Halloween is this Sunday. Many modern Halloween practices come from older traditions as different cultures overlapped and mixed. Check out this blogthat explores the history of the day.
The Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Los Altos Libraries are hosting in-person children's activities this week including crafts, a carnival and spin the prize wheel. Find all of the events in our online calendar.
If you and your family are planning to stay home this weekend, let the library provide you with free entertainment. Stream movies on Kanopy, or listen to Halloween themed music on Freegal. The Library’s Movies and Music team just released its recommendations.
Create creepy insect art and other crafts with your family using these books. Or whip up something spooky with these cookbooks. Little ones can also enjoy these not-so-scary monster picture books. The day after Halloween kicks off Día de los Muertos, a multi-day holiday to remember loved ones who have passed. Take a look at these children’s books, which honor all of the grandparents in the world!
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend!
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Kid's Art Club is Next Week
Join us for our next Kid’s Art Club on Tuesday, November 2 at 4 p.m.
It’s Dino-vember, and we’re celebrating with some dino décor! Grab some watercolors, brushes, salt, thick watercolor paper, and a dinosaur template and join us on Facebook or YouTube.
We invite teens to a virtual K-pop dance class on Saturday, November 6 at 1 p.m.
Join SCCLD and Rae Studios to learn dance moves based off of some of today’s hottest Korean pop songs from Twice, BTS and Blackpink!
This class is for beginner/intermediate level dancers between the ages of 13-18. Register here.
Also be sure to check out our free music streaming/downloading service, Freegal, to find music from these artists.
Prevent Diabetes Through Positive Life Changes
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34.2 million U.S. adults have diabetes, which is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. While there is not cure for diabetes, there are ways to help control it, even prevent it.
There will be two presentations, one in Mandarin, the other in English. Find the event that is right for you. Also, check out these healthy living cookbookswe have available at the library.
MORE FROM THE LIBRARY
New Engaging Attraction
We are pleased to announce the StoryWalk® Project is now at the Campbell Community Center, taking readers on a fun stroll to the Campbell Express Library.
A StoryWalk® includes pages taken directly from a children's book, mounted and installed along an outdoor path. As you walk down the path, you are encouraged to read and follow the story along the way.
The selected books for the StoryWalk® are From Head to Toe by Eric Carle starting from the Campbell Avenue parking lot and I Spy Treasure Hunt by Walter Wick starting from the athletic fields. Both StoryWalks will lead the reader to the Campbell Express Library.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Vermont.
Special Virtual Event:
Learn About the Libby App
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 app or want to learn all of its potential, we invite you to a special webinar on Tuesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Experts from Overdrive navigate the app, browse titles, manage notifications and much more.
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.
A free library card can save you hundreds or thousands in books, eBooks, audiobooks, Headspace app, newspapers and magazines, Rosetta Stone, LinkedIn Learning, Ancestry, job search, online tutoring, movies, music, video console games, and so much more!
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