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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.

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.

A big thanks to all of our donors at this time of year

A big thanks to all of our donors at this time of year

including, most recently, Teresa O’Neill, for the gift of a four HP laptops and a color laser-printer to our Read Santa Clara adult literacy program.   If you’d like to make a donation, you can do it online by clicking here, or by sending in a check to “Santa Clara Library Foundation”, to 2635 Homestead […]

Love Our Library Lollapalooza

Library’s first ever LOLL event February 8th will raise funds to support Santa Clara City Libraries Attend the Library’s first LOLL – Love Our Library Lollapalooza – to support programs and collections at all Santa Clara City Libraries to be held on Saturday, February 8th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Central Park Library presented by […]

Dedication of the "Margie Edinger Community Room"

Dedication of the “Margie Edinger Community Room”

On Sunday, September 29th, at 2pm, the City of Santa Clara dedicated the former Cedar Room in Central Park Library as the new “Margie Edinger Community Room”, in honor of Margie Edinger. At the ceremony, Ray Edinger spoke at length about his wife, Margie, her love of the community and libraries, and her desire to […]

Santa Clara Weekly covers recent Summer Reading and other events

The Santa Clara Weekly recently wrote about several events from Summer Reading,  Summer Reading Kicks Off covered the first event of Summer Reading, the kickoff with a bean bag toss and trampoline for kids to play on, heard Steve Cheney’s ventriloquism act, and sampled healthywaters from Kaiser Permanente. Foundation receives large gift in memory of Margie Edinger […]

Many attend first "Family Fun Night!" at Central Park Pavillion

Many attend first “Family Fun Night!” at Central Park Pavillion

A great many children and adults attended the first “Family Fun Night!” in Santa Clara’s Central Park at the Pavilion, the first of many events this summer of Summer Reading.                Before the program began, the Santa Clara Foundation and Friends accepted a check from Keypoint Credit Union for $15,000 […]

Santa Clara Pioneer portraits now hanging in the Heritage Pavilion

Santa Clara Pioneer portraits now hanging in the Heritage Pavilion

The 1844 portraits of Santa Clara pioneers Dr. Arthur Wellsley Saxe and Mary Judson Saxe have been donated by their descendant Suzanne Burke to the Santa Clara City Library. They are now hanging in the Heritage Pavilion Ms. Burke was very excited to see the photo of the portraits hanging in the Library, “My sister […]

KeyPoint Credit Union SUMMER READING KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, from 1PM – 4PM at the Central Park Library

A special thank you to our sponsor this year, KeyPoint Credit Union, who is giving us $15,000 this year to pay for programs, prizes, and publicity. They had originally given us $10,000 to help, but after hearing about all the great ideas from Library Staff about providing top notch summer reading, they just added an […]

Children’s author Tim Meyers talks about his latest book

Santa Clara author Tim Meyers spoke at the Santa Clara Central Park Library on May 19th about his latest book, “Down at the Dino Wash”, and Santa Clara Weekly wrote a very interesting article about it.  You can see it here.  Tim’s talk was sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.