2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. Now is the time to appreciate the small blessings in life and show gratitude for what we have. Make this Thanksgiving extra special with help from the Library. From table settings to turkey and all of the trimmings, we have resources to help you plan the perfect holiday.
Browse through our Thanksgivingcookbooks to help cook up an unforgettable meal of main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Our free arts & crafts online resource, Creativebug, has videos about creating "tablescapes," floral arrangements, and easy DIY decorations and centerpieces.
Our libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving, but will resume services on Saturday if you want to visit our Lobby serviceor contact us by phone, chat, or email.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Special Music Guest:
We invite our littlest learners and their families to a live virtual concert during our Baby Storytime this Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Award-winning children’s singer-songwriter MaryLee Sunseri will entertain children and their families with interactive, familiar songs that encourage everyone to get moving and sing along!
Music and dance are important parts of a child’s development. As there is rhythm in music, there is rhythm in words and sentences.
This event will be streamed on Facebookand conducted over Zoom. Please register if using Zoom.
Kid's Art Club: Printmaking
School age children are invited to our Kid’s Art Club tomorrow at 4 p.m. on Facebook.
We will be doing some printmaking! Grab some paint, a paint brush, paper, Styrofoam, cardboard, fruits and vegetables, and bubble wrap. Don’t forget to bring your creativity!
After the event, please share your finished piece to our ongoing art gallery.
TEENS AND ADULTS
Teen Video Series
Addresses Tough Topics
Our latest Teen Video Series addresses subjects that are not easy to talk about.
Learn about the causes of and coping mechanisms for anxiety, depression and other mental health matters, and when and where to seek help. These videos can be found on our YouTubepage.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by phone at 1-800-273-8255 or online.
We’ll be talking about Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, a documentary examining the enigma of Welles' career as a Hollywood star and director. It features interviews with other legendary directors such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.
Watch the film using our free video service, Kanopy, then join us to talk about the film on Saturday.
MORE FROM THE LIBRARY
Share Your Opinion
San Jose State University researchers are working on a new study and need help. They want to hear how COVID-19 has affected food access and consumption for Bay Area residents.
This survey will inform policy responses and provide a better sense of food security. All input is welcome!
Medicare plans change their covered drugs, co-payments, physician networks, and more every year. Learn about your options during one of these workshops. State-registered HICAP counselors will be available to answer your questions. To save time, create an account at my medicare.gov to access a list of your Part D medications.
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.
On a temporary basis during the COVID-19 crisis, eCards are available to all residents who live within Santa Clara County with a valid residential mailing address (P.O. Box not accepted).