Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews dedicates the electric vehicle charging station by cutting a gas hose. Assisting are Vice Mayor Pat Kolstad, Howard Clearfield Co-Founder of the San Francisco Bay LEAFs and City Council Member Teresa O'Neill.
A Tesla S, Mitsubishi RAV4, Ford Fusion, two iMEVs, and dozens of Nissan LEAFs were on display for the public at the Library's tail gate party Saturday, May 11.
"We are living the future," one electric vehicle owner told me. Another told me she has owned her Nissan LEAF for only a month but is delighted not to have to pump gas anymore.
After the dedication, the San Francisco Bay LEAFs listened to Karen Scholnick from Bay Area Air Quality Management District tell about their projects and plans for electric vehicle infrastructure. Paul Carreon of PG&E and Larry Owens of Silicon Valley Power explained rate options for charging electric cars. The group announced the Family and Friends discount for purchasing and leasing Nissan LEAFs. Join the San Francisco Bay LEAFs and take advantage of the discount. An Android app that will report the condition of each cell in your car's battery was announced.
Librarian Central Park Library
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The NASA Missions Update program scheduled for Monday, May13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Park Library Redwood Room, has been cancelled due to illness. The program will be re-scheduled for the fall. The Library apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Friday, May 10, 2013
On Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Park Library Redwood Room, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Eric Norris will present another fascinating multi-media program on NASA missions to the planets. Eric will talk about the latest activities of the Curiosity Rover on Mars and future Mars missions, as well as update us on other missions throughout the solar system. Adults and interested students are welcome!
For more information about this free NASA missions program, call Reference at 1-408-615-2900.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
May is Zombie Awareness Month!
According to the Zombie Research Society, the United States comes in at #3 for being one of the safest countries during a zombie attack (http://zombieresearchsociety.com) and the U.S. is also more ready for battle than most. But what is a zombie?
1. A zombie is a relentlessly aggressive human or reanimated human corpse driven by a biological infection.
Since the zombie pandemic is not a matter of if, but a matter of when, I have put together a Zombie Awareness Pathfinder that will provide resources and information to the survival of the human race. If you are interested in living, you can drop by the library to learn about basic zombie survival skills. For all of our zombie patrons, we will be showing the movie Warm Bodies in the summer.Remember, your best defense against the coming zombie apocalypse is to feed your brain at your local library, which is also something that zombies desire most… your brain.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Celebrate National Library Week at Central Park Library on Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Redwood Room! Join acclaimed local author Ron Hansen, as he discusses writing and his new book, She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories. This collection of 12 new stories and 7 from his first collection, Nebraska, has been called “Extraordinary...the work of an accomplished craftsman and a superb storyteller” (New York Times). These rich stories cover a diverse range of topics, both past and present, exemplifying the human experience; they “are written with precision and depth” (Booklist).
Hansen, author of a number of popular books, currently is the Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, where he teaches writing and literature.
For more information about this free National Library Week author event, stop by the Reference Desk or call 1-408-615-2900.
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Celebrate the start of National Library Week at Central Park Library! Spring into action with Dee McCrorey, author of Innovation in a Reinvented World: 10 Essential Elements to Succeed in the New World of Business (Wiley, 2011), as she highlights best practices and skills shared by the innovative leaders profiled in her book—from micropreneur to multinational executive. On Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Redwood Room, Dee will discuss these topics for succeeding in the new world of business:
• 5 things your career strategy must include in 2013
• Why “letting go” has become a powerful career game change
• What 40+ professionals can do in 7 days to stand out in a crowded field.
Dee will answer your questions following her talk.
For more information about this free National Library Week program, stop by the Reference Desk or call 1-408-615-2900.
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