Culture

ESL Potluck

ESL Potluck

Last week, Central Library’s ESL Book Club had a potluck lunch to bid farewell to one of their long-term volunteers. She graduated college and is starting her full time career! Look at these bright, shining faces. Everyone loves cake! The focus is on the salad, but look at those egg rolls. Mmm, egg rolls…. Potato […]

Dinner with Chef Cory

Dinner with Chef Cory at the Yan Can Bistro in Northside is always one of our most popular Librarypalooza auction items. So it’s always fun to see him pop up on TV around Lunar New Year time! Do watch him cooking wontons and Chinese Hot Pot. It’s always fun!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Yan Can Bistro in Rivermark is one of our Lollapalooza sponsors this year, and they are featured in this video celebrating and explaining the food of Lunar New Year.   Happy Lunar New Year, everyone!

Diwali Festival & Book Sale at Northside

Diwali Festival & Book Sale at Northside

This Saturday, November 7th, the Northside Library is having a HUGE Diwali celebration! The Friends will have be having a book sale at the party as well. Please stop by and get a henna tattoo and look through our books for sale. Thanks for supporting the Friends! The monthly book sale for November at Central […]

A Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

A Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

The Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Stephen Morse, a frequent lecturer on many aspects of genealogy.  Dr. Morse will present a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an […]

A rousing time had by all at Holiday Jazz concert in Redwood Room!

A rousing time had by all at Holiday Jazz concert in Redwood Room!

New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed to an overflowing crowd who danced and clapped along.  The band thanked retiring librarian Jane Botsford for bringing them to the Library.  Jane and her husband worked for Preservation Hall for many years before moving to the Bay Area. The Foundation & Friends proudly sponsored the event.

Library Cardholders Qualify for Free, Discounted Passes

Library Cardholders Qualify for Free, Discounted Passes

Just in time for summer, the Santa Clara City Library Foundation has funded a new exciting feature for Library users that provides free or discounted passes to fun places to visit in the Bay Area such as the Tech Museum, Asian Art Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. The “Discover and Go” page on […]

Wilcox High School Yearbooks

Wilcox High School Yearbooks

The most popular resource in the Central Park Library’s local history collection is the high school yearbook collection. Located next to the old Santa Clara City Directories, these old school yearbooks serve as an excellent source of local history and genealogical information. Some people use them to look for the local advertisements written to appeal […]

Beautiful Foundation grants $6000 to the Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends

Beautiful Foundation grants $6000 to the Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends

Volunteers of the Beautiful Foundation and the teen group “In Our Unity” (IOU) raised $6,000 to invest in resources for Korean-American children, adults, and families at the Santa Clara City Library.  The funds will go to purchase materials for children, many of whom were born in the U.S., who want to learn more about the […]