Children’s

Author & NASA Scientist Pascal Lee

Mission: Mars Author Headlines Emma Kaliterna Author Event During Children’s Book Week

D. Pascal Lee will discuss progress being made around the world, from the Arctic to Antarctica, from basement labs to the International Space Station, to achieve the first human voyage to Mars. He will examine in turn the what, why, how, when, and who of the first human mission to Mars. Copies of Mission:  Mars will […]

Surfing Magician Comes to Northside

Surfing Magician Comes to Northside

Surfing Magician Doug Hofkins will perform at the Northside Library on Saturday, April 11 at 2pm.  Join us!   This performance sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

Close to 300 Watch Magician Brian Scott

Magician Brian Scott Attracts a Crowd

Teens Hold Mystery Masquerade at Library

Teens Hold Mystery Masquerade at Library

  Last Friday night after hours, the Library and the Teen Library Council (TLC) hosted a Mystery Masquerade just for high school students. This program was conceived , planned, and carried out by TLC members. All, but one of the 14 members came. They did a great job of advertising it to their friends and […]

First Northside Children's Book Sale

First Northside Children’s Book Sale

First Friends’ Northside Children’s Book Sale Saturday November  22nd 9am-11am  As part of the “Black Saturday” events at the Northside Library this weekend, the Friends will be holding their first Northside Children’s Book Sale.  Stop by to find picture books, easy reader, chapter books and teen books as well as audiobooks and DVD’s! It’s a win-win – you […]

A "Wonder-ful" Storytime!

A “Wonder-ful” Storytime!

A special guest greeted families at Saturday’s Story Time.  Wonder Dog, Read Santa Clara’s genial mascot, paid a surprise visit to remind families that reading together is wonderful and no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn! He had quite a following as he handed out bookmaking kits and information about our […]

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, […]

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 […]

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