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which offers homework and writing assistance; CK-12 offers digital textbooks and more; and ReadyRosie is a resource for parents with children aged six and younger. Free access to all of the Online 24/7 materials and to multitudes of software is available through the library’s full service computers. They are loaded with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Resume Deluxe, multiple internet browsers and more. Research Many households used to have a set of encyclopedias for kids’ homework or general knowledge. Today’s online search engines, such as Google, offer similar information with immediate access. But research in this manner is sometimes unreliable. Teachers often insist that the sources for research projects come from verified sources. The Research tab on Online Library 24/7 includes access to academic subjects, literature, cultures and communities, and history and biographies among others. You can still get immediate access to information, but it comes from multiple legitimate sources on your computer, phone, or tablet. The Kids' Online Library is an entirely separate set of resources and activities for children. The Teens' Online Library provides the same thing for kids in the upper grades. LIVE AND ONGOING LIBRARY PROGRAMS The days when the library was a hallowed place, where librarians spent much of their day shushing overly loud patrons is far gone. Now, the library contains computers, study tables, study rooms, yoga and Zumba classes, book clubs, story time, music lessons, art instruction, movies, family movies, crafts, computer and coding classes. There are story times for babies, toddlers, and grade school kids: Pajama Storytime, Spanish Storytime, Toddler & Preschool Storytime, and Rhythm, Rattle & Rock Storytime. The children’s and teen’s librarians promote a wide variety of literacy activites because literacy also develops through hands-on projects and problem solving. The Reading Program pairs tutors with adult learners to improve their literacy, math, and computer skills. If you’re interested in being a tutor or a learner, contact: 408.262.1349 or visit Ongoing events include Book Discussion on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm, and the same discussion for morning folks on the first Friday of the next month at 10:15 pm. Work up an appetite for dinner, or burn it off, with Zumba every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. For a more sedate activity, join the Knitting and Crochet circle on Thursdays at 1 pm. Creative Writers meet on the first and third Tuesdays from 6 to 7 pm. And a Mindfulness Meditation Workshop takes place on the l