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Book Sale Tomorrow!

Our May book sale is tomorrow, May 21. Please join us: in the Redwood Room, where we will have 300+ boxes of books, from 10am – 2pm. From 10am – 11:45am, books, movies, and music are individually priced From 12pm – 2pm, all items are $5 per grocery bag. Doors open at 9am if you’re […]

Where the money goes

Where the money goes

Have you ever wondered what we do with the money we make at our book sales? We take it, and twice a year, we grant out part of it to the librarians for some amazing programs and projects. Below is what the librarians asked for this spring.   None of these would be funded without […]

Join us for the 3rd Annual Emma Kaliterna Children's Author Event with Tim Myers

Join us for the 3rd Annual Emma Kaliterna Children’s Author Event with Tim Myers

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is proud to support the annual Emma Kaliterna Authors events. This year, award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author, Tim J. Myers, shares his new book Full of Empty. His other books, Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe, Basho and the Fox, The Furry-Legged Teapot, and Looking […]

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!