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Upcoming Events
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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Abby the Bubble Gal will be educating and entertaining children with the science of bubbles.

This program will take place in the Saratoga Library Community Room.
Library
Saratoga Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Three classic tales: Three Little Pigs, the Tortoise and the Hare, and the Ugly Duckling are interwoven in this fanciful marionette puppet show.
Library
Morgan Hill Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Children going into grades Kindergarten and up are invited to attend fabulous programs this summer. This week we will decorate our own book bags to keep.
Library
Los Altos Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
School age children and their families are invited to our Summer Reading Club Fun Programs on Wednesdays, starting June 18th through August 13th at 3:00 pm in the Cupertino Community Hall, next door to the library.
Library
Cupertino Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Rebecca Nile creates a crazy, zany, super-silly musical bubble adventure. Watch dancing bubbles, bubble haircuts, dragon bubbles, and more.
Library
Gilroy Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
So you want to be a scientist!? Think, experiment, explore at this free Summer Reading Program. No sign-ups required.

Thank you to the Friends of the Campbell Library for sponsoring our Summer Reading events!
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come in your PJs for a special series of bedtime storytimes featuring stories, songs & science experiments!
Library
Morgan Hill Library

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Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children's musician, Mary Lee Sunseri will be providing a program full of wonderful music and participation for the early literacy summer reading program. This program is recommended for children ages 2-5 and their grownups. This program will the place of the preschool storytime on this date.
This program will take place in the Saratoga Library Community Room.
Library
Saratoga Library

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Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It's a bubble, it's a bubble, it's a great big bubble! Join us on Thursday, July 24 for a fun program with the Bubble Lady in the Auditorium at the Milpitas Library.
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Work as an individual or as a team. For Pre-K through entering 12th grade. Register at the reference desk and pick up your instructions and bag of materials starting July 14th. Entries will be judged on design, appearance and performance.
Library
Woodland Branch Library

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Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come play Wii or Xbox Kinect.
Library
Morgan Hill Library

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Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Learn about the wonders of the universe in this mini-planetarium show. Presented by the Chabot Space and Science Center.
Library
Morgan Hill Library

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Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
(UPDATE: CLASS IS FULL. Waiting list only.) We’ll teach students going into 6th-9th grades in the fall how to develop simple programs using basic Java concepts. The workshop gives a brief introduction to object-oriented programming and GUI interfaces. The instructors have laptops for 4 students so all other students must bring their own. Space is limited. To register, pick up a flyer with registration form at the library and turn it in at the children's info desk. Each week builds on the last so please only register if you can attend all 4 sessions. The classes are on 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, and 8/2.
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Totally 80's Movie Mondays at 6:30 pm -- Bring your Tween to enjoy AWESOME movies from the 80's AND free popcorn in the Milpitas Library's Auditorium (MPR) or the Activity Room. For titles of movies presented on what dates, please call the Children's Help Desk: 408-262-1171, ext. 3625
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers are invited to a musical program presented by Los Altos Children's Librarians. Rattle a shaker, wave a scarf, shake a pompom and dance around.
Library
Los Altos Library

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Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Play with ten thousand volts of static charge jumping from objects into your hands and back - even levitate something! Presented by HELIX Community Science Center. For kids going into grades 6 to 8 in the fall. No registration required.
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Presented by industrial artist and designer Ellie Lawson, this two hour program covers everything the home hobbyist needs to know to get started 3D printing. Participants will learn how to use a 3D printer to print files downloaded from Thingiverse, a popular print sharing website, and are invited to bring their laptop computers and follow along with a 3D modeling demo on Autodesk 123D. Ellie Lawson is a STEAM educator who specializes in 3D printing and modeling, and works at TechShop San Jose. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Los Altos Libraries.
Library
Los Altos Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children are invited to make marvelous messy masterpieces by mixing science and art.

This program will take place in the Saratoga Library Community Room.
Library
Saratoga Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Reward yourself for being a great reader this summer and celebrate at our super science party!
Library
Morgan Hill Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Children going into grades Kindergarten and up are invited to attend fabulous programs this summer. This week California Puppets presents Jungle Joe and his animal puppets.
Library
Los Altos Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
School age children and their families are invited to our Summer Reading Club Fun Programs on Wednesdays, starting June 18th through August 13th at 3:00 pm in the Cupertino Community Hall, next door to the library.
Library
Cupertino Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Look, touch and hold exotic reptiles in astonishing colors and sizes. From 18 foot pythons to 4 foot long lizards, Python Ron gives everyone the opportunity to get close up and personal with these awesome creatures.
Library
Gilroy Library

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Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join the Bubble Gal for some bubble magic at this free Summer Reading Program! No sign-ups required.

Thank you to the Friends of the Campbell Library for sponsoring our Summer Reading events!
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and see up close - real dinosaur fossils at the Milpitas Library in the Auditorium for the Children's Summer Reading Program.
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Hands-on space and science activities for all ages. Presented by the Chabot Space & Science Center.
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
(UPDATE: CLASS IS FULL. Waiting list only.) We’ll teach students going into 6th-9th grades in the fall how to develop simple programs using basic Java concepts. The workshop gives a brief introduction to object-oriented programming and GUI interfaces. The instructors have laptops for 4 students so all other students must bring their own. Space is limited. To register, pick up a flyer with registration form at the library and turn it in at the children's info desk. Each week builds on the last so please only register if you can attend all 4 sessions. The classes are on 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, and 8/2.
Library
Campbell Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Totally 80's Movie Mondays at 6:30 pm -- Bring your Tween to enjoy AWESOME movies from the 80's AND free popcorn in the Milpitas Library's Auditorium (MPR) or the Activity Room. For titles of movies presented on what dates, please call the Children's Help Desk: 408-262-1171, ext. 3625
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Children going into grades Kindergarten and up are invited to attend fabulous programs this summer. This week magician Brian Scott entertains the children with an exciting show.
Library
Los Altos Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
School age children and their families are invited to our Summer Reading Club Fun Programs on Wednesdays, starting June 18th through August 13th at 3:00 pm in the Cupertino Community Hall, next door to the library.
Library
Cupertino Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Phil Ackerly is an outstanding magician and very funny. Be prepared to be AMAZED at our Grand Finale event for the Summer Reading Club.
Library
Gilroy Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Boogie and sing with children's musician Sean Mendelson at this free Summer Reading Program! No sign-ups required.

Thank you to the Friends of the Campbell Library for sponsoring our Summer Reading events!
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Personalize a book bag with stickers and fabric pens. For school age students, entering K and up.
Library
Woodland Branch Library

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Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Explore the library after everyone else has gone home! Mini-golf, scavenger hunt, snacks, and more! Permission slip required. Sign up at the Children's Reference Desk after submitting your complete SRC reading log.

Thank you to the Friends of the Campbell Library for sponsoring our Summer Reading events!
Library
Campbell Library

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Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Speakers are everywhere in our lives: TVs, cell phones, radios, iPods, loudspeakers in train stations, etc. It's almost impossible to live without them in our modern age. Do you know what makes them go? In this workshop, we will explore electromagnetism and sound to discover and understand what's going on inside a speaker. We'll make working speakers of simple materials and experiment to expand our idea of what can be a speaker.
Library
Saratoga Library

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Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
School age children and their families are invited to our Summer Reading Club Fun Programs on Wednesdays, starting June 18th through August 13th at 3:00 pm in the Cupertino Community Hall, next door to the library.
Library
Cupertino Library

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Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 15 in between 1 pm and 5 pm stop by the Milpitas Library Children's Room to pick up your Summer Reading Club prize and certificate. Starting Saturday, August 15 to Saturday August 30 pick certificates and prizes during library open hours at the Children's Help Desk. Last day for The Summer Reading Club sign-up is August 17th. Last day to pick up your prize for finishing is Saturday, August 30th
Library
Milpitas Library

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Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
What goes better with a classic 1980s movie than pizza? Join us for free screenings of fun 1980s big screen hits and enjoy complimentary pizza.
Library
Morgan Hill Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
We will be having a Henna workshop for teens (and tweens!), hosted by Rachel-Anne of Devika's Palacio. Each participant will receive their own henna cone, design sheets, and one or two professional designs given by the artist. Permission slips will need to be signed, either before or at the event - no registration required, but space is limited to 30 teens/youth.
Library
Woodland Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Learn about 3D printing for the home hobbyist with industrial artist and designer Ellie Lawson. This two hour program is an overview of 3D printing options for hacker to housewife. View a demonstration of the 3D printing workflow from 3D file to printed object using Los Altos Library's new MakerBot. Learn about the science of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and other 3D printing technologies, and how 3D printing is used in industry, medical and in the classroom. Ellie Lawson is a STEAM educator who specializes in 3D printing and modeling, and works at TechShop San Jose. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Los Altos Libraries.
Library
Los Altos Library

Eligibility: Children 0-12, Teens 13-18, Adults 18+
How Summer Reading Works


REGISTRATION:
Register from June 1 through August 17. Continue reading and keeping track of your reading log until August 31.


Kids ages 0-12 may register for "Fizz, Boom, Read!" Explore, experiment, invent, and celebrate science, all while reading and enjoying the many events and programs at your library this summer.


Signing up for summer reading is easy, and can be done either online or in person:
  • Once registered, begin reading or listening to your choice of books.

  • For parents with Pre-readers (ages 0-5) be sure to pick up our specially designed reading log that offers 10 suggested Early Literacy activities along with a Mother Goose Rhyme Time flyer that you can do over the summer with your young child.

  • Keep track of what you've read with our online or paper reading logs.

  • Visit your library to discover what prizes you can earn by participating in Summer Reading!

  • You can also register as a family. To do so the parent / caregiver should register first themselves under the adult tab, and then add each family member. You will need only 1 user name and password for the family.

By reading and logging at least 5 books, kids in 1st - 8th grade can also enter a drawing for an iPod shuffle.*
You must be registered online, providing contact information, to be eligible for the drawing.
iPod shuffle

Children who join the summer reading program at their public library keep their brains active, entering school in the fall ready to learn and succeed.

Be sure to remind your parents and siblings that they can sign up for Summer Reading too!
*SCCLD staff are not eligible for the drawing.