The Foundation & Friends Says Good-Bye to Maria Daane

After seven years, the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends (SCCLFF) said good bye and good luck to Executive Director Maria Daane.  Under Maria’s visionary leadership, the SCCLFF grew its fundraising base and took on new challenges.  Maria was instrumental in both the administration of the Northside Library’s construction and the advocacy for its completion.  Maria is moving on to work in grant administration at West Valley College.  We wish her the best!

Friends and Supporters Gather at Pedro's to Wish Maria Well

Friends and Supporters Gather at Pedro’s to Wish Maria Well

Associate Executive Director Tracy Wingrove is taking the reins at the SCCLFF as interim executive director.  Tracy has been responsible for managing the book sale operation and its volunteers, the financial aspects of the operation and, with the Board, the successful Love our Library Lollapalooza fundraisers.  Tracy and Maria have worked together for four years. She is passionate about the Library and looks forward to continuing Maria’s good work.

Yelpers Love their Library!

See what they say about our wonderful library!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/santa-clara-city-library-santa-clara-2

 

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.

http://www.santaclaraweekly.com/2015/Issue-10/genealogist_janice_sellers_gives_library_talk.html

Janice spoke to a full house at the Library as part of the 2015 Silicon Valley Reads which is focused on the immigrant experience.

Inspiring Article – Why We Love Our Libraries

 

We’re not the only ones who love our Library.  Check out the article below:

 

http://therotarianmagazine.com/in-praise-of-libraries/

 

 

 

Teens Hold Mystery Masquerade at Library

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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 their friends came. It was a sold out event!

 

And you know what? It was awesome. Teens came and ate, solved a murder mystery, danced, took TONS of selfies, and had a great time and then, ate some more. They wore masks, some were dressed in suits and party dresses, but all were dressed for fun! Attendees also donated more than 25 pieces of warm clothing that will be donated to the Bill Wilson Center for teens who need them.

 Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

 

Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading Print

Believe it or not, the Washington Post reports that millennials prefer reading in print!  Check out the article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/why-digital-natives-prefer-reading-in-print-yes-you-read-that-right/2015/02/22/8596ca86-b871-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html?hpid=z5

Women and Heart Disease: How High is Your Risk?

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer for women? 

Yet only 8% of American women consider heart disease and stroke to be their health threats!  Join Dr. Uma Vadlakonda, a cardiologist, in an interactive conversation about heart disease in woman and some simple lifestyle changes that would make a difference. 

 No reservations are needed, and the program is free and open to the public.

 **Receive a small gift upon attendance of this informative seminar** 

This program will be held on 2/24 6:30-7:30 PM in the Margie Edinger Room. 

Sponsored by a Kaiser Permanente Health & Wellness grant through the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

What Does the Foundation & Friends Do?

Missed the Love Our Library Lollapalooza?  Wonder what the Foundation & Friends does to support the Library?  Check out this video.

Huge thanks to volunteer Ben Koning for making this video!

Party at the Library!

Guests enjoy themselves at the 2015 Love Our Library Lollapalooza on February 7.  Thank you to all for your support!Guests at the 2015 Love our Library  Lollapalooza

 

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Library

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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