Library Programs

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.

Self publishing in the 21st Century, Sunday May 5th from 2-4pm at Central Park Library

Self publishing in the 21st Century, Sunday May 5th from 2-4pm at Central Park Library

Santa Clara artist and author Clarence Robert “Bob” Tower will be talking about how he published his charmingly illustrated historical fiction novel, The Adventures of Zach Gentry: a Tongue-in-Cheek History of the Opening of the West, using Amazon’s CreateSpace. Quoting from James Cox, Editor of  the Midwest Book Review: “From witnessing the beginning of the […]

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”, […]

“In Our Own Words” authors readings

Come celebrate with the authors of “In Our Own Words”, the book created by participants in the Adult Literary Program of the Santa Clara City Library, and hear them read some of their submissions. This event is open to the public, and activities for children will be provided.  Dessert will be served following the program. […]

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 […]

Wider press coverage of our Foundation’s funded “Find a Job in February” series

“Looking for a job? You can find help at the Santa Clara City Library’s free “Find a Job in February” series, featuring workshops with local experts. The series is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library. On Feb 12, 40 eager jobseekers heard from LinkedIn Enterprise Account […]

Linked In: Networking Your Way to a New Job, February 26 1-2:30pm

LinkedIn is the perfect solution for leveraging your contacts to get back in the workforce or step up in your career. Use this interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. Users can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals to accomplish their goals. Learn how […]

LinkedIn Presentation for job seekers was a huge success!

LinkedIn Presentation for job seekers was a huge success!

Michael Gross, Enterprise Account Executive at LinkedIn, told a crowd of more than forty at Santa Clara City Library’s Cedar Room they need to be proactive and get outside their comfort zones in order to get a better job or find one.  He presented inside information on how LinkedIn works and why job seekers should […]