Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Quaking in the Stacks

The 5.6 earthquake of October 30th caused a noisy, shaky time at the library. Shaking was felt especially strongly on the second floor. Some quick thinking children ducked under desks. Books were tossed on the floor. Take a look at the USGS website for recent information on the earthquake and its aftershocks. Books are back on the shelves here and there is a display of books on the second floor on earthquake topics.

My Reading History

Ever wonder who wrote that great book you borrowed a year ago, but you don’t remember the title? Use the My Reading History “opt in” feature on your My Account page to keep track of titles you have checked out. For complete information, please visit:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Library Blog

Welcome to the new Santa Clara City Library blog!

New posts will appear on a daily basis, so be sure to check this spot for up-to-the minute information about programs, services and staff picks for recommended reading.

Feedback is welcome by entering comments in the Suggestions mailbox.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook

Need a dentist? Do you wonder how your dentist measures up to other dentists in the Bay Area? Try Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook, a monthly, thoroughly researched publication that can be found on the 2nd floor Consumer Table, just behind the Information Desk. Not only are dentists covered, one can find information on plumbers, garage door installers, you name the type of service or product and you may well find it in Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

King of the Beach

Are you interested in volleyball and looking for a good read? Try The Sand Man: an autobiography by Karch Kiraly and Byron Shewman. Karch is one of the top men's volleyball players of all time. He grew up in Santa Barbara and graduated from UCLA. He has Olympic gold medals in both indoor and beach volleyball. This fall he retired from the AVP professional beach volleyball tour.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Books

Did you know that Mission Library has a browsing collection of fiction and non-fiction best sellers? You cannot place a hold on these new books but you are welcome to visit the Mission Library and find titles you may not find elsewhere.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Keycards Now Available

New keychain library cards are now available. For a small fee of $1.00, you may replace your current library card with a combination keychain / full size library card. Please see Circulation staff at either the check out desk or Welcome Desk to exchange your library cards.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Financial Newsletter

The library now subscribes to the monthly newsletter Morningstar Practical Finance. If you are interested in your personal finances and financial planning, you might take a look at it on your next visit to the library. Recent articles have covered choosing a financial advisor, managing risk in retirement, and tips on funding college. You can check it out at the Periodicals Desk for use within the library.