Northside Library

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends supports lots of classes and events up at Northside Library that are aimed at helping people find jobs. Check out a local copywriter who found a full-time job after attending several of those classes. Congratulations! We’re so happy that the library is able to make a difference […]

2nd Annual Teen Pride Program

2nd Annual Teen Pride Program

Last Friday, the Library held its second annual Teen Pride program at Northside. The plan is to alternate between the Northside and Central Park locations. Santa Clara is a diverse community and it was very gratifying to offer a program that recognizes that diversity. The program was intended as a safe space for all teens […]

Appreciative Patrons

Appreciative Patrons

We’re always happy to share the library’s success stories! Sometimes, it’s just as easy as having a quiet place to study: Just five minutes ago another one of our patrons shared his success story. He said the reason we haven’t seen him since February because he passed his real estate exam. He said he had […]

Sign up for Summer Reading!

Sign up for Summer Reading!

It’s summer reading time! Sign your child, teen, or yourself up for Summer Reading today!

See all 34 Spring 2017 Grants to the Library

See all 34 Spring 2017 Grants to the Library

Every six months, we donate the money we raise to the library for specific classes and events through a grant process. Our spring grant process is complete! What are we funding this year? The list is long, so look carefully to see what you might be interested in attending. Adult Classes & Events Seed Library […]

Learning the three Vs of personal branding

Northside Library continued its year of soft skills classes with a session on personal branding with Anthony Lee. His emphasis was on introductions. His advice was: don’t say what you do, communicate your values, your vision of the world, and your vows (what people can count on you for). If you’re interested in learning more […]

Say hi at Family Fun Day!

Say hi at Family Fun Day!

We’re going to be sharing a booth with the Library at the Family Fun Day and Closing Ceremonies for Sikh Awareness Month on December 3rd. Come on out and say hi!

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 […]

From photography lights to a job

Awhile back, we used the money we raised from our book sales to buy some photography lights for our Northside branch library. They use them for lots of programs, including having a professional photographer take photos for library patrons’ LinkedIn profiles. One of our librarians heard back from one of those patrons: How are you? […]

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 […]