Thanksgiving is just two and a half weeks away. Whether you are planning a small affair or a large family gathering, let the library help you plan a memorable meal.
Find digital cookbooks on Overdrive. Or, if you want to celebrate like the stars, check out these cookbooksby celebrities. We also invite patrons to a special virtual event on Saturday, November 13 where Chef Laura Stec will showcase fall-inspired recipes. Perhaps one of them will end up on your Thanksgiving Day menu!
Visit our eResource, CreativeBugto create tantalizing tablescapes or fabulous fall decorations like wreaths and garlands. It’s free with your SCCLD library card account. Overdrive also offers dozens of craft eMagazines available for downloading right now!
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Scholastic Go!is a great source of nonfiction content for kids in grade 3 and up.
This free online resource offers the following four encyclopedia databases: Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. Find daily news and current events, interactive maps, dictionaries, and videos.
Try it out today!
Veterans Day is November 11
More than 19 million Americans have served in our armed forces, making up a little more than 5% of our population. Each year we honor their service on Veterans Day.
Our libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in recognition of Veteran's Day but you can still use all of our online resources, including eBooks, Audiobooks, streaming movies, and more. We also have many resources devoted to helping veterans and their families.
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a French sculptor who some call the greatest portraitist in the history of sculpture with works like The Thinker and The Kiss.
One of his pieces made its way to the Hartley Dodge Memorial in New Jersey, where it had been hidden away for decades until Mallory Mortillaro uncovered it while cataloging artwork. It would take a year of research before it was authenticated as an official work of Rodin.
Join us for a special virtual event with Mortillaro on Thursday, November 18 to hear more. Register for this Zoom event here.
Children between ages 5-11 are now able to get a child size Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the County, their personal physician, or your local pharmacy. Many school are also hosting special youth clinics. Kids will need a second shot after 3 weeks to be fully vaccinated.
Find answers to any questions you may have and info about scheduling an appointment at sccfreevax.org
Overdrive/Libby Virtual Webinar
Our eBook and audiobook resource, Overdrive, carries thousands of books for children, teens and adults. You can download these titles on your phone, tablet, or computer using the free Libby app.
If you are unfamiliar with the Libby app, want to learn all of its potential, or maybe you are still using the Overdrive app which will soon be discontinued by Overdrive, then we invite you to a special webinar on Tuesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Experts from Overdrive will help you better navigate the Libby app, browse titles, manage notifications and much more. Register here.
GET A LIBRARY CARD
OR RENEW YOUR CARD ONLINE
Join the Library with an Instant Free eCard
If you live in Santa Clara County and do not have a library card with the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD), or would like additional household members to have their own library accounts, the instant free eCard is for you.
eCards are available to all residents who live within Santa Clara County Library District with a valid residential mailing address (P.O. Box not accepted).
You can also visit any of our libraries during open hours to convert your eCard, or apply for a full use card to check out any of our physical and digital materials and resources.
Renew your library card online!
If you have a library card and would like to keep it current, now you can renew your library card online! SCCLD makes it easy to keep your account current and active. No visit to the library needed if your account is in good standing and you live within the Greater Bay Area. For more information or to renew online, visit sccld.org/cardrenewal.
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