Children’s

Frans Vischer visits the library

We’d like to thank Frans Vischer for coming to the library last month! The librarians and kids had a great time as he showed off his drawing talents, and, thanks to your donations, were able to give the first 35 attendees free copies of his books! The Santa Clara Weekly wrote about his visit, including […]

The fall Jan Lieberman Concert

The fall Jan Lieberman Concert

We welcomed the Ettinger family here for a performance as part of the Jan Lieberman concert series on November 13. It was a lovely afternoon filled with music and stories. Steve Ettinger introduces a song. The family performs. The cellist performs. As does the violinist. And Jan, as always, enjoys it all. Thanks to everyone […]

Astronomy and kids. What could be better?

Astronomy and kids. What could be better?

Last spring, we helped the Youth Services department buy 48 Galileoscopes. What’s a Galileoscope? It’s a small mass-produced refractor telescope, designed with the intention of increasing public interest in astronomy and science. But… you have to build it yourself. From a kit. With 48 scopes, Youth Services will be able to host two family programs. […]

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

This year, SCCLFF sponsored the Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con! This was a hugely successful event, drawing over 11,000 people from all over Silicon Valley. It featured Dave Filoni, executive producer for Star Wars Rebels (and more!), Lego contests, artists from Pixar, lots of cosplay… it was amazing. Of course the 101st Legion showed […]

Come to Comic Con tomorrow!

The Santa Clara Library Comic Con is tomorrow! This is going to be a super-fun event with: a talk from Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni a panel on Women in Comics, including Heather Campbell, Nidhi Chanani, and Branwyn Bigglestone A presentation called from Story to Screen by Pixar storyboard artist Le Tang lego […]

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

SCCLFF is proud to support 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? 1000 Books for Kindergarten is a free program that encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she begins kindergarten. The goal is to promote early literacy through the library by giving parents a fun incentive […]

Come to Santa Clara City Library's Comic Con!

Come to Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con!

We are proud to support the library’s Comic Con. On Saturday, September 24th, Central Park Library will be filled with people cosplaying, panels, crafts for kids and adults, and more. Take a look at the full list of activities and panels and sign up for your free tickets today!

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]