STEAM Mondays: Lantern Making
Join library staff in celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival, we will be making lantern craft in the teen room.
Please note that supplies are limited to ensure the first 15 patrons are able to participate, any additional supplies will be available but make sure to come 15 minutes early to ensure your spot.
Come join fellow needlework and textile arts enthusiasts at the library! Crafters of all levels are welcome to bring their projects and chat, teach, learn, and make new friends at this casual weekly get together. This group is entirely self-directed and you are encouraged to bring your own tools and materials. If you are looking for some inspiration or don’t know where to start, check out Creativebug- it's free with your library card and offers hundreds of project ideas and instructions.
Baby Lap-Sit Storytime (Age 0-1)
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.
ESL Conversation Club
Join us in-person at the Library for friendly and casual conversations with other English learners! This class is for adults 18 .
Virtual Art Talk - Color Blocks: The Beauty and Impact of Woodblock Prints
Woodblock printing made art accessible to the masses. Japanese art is known for the beauty and variety of its woodblock prints. The techniques and characteristics of woodblock prints have influenced other art forms, especially the Impressionists, and have evolved over the years. They served multiple purposes from advertising posters to printed books to promoting fashion icons. Take a journey to heighten appreciation of the beauty of woodblock prints, and understand the elements which had such influence.
This program is presented by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Community Speakers Program.
Drop In Tech Tutoring
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.
Take some time out of your afternoon to play, imagine, build, and create!
This program is geared towards children ages 3 through ~10.
This program will take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 4 pm in the Children's Room, but there will be schedule changes in November and December. Please keep an eye out on our online calendar for latest updates.
Preschool Storytime (Ages 2 )
Join us for Preschool Storytime in the Children's Room every Wednesday at 11 am! We will sing, move, and read together as we work on developing our early literacy and school readiness skills while also building community connections. This program caters towards toddlers ages 2 and up.
Due to the large nature of our Storytime programs, we highly encourage masks.
The Los Gatos Library recognizes the diversity of our community and is committed to accessibility for all patrons. We strive to make every visitor feel comfortable by ensuring equal access to programs, services, and activities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a library program, please contact Grace Song at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Drawing Studio
Love to draw? Hone your sketching skills with friends in the Children's Room on select dates this winter/spring. The Library will provide the tools, just bring your imagination and creativity! Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Whether you are 3 or 13, you will delight in the opportunity to create using simple supplies and your eye.
Each month we have a theme and you are free to choose a recipe to make from one of the many cookbooks in our collection- don't worry, we'll have plenty of suggestions for you! Then we'll meet to talk about books and cooking and enjoy each other's company. Photos of your finished dish are encouraged but not required.
September's theme is "handheld". Sometimes you just want something small and easy to eat, no utensils required. There are so many options you may have a hard time picking just one! Your handheld creation can be savory or sweet, but it should be something that you can eat with just your hands. Browse our incredible cookbook collection in the library, our ebooks on CloudLibrary and Hoopla, or our online resource AtoZ World Food, find something that looks interesting to you, and cook! Come to our meeting ready to talk all about what you made and the book you used.
Don't forget to sign up for our Cookbook Club newsletter to get all the latest updates and cookbook suggestions! You can sign up here.
Online Author Talk : Amor Towles
Please tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work.
Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the year's best books. The book has been translated into over 15 languages and was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book has been translated into over 35 languages. The novel was optioned by Entertainment One via Tom Harper’s company Popcorn Storm Pictures to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries for Paramount and Showtime starring Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, set to premiere in Spring 2024. Most recently, in 2021, The Lincoln Highway debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was a Today Show, “Read with Jenna” book club pick as well as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2021, #1 on Amazon’s list of “Best Books of the Year,” and was one of Bill Gates’ “5 Great Books for the Summer.” His books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and have been heralded as irresistible, marvelous, and gorgeously crafted books of beauty.
About the Author: Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. As well as, Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway, Mr. Towles is also the author of the ebook You Have Arrived at Your Destination, part of Amazon's Forward collection. He also edited and wrote the introduction for The Mysterious Bookshop Presents The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023 (Mysterious Press/Penzler Publishers, September 19, 2023). His next book, Table for Two, is a collection of short stories to be published in April 2024. Mr. Towles is the 2023 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award recipient. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full-time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.
To register, or to watch at a later date visit the author talk webpage
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Wonderful Ones Storytime
Join us for Wonderful Ones Storytime in the Children's Room every Thursday at 11 am! We will sing, move, and read together as we work on developing our early literacy skills while also building community connections. This program is specifically intended for the developmental stages of one year olds but concepts can be transferred to similar ages.
Kids Knitting (Ages 7 )
For ages 7 only: Join Librarian Robert in the Children's Room and learn to knit! Learn the basic skills to get started on a simple project and practice your stitching.
Furry Friends Reading Buddies (Ages 5 )
(Recommended for readers ages 5 ) Pair up with a therapy dog, the perfect reading buddy, choose a book from our shelves in the Children’s Room, and read aloud to a quiet, furry friend. This program provides the right environment for young readers to gain confidence in their reading skills, next to a non-judgmental dog friend. All dogs are certified therapy animals.
CANCELED - History Still Life Drawing with NUMU
This event has been canceled. Please be on the lookout for a new date in early 2024.
Yoga & Movement Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Breathe in, breathe out. Toddler friends and families, join us for a peaceful yet wiggly, and of course, FUN yoga session paired with books and songs outdoors!
Bring your own blanket or yoga mat!
Teen Video Games
Every friday we set up the Nintendo switch in the teen room for some pre-weekend fun.
Girls Who Code
The Los Gatos Library has partnered with @GirlsWhoCode to create a club meant for people ages 12-18 to learn to code and change the world!
"What will I Learn?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Los Gatos Library recognizes the diversity of our community and is committed to accessibility for all patrons. We strive to make every visitor feel comfortable by ensuring equal access to programs, services, and activities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a library program, please contact RMarshall@losgatosca.gov