Upcoming Events

Please join us this Sunday, 4/6 at 11am for a celebration at the Northside Library

As you may or may not have heard, the city council has resolved the funding issues that had stalled progress on the Santa Clara City Northside Library, and give the foundation the go ahead to resume construction and acquisition of media and materials.  The city and foundation are hoping to complete this work and hire […]

Last day to register for the Lollapalooza before the price increase!

Today, Friday January 17th, is the last day to register for the Love Our Library Lollapalooza at the $50 ticket price, and tomorrow it goes up to $60/ticket. You can get information on the event by clicking here; you can purchase tickets from this link.

Local authors Betsy & Tom Franco talk about their book “Naked”

The Santa Clara City Library is sponsoring a talk and  by local author Betsy Franco and her son and illustrator Tom Franco about their new adult book, “Naked”, on January 26th at 2pm in the Redwood Room of Central Library. “When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford’s Rodin […]

A Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

A Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

The Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Stephen Morse, a frequent lecturer on many aspects of genealogy.  Dr. Morse will present a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an […]

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. […]

Love Our Library Lollapalooza

Library’s first ever LOLL event February 8th will raise funds to support Santa Clara City Libraries Attend the Library’s first LOLL – Love Our Library Lollapalooza – to support programs and collections at all Santa Clara City Libraries to be held on Saturday, February 8th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Central Park Library presented by […]

Upcoming reception to hear about the Northside library

Upcoming reception to hear about the Northside library

Are you excited about the new Northside Library opening at the end of the year? There will be a FREE reception at Mezbaan Indian Cuisine on Thursday, July 11th, at 6PM to celebrate the midpoint of the project. The City Librarian, Julie Passalacqua, will be able to answer all your questions about the new Library. […]

KeyPoint Credit Union SUMMER READING KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, from 1PM – 4PM at the Central Park Library

A special thank you to our sponsor this year, KeyPoint Credit Union, who is giving us $15,000 this year to pay for programs, prizes, and publicity. They had originally given us $10,000 to help, but after hearing about all the great ideas from Library Staff about providing top notch summer reading, they just added an […]

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”, […]