The Santa Clara County Library District has eliminated late fines for all materials, including books, magazines, music and movies, effective, Jan. 1. Existing late fines will also be forgiven so that patrons can start the year with a clean slate. Patrons may not see existing fines removed from their accounts until later in the month. Fees for lost items will remain, and the processing fees have been reduced for most items.

County libraries also recently launched a new auto-renewal feature that automatically extends due dates on eligible materials. There are a few requirements for eligibility, including having more available copies than holds and not reaching the maximum number of five renewals.

Curbside and walkup pickup services for holds continue at all seven county libraries, including Campbell.

Bay Area Older Adults will address Health concerns Jan. 28 during a presentation on “Essential Nutrients and Vitamins: How to Distinguish the Good from the Bad.”

More than 50 percent of adults in the United States take vitamin and mineral supplements, and most people take them without a doctor’s recommendation because they believe it will improve or maintain their health as they age. In this seminar, a scientist with a background in chemistry and enzymology will explain what nutrients and vitamins the human body needs to function properly and why, how this changes as we age and how to choose the best quality dietary supplements.

The seminar runs 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Register at for the information needed to join the conference call.


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