Library Programs

The fall Jan Lieberman Concert

The fall Jan Lieberman Concert

We welcomed the Ettinger family here for a performance as part of the Jan Lieberman concert series on November 13. It was a lovely afternoon filled with music and stories. Steve Ettinger introduces a song. The family performs. The cellist performs. As does the violinist. And Jan, as always, enjoys it all. Thanks to everyone […]

An ESL Thanksgiving

An ESL Thanksgiving

The proceeds from the book sales help fund, among other things, the Library’s weekly ESL club. They meet every Wednesday to talk about various topics and practice their English skills. Last week, though, they had Thanksgiving dinner. There were turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie… the works! Not to mention the centerpiece. It looks […]

Thanks again to LinkedIn!

LinkedIn continues to provide wonderful programs that our patrons find valuable. Northside Library hosted a LinkedIn tips and tricks program last month that had over 150 people in attendance. Thanks to everyone who came and to Oscar for sharing everything he knows. Please accept my most heartfelt thanks for a brilliant evening last night. Oscar’s […]

Girls Who Code Graduation

Girls Who Code Graduation

Both the Central and Northside libraries host Girls Who Code clubs. The Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends supports these groups as needed – Girls Who Code is a great organization. Last spring, we did something simple: we provided food and decorations for the graduation ceremony for six different Girls Who Code clubs in the […]

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

This year, SCCLFF sponsored the Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con! This was a hugely successful event, drawing over 11,000 people from all over Silicon Valley. It featured Dave Filoni, executive producer for Star Wars Rebels (and more!), Lego contests, artists from Pixar, lots of cosplay… it was amazing. Of course the 101st Legion showed […]

Come to Comic Con tomorrow!

The Santa Clara Library Comic Con is tomorrow! This is going to be a super-fun event with: a talk from Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni a panel on Women in Comics, including Heather Campbell, Nidhi Chanani, and Branwyn Bigglestone A presentation called from Story to Screen by Pixar storyboard artist Le Tang lego […]

Come to Santa Clara City Library's Comic Con!

Come to Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con!

We are proud to support the library’s Comic Con. On Saturday, September 24th, Central Park Library will be filled with people cosplaying, panels, crafts for kids and adults, and more. Take a look at the full list of activities and panels and sign up for your free tickets today!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Emma Kaliterna Children's Author Event with Tim Myers

Join us for the 3rd Annual Emma Kaliterna Children’s Author Event with Tim Myers

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is proud to support the annual Emma Kaliterna Authors events. This year, award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author, Tim J. Myers, shares his new book Full of Empty. His other books, Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe, Basho and the Fox, The Furry-Legged Teapot, and Looking […]

Music for the whole family!

Music for the whole family!

It’s almost time for the first Jan Lieberman concert! It will feature ragtime piano duo Jack and Chris Bradshaw  with two outstanding youth performers, Dara Phung and Sophie Liu, in a concert featuring a blend of ragtime and classical compositions. This concert series is in honor of Jan Lieberman, former Santa Clara City children’s librarian, mentor, […]

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Read Your Way to the Big Game was a great success. We had over 240 participants read over 1700 books in just six weeks! We’re proud to have sponsored this event, which got lots of families reading together and celebrated a successful Super Bowl in Santa Clara.