Distinguished Author Series Featuring Jaron Lanier
The Distinguished Author Series brings together great authors who spark new thoughts, ideas and deep discussion. Join us for our second event on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Computer scientist, composer, futurist and author Jaron Lanier has written on topics including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, Internet politics and the future of humanism. Lanier has been on the cusp of technical innovation from its infancy to the present, and was a pioneer of virtual reality (a term he coined!). Lanier was recently featured in the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma (2020).
A five minute clip of the conversation will be shared on the website at a later date, but a recording of the full talk with Lanier will not be available.
Campbell Library is Temporarily Relocating
The full renovation of the Campbell Library is beginning soon.
The Campbell Library staff is preparing to move library services to a temporary facility, conveniently located in the Campbell Community Center, at 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Building E, Room 46. It is next to the Orchard City Banquet Hall. The last day of service at the Campbell Library to pick up holds using walkup or curbside service, will be Saturday, May 8. The book drops at the Campbell Library will remain open until the temporary facility is available.
We will welcome patrons to the new, temporary facility on Monday, May 24 to pick up holds, browse a limited collection, and use the public computer and printer. Items can be returned through a book drop at the new temporary facility starting May 24. Contactless curbside service is not available at the temporary location but is available at the other SCCLD libraries. Patrons are invited to visit the Cupertino, Saratoga or any other SCCLD library for additional services.
If you have been notified that your holds are available at Campbell Library, we ask you pick them up by May 8. Holds not picked up by then will be held until the new facility opens on May 24. If you would like to have your holds relocated to another library, please call us at (408) 540-3945. If you would like to change your preferred library for holds pickup in the future, you can do so from your online account settings.
Join us for a special bilingual concert this Thursday at 11 a.m. on Facebook! Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet will share songs that celebrate the awesomeness of being bilingual.
Celebrate Día with your family by reading diverse books, and learning about different cultures together. If you are looking for some reading inspiration, this blogcan help you find a book to share with the children in your life.
Arbor Day is on Friday. Organized by the Arbor Day Foundation, this day is dedicated to the millions of trees on Earth. The Arbor Day Foundation has shared a number of safe, family-friendly ways to celebrate Arbor Day.
Perhaps you want to spend the day at home in the garden or backyard. Our librarians have created this booklistto help you get a garden started.
TEENS AND ADULTS
Student Spotlight: LearningExpress Library
Our free online resource,School Center by LearningExpress Library, helps to build skills for classroom and homework success. Find courses and eBooks to help with reading, writing and math, including statistics, calculus and trigonometry.
LearningExpress also offers help preparing for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP tests and more.
Youth Poet Laureate Commencement Ceremony
Join us on Facebookon Saturday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m. when the first-ever Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate will be selected.
After a county-wide search with many participating poets, ten finalists were announced. During the commencement, their work will be celebrated as well as the announcement of the Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate winner.
The Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate program is sponsored by the Poetry Center San Jose, Poets.org, San Jose Public Library Foundation, Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, SV Creates, and Urban World.
Changes are coming to the mindfulness app Headspacethis week.
In order to allow patrons equal opportunity to try Headspace, the borrowing period will be changed to expire on the last day of every month at 8 p.m. PST, starting April 30, 2021.
On May 1, all Headspace accounts are open for free enrollment through SCCLD for use within the remainder of that month. The subscription can be used through 8 p.m. PST on the last day of each month, when all enrollments will be cleared.
You are welcome to re-enroll on the 1st of every month. This blogexplains more.
Expanded Library Access
In case you missed it, the Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill and Saratoga Libraries are open for full browsing and public computer, printer and scanner use. The new, expanded hours are Monday-Saturday from 1-6 p.m.
Each library has self-service machines to check out items. Patrons will need to have their library card with them, or know their library card number and PIN to use the self-check machines. Please call (408) 540-3945 for library account assistance.
We continue to offer curbside holds pickup for those who prefer contactless service. To make an appointment, visit our websiteor call (408) 540-3945.
NEED A LIBRARY CARD?
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.
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).