Central Park Library

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Central Park Library is looking for lego donations

Central Park Library is looking for lego donations

The Central Park library is starting a monthly Lego Club for school-aged children, and is looking for donations of used Legos to get their collection started. Many families with grown children have lots of Legos lying around, and this would be a great opportunity to help the library and reduce clutter at the same time! […]

Harry Potter Prom (not the Yule Ball)

Harry Potter Prom (not the Yule Ball)

Last week, the Santa Clara City Library Central Park Teen Librarians held a Harry Potter Prom! Despite all the rain, over 90 high schoolers attended. They feasted, made wands and potions, answered trivia, and had their fortunes told. They even dressed up! Everyone had a magical time. Thanks teen librarians!

A community knitting circle

A community knitting circle

We are super-excited that there was a knitting social at the library last week! Everyone said they had a great time, and look at the concentration on those faces. The library will be hosting these monthly socials for new and experienced knitters alike. We hope to see you next month!

You're getting sleepy....

You’re getting sleepy….

A big thanks to Kaiser for coming out to give this well-attended program about sleep! Sleeping soundly is something everyone could use a little help with, and this was a great talk to help us all learn about circadian rhythms and tricks we can use to make us more tired at night.

Happy ESL Holidays

Happy ESL Holidays

The ESL Group had their holiday celebration today! Santa showed up, there were carolers. some delicious food, and plenty of time to talk with their classmates. We are so happy to be able to support this wonderful group! The librarians who run it are great at coming up with creative and fun activities for the […]