Please join us this Sunday, 4/6 at 11am for a celebration at the Northside Library

As you may or may not have heard, the city council has resolved the funding issues that had stalled progress on the Santa Clara City Northside Library, and give the foundation the go ahead to resume construction and acquisition of media and materials.  The city and foundation are hoping to complete this work and hire […]

City Council approves plan to get Northside Library back on track!

City Council approves plan to get Northside Library back on track!

At the Santa Clara City Council meeting this evening, the council unanimously approved a motion to essentially allow the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends to resume work on the Santa Clara Northside Library.  By exchanging some money with the city, we can get out from under the potential judicial stay on any money […]

Silicon Valley Reads 2014 Comes to Santa Clara Central Park Library

The theme of Silicon Valley Reads 2014 is: Books & Technology: Friends or Foes? One of the books selected for this year’s event is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan. The story revolves around a hole-in-the-wall bookstore in San Francisco, a fraternity of book lovers, and lots of digital technology used to […]

Last day to register for the Lollapalooza before the price increase!

Today, Friday January 17th, is the last day to register for the Love Our Library Lollapalooza at the $50 ticket price, and tomorrow it goes up to $60/ticket. You can get information on the event by clicking here; you can purchase tickets from this link.

Local authors Betsy & Tom Franco talk about their book “Naked”

The Santa Clara City Library is sponsoring a talk and  by local author Betsy Franco and her son and illustrator Tom Franco about their new adult book, “Naked”, on January 26th at 2pm in the Redwood Room of Central Library. “When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford’s Rodin […]

A Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

A Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

The Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Stephen Morse, a frequent lecturer on many aspects of genealogy.  Dr. Morse will present a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an […]

It's not too late to donate to the library foundation to support our local library!

It’s not too late to donate to the library foundation to support our local library!

THANK YOU to the hundreds of people who have made donations this holiday season to the Library – donate by December 31st for this tax year’s tax deduction.  Hundreds of books and programs happen every year at the Santa Clara City Library because people like you donate. If you haven’t given yet, or if you’d like […]

A rousing time had by all at Holiday Jazz concert in Redwood Room!

A rousing time had by all at Holiday Jazz concert in Redwood Room!

New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed to an overflowing crowd who danced and clapped along.  The band thanked retiring librarian Jane Botsford for bringing them to the Library.  Jane and her husband worked for Preservation Hall for many years before moving to the Bay Area. The Foundation & Friends proudly sponsored the event.

SCCLFF Board of Directors receives award from statewide library association

SCCLFF Board of Directors receives award from statewide library association

We are proud to share that the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends Board of Directors received an award from CPLA (California Public Library Advocates) for their work on the Northside Library.  At the awards luncheon it was shared that: “Founded in 2001, the Foundation’s role since that time has focused primarily on fundraising […]

Foundation honors for Julie Passalacqua / Perpetual Children's section books

Foundation honors for Julie Passalacqua / Perpetual Children’s section books

The Library is losing a dear friend and champion of literacy when Julie Passalacqua retires as Santa Clara City Librarian at the end of this month.  In honor of Julie’s 38 years of service and her passion for children’s literacy, the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends board is purchasing six sets of Julie’s […]