Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Did you know that March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday? If he were alive today, he would be 110 years old! Theodore Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated over 60 books. His whimsical rhymes and drawings have made him one of the most beloved authors of young and old alike for generations.
Fun Facts:
  • Seuss is an Austrian name, and is actually pronounced zoyss.
  • For books that Seuss wrote but did not illustrate, he used the pen name "Theo LeSieg." (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backward.)
  • His books have been translated into more than 15 languages.
  • The book And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street was rejected by 27 publishers before being published by Vanguard Press in 1937.

Visit our display of Dr. Seuss’ books and DVDs in Youth Services. We will also have nametags available (while supplies last) for children to add to our walls in support of reading!  Also, March 3rd is designated Read Across America Day, so pledge to read at least one book with your child!
Hailey, a young library patron at Santa Clara Central Park Library, likes Dr. Seuss books because they are about "making rhymes and laughing." Stop by the library and check out a dose of laughter for yourself!
For more Dr. Seuss fun, check out Seussville at

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Job Hunter's Toolkit: LinkedIn at Santa Clara City Library

Help for your job search is around the corner at Santa Clara City Library.  Join us for the Job Hunter's Toolkit series beginning with three sessions on using LinkedIn in your jobsearch.

Two LinkedIn workshops taught by professional career advisors from NOVA

Using LinkedIn:  Set Up, Manage and Connect on Tuesday, February 25 from 1:00-2:30 in the Redwood Room and

Using LinkedIn: Find People, Use Groups, and Locate Job Postings on Tuesday, March 11 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Margie Edinger Room.

Following the initial LinkedIn workshop, job hunters can get photos taken and other assistance from library staff in setting up their LinkedIn profiles in a hands-on lab in the Library's Technology Center on Tuesday, March 4 from 10:15-11:45. 

No sign up is necessary and all sessions are free and open to the public.  The Library is located at 2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara.  Call 408-615-2900 if you have questions.

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