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Holiday Craft Faire Applications Available

The Foundation and Friends Holiday Craft Faire will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014.   Applications are available now at the Library and online at lovethelibrary.org under the heading Events.  If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at  holidaycraftfaire@yahoo.com.

Summer Reading in Full Swing

Summer Reading is in full swing here at the Library!  You can pick up your award books and prizes here at the Library between July 21 and August 17. Don’t miss the last family concert next Monday, July 28 at 7:00pm.  Tempos de Outrora will be performing.  The group shares the traditional songs and dances […]

Summer Reading Kicks off with great performance from the Alphabet Rockers

Summer Reading Kicks off with great performance from the Alphabet Rockers

It’s officially summer again; and that means Monday night should be spent in Central Park Pavillion at the Summer Reading Family Fun Night! Tonight, at our opening event, Keypoint Credit Union presented a check for $15,000 to the Santa Clara Library Foundation to provide the funding for many of the Summer Reading programs.  And, then, […]

Author Talk: California's Great America [Images of Modern America]

Author Talk: California’s Great America [Images of Modern America]

Date:  6/9/2014 Time:  6:30 PM – 7:45 PM In May 1972, actor Fess Parker of Davy Crockett fame announced plans for a huge theme park complex in Santa Clara. Eventually, the Marriott Corporation joined the effort.  Parker later departed, while Marriott pressed on.  Marriott’s Great America opened its gates on March 20, 1976. It featured […]

New Artwork in Teen Area from Sister Cities Visitors

New Artwork in Teen Area from Sister Cities Visitors

You are invited to come and take a look at the artwork that has been installed in the Teen Area. Back in March, 12 middle school students from Sister City Izumo, Japan brought artwork to the library. It has been framed with funds from the Foundation & Friends and is now hanging above the Anime/Manga […]

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading starts this Sunday, June 1st, and the Kickoff Party is Saturday, June 7 from 1pm -4pm. You can sign up online to receive your reading logs.  Reading logs for children, teens and adults will also be given out at the Youth Services & Reference desks.   Go to http://library.santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=2819.to sign up for Summer Reading! […]

Santa Clara Rotarians Support the Library

Santa Clara Rotarians Support the Library

A big shout out to the Santa Clara Rotary for supporting the Library!  Rotarians purchased the books on the table, had them signed by club speakers each month and donated them to the Library.  As if that weren’t enough, they donated the proceeds of book purchases at a presentation by author Robin Burcell. From left […]

Upcoming Book Talk on Mary Bennett Love

Author Talk: Quite Contrary by David J. Langum, Sr. The Story of Mary Bennett Love, a 19th Century Santa Claran   Date:  6/24/2014 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Cost:  Free and Open to the Public Location:  Central Park Library Margie Edinger Room Mary Bennett Love was a legendary and colorful character who settled in Santa […]

Mystery St. Christopher Medal from WWII Solved Using New Digital Microfilm Scanner in Heritage Pavilion

Mystery St. Christopher Medal from WWII Solved Using New Digital Microfilm Scanner in Heritage Pavilion

What do you do when you find an old St. Christopher medal mounted on a plaque reading “Presented by the City of Santa Clara” in a box of WWII momentos?  A resourceful woman from Oregon in this situation contacted local history librarian Mary Hanel.  Mary and volunteer Josie LeRoy did some research on St. Christopher’s […]

Look What Your Donations Do!

Look What Your Donations Do!

Your donations and purchases make a big difference! This month, they funded: New Spinning Racks for the Paperback Collection (Which Will Soon be Filled with New Paperbacks) 200 New Children’s DVD’s Adult Summer Reading Materials Easy English Times – our ESL Conversation Club Newspaper A Portable Sound System