Planning a legacy for the library

[She] frequently used the Santa Clara Libraries for over 35 years and believed in the freedom to read, educate, and inspire. She felt those to be human rights and knew the public libraries were a vital key in providing those resources and more. This [bequest] is her way of saying thank you for all your […]

Hackathon at the Library

Hackathon at the Library

On Sunday March 12, the Library and the Wilcox High School Programming Club hosted its first 12 hour hackathon, SCHACKS. The content of this event was organized entirely by the WHS students. They also worked the whole 14 hour day and recruited the judges. Despite the 8:00 a.m. start time, made even earlier because of […]

The library is the place to be

Did you see the Santa Clara City Library in the Merc this weekend? There were lots of great quotes about all the wonderful things that the library does, including support from the Foundation & Friends: These expanded programs are accomplished partly through city funding, but generously supplemented by “friends of the library” foundations, plus grants, […]

Libraries Need You!

We are library lovers, and we know you are too. Please share your love of libraries with your representatives to ensure they are the best they can be. Nationally: Please call your senators and congressperson today!! The President’s proposed budget would eliminate all federal funding for libraries of all kinds. As this ALA press release […]

Our March Book Sale is tomorrow!

Our March Book Sale is tomorrow!

Our March Book Sale is this weekend! We’ll have over 150 boxes of books for sale, full of computer, kids, foreign language, and fiction books for you to peruse. This is a great time to find books for your Spring Break vacations or find another book to read or movie to watch just because. Hours […]

Celebrating Ruth Colvin and Adult Literacy

Celebrating Ruth Colvin and Adult Literacy

Come and celebrate Ruth Colvin on Saturday March 18th at the Santa Clara Senior Center! Ruth is an amazing woman who has had a huge impact on the adult literacy movement. She’s the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is a member of the National Women’s Hall […]

Dinner with Chef Cory

Dinner with Chef Cory at the Yan Can Bistro in Northside is always one of our most popular Librarypalooza auction items. So it’s always fun to see him pop up on TV around Lunar New Year time! Do watch him cooking wontons and Chinese Hot Pot. It’s always fun!

Join us for STEM Central

Join us for STEM Central

STEM Central is an all-day, family-friendly event celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in 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, and […]

Charge!!

Charge!!

You can charge your phone at the Central Park Library now! There are twelve charging stations for both iPhone and Android devices scattered around the library. So when your battery is running low, you can swing by and plug in your tablet or phone or mobile device and charge up. The library will add a […]

Smoke Gets in your Eyes

The library will be using Smoke Gets in Your Eyes as a basis for a series of classes and sessions about death acceptance and end-of-life issues in late March and early April. This is a fun book about a heavy topic. Right now, the library has a small number of copies to give away! Just […]