Patrons can place a hold online and pick up their materials at any of our libraries. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Diwali Begins This Week
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, starts on Thursday.
This holiday is celebrated in parts of India as well as in Hindu communities worldwide. People decorate their homes with lights and Hindu temples with small earthenware oil lamps. They also exchange gifts, including sweets and greeting cards. Special offerings are made to the goddess Lakshmi, who is believed to bring happiness.
Visit our website and place a hold on one of the many children’s books we have about Diwali. Also check out our free online resource, CultureGrams, where you can find international geographic information about 200+ countries in the world.
This campaign started in 1999 as a challenge: write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. It has since grown worldwide, with thousands of people determined to write every day.
The library has resources that can help you. Check out this helpful list for aspiring novelists. Then join us on Saturday, November 6 for a virtual event. Flash Fiction: Writing the Shortest Stories can help you write a story under 1,000 words. Register here.
Special Virtual Event:
Farm to Fork Fall Cooking
The nights are getting longer and the temperatures are cooling down. If you are looking for some new recipes to try this autumn, we invite you to do a special virtual event with Chef Laura Stec on Saturday, November 13.
She will show you how to make fresh autumn foods using fruits and vegetables that are in season locally. Stec will discuss vegetable and meat CSAs, farmers markets and visiting farms near you. Read more in this blog. Register here.
We also have Stec’s book, Cool Cuisine, available in the library. You can check out her blogfor more ideas.
MORE FROM THE LIBRARY
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday. The days that follow can be trying and stressful, as people adjust their sleep schedules.
Patrons are invited to try our free mindfulness app, Headspace. There are more than 1,000 hours of themed meditation sessions for you to choose from on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety. In just minutes a day, you can feel healthier, happier and more relaxed.
When you sign up for Headspace, your subscription lasts for the remainder of the month. On the last day of the month, all seats will be cleared. You’re welcome to re-enroll starting the first day of each month. All of your personal progress will be saved within your Headspace account.
We invite people to an informative workshop on caregiving on Monday, November 15.
Presented by the Family Caregiver Alliance, the goal of this class is to identify what a caregiver is, the importance of being identified as a caregiver, and to provide the participant with an understanding of the impact they potentially leave on their loved ones and themselves.
This workshop will be held on Zoom. Please registerto participate.
A second class will be held on Monday, November 22, which will provide people with ways to effectively communicate with doctors and other healthcare providers. Learn how to be a better advocate on behalf of your loved one. Register here.
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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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