Library Programs

Supporting the ESL Book Clubs

Supporting the ESL Book Clubs

We are proud to support the ESL Book Clubs at the Santa Clara City Library! If you’re part of a book club, you know the struggle to find a copy – any copy! – of your monthly book. The Foundation & Friends will be buying extra copies of the books for the library’s ESL book […]

Countdown to Mission Library's 60th Anniversary

Countdown to Mission Library’s 60th Anniversary

The Mission Library will celebrate its 60th anniversary on October 17th, with an all-day program featuring a magic show, a banjo band, fun activities, crafts and more! In anticipation, they’re hosting a series of events over the next month. They hosted Native American dancers on September 2nd: Last weekend, it was the Ballet Folklorio Mexicano […]

Giving back to the library and eating chocolate

Giving back to the library and eating chocolate

Our Annual Chocolate Party was earlier this week. The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends takes the money from our book sales, and gives a set amount to special projects to the library. We announce what those projects are to the library at the Chocolate Party. It’s a great way for all the friends, […]

Some summer reading numbers

Some summer reading numbers

The Santa Clara City Library Friends & Foundation supports the Santa Clara Library’s summer reading program. They had great growth in the program this year – 15% more people signed up, and 14% more people finished. Additionally, participants read over 52,000 books! That’s 17 books per reader – just amazing. Thanks to all the patrons […]

The Countdown to Mission Library's 60th Anniversary Begins

The Countdown to Mission Library’s 60th Anniversary Begins

Mission Library will be celebrating its 60th anniversary, 60 days from today: Saturday, Oct 17, 10 am- 2 pm. We have several exciting programs at Mission Library planned leading up to the 60th Anniversary. We had a great start today, with an audience of 125 parents and young children attending Sean Mendelson’s Musical Playtime this morning. […]

Enjoying the Central Studio Reception

Central Studio Reception Brings out the Artist in Everyone

The Central Park Library proudly opened its Central Studio to a crowd of about 80.  This new Library feature offers a creative space for patrons of all ages.  Guests explored the space, drawing and working on crafts.  There was also an art exhibit from Santa Clara Adult Education students .  Foundation Board member CJ McCarthy said, “It […]

Emma Kaliterna with Author Pascal Lee

Mars Draws Big Crowd to Emma Kaliterna Author Talk

It was all about the red planet on Monday night at the Library.  Author Pascal Lee spoke to a large audience about his book Mission:Mars during the second annual Emma Kaliterna Author Series.  The series honors long time Santa Claran and library supporter, 96-year-old Emma Kaliterna. Pascal spoke about what it will take to send […]

Foundation & Friends Grants more than $100,000 to Library

At the Chocolate Party, we celebrate money granted for Library projects.  We are very excited to share some of them: Large Print Collection Enhancement Language Learning Collection Enhancement World Languages Enhancement Easy Readers/Juvenile Paperbacks Enhancement ESL Newspapers & Supplies Summer Reading Program Seed Share Library iPad Minis for Teen Read Awards iPad Minis for Library […]

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 […]

Close to 300 Watch Magician Brian Scott

Magician Brian Scott Attracts a Crowd