Find Your Inner Storyteller at Cupertino Library Workshop

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2019

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Apply to Secure a Spot for This Limited Event

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is announcing an exciting opportunity exclusively for Cupertino residents. Berkeley-based digital media organization StoryCenter is hosting a free one-time digital storytelling workshop at Cupertino Library.

As part of its California Listens project, facilitators will help attendees create a short 2-4 minute film using personal and family images, videos or archival material. The workshop includes tips on how to make a great story, group script sharing, hands-on video editing and production support. The finished product will be featured in a statewide local story archive. A screening of the videos will be shown at Cupertino Library later this year.

“We are pleased to offer this rare opportunity to our patrons,” said Diane Roche, Director of Communications and Marketing. “This will give people a chance to explore their creative side and produce their own short story to be shared with audiences.”

The special two-day intensive workshop will be held on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 9 am-5 pm at Cupertino Library. Participants must attend both days of the workshop. Space is limited for the event. Teens and adults are welcomed to apply at The deadline to submit the application is April 7. StoryCenter will select the 15 candidates who will take part in the project.

California Listens is a project of StoryCenter, in conjunction with the California State Library. Since 2016, StoryCenter has traveled to 60 libraries, collecting some 400 digital stories.

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About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, Audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last eleven years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2018, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

SCCLD includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2018, SCCLD had nearly 370,000 library account holders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.85 million items.

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 Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Mariana Walker
 Santa Clara County Library District
 (408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3080/3047