Children’s

Summer reading is underway!

Summer reading is underway!

The Summer Reading Program at the Santa Clara Library is well under way, and many of the participants have already completed reading enough books to get their awards.  Here are two happy children getting their books in the Margie Edinger room at Central Library!

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.

Money Week programs at the library, April 21-27

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends partially funded a number of free events in the library for “Money Week”, including 4/21 “Personal Records Retention” at 1pm 4/21 “Elder Fraud and Scams” at 3pm 4/22 “Financial Literacy for Kids (K-2nd), 4pm-5pm”” 4/22 “Financial Literary for Kids (Grades 3rd-6th), 6:30pm-7:30pm” 4/23 “Financial Literary for Adults”, […]

Electronic Magazines are available to read for all our library patrons

What do these great magazines like Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and Cosmo have in common? They’re all now freely available on your computer or mobile device through the library’s electronic collection. These free digital copies can be accessed via Zinio Online Magazines. There are a couple of steps to the registration process, but once complete you are […]

KeyPoint Credit Union Sponsors Summer Reading

KeyPoint Credit Union Sponsors Summer Reading

You can expect another fantastic summer reading program in 2013 thanks to KeyPoint Credit Union! Their support provides for reading adventures for kids, teens, and families all summer long. An estimated 55,000 books will be read this summer by kids and teens participating in the KeyPoint Credit Union Summer Reading Program. Many thanks to KeyPoint […]

First Aid kits distributed at Young Parent's center

First Aid kits distributed at Young Parent’s center

Through a donation from the Foundation and Friends, first aid kits were put together and donated to the teen mom’s at the Young Parent’s Center last month.  A Kaiser emergency room nurse also spoke about infant and child first aid and emergency care.

Children's Reader's collection is sorely lacking

Children’s Reader’s collection is sorely lacking

One significant need in the library is for children’s early readers books — short, hard-cover illustrated books that adults can read to their children (or grandchildren) and which the children can then start to read for themselves.  Although the library has 20,000 of these books, since there’s such demand for them they are almost always […]

iPad Art Workshop, 11/18 from 2pm until 3pm

iPad Art Workshop, 11/18 from 2pm until 3pm

Learn how to create art on your iPad! Sumit Vishwakarma will give a one-hour workshop providing an introduction to sketching, drawing, and painting directly on your iPad using your fingers, a stylus, and art applications. You will learn how to use basic digital tools, including the pen, pencil, and brushes. Sumit, an iPad artist, was […]

Duffy Hudson.  Photo by John Reiff Williams.

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson brings his talent and fascination for Edgar Allan Poe to life in this unique one-man play. Using a combination of biographical information and the dramatic interpretation of Poe’s literature, Annabel Lee, The Raven and The Tell Tale Heart, Hudson provides a unique, in-depth theatrical experience of the life and works of one […]

Library Foundation Grant Party awards over $20,000 to library programs

Library Foundation Grant Party awards over $20,000 to library programs

At the semi-annual Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Grant Party, over 50 volunteers gathered in the Cedar room at Central Library. There, they heard presentations from the library staff about different programs that could be funded with monies raised in the Friends bookstore and Saturday sales.  After the votes were tallied, thirteen different […]