May 18, 2024
Vasona Lake County Park and Oak Meadow
Join us for Baby Lap-Sit Storytime at the Library!
Baby storytime is the perfect way to learn about early literacy with your non-walking baby. Developmental this class is for years Join us in a friendly circle as we read board books together, and sing fun songs to engage your non-walking children.
Baby Storytime will take place in the Children's Room before our Library opens - please note that you will need to enter through the Garden Gate on the very right side of the building, instead of entering through our main entrance doors.
Come speak with a member of the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Navigator team.
Peer Navigators will offer:
Personalized assistance to get help for behavioral health needs
Peer guidance about options for wellness services and support
Knowledgeable information and resources for mental health, substance use, suicide prevention, support groups, and more
Connection to County and community-based resources
Support from Peers with an understanding of local services
Visits are drop in, first come first served.
If Tuesday afternoons don't work for your schedule, you can get help over the phone or in a different location. Learn more at the Navigator website.
Join us in-person at the Library for friendly and casual conversations with other English learners! This class is for adults 18 .
You’re invited to join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book. This magnificent work of fiction is deeply honest, at times electrically funny, and is a book that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole.
In Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.
As these characters’ stories build and converge, they astonish. While this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it’s also about the nation’s reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news. And with what it can mean to be Black in America.
Unforgettably told, with an electrifying plot and characters who burn into your mind, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title. Register now!
About the Author: Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections and four novels. His first novel, The Returned, was adapted for television and aired on ABC under the title "Resurrection." Since then, his novels that followed have received various accolades and acclaim. His most recent novel, Hell of a Book, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner, was a Carnegie Medals For Excellence Longlist nominee, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. He lives in hermitude in Southeastern North Carolina.
To register, or to watch at a later date visit the Author Talk webpage.
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Join us every Tuesday for Drop In tech tutoring where we can help you troubleshoot your device, laptop or tablet. This program is on the 2nd Floor Tech Lab and it's a first-come first-served basis. Please do bring your device fully charged as well as the charger and other adapters/cables. We often rely on volunteer High School students and try to troubleshoot every problem.
Join Librarian Rachael for a lively discussion of an awesome book. Drop in to the Conference Room at 5 PM to join the discussion in person, or join in on Zoom here:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://losgatosca-gov.zoom.us/j/92703658806
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