Library Programs

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

Library Featured in Santa Clara Weekly

Read Santa Clara Shapes Lives Through Literacy Development By Cynthia Cheng and Author Stacey Lee Gives Library Talk By Cynthia Cheng

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