Monday, October 29, 2012

California Propositions - League of Women Voters Nonpartisan Review

If you haven't already done your research and voted on the eleven California Propositions on this fall's ballot, visit YouTube to see League of Women Voters Susan Hough's informative, accurate presentation explaining the proposals, how they came about and what would change if they pass.  Information on who is backing a measure is included and the amount of money spent.

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FTC Videos Remind Consumers to Check

"As consumers turn back their clocks, it’s a good time to check their free annual credit report.

Consumers shopping for a car, looking for a job or just getting their financial house in order should check their free annual credit reports. The FTC is offering new videos, in English and Spanish, explaining why, and advising them what to do if a report contains inaccurate information.

During the fall, when people turn back their clocks at the end of daylight savings time, it’s a good time to order a free credit report from one of the three national consumer reporting companies at or 1-877-322-8228..."

If you need help using the computer to get your free credit report, ask for help at the 2nd floor Reference desk or come to one of the Library's Drop In Help Labs offered twice monthly.  The next one is Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 10:15-11:15 in the Technology Center.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe

Students and adults are welcome to come see Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson, who brings his talent and fascination for Edgar Allan Poe to life in this unique one-man play on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Park Library Redwood Room. Using a combination of biographical information and the dramatic interpretation of Poe’s literature, Annabel Lee, The Raven and The Tell Tale Heart, Hudson provides a unique, in-depth theatrical experience of the life and works of one of America’s best-known and enigmatic personalities. Poe is famous for his tales of mystery and the macabre.

Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for this free Edgar Allan Poe presentation! To reserve a space, stop by the Reference Desk or call (408) 615-2900.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Estate Planning and Advance Health Care Directive

Join us on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room to hear local estate planning attorney Eric B. Norris update us on the current status of the estate tax exemption (due to expire at the end of this year). He will tell us why every Californian needs an Advance Health Care Directive, and explain how you can get your Advance Health Care Directive done without an attorney. Eric will answer questions about estate planning—who needs it, and why.

Sign up for this free estate planning seminar at the Reference Desk, or call (408) 615-2900.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Celebrate Teen Read Week at the Santa Clara City Library 

The Santa Clara City Library has PROGRAMS and a WRITING CONTEST to encourage teens to read for the fun of it.

Monday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Hunger Games Book
Trivia Contest:
Test your knowledge of the book and win prizes!

Monday, October 15 at 4;00 p.m.
The Hunger Games Movie and Pizza:
Come watch the movie with friends and enjoy free pizza!

Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Teen Fiction Authors Program:
Meet Tamar Hela, author of Feast Island, and Ingrid Paulson, author of Valkyrie Rising. They will talk about and read from their books. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Teen Read Week Writing Contest: The Library Dares You...To Write For the Fun of It

Deadline: October 20, 2012

Write about a postive experience you had because you did something on a dare, just for the fun of it, or challenged yourself to do something you were afraid to do. Explain what happened and how it turned out.

Amazon Kindle Fire Grand Prize!
Cash Prizes Awarded in Middle and High School Categorie
1st place - $75.00
2nd place - $50.00
3rd place - $25.00

Deadline: All entries must be received by the Central Park Youth Services desk on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Winners will be notified by email or phone and then recognized at a special reception, open to the public, on Monday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Redwood Room. R.S.V.P.s requested.

All programs made possible with support from the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library.

Posted by nc

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Questions about Propositions on November's Ballot?

       Go to and get the scoop.  MapLight Voter's Edge is the quick and easy way to decide how to vote on California ballot measures. It brings together all the information you need to be an informed voter. MapLight Voter's Edge is neutral and nonpartisan. Read more about Maplight Voter's Edge here.

        Susan Hough from the Cupertino League of Women's Voters Education section was here Tuesday night to give information on the 11 propositions on the November 6, 2012, ballot.  She told us who is for and against each measure, how much money is being spent and what they are saying.  She also recommended  Votersedge.orgIf you want to hear a similar League presentation, read this Calendar and go to one of these locations in the weeks before the election.

       Register by October 22, 2012 to vote November 6th.  Find your ballot at
Don't forget to VOTE!

posted by mb