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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 […]

Being grateful for mom and libraries and robots and turkeys

Being grateful for mom and libraries and robots and turkeys

Youth Services encouraged the kids who come through at Central Park Library to write down what they’re thankful for on paper feathers during November. Then, they put this turkey together, so everyone can see! It’s a great project, and it reminds me how important it is to be grateful. If you can’t read the feathers, […]

Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Read Week Book Cover Contest!

Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Read Week Book Cover Contest!

Congratulations to Erika Hamauchi, an eighth grader, for her artistic cover of Rainbow Rowell’s book, Eleanor and Park! Erika won the grand prize, a $100 Visa Gift Card. She was one of seven middle and high school prize winners; everyone received a certificate of achievement and gift card. The Book Cover Contest was held during […]

An ESL Thanksgiving

An ESL Thanksgiving

The proceeds from the book sales help fund, among other things, the Library’s weekly ESL club. They meet every Wednesday to talk about various topics and practice their English skills. Last week, though, they had Thanksgiving dinner. There were turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie… the works! Not to mention the centerpiece. It looks […]

Book Sale Tomorrow!

Book Sale Tomorrow!

Our last Saturday Sale of 2016 is tomorrow! This will be a great time to stock up on holiday gifts for all the book and music lovers in your life. We’ll have lots of fiction, non-fiction, foreign language, and children’s books for sale. We’ve also had a small but quality donation of comic books! Come […]

A quiet place to study can change a life

One of the best parts of my job is learning how the library changes people’s lives. This is a story that’s a couple of years old, but shows how Santa Clara City Library makes a difference, just by existing. The quiet study room upstairs is changing people’s lives. I know an gal, Indian dentist, married […]

Have you used the new bike fix-it station?

We had the official unveiling of the new bike fix-it station a couple of weeks ago. it was part of the library 2 library bike ride that so many people enjoyed. What a great opportunity! I love seeing people using it, even when the library is closed. If you’re riding your bike down Homestead to […]

Astronomy and kids. What could be better?

Astronomy and kids. What could be better?

Last spring, we helped the Youth Services department buy 48 Galileoscopes. What’s a Galileoscope? It’s a small mass-produced refractor telescope, designed with the intention of increasing public interest in astronomy and science. But… you have to build it yourself. From a kit. With 48 scopes, Youth Services will be able to host two family programs. […]

Girls Who Code Graduation

Girls Who Code Graduation

Both the Central and Northside libraries host Girls Who Code clubs. The Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends supports these groups as needed – Girls Who Code is a great organization. Last spring, we did something simple: we provided food and decorations for the graduation ceremony for six different Girls Who Code clubs in the […]

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

This year, SCCLFF sponsored the Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con! This was a hugely successful event, drawing over 11,000 people from all over Silicon Valley. It featured Dave Filoni, executive producer for Star Wars Rebels (and more!), Lego contests, artists from Pixar, lots of cosplay… it was amazing. Of course the 101st Legion showed […]