Events

Thursday, December 7

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 - Beginner level

Through a partnership with East Side Adult Education, Alum Rock Library's ESL Class provides English language learners practice with reading, writing and...

ESL Conversation Club - Beginner

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

Five Animal Exercise (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi)

Wu Qin Xi is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts...

INSIDERS: Activities at the Tully Community Library

Make new friends and learn new skills at these inclusive programs with appropriate activities for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities at...

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...

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 Hillview Branch...

PATH San Jose’s Homeless Street Outreach Team Drop-In Hours

PATH San Jose’s Homeless Street Outreach Team will be at King Library offering drop-in services. Please come visit us for homeless service resources and...

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 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 & 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 & 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 & Play

For children from birth up to age 2 and their parents/caregivers. Babies and toddlers learn with new experiences. Enhance their brainpower by engaging them...

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...

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...

One on One Computer Assistance

Schedule a 30 minute one-on-one session with our computer mentors. Sign-ups can be done in-person at the Rose Garden Branch Library or over the phone during...

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...

Story Time with Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco

Join us for a special story time with the Vice Mayor of San Jose! Vice Mayor and District 5 Councilmember, Magdalena Carrasco, will read I am Jazz, the true...

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 Playtime

This is a 30 minute social program focused around age appropriate toys , play and social bonding. Socialize with other parents and caregivers. Find answers...

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

For children from birth up to age 3 (0-36 mos.) and their parents/caregivers. Babies and toddlers learn with new experiences. Enhance their brainpower by...

Bilingual Baby and Toddler Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe para Bebes y Niños Pequeños

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

ESL Conversation Club - Beginning level

English as a Second Language (ESL) Beginning Level creates a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to develop Basic Literacy...

Grupo de estudio de ciudadania para personas mayor de 65 años

Prepárese para el examen de Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos a través de 20 de las 100 preguntas de civismo proporcionadas por el USCIS. ¡También tendrá la...

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...

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...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Babies learn and grow with new experiences. Enhance your baby’s brainpower and engage your little one with new sights, sounds and movement through books,...

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...

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...

Tiempo Para Mi ~ Grupo Para Mujeres * Time For Me ~ Women's Group

¡Venga y acompáñenos para este nuevo programa! Este es un grupo en español para mujeres para que aprendan acerca de los programas y recursos que ofrecemos...

Drop-In Resume Help & Job Search Assistance

Drop-in and receive help with creating a high-quality résumé, preparing for job interviews, filling out job applications, and professional networking...

ESL Class Level 2-3-4-5- Low Intermediate Pronunciation IPA Guide

This class will help Advanced level students in their spoken English through interactive activities. Improve fluency and strenghthen vocabulary. · Learn...

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...

Reading to Children

Miss Stephanie reads to children in the Doris Dillon Reading Room. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with her, and they can choose the stories they wish...

Children's Discovery Museum Storytime & Crafts

Ms. Vera Escobedo from the Museum will conduct the program every 1st Thursday of the month. No "Preschool Storytime" with "Stay and Play".

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...

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...

Oral Health Education by the Health Trust

According to the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, more children miss school because of dental pain than any other reason. An oral health educator...

Reading to Children

Let your children listen to stories read by our volunteer in the Children’s Area of the library. No appointment is necessary — just drop in!

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....

Preschool Storytime with 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...

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...

Hour of Code

Learn the basics of computer programming at this one-hour introductory course designed to demystify computer science. The "Hour of Code" is a global movement...

Reading to Furry Friends

Children naturally feel comfortable around dogs. By making the most of this relationship, parents and teachers can improve literacy skills and encourage...

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,...

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...

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...

Learn How to Make Paper Dolls

Learn step by step how to make Paper Dolls with Eleonora Chaladze. Create beautiful, fashionable paper dolls and paper clothing. All materials will be...

Beginning Computer Coding For Everyone:  Learn HTML and CSS

Want to learn how to create your own website with code? Want to learn basic HTML/CSS? Don't know how to code? It's okay! This free class is for everyone and...

Bilingual Math and Science Tutoring for K-9 Students / Matemáticas y ciencias tutorial personalizada en Español para estudiantes

Speak Spanish and need help with math? Our teen volunteer is available for one-on-one tutoring in mathematics and science, and can help with math up to...

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...

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...

Homework Center for Grades K-6

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K-6 students with homework assignments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting...

Homework Club

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K-8 students with homework assignments. Help is on first come first serve . Please...

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...

Levels 2-3-4-5 Effective Writing

For adults to advance levels. · In class Students will learn clear and easy grammar concepts · Extensive practice to help students make writing skills ·...

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...

Reading Buddies

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Teen volunteers are available to read to children or assist them to read. Program is designed for children grades...

Snow Globes For Teens

Celebrate the season with us! Build a snow globe with a winter theme. For teens 13 and up.

teensReach Meeting

NOTE: No meeting on 1/5/17 This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a...

teensReach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a leader in the library. For more...

teensReach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group is for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a leader in the library. For...

teensReach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a leader in the library. For more...

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe

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

Hour of Code

Learn the basics of computer programming at this one-hour introductory course designed to demystify computer science. The "Hour of Code" is a global...

Individual Computer Help

Schedule a 30 minute one-on-one session for computer tutorials. This program is held every Thursday and is intended for all ages. Sign-ups can be done...

Snow Globes For Teens

Celebrate the season with us! Build a snow globe with a winter theme. For teens 13 and up.

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...

Spanish Conversation Club

This is for ADULT customers who want to learn basic Spanish phrases and conversation. Every Thursday at 5:00pm. No Registration Needed. No class...

eBook Help

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

AnyAbility: Art & Craft

Join us on the first Thursday of each month for socializing, finding new friends, crafting, and having fun with art. This art & craft program is aimed to...

Reading to Children with Bascom volunteer Stephanie

Bring your children to the Bascom Branch library so that they can listen to books read by our trained volunteer. Reading to children builds vocabulary and...

Youth Advisory Council - District 5 Youth Commission

San Jose Youth Commission is seeking youth ages 14-20 who live in or attend a high school in San Jose City Districts to provide a forum for youth to voice...

Anxiety and OCD Support Group

Do you suffer from constant worry or obsessive thoughts? Do you feel that anxiety controls your life? This group is a safe, welcoming place for us to help...

Es Hora de Cruzar la Brecha Digital

Ven a un taller gratuito para aprender: · Los fundamentos del marketing digital · El uso de análisis para aumentar sus ventas · Atraer nuevos clientes ·...

Game Dev Club Meeting

Do you enjoy playing games? Ever wanted to make your own? It doesn't matter if you want to design a video game that you've had in mind for centuries or...

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