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Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Birgit Vogler
New art work on display in the teen area of the Saratoga Library.
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 by Jeannie Takagi Hsu
Help SCCLD break the world record for the most people balancing books on their heads.
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by Jeannie Takagi Hsu
Streshinsky and Klaus will talk about their book and their research into Robert Oppenheimer and his loves at the Saratoga Library on Monday, July 21 at 7pm.
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by saratoga_manager
Okra and peppers make for a beautiful edible garden when they're in full bloom. Plant a Gumbo Garden this summer with seeds from the Saratoga Seed Library:
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by sccl_smallbus_finance
If you decide to start benefits at or after your full retirement age for Social Security purposes, don’t forget to sign up for Medicare before 65. If you don’t, your Medicare medical insurance, drug coverage could be delayed and you could be charged higher premiums. To make the most...
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014 by sccl_smallbus_finance
If you retire at full retirement age, you will receive full Social Security benefits based on your past earnings. However, if you opt to take benefits early, your monthly Social Security benefit amount will be reduced. The earlier you start, the more your benefits are reduced from the full...
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Rose Khoury
Happy Birthday to Lyman Frank Baum!
Mr. Baum was born on May 15, 1856 in Chittenango, NY, home of the Oz-Stravagangza!
Although L. Frank Baum is most famous for creating The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, his journey in life was a very interesting one.
Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by sccl_smallbus_finance
Are you a non-native English speaker?
Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 by Birgit Vogler
Are you stressed out about finals? Need help studying?
We are here to help!
We are sure you know about all the great books you can get from the library, but do you know that we have great online resources, too?
Check out all the databases, e-books and online learning tools right here.
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by sccl_smallbus_finance
Deciding when to receive Social Security benefits is not as easy as it once was. The days when a person simply turned 65 and started collecting monthly payments are long gone. As you can see, retirement planning is hard work! Happily, the library is offering a program titled “Social...
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by saratoga_manager
Nicely done, the sound of collective quacking is quite deafening. Take a gander at a couple of duck books with stories ripped from the headlines.
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 by Birgit Vogler
Let me introduce Kevin Chow: He is our first teen resident artist at the Saratoga Library.
Kevin is in 9th grade in Saratoga High School. His two pieces of art called “Watch” and “Stare” are now displayed in the teen area.
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Rose Khoury
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd as a way to raise awareness about protecting the Earth.
Did you know that the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970? That was 44 years ago!
Earth Day is also a great way to remember how important it is to protect our planet ...
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 by saratoga_manager
You may remember that Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, “Drop Everything and Read” programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. Cleary’s birthday.
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
While roaming the ESL (English as a Second Language) collection at the Milpitas Library today, I found some new books related to the most common needs and goals of ESL learners. This series of books is especially interesting because it addresses common themes like building workplace skills...
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by cupertino_manager
DIY Toolkits Now Available at SCCLD
Saving money on your energy and water bills while making your home more comfortable just got easier for residents in the Santa Clara County Library District.
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Travel and Outdoors
April is National Poetry Month.
Let us suggest some travel poetry for all ages, to travel ‘through space and time’:
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Do you have 2 hours a week to help a wonderful person improve his or her speaking, reading and writing skills? The Reading Program seeks volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adult students at the Campbell, Cupertino, and Saratoga Libraries. Instruction times are flexible, and all...
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Last weekend, Reading Program staff, Stephanie and I, delivered an in-service to volunteer tutors related to teaching tips and tecniques for ESL students. During the workshop, participants were asked to share some of their favorite lessons. Here are some exciting ideas...
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by Rose Khoury
March 21, 2014 is National Puppy Day!
Regardless of their breed, puppies are irresistable and deserve their own day of celebration.
Colleen Paige, the founder of National Puppy Day, hopes to encourage more people to adopt puppies.