Bascom Branch Library

1000 S Bascom Ave. San José, CA 95128




Mon: 1pm-7pm, Tue-Thu: 10am-7pm, Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: Closed


Upcoming Events

Chatting with Friends (ESL Conversation Class)

In an hour-long session, you will get to practice everyday conversational English in a friendly, relaxed and inclusive setting. Facilitated topics include...

5/21 5pm
Silent Write

Get motivated to achieve your literary ambitions by joining other writers in this silent workspace. Inspire each other through your mutual dedication to your...

5/23 5pm
Family Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and reading. Sharing the wonders of...

5/23 6pm
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences. Enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds, movement, and interaction with...

5/24 10:30am
ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

5/24 1pm

Recent Events



Bascom Chess Club


Recent Activity

Genevieve wong

Genevieve wong left a positive review 4/11/2018

It was great. Thanks to Chitra encouragement

Genevieve wong

Genevieve wong left a positive review 5/9/2018

It was most useful. Thank you Chitra ! Looking forward to next class.

Suzanne Garcia

Suzanne Garcia left a positive review 4/25/2018

Nice comprehensive overview of homeschooling. Addressed legal logistics, types of homeschooling, common myths, and benefits of homeschooling. Provided resources to continue research and make connections with other homeschooling families.

Connie Chou

Connie Chou left a positive review 2/18/2018

Like it! Want more activities like this.

Premjeet Kaur

Premjeet Kaur left a positive review 11/2/2017

It was my first time but I liked it

Xin Xue

Xin Xue left a review 8/11/2017

It was a nice event except too many people and not enough space.

Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie Morgan left a positive review 8/11/2017

Excellent content. Huge crowd. Kind of hard to hear presenter with all the noise in the crowd. Wish the volume was louder on the mic.


Jean left a positive review 8/11/2017

The presenters were wonderful! I truly enjoyed the presentation. There were an awful lot of people, but that's just because this kind of solar eclipse does not happen too often at all!


Jainisha left a negative review 7/18/2017

I was expecting much more then only this.

Ramona Romandia

Ramona Romandia left a positive review 5/23/2017

Came with my 2 great grandkids, 7 & 9. They selected Jenga, Marvel Memory Game, and Candyland. They played a quick game of Jenga, were very competitive with Memory, but didn't have time for Candyland. Librarian Shirley was very friendly and helpful, and we had a fun time. Plan to come again.