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Over 30 vendors and many hundreds of people came through the craft faire.

Second annual Holiday craft Faire a success!

The second annual Santa Clara Library Friends Holiday Craft Faire was held on Saturday, December 15th at the Central Library.  Over thirty vendors sold everything from jewelry to soaps, wood cars to hand knitted scarves.  The event raised around $1000 for the foundation as well. If you couldn’t make it this year, make a plan […]

Children's Reader's collection is sorely lacking

Children’s Reader’s collection is sorely lacking

One significant need in the library is for children’s early readers books — short, hard-cover illustrated books that adults can read to their children (or grandchildren) and which the children can then start to read for themselves.  Although the library has 20,000 of these books, since there’s such demand for them they are almost always […]

Medicare 2013: What you need to know

Medicare 2013: What you need to know

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) of the Council on Aging Silicon Valley will help current and prospective Medicare beneficiaries as well as family members or caregivers unravel the mysteries and wonders of Medicare. If interested, please sign up at the Reference Desk or call 1-408-615-2900. Walk-ins are also welcome. When: Tuesday, Nov. […]

More press coverage of the north side library beam signing event

More press coverage of the north side library beam signing event

The Santa Clara Weekly covered our steel beamsigning event several weeks ago.  See the whole article at their website.

Teen writing contest winners

Teen writing contest winners

The Santa Clara Library Foundation and Friends sponsored the teen writing contest, and is proud to announce the winners in each category are: Grand prize winner: Neha Mannikar HIgh School Category: 1st: Ashley Loe 2nd Chau Nguyen 3rd Anirruddha Rajesh   Middle School Category 1st Athiyya Umar 2nd Alisha Mehta 3rd Parker Lin   Honorable […]

Looking for a Job? Need Career Advice?

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is sponsoring a series of seminars in which attendees receive one-on-one help with their resumes and career advice.  What happens as a result of these sessions?  After a receiving resume help from facilitator Anne Davenport, a participant landed a fabrication position in Morgan Hill and is enrolled in community […]

Construction on the north side library continues!

Construction on the north side library continues!

Work at the Santa Clara city north side library continues.  This week, ceilings and walls are being added to begin to enclose the structure.

iPad Art Workshop, 11/18 from 2pm until 3pm

iPad Art Workshop, 11/18 from 2pm until 3pm

Learn how to create art on your iPad! Sumit Vishwakarma will give a one-hour workshop providing an introduction to sketching, drawing, and painting directly on your iPad using your fingers, a stylus, and art applications. You will learn how to use basic digital tools, including the pen, pencil, and brushes. Sumit, an iPad artist, was […]

Small Business Administration Workshop, 11/14 3-5pm

Small Business Administration Workshop, 11/14 3-5pm

Small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs will learn how the programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help them start, grow, and manage their companies. Experts from SBA and their resource partners will provide information on management training, access to financing, and access to federal government contracting opportunities. Benefits, eligibility requirements, and application procedures […]

Apply for the Library Craft Faire

On Saturday, December 8th, 2012, the second annual Holiday Craft Faire will be held in the Central Library, from 10am until 4pm.  Many vendors will be there, selling items like hand-made jewelry, candles, soaps, clothing, and other items. If you’re a vendor and would like to get a table, well, they’re filling up fast, so […]