Library Programs

Genealogy and Immigration are Hot Topics at the Library

Check out this article in the Santa Clara Weekly about Janice Sellers, a professional genealogist, at the Central Park Library. Janice spoke to a full house at the Library as part of the 2015 Silicon Valley Reads which is focused on the immigrant experience.

Teens Hold Mystery Masquerade at Library

Teens Hold Mystery Masquerade at Library

  Last Friday night after hours, the Library and the Teen Library Council (TLC) hosted a Mystery Masquerade just for high school students. This program was conceived , planned, and carried out by TLC members. All, but one of the 14 members came. They did a great job of advertising it to their friends and […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Library

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Library

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Northside Library with Buu Kim Tu Dragon and Lion Dance Association Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

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 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 […]