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Solorsano Student Book Display at Gilroy Library

Friday, February 09, 2018
Gilroy Library
Come see and read a picture book created by Solarsano Science students about the path to becoming an astronaut.  On display in the children's easy reader area February 5th - 9th
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Combined SAT/ACT Combination Practice Test

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Kaplan Test Prep Logo
Cupertino Library
Community Hall
Combined SAT/ACT Combination Practice Test
Saturday, January 20, 2018 10 am. 
Community Hall 
10 am-1:30pm pm

Be prepared for the college entrance tests by taking a fully proctored SAT /ACT Combo Practice Test provided by Kaplan. Decide which test is right for YOU! This practice test will include questions from the ACT and questions from the SAT. So get some  excellent practice and remember to sign up today! 

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Scan Your Memories

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Library

Do you have photo albums or unsorted pictures at home?

Have you ever thought about digitizing them to make sure you don’t lose them in case of an emergency?

Or are you looking for an easier way to share them with your family and friends?

Make an appointment with one of our volunteers to learn how to create virtual backups of your most cherished memories:

- Bring up to ten pictures to scan.

- Create a Google account and upload the pictures.

Volunteers will walk you through the process.

Scanning by appointment only: call us or make an appointment at the adult reference desk. 

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Bilingual Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
Join us for bilingual storytime in English and Spanish for the whole family. Storytimes will feature books, songs, rhymes and plenty of fun!
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Free ZUMBA Classes ages 14 and up at Campbell Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Campbell Library
Join us for free Zumba classes for ages 14 and up, at the Campbell Library! Come move and groove to tropical beats. Wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes. Bring your bottle of water and a small towel. No registration required. 
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iMovie Class for ages 4-8 at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Two classes for ages 4-8. Learn how to and make a 1-2 minute movie using iMovie to be submitted in Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper International Film Festival. The classes will be held today, and 1/27. Please make sure you can attend both sessions. Sign up for both classes on our online events calendar. These classes will be held in the Community Room.
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iMovie Class for Ages 9-14 at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Two classes for ages 9-14, learn how to and make a 1-2 minute movie using iMovie to be submitted in Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper International Film Festival. The classes will be held today and 1/27. Please make sure you can attend both sessions. Sign up for both classes on our online events calendar.
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Introduction to Guitar at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Quiet Study B

Join us for an introduction to guitar workshop. 

Topics covered include:

Understanding rhythm

Knowing parts of the guitar

Tuning the guitar

Fingering the guitar fret board

Strumming with or without a pick

Reading guitar chord diagrams

Singing songs while strumming guitar chords

Please bring  your own guitar. Instructor will have limited guitars and tuners for use. Sign up for this series of classes on our online events calendar or at the information desk. Signing up for one class means signing up for all four classes. These programs are for ages 10+

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Middle School Intro to Programming using JavaScript at Los Altos Library

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Children in grades 5-8 are invited to attend a six week class in JavaScript every Saturday from January 20 through February 24. Instruction is offered in partnership with MV Code Club. MV Code Club is a hands-on program that teaches kids coding. With an individualized approach, customized curriculum, and the most experienced instructors, they empower kids to express themselves through coding. Kids develop their own games, apps and website, learning coding experientially. Please bring your own laptop.

Registration is required and limited to students in grades 5-8 only. Please register only if you can attend all six sessions. Register for this six week course on the January 20 entry. 
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Play and Learn @ Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us every Saturday at 11:00 am in the Activity Room for Play and Learn  for children ages 0-5 and their families. We will have toys, puzzles and games for children and their caregivers to come and enjoy.
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Rhythm, Rattle and Rock Story Time at Gilroy Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Gilroy Library
Nest (Children's Activity Room)
Join us for a lively half-hour of singing, dancing, and stories. Wave a scarf, ring a bell, and have a blast!  This program is every Saturday year-round.
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Asian Art Museum: Lunar New Year at Milpitas Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12 New Year Animals
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
Lunar New Year 

Welcome in the lunar new year by learning about the traditions and symbolism which enrich this celebration each year.  The Asian Art Museum will be giving a talk on the Lunar New Year.
Lunar New Year is a fun and fact-filled exploration of the practices and symbolism surrounding the celebration of the new year in Asian countries.  The new year -- 4716, by Chinese reckoning -- will begin on February 16 for the year of the Earth Dog.  Find out what that all means during the talk.  AAM website is: http://www.asianart.org/
All are welcome.  Free, as always.  In our Auditorium.


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Family Movies @ Campbell Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level
Family  movies @ the Campbell Library

Watch a family friendly movie in our community room on the large screen! There will be lots of room, see you there! No registration required.
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iDEA: Innovative Development by Entrepreneurs Association—for Teens at Cupertino Library

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
IDEA Graphic
Cupertino Library
Story Room

Saturdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018
Ground Floor Story Room 2-6 pm.

For Students in Grades 7-12


Interested in business? Being creative and building your own     company? Working with a group? If so, apply to entrepreneurship program through iDEA & Cupertino Library! We want dedicated, hardworking students, who, in this four week program, will learn:

 Þ  The process behind starting a business or creating a product

        Þ  The purpose of market research and how to conduct it

        Þ  How to construct a business plan and why it is needed

        Þ  How to write an executive summary

        Þ  How to write a market research summary

        Þ  How to create and write out an implementation strategy

        Þ  How to create and write a management and financial plan

        Þ  How to pitch and give powerful and persuasive presentations

        Þ  How to create digital designs using computer aided design (CAD)

       Þ  How to make a video explaining their product/service

       Þ  How to create a digital design of their product through CAD


In this program, you will form teams and use the concepts taught in each session to think of a product/service and create a business plan and presentation. You will present to judges, who will act as investors and evaluate each group. The winning team will receive a $100 gift card.  Participants must bring their own laptop.

Enrollment in this series will be decided by lottery.  To be eligible for selection, please register online between Wednesday, December 13 at 1 pm and Wednesday, December 27 at 9 pm. Please register ONLY if you will be able to attend all 4 sessions. One registration per person, please. Particpants will be selected via lottery on Thursday, December 28th. If you are selected, you will receive an confirmation email from Cupertino Library Staff member, Lucia. If you are selected, please RSVP to Matt Lorenzo (teen librarian) no later than Tuesday, January 2nd. : mlorenzo@sccl.org

Click here to submit a registration into the lottery between Wednesday, December 13 at 1 pm and Wednesday, December 27 at 9 pm. 

https://tinyurl.com/SCCL-CUiDEA



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Pacific Scribes Calligraphy Demonstration

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saratoga Library
Community Room
To celebrate John Hancock Day and their January display on the Saratoga Art Wall, Pacific Scribes calligraphy group will demonstrate different lettering techniques. Stop by the community room and make your own bookmark.
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Sewing Class for Ages 10+ at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Join us and make a fun sewing project! All supplies will be provided. this program is for ages 10+. Please sign up for this program on our online events calendar.
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Coding for Kids at Campbell Library

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Campbell Library
Teen volunteers from MathandCoding offer students in grades 3rd to 5th grade an introduction to the world of computer science and programming.  In this three day workshop, students learn to create puzzles, games, animations and stories using visual programming.  This course is designed for kids who do not have any previous experience using Scratch/Tynker or any other programming languages. Space is limited and registration is required. 
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Introduction to Java Programming for Teens @ Milpitas Library

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Milpitas Library
Computer Training Center

This FREE series of classes is for students in 7th through 11th grades who have had no previous experience in the programming language JAVA and who wish to learn the basics.  Visit www.mathandcoding.org for more info about the curriculum.  PLEASE sign up ONLY if you can attend ALL 4 sessions.   

We suggest that you sign up online.  Or, you may call (408) 262-1171 ext.3616.

There is room for 20 students.  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops; a limited number (3-4) of laptops are available for inside-the-library loan and computers are available for in-class use.  The workshop has a 4-week curriculum.


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Learn to Make an iMovie at Morgan Hill Library

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
Learn to make a 2-minute movie using a smartphone and the iMovie app.  We provide the gear.  Completed movies will be shown and receive awards at the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival on April 8th.  
  • For kids 4-14 years old
  • Sign up online or at the Information Desk.  
  • Drop-ins welcome as space permits.
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Meditation and the Brain with Dr. Manish Saggar at Cupertino Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meditation Image
Cupertino Library
Community Hall
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Cupertino Community Hall, 4:00 pm.

Ever wondered what is meditation all about? How does meditation work? In this workshop , Dr. Manish Saggar is an Asst. Professor in the department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a long time meditator, who speaks nationally on the topic. Dr. Saggar will explore psychological as well as traditional views on how meditation benefits us on numerous levels. He will share certain studies that show how meditation enhances brain functioning. There will even be a meditation sitting as well. Join Dr. Saggar for this powerful workshop.

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CoderDojo Coding Club

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saratoga Library

CoderDojo Coding Club is an open learning environment featuring a different coding language at each table. Collaborate with others interested in the coding language you are interested in.  Bring a project or start something new. Help each other with projects. Adult mentors are available for assistance.

• Events are open to students from 11 - 17 years of age.

• Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library.

• Seating is limited, so please register. Walk-ins only permitted if there is space available.

 Sign up for CoderDojo event notifications: http://bit.ly/cdsvsaratoga

 

CoderDojo Silicon Valley is an all-volunteer organization. To volunteer as a technical mentor or event volunteer please contact office@coderdojosv.org

CoderDojo Silicon Valley collects the minimum data about our members that is needed to run our events, and we will never rent or sell our members' data to third parties.

 

 

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Computer Skills for Vietnamese Speakers

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Milpitas Library

PLEASE NOTE: Starting on December 3, 2017, continuing through Sunday, March 4, these tutoring sessions will be FROM 2:00 TIL 4:00.  As daylight saving time ends, we will go back to the original time on Sunday, March 11.

Vietnamese speakers: Come to our Computer Training Center Sunday afternoons for FREE computer instruction. Knowledge of basic computer skills such as typing and use of the mouse is required. To practice class exercises, participants should bring a laptop. Classes last approximately 2 hours. No registration is required.

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Stories for 2's and 3's @ Cupertino Library

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Cupertino Library
Parent's Corner
Storytime for 2's and 3's.  Stories, music, finger plays and flannel boards. Held in the Cupertino Library Parent's Corner.
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Heartfulness Meditation at Los Altos Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
water drop
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Learn relaxation and meditation techniques with Heartfulness Certified Instructor Radhalakshmi Ramakrishnan.  Visit http://en-us.heartfulness.org/ for more information.
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Saratoga Library Celebration

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Library

Come join us at our community celebration to mark new hours for Saratoga Library.

Entertainment by Dr. Scorch from the Chabot Planetarium who will demonstrate exciting combustion reactions!

Refreshments provided.

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