Events

Tuesday, December 12

The Elf on the Book Shelf * El Duende en el Estante

Buddy, Hillview Branch Library’s very own special Elf, is back this year! Visit the library December 1-23 and find Buddy - The Elf on the Bookshelf. Each...

Write Letters to Santa!

Join us at our letter writing station to write a letter to Santa. You should recieve a response within a couple days, so be sure to check at the Info Desk...

Citizenship Classes For Seniors Taught in Vietnamese

Citizenship Classes For Seniors Taught in Vietnamese A citizenship class for senior, ESL Vietnamese speakers who want to learn U.S. history & civics, in...

ESL Class Level 5 Advance Reading, Reading Concepts 4

Students will read special selection of classic American authors and will participate in these activates: · Find the topic/ theme · Preview and predict ·...

Nana y Yo: YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

The East Valley Family YMCA partners with SJPL to offer a free ongoing preschool & play program for registered children and parents at Dr. Roberto Cruz -...

Santa Letter Station  ||  Estacion Para Escribir Cartas A Santa

Come to the library to write and mail your letter to Santa! After you finish writing your letter, you can place it in our special mailbox. Don’t forget to...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Babies, 0 to 12 months, and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and stories. Parents and children...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Babies, 0 to 12 months, and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and stories. Parents and children...

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...

Beginning ESL Class / Clase de Ingles

Improve your English conversation! This class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 26 — December 14, 2017. Basic Requirements: · Must be at least 18...

Board Games at the Library

Looking to make some new friends? Like to play chess, checkers, or backgammon? Drop by for a friendly game at the library, and make some new friends. Open...

Computer Help for Seniors

Did you receive a new electronic device? Do you need help with new social media? Do you want to know what more you can do with your e-mail? Bring these Tech...

Music and Movement

Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well as language ability in your child. These are...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...

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...

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay and Play

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

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...

GreenWaste Special Storytime: Make a recycled holiday craft!

Come for the storytime and stay for a chance to make a recycled holiday ornament! GreenWaste offers a number of services to the San José community, from...

Holiday STEAM For Kids

Add some STEAM to your holiday season! Join us for science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities for kids with a holiday twist. Projects include...

INSIDERS: Activities at the Hillview Branch Library

Join us for socializing, finding new friends, networking, making jokes, crafting, having fun with art, learning from speakers in the community, and much...

INSIDERS: Jingle Sticks Craft

Join us to make your own jingle sticks and you will surely be in a holly jolly mood! Come in for socializing, finding new friends, networking, making jokes,...

INSIDERS: Mittens Paper Craft

Join us to decorate and make your own paper mittens craft. Come in for socializing, finding new friends, networking, making jokes, crafting, having fun with...

Jingle Sticks

Children are invited to celebrate the winter holidays by moving and shaking to the sound of jingle bells. Enjoy a short winter-themed story time and make...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...

Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...

San Jose Japantown:  Remnants and Relics

The California Room hosts a special exhibit curated by California Room clerk Ralph Pearce. Utilizing artifacts gathered in his many years of research into...

The Women of Steinbeck

Meet the writers, activists, teachers, and artists who shaped John Steinbeck, one of California's greatest novelists, and continue his tradition of social...

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...

Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play

Toddlers start building skills needed to learn and succeed in school in a fun way. Through music and movement activities and the fun of books, they discover...

Trademark Tuesdays

The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the USPTO Trademark Assistance Center. During this virtual meeting with the...

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...

Free Afternoon Snacks * Programa Gratuito de Bocadillos

Children ages 18 and younger are eligible to join us at Joyce Ellington Branch Library for FREE delicious, nutritious snacks! Niños de 18 años de edad o...

The Vietnam War

Please join us for a screening of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick. Episode 1 – "Déjá vu" The first installment of a 10-part, 18-hour...

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...

Virtual Reality: Introduction for Adults and Seniors

Try out the newest Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers to immerse yourself into Virtual Reality worlds at Evergreen Branch Library. You can first try...

Books For Fun

This is a fun, fast-paced class for 2nd and 3rd graders who don’t like to read. All the activities are geared towards showing your child that reading is...

Homework Center with Miss Veronica

Need help with your homework? Miss Veronica is available to help K - 12th grade students with their homework after school. Pre-registration is required....

Computer Assistance with Tech Mentor Volunteer by Appointment Only

Call or drop by the Alviso Branch Library to make an appointment to meet with our Tech Mentor, Mr George Luzzatti. Mr. Luzzatti is a skilled volunteer...

Homework Club for Grades K-8

Volunteers will be available to help children in Grades K-8 with their homework. For more information about this program please contact the Children's Room...

One-on-One Computer Help

Drop by the Village Square Branch Library for one-on-one assistance with basic computer issues. Our Village Square Tech Mentors are skilled volunteers who...

Free Afternoon Snacks * Programa Gratuito de Bocadillos

Children ages 17 and younger are eligible to join us at Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Library for FREE delicious, nutritious snacks! September 11 thru May 11,...

Homework Club

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their homework after school. Drop-ins are welcome - no...

Homework Club (English/Spanish)

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their homework after school. Homework help is available...

Super Smash Bros.

Come to the Teen Room on Tuesdays to battle it out in Super Smash Bros. and become this week's champion! Free. No registration required.

ESL Class Level 1 Beginning Clear Speech Red Book 1

In this class students will participate in activities to improve fluency and speaking skills. This class will help non-native speakers gain: ·...

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...

El Club de Tejido: para principantes (Knitting Club for Beginners in Spanish)

La Sra. Ana Maria Ramírez va dirigir y enseña el arte de tejer con estambre, abujas o gancho para todos quien quieran aprender y son principiantes. Para...

Homemade Holidays: DIY Gifts and Decor

Have a crafty holiday! Make homemade presents and decorations on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of December. Crafts will include: mini melt...

Jingle Sticks

Children are invited to celebrate the winter holidays by moving and shaking to the sound of jingle bells. Enjoy a short winter-themed story time and make...

LEGO® Fun

Please join us at 4:00 pm for our LEGO® Fun meeting. We will have lots of LEGO® blocks for the big kids, and DUPLO® blocks and Mega Blocks for the little...

Read Away Your Fines Drop-In Table

Students in grades K-12 can read away up to $20.00 of their fines at Santa Teresa’s hour long drop-in table. Bring your own book or read one from the...

Reading Buddies

Trained teen volunteers listen to children in K-3rd grade who want to practice their reading skills at Edenvale Branch library. Teens will ask questions...

Teen ESL Conversation Club

Join us to practice your English conversation skills with other teens in a welcoming, relaxed environment. All teen English language learners ages 13-18 are...

CLASS FULL: AMC 10 Tutoring with CalTutors

No class: 11/21, 12/26, 1/2 due to holiday breaks. Get free tutoring from CalTutors teen volunteers for the AMC 10, a national mathematics competition...

CLASS FULL - Girls who Code Class

Are you interested in learning how to code? Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Girls Who Code session at the West Valley Library. Girls Who Code is...

ESL Writing Class

ESL learners will be taught different practical writing skills. This FREE ESL Writing class is specially designed for English-as-a-Second-Language learners...

Math Olympiad Club

Prepare for the most prestigious math competition, or get better at mathematics! We use real competition Math problems. Elementary school students grades...

Russian Fun Club

Families with children ages 4-11 are welcome to participate in a program presented entirely in Russian. Children will enjoy crafts, games, STEAM activities,...

eReader Tutorial

Get hands-on help with borrowing and downloading FREE library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReading device. You are welcome to...

Girls Who Code Evergreen 2017 - Full

Registration Now FULL for the FALL 2017 Club. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization which helps girls in 6th-12th grade learn more about...

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...

Reading to Children with Marie

A volunteer reads to children in the children's area of the library. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with our reader, and they can also choose the...

Computer 101: An Intro to Computer Basics

It is never too late to be introduced to computers. Come learn how to use programs and identify hardware in a relax and friendly environment. Each session...

Reading to Children:  Stories with Ms Kathy

Join Ms. Kathy for stories, songs, and more every Tuesday evening at 6pm.

Resume & Interview Help

Get help with creating a high-quality résumé, and preparing for job interviews. Services are provided by a volunteer with HR experience and will be...

Family Storytime

Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and...

Intermediate Line Dancing

The Line Dancing Class is designed for intermediate level participants. However, anyone is welcome to join. No pre-registration is necessary for this free...

Rose's Book Club

Join us for the monthly meeting of Rose's Book Club! Our meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. We read and discuss different books each...

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