Library Programs

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 in Full Swing

Summer Reading is in full swing here at the Library!  You can pick up your award books and prizes here at the Library between July 21 and August 17. Don’t miss the last family concert next Monday, July 28 at 7:00pm.  Tempos de Outrora will be performing.  The group shares the traditional songs and dances […]

Author Talk: California's Great America [Images of Modern America]

Author Talk: California’s Great America [Images of Modern America]

Date:  6/9/2014 Time:  6:30 PM – 7:45 PM In May 1972, actor Fess Parker of Davy Crockett fame announced plans for a huge theme park complex in Santa Clara. Eventually, the Marriott Corporation joined the effort.  Parker later departed, while Marriott pressed on.  Marriott’s Great America opened its gates on March 20, 1976. It featured […]

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! […]

Don’t Let Cancer Stop You!

Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Date/Time: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 4:00pm Location: Margie Edinger Room Presenter:  Dr. Joseph Hastings, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Learn about what you can do to lower your risk of developing certain cancers.  Better awareness and early detection increase the chance of successful treatment.Free and Open to All […]

Volunteer Fair This Saturday

Date: 5/24/2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Central Park Library Redwood Room & Margie Edinger Room Interested in volunteering? Come to our volunteer fair and visit with over 30 non-profit organizations from across the Bay Area. Find a rewarding way to give back to the community and have fun at the same time. Treats […]

First Emma Kaliterna Author:  Jennifer Fosberry

First Emma Kaliterna Author: Jennifer Fosberry

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7pm Join us for an exciting evening with author Jennifer Fosberry! Jennifer is a science geek turned New York Times bestselling children’s writer. Her picture books about a spunky little girl named Isabella and an adventurous little boy named Alexander have received rave reviews. Her latest, Isabella: Star of the […]

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Concert, December 15th at 2pm in the Redwood Room

The Library is hosting the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, direct from the New Orleans French Quarter. Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 to nurture, perpetuate, and promote the traditional New Orleans jazz art form. The legendary players are long gone now, but the Hall is still in business and the Band continues to tour world-wide. […]

Santa Clara Weekly covers recent Summer Reading and other events

The Santa Clara Weekly recently wrote about several events from Summer Reading,  Summer Reading Kicks Off covered the first event of Summer Reading, the kickoff with a bean bag toss and trampoline for kids to play on, heard Steve Cheney’s ventriloquism act, and sampled healthywaters from Kaiser Permanente. Foundation receives large gift in memory of Margie Edinger […]

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.