Events

Tuesday, March 14

And Justice For All: Teen Essay Contest

Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to enter the "And Justice for All" essay contest sponsored by San José Public Library. Requirements Essays of 400-500 words...

Art Exhibition by Bay Area Artist David Lew

We are pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings from 2016-2017 by Bay Area artist David Lew. The show features the artist’s abstract work, including a...

Kindness  Letter Writing Station "Post Office"

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, Evergreen is promoting expressing appreciation for kindness, sharing positivity and thanking people for friendship....

Kindness Letter Writing Station

As part of Silicon Valley Reads, Bascom is encouraging the expression of appreciation for kindness, sharing positivity, and thanking people for friendship....

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Migration Map (Mapa de Migración)

At the Alum Rock library, we celebrate our diverse experiences and cultures! Come to the library and add your migration path to our map. While you're here,...

Work Readiness: Networking

Learn a foolproof method of getting others to WANT to help you find that new position and making yourself effortlessly visible to the people at companies...

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...

FULL CLASSES_Free ESL Classes / NO HAY CUPO_Clases gratuitas de inglés

Classes: January 9th through May 30th 2017 Occurring on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a weekly basis. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Practice speaking and...

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...

Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play

All children ages 3-8 and their families are invited to participate in this lively and interactive story time. Children with varying learning styles and...

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 (with ASL Interpretation)

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...

Signing with Babies and Kids

Parents, babies, and kids are invited to learn basic sign language at Rose Garden Branch Library. We hope you’ll join us for this engaging and informative...

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...

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...

Homework Coach

Students in grades K-12 can get help with their homework, or guidance in improving their math and reading skills.

History Lecture:  19th Century San Jose in a Bottle

San Jose author, Tobin Gilman, will give us an historical view of daily life and commerce in San Jose in the 1800’s, told through the prism of antique...

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scenes of a Crime

Join us to view the documentary “Scenes of a Crime.” This riveting true crime documentary explores a haunting question: What might lead an innocent man to...

Amigos T-Shirt Drawing or Sale & Face Painting / Rifa o venta de playeras y pintacaritas de los Amigos

The Amigos de la Biblioteca Latinoamericana (Friends Group) are sponsoring a t-shirt drawing/sale and face painting for kids. Come support the Biblioteca...

Homework Center

Free homework tutoring is offered in English and Spanish for grades K-12. Parent must register the child at first session.

Reading to Children with Ms. Nancy (on hiaturs)

Our trained volunteer, Ms. Nancy, reads to children in the Children’s Area! Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with the reader, and they can choose the...

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...

Tech Mentor

Working happily away only to stumble across a computer issue? Then ask our Tech Mentor! Questions about e-mail, printing, online resumes, and other technical...

Homework Club

Students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade can bring their homework in and get help from our Coordinator and Tutors.

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...

Homework Club for Grades K-8

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their homework. Drop in & Sign in. Parents must...

Science4U for Grades 2-5 at the Bascom Branch Library

Science4U is a FREE, fun science program involving lectures, hands-on activities, and worksheets. This is a four week series with each week covering a...

ESL Class Referral_Meet teacher Cris

Teacher Cris will be having open office hours to answer your questions.

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 in Spanish for Beginners)

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...

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...

Kindness Quilt

In celebration of Silicon Valley Reads, join us to create a Community Kindness Paper Quilt to promote kindness, positivity and friendship. Each participant...

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scottsboro-An American Tragedy

Join us to view the documentary “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy.” In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a...

VITA Tax Preparation

VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $53,000. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and...

Word Study - Literacy

Learn: Intro to Latin, Greek & Anglo-Saxon spelling clues to identify origins in our English words. For 4-6 grade (1 1/2 hour session). Tuesday, March 7...

OneInMath Class for grades K-3

One session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be offered at this branch. Children in kindergarten to 3rd-grade learn simple ways to add, subtract, multiply,...

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...

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...

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...

Open Space Authority: Wildflowers & Wildlife

Every spring, Open Space Authority preserves come alive with amazing wildflower displays. The preserves are full of baby animals, blooming flowers and...

Reading is Power/¡Leer es Poder!- Tween Bilingual Book Club

This book club meets for 3 weeks. Come practice your English and Spanish as we discuss some of your favorite tween books. Books can be read in either...

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: American Denial

Join us to view the documentary “American Denial.” In 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal asked: How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable...

Reading to Children:  Stories with Ms Kathy

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

Recording Studio Orientation

Has the water shortage curtailed your shower seranades? Do you find yourself breaking out spontaneously into song? Are you looking to drop the bass, but not...

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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