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April is Food for Fines Month at Gilroy Library

Monday, April 30, 2018
Gilroy Library
Come to the library and learn how you can donate food as a way to have library fines, up to $100.00, taken off your account during the month of April. Talk to our staff for details about how you can participate.  Food will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.  
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Stories for 1's @ Cupertino Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Cupertino Library
Parent's Corner
Storytime for one year old's. Held in the Parents' Corner. Books, fingerplays, songs.
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Toddler Storytime at Los Altos Library

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Toddlers ages 1 and 2, come join us for stories, movement, and lots of fun.
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Toddler Storytime at Campbell Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Campbell Library
Come join us for stories, music, and movement for children ages 1-3!   Parents and caregivers should be prompt as doors will close 10 minutes after start time or when room occupancy is reached.   For safety reasons, please park strollers in the Children’s Alcove when attending Toddler Storytime.
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Toddler Storytime at Saratoga Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saratoga Library

Come enjoy stories songs, and crafts for children ages 1-1/2 – 3 and their grown-ups!

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Preschool Storytime at Los Altos Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Preschoolers ages 3 and up, come and join us for stories, movement, music, and lots of fun!
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Toddler Storytime at Campbell Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level
Come join us for stories, music, and movement for children ages 1-3!   Parents and caregivers should be prompt as doors will close 10 minutes after start time or when room occupancy is reached.   For safety reasons, please park strollers in the Children’s Alcove when attending Toddler Storytime.
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Baby Lapsit at Los Altos Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Baby Lapsit is a 20-minute interactive storytime between a baby and the caregiver with a librarian presenting stories, action rhymes, and songs. Participants are invited to stay for a "Play and Learn" session following storytime, allowing babies and their caregivers more time to interact with each other.
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Teen Video Gaming at the Los Altos Library

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Come challenge your friends to a game of Super Smash Bros. or Mariokart!
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Family Robotics with Dash & Dot

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
Learn basic coding together with the Dot & Dash Robots! 
Already have some Dot & Dash experience?  Show your grown-up what you know!

 · No experience necessary

· For ages 7-10 years old and their grown-up

· Sign-up online or at the Information Desk to guarantee  a spot or drop-in to see if space is available.

 April 25th:  Master a maze

May 23rd:  Shoot some hoops

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STE(A)M Book Club at Campbell Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level

Read a fun book and learn about STE(A)M too! Each month we will discuss a specific book and do a fun activity based on a theme. The first 10 kids that sign up will get a free copy of the book! Grades 4-6 only, registration required at the children's desk. 

Theme one: Science Fiction
Book: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Date: January 24th 4-5pm

Theme two: Space Travel
Book: CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
Date: February 28th 4-5pm

Theme three: Art & Mystery
Book: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Date: March 28th 4-5pm

Theme four: Electricity
Book: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba
Date: April 25th 4-5pm

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STEAM Days: Make Your Own Playdoh

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Playdoh creatures
Saratoga Library
Orchard Room

Make a dino, a dingo, a snake, a pancake, the sky is the limit with your own playdoh. It'll be messy, but it'll be fun. Spend an afternoon mixing up your own, colorful dough with flour and water, and then make some fantastical creatures with it. 

 This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.

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Robotics Fun with Dot and Dash at Los Altos Library

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room


Children in grades 3-6 are invited to Los Altos Library for a fun introduction to robotics and coding. Registration is required due to limited space.


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Poetry Out Loud! Poetry Recitation Contest @ Milpitas Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
POETRY
Milpitas Library
Auditorium

Join us on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 pm for Poetry Out Loud - Recitation Contest - in the Auditorium at Milpitas Library. Recite a poem by a traditional or contemporary poet and you may win $$.  Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Mighty Mike McGee will host!

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Adult Craft: Spring Embroidery Design for Ages 18+ at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Practice your embroidery skills using thread and needle and create a Spring design. Space is limited, please sign up on our online events calendar. This program is for ages 18+.
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ESL Classes for Adults at Gilroy Library/ Clases gratis de ingles para adultos (Sign-up)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Meeting Room
 Improve English listening
and speaking skills.
 Textbooks and supplies
provided for free.
 Space is limited.
 Sign up at the Information
Desk or call 408 842-8207

Mondays and Wednesdays
January 8th — May 2nd
6:30pm — 8:30pm
GILROY LIBRARY MEETING ROOM

Esta clase ayudara adultos escuchar, entender y hablar el Ingles.
 Libros y útiles serán incluidos gratis.
 Espacio es limitado.
 ¡Apúntese en el Escritorio de Información hoy!

Los lunes y miércoles Comenzando el 8 de enero hasta el 2 de mayo 6:30pm — 8:30pm
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Breaking Down Brick Walls and Tracing Female Lines

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Learn about records and creative techniques that you can use to help trace those illusive ancestors in your family tree. 

About your presenter: Karen Abel has been conducting genealogy research for 18 years. She has extensive experience researching early American, German and German-Russian families. She has been a volunteer at the San Jose Family History Center for 14 years. She is a resident of Morgan Hill. 
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Flex Prep Workshop at Cupertino Library: Changing Trends in College Admissions

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Logo For Flex College Prep
Cupertino Library
Story Room
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Cupertino Library Ground Floor Story Room, 7-8:30 pm


CHANGES & TRENDS IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: SHOULD STUDENTS APPLY EARLY? (and other updates you should know about when applying to college) Seminar with Flex Prep

What has changed in college admissions and how will it impact you? What kind of advantages and disadvantages should you consider when applying early action or decision? In order to be successful in the admissions process, staying up to date is critical. Learn more about early admission stats/trends and the key changes to consider in the college application process. Online registration is required. 

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Gardening Program at Campbell Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level

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Master Gardeners

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room

Learn about a variety of gardening topics, taught by local Master Gardeners!

The Incredible Edibles: Cucumber, Melons, and Squash

Everything you've wanted to know about growing Cucurbits but were afraid to ask! What causes bitterness in cucumbers? Do cantaloupes cross pollinate with other vine crops? Why are some squash referred to as "summer" squash, while others are called "winter" squash? Master Gardener Janet Waagen will answer these questions and many more, plus give great tips on planting, care and when to harvest Cucurbits!

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Book Discussion Group ~ Neverhome: A Novel

7:03 PM - 8:30 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room

Note: We will meet in the Children's Activity Room tonight.

This week's book for discussion is Neverhome, by Laird Hunt. It is the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the American Civil War battle for the South.  Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman, and a traitor to the American cause.

 All are welcome to come and enjoy discussing this enthralling book with our book group.  We will meet in the Children's Activity Room.  Led by Librarian Terye Balogh.

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ESL Class at Campbell Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campbell Library

This English as a Second Language class focuses on listening to and speaking English. The instructor, from Campbell Adult and Community Education, provides lessons, answers questions, and facilitates conversation exercises. 

This class is for high beginner to intermediate level.  Space is limited. Registration and assessment test are required.  

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Storytime for 4's and 5's @ Cupertino Library

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Cupertino Library
Story Room
Storytime for 4 and 5 year olds'. Come join us in the Cupertino Library Parents' Corner for stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. 
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Toddler Storytime at Los Altos Library

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Toddlers ages 1 and 2, come join us for stories, movement, and lots of fun.
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Toddler Storytime at Morgan Hill Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
Kids ages 18 months to 3 years, come join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
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