprepared for it. Tells the story of Lewy Body Dementia sufferer Sue Berghoff.


 

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

Mandarin-English Storytime
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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.
 
English Conversation Club (no registration required)
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, &27, 1:30 – 3 pm, Orchard Room
Practice English in an informal setting, with a supportive group of adult learners.
 
Read Together, Play Together (presented in Mandarin Chinese)
Saturday, September 7, 2 – 3:30 pm, Orchard Room
Dr. Chou Wanhsiang, Children’s Literature, Penn State University, will present the first of three events around “How to Read Picture Books.”
 
Author Talk: Dr. John Billheimer
Monday, September 9, 7 – 8 pm, Orchard Room
Author of the Owen Allison mysteries, set in Appalachia’s cornfields, and Lloyd Keaton series. 
 
Lights, Sound, Action! Robotics with Ozobots (ages 9+)
Wednesday, September 11, 4 – 5 pm, Orchard Room
Learn critical thinking, coding, sequencing, and robotics with Ozobots. Registration required. Online or at the Children’s Desk.
 
Shifting Tides: The Oceans are Rising, so What? A GreenTown Community Forum
Monday, September 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Orchard Room
Watch a short film and hear from a South Pacific Islander and a Stanford climate scientist.
 
Light-Up Notebooks (adults and teens craft)
Wednesday, September 18, 6 – 8 pm, Orchard Room
In preparation for Banned Books Week we will be making light-up notebooks with LED lights and paper circuits. Censorship leaves us in the dark, so we are keeping the knowledge light on.
 
Bel Canto Flutes
Thursday, September 19, 6 – 7 pm, Orchard Room
All-flute classical ensemble. Fun for all ages.
 
Bay Area Games Day
Saturday, September 21, 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.

Fiesta de Música: Juan L. Sánchez Concert
Wednesday, September 25, 10:15 – 10:55 am & 11 – 11:45 am, Orchard Room
Singer/songwriter and educator Sánchez will take you on a musical journey celebrating Mexican history and culture. Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Master Gardeners: Spice it Up: Growing Garlic, Ginger & Chives
Wednesday, September 25, 7 – 8:30 pm, Orchard Room
Join us to learn about the beauty of succulents, low water plants welcome to any garden.


 

MILPITAS (160 N. Main Street, Milpitas 95035)

Computer Skills Tutoring
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4 – 5 pm, Computer Training Center
Teen volunteers will assist you one-on-one with e-mail, internet searches, Google Docs, more.

Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11 am – 12 pm, Auditorium
Paves the way for overall well-being be balancing one’s existence and improving relationships. 5-minute guided relaxation technique followed by a personal meditation.
 
ESL Conversation Club
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1 – 2 pm, Group Study Room A
Come and improve your English listening and speaking skills in a fun, respectful, and supportive environment. For all levels of learners. Topics will include U.S. culture, life skills, & current events.
 
Trivia at the Library
Saturday, September 7, 4 – 5 pm, Auditorium
Test your knowledge.
 
Dash Robot Coding for Grades 1-3 (children must register in person)
Tuesdays, September 10 & 24, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Use the Blockly app to compete a maze challenge while learning coding basics. Register at the Children’s Desk. 
 
Book Discussion Group: Author Visit, Yangsze Choo “The Night Tiger”
Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Auditorium
Special opportunity to hear from and interact with an author.

Fiesta de Música: Nathalia Concert
Saturday, September 21, 11 – 11:45 am, Community Room
Children’s songwriter Nathalia uses a creative bilingual approach to engage families in an interactive music performance. Her infectious songs will have attendees singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish in this fun, multicultural experience. Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
 
Adult Craft Hour
Saturday, September 21, 4 – 5 pm, Auditorium
This month we will create plant pots inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Register online.
 
ESL Book Club (4th Friday of each month)
Friday, September 27, 3 – 4 pm, Group Study Room A
Practice reading and speaking English while reading good books, having fun, and making new friends.  Ask the Adult Reference Desk librarian about this month’s book. Copies available.
 
Reading Buddies (4th Friday of each month)
Saturday, September 28, 2 – 3 pm, Children’s Activity Room
For children grades K-5. Buddy up with a furry friend and practice reading aloud to a patient therapy animal. 20-minute sessions. Drop-in program. 

Book Discussion Group: All Quiet on the Western Front
Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Auditorium
We have copies available at the library if you have not yet read this title. 

Teen Craft Hour (ages 12-18, registration required)
Thursday, September 26, 4 – 5 pm, Auditorium
DIY Wizard Wands is this month’s theme. Supplies provided.



MORGAN HILL (660 W. Main Avenue, Morgan Hill 95037)

Bilingual Family Storytime
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:15 – 11 am, Program Room
Families- join us for book reading, songs, rhymes and plenty of fun. In English and Spanish.
 
Dungeons & Dragons/Tabletop Gaming Club for Teens
Sundays, September 1 & 15, 2 – 4 pm, Program Room
Free, no registration needed.
 
After Dinner Book Group
Tuesday, September 3, 7:30 – 9 pm, Program Room
Join us for a discussion of This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.    
 
Snack Break for Children 18 and Under
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 3-26, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Local YMCA provides free snacks and activities to youth.    
 
Round Table Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 – 8 pm, Program Room
This month’s topic is Will Universal Basic Income solve poverty in America?    
 
ESL Conversation Club/Club de Conversación de ESL
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 29 & 26, 4 – 5 pm, Program Room
Come and improve your English listening and speaking skills in a fun, respectful, and supportive environment. For all levels of learners. Topics will include U.S. culture, life skills, current events.
 
Get Creative with your Smartphone: Teen Photography Classes (for ages 13-18)
Monday, September 9, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
Learn how to turn everyday life into beautiful memories. Use your smartphone to unleash your creativity. Instructor Ewa Samples is a certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach.
 
Make it Monday- Painted Pallet Signs
Monday, September 9, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
All supplies provided. Registration required. For adults. Children welcome if supervised.
 
Beginning Art Instruction Drawing in Pastel and Charcoal (ages 13+)
Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
Instructor David Hofstad will teach this introductory course. 
 
Latin Jazz Night
Monday, September 16, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
Learn about the history of Latin Jazz, then watch a short performance with local musicians.
 
Virtual Lawyers in the Library
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 – 8 pm, Program Room
Virtual Legal Advice Clinic offers free advice on a variety of subjects, including immigration, civil law, divorce, child custody, consumer law, elder issues, & small claims court. Sign up required.
 
How to Respond to Hate Speech
Wednesday, September 18, 7 – 8:45 pm, Program Room
Central Pacific Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League will teach you how to stand up for yourself and vulnerable people, be an ally and “up stander,” & help create a hate free world.
 
Trees and Shrubs to Plant in Fall
Monday, September 23, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room

Find out which grow well in our climate, are drought tolerant, add color, fragrance or texture to your yard. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier. 

Sue’s Story: documentary screening with a discussion by the director
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 – 9 pm, Program Room
Examines one of the greatest challenges of our time: the rise of dementia in a world unprepared for it. Tells the story of Lewy Body Dementia sufferer Sue Berghoff.

Fiesta de Música: Golden Acorns Music Concert
Wednesday, September 25, 4 – 4:45 pm, Community Room
Get ready to move your whole body and learn to the music. Clever, fun and exciting, Golden Acorns’ “Full-Body Music” is targeted toward kids 0-5. Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Polymer Clay Class for Teens and Adults (registration required)
Saturday, September 28, 1 – 3 pm, Program Room
Learn to create 3-D artworks using Sculpey clay. Form, join, and design your own concepts.

 

SARATOGA (13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga 95070)

ESL Conversation Club
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, & 26, 11 am – 12:15 pm, Community Room
Drop-in to improve your English listening and speaking skills and learn about other cultures, in a supportive environment. All levels and language backgrounds welcome.

Galapagos Islands
Friday, September 6, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Community Room
Local nature photographer Judy Kramer will give an illustrated talk about her trip to the islands, their origins, and the many beautiful scenes and unusual creatures she saw there.
 
Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, September 7, 17 &24, 10:30 – 11 am, Orchard Room
Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and songs for the whole family.

Paws to Read
Tuesday, September 10, 7 – 8 pm, Orchard Room
Tuesday, September 24, 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. 

How to Become a U.S. Citizen
Saturday, September 14, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Community Room
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services presents on the naturalization process.

CoderDojo Coding Club
Sunday, September 15, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Community Room
Open to students 11-17. Bring your own laptop or borrow one. Different coding language at each table. Collaborate with others or seek help. Bring a project or start something new.

Make a Friend for Forky
Tuesday, September 17, 4 – 5 pm, Orchard Room
Forky is a little shy at the beginning of the new school year. Make him a puppet friend out of a wooden spoon.

Mandarin/English Storytime
Tuesday, September 24, 11:30 am – 12 pm, Orchard Room
Children’s Librarian Jean will read storybooks, lead children in songs, flannel board story, finger play, games and craft projects. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and parents/caretakers welcome.

Fiesta de Música: Golden Acorns Music Concert
Saturday, September 28, 3 – 4:45 pm, Community Room
Get ready to move your whole body and learn to the music. Clever, fun and exciting, Golden Acorns’ “Full-Body Music” is targeted toward kids 0-5.  Part of SCCLD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.



 


 


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