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Tomorrow is the April Saturday Sale

Our April Book Sale is this weekend! We’ll have over 300 boxes of books for sale, full of computer, kids, foreign language, and fiction books for you to peruse. This month, we got a large donation of DVDs and VCDs in Asian languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. If you want a movie in one of […]

Music for the whole family!

Music for the whole family!

It’s almost time for the first Jan Lieberman concert! It will feature ragtime piano duo Jack and Chris Bradshaw  with two outstanding youth performers, Dara Phung and Sophie Liu, in a concert featuring a blend of ragtime and classical compositions. This concert series is in honor of Jan Lieberman, former Santa Clara City children’s librarian, mentor, […]

How to use LinkedIn

How to use LinkedIn

We were happy to facilitate a session on how to use LinkedIn at the Central Park Library last month! This program showed people how to use LinkedIn to find a job and keep their profiles updated. The majority of folks felt more confident about looking for a job and were appreciative that the LinkedIn representatives […]

Introducing the Jan Lieberman Concert Series

Introducing the Jan Lieberman Concert Series

We are proud to announce the inaugural Jan Lieberman concert! Jan is a retired librarian, and her friends and family have created a fund so the library can host a series of family-friendly concerts. The first one will be on Sunday April 17 at 2pm. It will feature duo pianists, Jack and Chris Bradshaw, performing […]

Our partner, helping literacy

Our partner, helping literacy

Y’all donate a lot of books to us. Thank you! We do our best to get every single book to a good home: either in the library or to another book lover outside the library. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, we’re unable to match that book with a buyer. That’s where Better World Books […]

New in the bookstore: recommendations

New in the bookstore: recommendations

We’ve been experimenting with something new in our book store: recommendations! Our volunteers, as you may imagine, are readers. Everyone loves sharing their favorite books. But we can’t all be in the bookstore all the time. So we’ve created tags to put in the books to mark which ones we especially enjoyed – like you see […]

Check us out on Channel 15

It’s starting to be all Lollapalooza all the time around here! Earlier this week, we recorded this announcement for Channel 15 – Santa Clara’s public access channel. You can see it below. (It’s so hard to watch yourself on video!) Register for Lollapalooza today!

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Read Your Way to the Big Game was a great success. We had over 240 participants read over 1700 books in just six weeks! We’re proud to have sponsored this event, which got lots of families reading together and celebrated a successful Super Bowl in Santa Clara.

Join us for Community Conversations

Join us for Community Conversations

The Community Conversations series is a monthly event where local experts come to the library to share their knowledge. This is a new series, covering an interesting mix of subjects. The first one is this upcoming Monday, and it’s titled Under-Represented Populations in Elite Sport. It features Kelly Crowley, A Paralympic medalist and Marlene Bjornsrud, […]

STEM Innovation Bowl

STEM Innovation Bowl

The Santa Clara City Library is hosting a STEM Innovation Bowl on January 30! This event is going to have some awesome and fun things like: Virtual and Augmented Reality stations Telepresence Robots 3D Gaming Creating Mosaics Building with Blocks and Straws and more! The program is recommended for children in grades 6 and up, […]