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October 24, 2020

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Local Scene: Virtual election forum set, rental assistance applications available

Gilroy City Council and mayoral candidates will participate in a forum on Sept. 26 from 10am to noon, sponsored by the Gilroy...

Longtime Gilroy librarian set to retire

By Kimberly Ewertz Lani Yoshimura steps down from her role as Gilroy Community Librarian on Aug. 23, yet her...

Local Scene, June 24: County fair goes virtual, Gallery 1202 reopens

County fair goes virtual The Santa Clara County Fair, which had been scheduled to begin July 30, has been...

Check out e-books; 1,000 books reading program

Trips to the library with your children are always fun, but what if you don’t have time? Have no fear, the Morgan Hill library provides e-books for children, which are available simply by logging on to the library’s website at

College prep workshop presented to students

When the local high school students started coming to Elizabeth Munoz-Rosas with questions about the college application process, the children’s services librarian at Gilroy Library recognized a need in the Gilroy community.

Get library cards now; Batman and storytime

September was National Library Card Month and the Gilroy library used social media to promote it. New patrons receiving their first card were photographed next to an oversized library card. The photo was then posted to the library’s Facebook and Instagram accounts as a way to increase “the buzz” about library cards.

Stories for toddlers, reading for adults

Who doesn’t like peanut butter and jelly? The children attending Toddler Storytime at Morgan Hill library certainly do. And they all love to sing the song that bears the name of the popular sandwich.

Meet the librarian; be a Road Scholar

Morgan Hill library gained a great asset in 2005 when Saralyn Otter, supervising children’s librarian, joined the staff. Otter received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCSC. She switched career gears when she followed advice from her mother, a former librarian, and signed up for a two-year library school program at San Jose State, one of only two schools in California to offer the program.

On the Bookshelf: Reading challenge ends, Zumba popularity grows

A rabbit wasn’t pulled out of a hat, but The Great Jonathan did make a bunny appear out of thin air. Last Wednesday, audience members were stunned into silence when the renowned magician made his debut appearance at the Gilroy library to celebrate the close of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Library fun: Tasty treats, good reads and fun crafts

Burial rites aren’t normally a topic of conversation for a group meeting, but members of the Dessert and Book Club met at the Morgan Hill library July 27 to discuss just that. “Burial Rites,” a novel by debut author Hannah Kent and inspired by a true story, defines the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.