Summer Reading is Here!

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It's Showtime at Your Library this Summer

Put Reading and Learning in the Spotlight this Summer

Make the library your one-stop shop for books & entertainment

It’s Showtime at Your Library! Our 2019 Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults begins on June 1. We are challenging participants to complete at least five books and one activity. Those who do will be eligible to win theater tickets, museum passes and the Grand Prize – a San Francisco 49ers Pre-Season Game Day Experience. This year’s community goal is to have participants collectively read 200,000 books! That’s just a little more than we did last year.

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is offering a number of educational and entertaining events this summer. Bilingual ensemble group Cascada de Flores, known for bringing Mexican songs and traditions to life, will visit each of our community libraries. Mercury News columnist Steven Wayne Yvaska will be at each library, giving informal appraisals to people who bring in one treasured item.

Milpitas Library is hosting a Teen Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 27. San Francisco 49ers fans should mark June 20 on the calendar. We will have a player from the team visit our Milpitas Library at 3:30 pm. Each of our eight libraries are also hosting their own events. You can find them in our Calendar of Events, opens a new window.  

SCCLD also recognizes that some kids go hungry in the summer when school is out of session. That is why we are once again teaming up with the YMCA of Silicon Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank to host Lunch at the Library. Starting June 10, Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries will serve lunch every day from 12 pm - 1 pm for kids 2 to 18. Our Bookmobile staff will bring lunch and programming to San Martin Gwinn Elementary School from 11 am - 1 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 11.

Reading keeps kids learning over vacation, improves your memory at any age and besides, it’s fun. Whether you like the classics, fictional dramas, action-packed comics, romantic novels, or thrillers, the Summer Reading program can introduce you to new and exciting characters!

 

Cupertino Library to Host Teen TEDx Talks

This Teen TEDx event is the first of its kind in a public library

For the last 35 years, TED Talks have been a popular forum dedicated to spreading ideas, with guest speakers discussing a variety of topics. SCCLD hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders with an independently organized TEDx event that Cupertino Library is hosting at Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Avenue) from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, June 8.

The “TEDx Youth @ Torre Ave” event is a forum for teens, by teens (ages 13-18). It aims to unite the network of high schoolers in and beyond Cupertino through the power of progressive ideas. This year’s theme is Innovation: Out of the Bo(x). The event will feature six teenage speakers touching on topics including the interconnection of art and technology, self-awareness, health, and social change.

This event is the first of its kind in a public library. The Cupertino Library Teen Advisory Board has been working with the Cupertino Teen Commission to organize the project and get it off the ground. Our teen librarians have also created a booklist to motivate teen readers this summer, with titles reflecting the topics to be discussed at TEDx.

Meet an All-Star Cast of Characters this Summer  

SCCLD librarians can match you with the perfect book

Wondering what to read this summer? The Library is all about connecting everyone with the right book. Both in the library and online, you will find lists of the best reading for your summer break developed by SCCLD librarians.

Summer is an especially significant time for young people to keep reading, and most importantly a space for kids to read what they LIKE to read. Studies show that reading at least five books over the summer can stem the summer slide and prevent a decline in reading scores. 

When students choose their books and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement. This free voluntary reading is at the core of SCCLD’s summer program, and the more kids practice, the better the results. The Library has all that you (and your kids) will need.

Check out the 2019 Graded Booklists for the best of the best books recently published. From creepy mysteries to funny school stories and fantasy tales, our Children’s librarians read and recommend the best new books by grade level.

SCCLD Speaks your Language – at the Library and Online

Spanish and Chinese speakers have a variety of resources available

Experience the fun of summer reading in your language of choice with the Online Library 24/7. Check out the eBooks, eMagazines, and eMovies sections of our website for our online language collections. The World Cinema section on Kanopy has movies and TV shows in more than 50 different languages. Find eBooks and eMagazines, and stream movies this summer in our online language collections, and join our community of readers today!

For Spanish-language readers, libros electrónicos en español are available in Odilo. Just download the Odilo app to your electronic device, sign in with your library card and PIN, and check out up to 10 eBooks at a time.

Chinese-language readers can check out eBooks and eMagazines from HyRead, available in Traditional Chinese, now with unlimited simultaneous use! Even more magazines are available from Qikan DragonSource in Traditional or Simplified Chinese.

Let Us Guide you on your Next Getaway Trip 

The Library has info on everything from local camping spots to overseas adventures

Over the next few months, millions of Americans will take time off for summer travel. If you plan to go on vacation but do not know where to start, let the Library be your travel agent. We have Lonely Planet Travel Guides that showcase different countries around the world. Find the best places to eat, the sites to see and learn about the local culture. Don’t forget – we offer passport services at the Cupertino and Milpitas Libraries.

We also have resources for people who want to stay closer to home for a staycation. Take a look at some of the local camping and hiking resources, from hiking in San Francisco to visiting popular spots in the Sierra Nevada.

Can’t get away? Let your imagination take you to your destination with these handpicked titles.

Help Us Make the Library Even Better by Taking our Satisfaction Survey

Spend a few minutes sharing your thoughts with us and be entered into a drawing for prizes

As part of our continuing effort to improve the level of service that we provide to you, SCCLD is conducting an online Customer Satisfaction Survey. We do this every three years to gauge what the top needs are as it pertains to library services. This year, we’re asking for your help identifying what our priorities should be, and how we can make your experience at our libraries better.

As a thank you for your time, your name will be entered into a drawing for gift cards upon completing the survey. Each library will award $10 Starbucks, $50 and $100 Amazon cards courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Marking a Half Century Since the Stonewall Rebellion

This LGBTQ Pride month marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic event  

 The modern movement for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. and abroad was sparked on June 28, 1969, by a late night police raid of a New York City bar, the Stonewall Inn. The bar was one of the few safe havens for those attracted to the same sex, as well as individuals who did not conform with the expected gender norms of the time. The decision by many of the patrons of the Stonewall Inn that evening to protest and stand up for their right to socialize with the people of their choice inspired a movement that continues to gain momentum to this day. Our staff has compiled a list of books and archival documentaries about Stonewall.

Beginning in 1970, cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles held the first ever Pride marches to commemorate Stonewall, a tradition that continues today. June has come to be the month that LGBTQ Pride is celebrated. Some of our libraries have events planned, including Morgan Hill, which has a Speakers Panel on Monday, June 3, and Los Altos, with an arts and crafts event on Monday, June 10. Gilroy and Morgan Hill libraries also have regular Youth Meetup and Safe Space events for LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 (on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays for Gilroy, and 1st and 3rd Tuesdays for Morgan Hill).

 

 


Calendar of June Events

Major happenings this month at each SCCLD location

This month’s calendar is jam packed with Summer Reading 2019 events. June is also when we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, Flag Day (14), Father’s Day (16), and the first official day of summer (21).  

JUNE 2019 EVENTS (HIGHLIGHTS)

NOTE: Summer Reading 2019 events marked in green (sccl.org/summer2019)

 

CAMPBELL (77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell 95008)

Contemplative Photography
Saturday, June 1, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn to take better photos through the deliberate Act of Seeing. Taught by professional photographer James Murray.    

Memoir Writing (adults 18+)
Monday, June 3, 6 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn to write your life story. Presented by writer Carly Gelsinger. Space is limited.   

Virtual Library Talk: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn about the many online services provided through the library, like Overdrive and RBdigital.  

Let’s Play in Spanish
Thursday, June 6, 4 – 5 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Join the LPIS team and Susy Dorn for storytime songs and puppets.   

Vegan Baking 101
Monday, June 10, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn to make vegan cookie dough in a jar to take home. Please register online.

Summer Reading: Preschool STEM Camp
Fridays, June 14, 21 & 28, 2 – 3:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Join us for some fun STEM for the little ones. Ages 4-6 only. Registration required.

Summer Reading: Touch-A-Truck
Saturday, June 15, 11 am – 1 pm, Parking lot
Check out cool vehicles like a fire truck, ambulance, our Bookmobile, tractor, boom truck, and a police car (subject to change).

Summer Reading: WERC “Birds of Prey”
Wednesday, June 19, 3 – 4 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Explores local diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey. Learn about flight, sight, hearing and other adaptations through living examples and hands-on materials.

Summer Reading: Family Science Night
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Work together to build something or solve a problem. Registration required.

Summer Reading: Coventry & Kaluza
Wednesday, June 26, 3 – 4 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Circus performance including juggling, acrobatics, music, comedy/clowning and hula hooping.

Summer Reading: Bonnie Lockhart
Thursday, June 27, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Community Room – Lower Level
A world of song, sing-alongs, moving and playing along. A concert for kids and families.

Office and Mobile Ergonomic
Saturday, June 29, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Community Room – Lower Level
Learn about the important of ergonomics and how to implement safe practices 

CUPERTINO (10800 Torre Avenue, Cupertino 95014)

Teen Study Days
Saturday, June 1, 12 – 5 pm, Community Hall
Great place to study for finals or a special project. Tables, chairs and snacks provided.

Mandarin Movie Series: Mao’s Last Dancer
Monday, June 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Story Room
In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.

Teen Tedx Talk (Registration required)
Saturday, June 8, 3 – 5 pm, Community Hall
The Cupertino Library Teen Advisory Board, along with the Cupertino Teen Commission, presents a first of its kind event. With a theme of Innovation: Out of the Bo(x), topics include Art and Technology, creating an autism app, superbugs, how we view ourselves, and many more.

Summer Reading: Teen Paint Party
Friday, June 14, 2 – 4 pm, Story Room
Painter Paul Loughridge will do a demonstration, and then teens will paint their own masterpieces.   

Summer Reading: Courtyard Concerts- Michelle Pollace Latin Jazz
Saturday, June 15, 12 – 1 pm, Courtyard
Enjoy the sounds of the roots of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music.

Pelicans, Herons and Egrets, Oh My
Monday, June 17, 7 – 8 pm, Story Room
Join photographer Joan Sparks on a journey to see long legged waders in their habitats.

Summer Reading: Happy Birds
Wednesday, June 19, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Hall
School age children are invited to witness the feathered wonder of Happy Birds.

Summer Reading: Cascada de Flores
Wednesday, June 26, 3 to 4 pm, Community Hall
School age children are invited to a performance of musical group Cascada de Flores. 

GILROY (350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy 95020)

Immigration Consultations with Catholic Charities / Consultas de inmigración con Catholic Charities (Caridades católicas)
Monday, June 3, 46 pm, Quiet Study B
Free information and referrals to low cost immigration services.
Información gratuita y referencias a recursos de inmigración de bajo costo.

Summer Reading: Flower Arranging and Book Signing by Author Teresa Sabankaya
Wednesday, June 5, 78:30 pm, Community Room
The Posy Book author will share wisdom about the Victorian-era language of flowers.

Summer Reading: Beginning Drawing with Charcoal and Pastels (for ages 13+)
Thursday, June 6, 13, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Community Room
Beginning and above levels of experience welcome. Space is limited, so sign up online.

Summer Reading: Cuba Film Series: Food and Agriculture
Monday, June 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Community Room
Join us for two short films, one about Haitian-Cuban agriculture, the other about a food crisis in the 1990s.

Summer Reading: Life-Changing KonMari Method of Tidying Up
Wednesday, June 12, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room
Learn an efficient way of organizing and tidying up. Get help decluttering your home or office.

Summer Reading: After-Hours Lock-In (for Teens 13-18)
Friday, June 14, 6 – 10 pm, Community Room
We’ll play minute-to-win-it games, compete in a scavenger hunt, eat pizza, enjoy arts, crafts, music, Wii games, and more! Must submit a permission slip by June 11. For more info and to sign up., opens a new window 

Summer Reading: Ceramics for Beginners (for adults)
Saturday, June 15, 2 – 3:30 pm, Community Room
Anthony Stenberg of the Morgan Hill Arts School teaches. Register online.

Summer Reading: Cuban Film Series and Travelogue
Monday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Community Room
Tierralismo takes place following the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s.

Summer Reading: Spencer Grey Magic
Wednesday, June 19, 3 – 4 pm & 6 – 7 pm, Community Room
Join us for a magical and fun show. Space is limited, so try to come early.

Summer Reading: Paint Party (for teens ages 12-18)
Thursday, June 20, 2 – 3:30 pm, Community Room
Channel your inner Bob Ross and create your own masterpiece. Sign up online please.

Summer Reading: Sculpey Clay Creations (sign up online)
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8 pm, Community Room
Learn the basics of creating 3-D artwork using Sculpey clay. Finish at home in oven, then paint.

Summer Reading: Maker Camp for ages 11-16, Fun with Circuits
Tuesday, June 25, 2 – 3:30 pm, Community Room
Experiment with circuits and create your own light up card. Please sign up online.

Summer Reading: Science Tellers- Aliens
Wednesday, June 26, 10 to 11 am, Community Room
Learn about the science around aliens. Come early, as space is limited.

Summer Reading: Santa Clara County’s House Sharing Program
Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 7:30 pm, Community Room
Learn about the practice of two or more unrelated people sharing a home.

Summer Reading: Duct Tape Extravaganza (ages 12-18)
Thursday, June 27, 2 to 3:30 pm, Community Room
Learn to create a zip-up wallet, duct tape roses, bookmarks and more. Register online. 

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

World Affairs Council: Sharing our Oceans
Wednesday, June 5, 7 – 9 pm, Los Altos Youth Center
Dr. Erika Woolsey will discuss the work of The Hydrous, a nonprofit devoted to translating marine science into public understanding. Immerse, a VR/360 film about reefs, will be shown.  

Mandarin-English Storytime
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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.

Healthy Food, Healthy Planet with Ocean Robbins
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 – 9 pm, Orchard Room
Food Revolution Network Host Ocean Robbins looks at the truth about food and what you can do to be a powerful force for positive change.  Robbins is the author of 31-Day Food Revolution.

Positivity Jars

Monday, June 10, 6 – 8 pm, Orchard Room
To honor June, LGBT Pride Month, we will be decorating jars and filling them with compliments.

Summer Reading: Fratello Marionettes Present “The Frog Prince”
Wednesday, June 12, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
Children of all ages are invited to join us for the timeless fairy tale of a spoiled princess, a golden ball, and a talkative frog in a beautiful theatrical production. 

Bay Area Games Day
Saturday, June 15, 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: Bubble Extravaganza
Wednesday, June 19, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
Children of all ages will have fun and be amazed.

Summer Reading: Book Bag Craft
Wednesday, June 26, 3 to 3:45 pm, Orchard Room
Children of all ages invited to design and decorate their own special bag.  

Master Gardeners
Wednesday, June 26, 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)

Summer Reading: Kickoff Puppet Show
Thursday, June 6, 4 – 5 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Our children’s librarians are kicking off the Summer Reading program by performing three special puppet shows.

Learn Hangul
Saturday, June 8, 1 – 3 pm, Group Study Room A
Learn the basics of the Korean alphabet, including phonetics and logic. Please register.

Summer Reading: Coventry & Kaluza
Thursday, June 13, 3 – 4 pm & 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Circus performance including juggling, acrobatics, music, comedy/clowning and hula hooping.

Summer Reading: Totally Tie Dye (for grades 4-8)
Friday, June 14, 3:30 – 5 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Learn how to add funky and groovy patterns on a plain tee. Please bring your own shirt. Register beginning June 7 at 3:30 pm at the Children’s Help Desk.  

Summer Reading: World Languages Storytime in Vietnamese
Saturdays, June 15, 11 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Drop in to listen to stories and songs in other languages all summer long.

Ready for Kindergarten Storytime
Mondays, June 17 & 24, 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: Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom & Special San Francisco 49ers Player Visit
Thursday, June 20, 3 – 4 pm (49ers player at 3:30) & 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Get up close with bugs, snakes, and other reptiles from around the world.

Summer Reading: Lego Tournament (grades 2-5)
Friday, June 21, 3:30 – 5 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Calling all master builders. Compete in challenges and win prizes. Register at the Children’s Help Desk beginning on June 14 at 3:30 pm. 

Summer Reading: World Languages Storytime in Chinese
Saturdays, June 22, 11 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Drop in to listen to stories and songs in other languages all summer long.

Summer Reading: Antique Appraisal
Saturday, June 22, 2 – 4 pm, Auditorium
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: Beyblade Tournament (grades 3-6)
Wednesday, June 26, 3:30 – 5 pm, Children’s Activity Room
20 lucky bladers will have the opportunity to compete for the title of Milpitas Champion. Bring your best Beyblade or two if you have them. The library will provide for those who don’t have one. Snacks will be provided. Register at the Children’s Help Desk starting June 19 at 3:30 pm. 

Summer Reading: Spencer Grey Magic
Thursday, June 27, 3 – 4 pm & 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium
Join us for a spectacular magic show. Space is limited, so try to come early.

Summer Reading: World Languages Storytime in Spanish
Saturday, June 29, 11 am – 12 pm, Children’s Activity Room
Drop in to listen to stories and songs in other languages all summer long.

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

LGBTQ Month Speakers Panel
Monday, June 3, 7 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
Bay Area residents share their personal stories about coming out and life, followed by a Q&A.    

Snack Breaks
Tuesdays & Thursday, 3 – 4:30 pm, Program Room
Snacks from 3-4 pm (kids under 18), tutoring from 3:30-4:30 pm for K-8 grades.    

Guitar Club for Teens
Wednesday, June 5, 7 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
Acoustic, electric and classical guitars all welcome. Bring your instrument for a jam session.  

Summer Reading: June Jams
Thursdays, June 6 (Peter Apel), 13 (Charity Kahn), 20 (Sean’s Music Factory) & 27 (Mister Q), 10:30 – 11:15 am, Program Room
Get ready to move at this series of fun, interactive musical experiences for young children.

Summer Reading: Python Ron
Saturday, June 8, 3 – 3:45 pm & 4:15 – 5 pm, Program Room
Get up close with bugs, snakes, and other reptiles from around the world. Tickets are required. They will be available at the Program Room door starting at 2 pm the day of event.

Lunch at the Library
Monday-Friday, June 10 to 28, 12 to 1 pm, Program Room
Free summer meals for kids 0-18 and their caretakers. Meals funded by YMCA/Second Harvest. 

Mindfulness Monday (for ages 10-18)
Mondays, June 10, 17 & 24, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Teaches youth helpful techniques to improve stress, mental and emotional health.

Summer Reading: Live at the Library- Evening of Dance
Monday, June 10, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
Performance by the Santa Clara Dance Coalition, a sophisticated, uniquely crafted performance.

Polymer Clay Class for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, June 11, 4 – 6 pm, Program Room
Learn the basics of creating 3-D artwork using Sculpey clay. Finish at home in oven, then paint.

Summer Reading: Square Dance Class (ages 13+ only)
Tuesdays, June 11 & 25, 7 – 8:30 pm, Program Room
Learn basic steps and get to practice with a certified Square Dance Caller. Wear comfy shoes.

Summer Reading: Touch-A-Truck
Wednesday, June 12, 3 – 4 pm, Parking lot
Check out cool vehicles like a fire truck, ambulance, and a police car (subject to change).

Summer Reading: Summer Writing & Drama Olympics (grades 3-6)
Friday, June 14, 3 – 4:30 pm, Program Room
Bring along your creative ideas and let the games begin, as we embark on a fun-filled, action-packed series of creative writing and drama events that will get your competitive juices flowing.

Make it Monday
Monday, June 17, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
This month’s craft is sunflower topiary. Registration required. For adults and supervised kids.

Summer Reading: Magic Show
Wednesday, June 19, 3 – 3:45 pm & 4:15 – 5 pm, Program Room
Magician Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and pure fun. Tickets required. Pick them up an hour in advance of show at Program Room door 1.

Summer Reading: An Evening of Theater – “1776”
Wednesday, June 19, 7 – 8 pm, Program Room
South Valley Civic Theatre presents excerpts from the musical story of the birth of our nation.

Summer Reading: Creative Writing for Tweens- Makerspace Art Journaling (grades 5-8)
Saturday, June 22, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Express your inner voice and creativity by learning to create an art journal for yourself.

Summer Reading: Art Camp for Kids (grades 1-8)
Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28, 3 – 4 pm, Program Room
Join us for a collaborative art experience. Final artwork will be displayed in the library.

UNAFF in Libraries: Agents of Change
Wednesday, June 26, 7 – 9 pm, Program Room
Presented with SURJ South County, Agents of Change examines the untold story of racial conditions on college campuses that led to protests across the country at over 1,000 colleges in the late 60s.

SARATOGA (13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga 95070)

Introduction to Taichi
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 & 14, 7 – 8 pm, Community Room
Learn about this internal Chinese martial art, which has defense training, health benefits and meditation properties. Taught by Master Yang Li of the Shanghai Sports Institute.

Summer Reading: Xtreme Science Magic
Saturday, June 8, 11 am – 12 pm, Community Room
School age children and their families are invited to experience the magic of Don O’Brien.   

Summer Reading: DIY Book Bag
Saturday, June 8, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Community Room
Children ages 3 and up are invited to decorate their own book bags.   

Summer Reading: Peter Apel
Wednesday, June 12, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Room
Join us for music, magic and fun for the whole family.

Summer Reading: Jungle James
Wednesday, June 19, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Room
Get up and close with snakes and other amazing animals. 

Teen Paint Party
Saturday, June 22, 2– 4 pm, Community Room
Come paint a summer scene. Light refreshments provided. Please sign up online.

Paws to Read
Tuesday, June 25, 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.  

Summer Reading: Village Rhythms
Wednesday, June 26, 3 to 3:45 pm, Community Room
Join us for an exciting musical program with master drummer Onye Onyemaechi.

Summer Reading: Family Building Blocks Fun
Saturday, June 29, 11 am to 12:30 pm, Community Room
Love building things? Children of all ages are welcome to design and build what they like. 

Summer Reading: Antique Appraisal
Saturday, June 29, 3 – 4:30 pm, Community Room
Bring in a family treasure to have it professionally appraised. Featuring Steven Wayne Yvaska of “The Seasoned Collector,” which appears in the Mercury News.

WOODLAND (1975 Grant Ave., Los Altos 94024)

Summer Reading: Kids Summer Reading
Tuesday, June 18, 2 – 4 pm, Community Room
Children of all ages are invited to decorate canvas book bags they can use for summer reading.

BOOKMOBILE (San Martin Gwinn Elementary Cafeteria, 100 N. St., San Martin, 95046)

Lunch at the Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 10 - 27, 10:30 am – 1 pm
Free lunches to kids 2-18 and their caregivers. Special entertainment and games each day!
San Francisco 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam will make a special visit at 11:30 am on Thursday, June 20.