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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 […]

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.

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!

Reading Without Walls

Reading Without Walls

The Library is participating in the Reading Without Walls challenge during April. This is an initiative to get you and me and everyone to read a book about a person who isn’t like them or a book in a format they wouldn’t normally consider. Stretch your perspective! Youth Services at Central Park Library has a […]

Naturalization resources at the library

Naturalization resources at the library

Central Park Library hosted a naturalization information session in late March, teaching about 40 attendees what the process was to become an American citizen. The library is excited to provide Citizenship Corner – a set of resources to help our customers become American citizens. From the program: When asked the most important advice she could […]

STEM Central is coming up!

I am so excited! STEM Central is coming up – a day long celebration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – on April 29th. PLUS, astronaut Megan McArthur will be here! She’s from the area – she went to St Francis in Mountain View for high school – and lives in San Jose. […]