Join us at STEM Central tomorrow!

Join us at STEM Central tomorrow!

STEM Central is an all-day, family-friendly event celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the heart of Silicon Valley. Visitors will come face to face with every manner of technology, from printing presses and glassblowing to virtual reality, robots, and drones. A full day of speakers includes panels from women in STEM fields, wildlife experts, […]

Learn to play guitar at STEM Central!

Did you know that two of our librarians learned to play the guitar in 5 minutes? Well, they did, and the innovators that helped them, Magic Instruments, will be at STEM Central with guitars to unleash your inner rock star! Sign up for STEM Central at STEMCentral.org. It’s this Saturday, April 29th from 10am – […]

Who’s in the mood for a robot competition?

We’ll have several local high school robotics teams showing off their amazing robot creations at STEM Central, this Saturday from 10am – 4pm, including: Santa Clara High School’s- Evolution, Java Seals, The Shovels, and VorTechs Adrian C. Wilcox High School’s- RoboPocalypse Fremont High School (Sunnyvale California)- Firebots Notre Dame High School (San Jose, California)- Athena […]

Would you like to see a Mars Rover?

The Norcal Mars Society will be bringing at least one Mars rover to STEM Central ! The purpose of The Mars Society is to further the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet through: 1. Public outreach fostering Mars pioneers 2. Worldwide support for government-funded Mars research and exploration… 3. Private-enterprise Mars exploration and settlement […]

Join us for an afternoon of jazz delights!

Join us for an afternoon of jazz delights!

Pianist Andy Lagunoff will take us through the history of jazz by playing ragtime, dixieland, swing, an the blues. We’ll hear familiar tunes by Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and more. Introduce your whole family to this fabulous music genre! The concert will be Sunday April 23rd at 3pm in the Redwood Room at […]

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Makes a Difference!

I love this story, from one of our Children’s librarians: A mom came up to the desk with her toddler after storytime this morning to get their 400 BOOKS achivement sticker for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. She said that keeping track of their books over the last few months has gotten her 2 yr old […]

Learn about Life on Mars

Learn about Life on Mars

We are excited to have Pascal Lee speak at STEM Central, the Library’s day-long event covering all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. He’ll talk about humans traveling to Mars and all the things we need to do to make that happen. It should be exciting! Learn more at STEMCentral.org.

Join us at the In Our Own Words book launch on April 22

Join us at the In Our Own Words book launch on April 22

Please join us at the In Our Own Words book launch event at the Mission Center for the Performing Arts on April 22nd at 2pm. This is a wonderfully moving occasion, where you get to see people making a real difference in their lives. Family and friends are welcome, and there will be desserts served […]

The kids are all right

The kids are all right

The Youth Services, which covers both children and teens, librarians found this lovely letter from the 49ers SLI students in the library last week. We’re glad the library was able to help them with their Robotics Competitions!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

We were happy to support a family Easter Egg hunt on April 4th at Mission Library. Over 550 people showed up to find 1000 hidden eggs inside the library. It looks like everyone had a great time!