Events

Tuesday, March 14

And Justice For All: Teen Essay Contest

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

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 4th Floor Exhibit Gallery  
Kindness  Letter Writing Station "Post Office"

Kindness Letter Writing Station "Post...

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

Evergreen Branch Library  
Kindness Letter Writing Station

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....

Bascom Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

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...

Hillview Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

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...

East San José Carnegie Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

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...

Cambrian Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

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...

Village Square Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

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...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

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...

Almaden Branch Library  
ESL Class Level 5 Advance Reading (Great American Stories)

ESL Class Level 5 Advance Reading (Great... 10am

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

Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Room  
Migration Map (Mapa de Migración)

Migration Map (Mapa de Migración) 10am

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,...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Marketplace  
Work Readiness: Networking

Work Readiness: Networking 10am

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works  
YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program 10am

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

Hillview Branch Library, Community Room  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play 10:30am

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

Vineland Branch Library  
FULL CLASSES_Free ESL Classes / NO HAY CUPO_Clases gratuitas de inglés

FULL CLASSES_Free ESL Classes / NO HAY... 10:30am

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...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Family Learning Center Classroom  
Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play 10:30am

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

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Children's Area  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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

Edenvale Branch Library  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay and Play

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay and Play 11am

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

Berryessa Branch Library  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 11am

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

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Group Study Room A  
Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play

Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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

Village Square Branch Library  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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

West Valley Branch Library, Community Room  
Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play 11am

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

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play 11:30am

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

Tully Community Branch Library, Children's area  
Signing with Babies and Kids

Signing with Babies and Kids 11:30am

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...

Rose Garden Branch Library  
Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play

Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play 11:30am

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's room  
Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime 12pm

Babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and stories. Storytime will be...

Joyce Ellington Branch Library, Children's Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 12:15pm

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

Rose Garden Branch Library, Group Study Room  
Homework Coach

Homework Coach 12:30pm

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

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
Mixed Level Beginning/Intermediate ESL Class

Mixed Level Beginning/Intermediate ESL Class 12:30pm

Students will develop skill-building in: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, pronunciation and English skills needed to obtain and maintain jobs,...

East San José Carnegie Branch Library, Family Learning Center  
History Lecture:  19th Century San Jose in a Bottle

History Lecture: 19th Century San Jose in a... 1pm

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...

Cambrian Branch Library, Community Room  
Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scenes of a Crime

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scenes of... 1pm

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...

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

Amigos T-Shirt Drawing or Sale & Face... 2pm

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

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library  
Homework Center

Homework Center 2:15pm

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

Alviso Branch Library  
Reading to Children with Ms. Nancy (on hiaturs)

Reading to Children with Ms. Nancy (on hiaturs) 2:30pm

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...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Children's Room  
Homework Club for Grades K-8

Homework Club for Grades K-8 3pm

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Exploration Room- Mezzanine above the Children's Room  
One-on-One Computer Help

One-on-One Computer Help 3pm

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...

Village Square Branch Library, Lobby  
Tech Mentor

Tech Mentor 3pm

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...

Berryessa Branch Library  
Homework Club

Homework Club 3:30pm

HOMEWORK CLUB IS CANCELLED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 13 Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Homework Club

Homework Club 3:30pm

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

Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room  
Homework Club (English/Spanish)

Homework Club (English/Spanish) 3:30pm

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...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Community Room  
Homework Club for Grades K-8

Homework Club for Grades K-8 3:30pm

Volunteers will be available to help children in Grades K-8 with their homework. ** Parents must complete registration.

Edenvale Branch Library, Community Room  
Science4U for Grades 2-5 at the Bascom Branch Library

Science4U for Grades 2-5 at the Bascom Branch... 3:30pm

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...

Bascom Branch Library, Family Learning Classroom  
ESL Class Referral_Meet teacher Cris

ESL Class Referral_Meet teacher Cris 4pm

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

Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 4pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390  
EduBoards: Math Board Games

EduBoards: Math Board Games 4pm

Have fun playing board games AND learning math in this special program for 3rd-5th graders! Join us in Group Study Room C. Space limited to 10 kids.

Berryessa Branch Library, Group Study Room C  
El Club de Tejido: para principantes (Knitting Club in Spanish for Beginners)

El Club de Tejido: para principantes (Knitting... 4pm

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...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Family Learning Center Classroom  
Homework Center for Grades K-6

Homework Center for Grades K-6 4pm

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K-6 students with homework assignments starting September 7. Online registration is...

Tully Community Branch Library, FLC Classroom  
Homework Club

Homework Club 4pm

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...

Seven Trees Branch Library, Quiet Study Room  
Kindness Quilt

Kindness Quilt 4pm

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

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
Reading to Children

Reading to Children 4pm

Join Ms Leena, our trained volunteer, as she reads to children in the Children's Area. Children can choose the stories they wish to hear, or our volunteer...

Vineland Branch Library, Children's Area  
Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scottsboro-An American Tragedy

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening:... 4pm

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...

Hillview Branch Library  
VITA Tax Preparation

VITA Tax Preparation 4pm

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...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center  
Word Study - Literacy

Word Study - Literacy 4pm

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...

Edenvale Branch Library, Group Study Room B  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

trueMath

trueMath 4pm

trueMath is a math tutoring program for students in grades K-12. Tutors will assist students with their math homework and provide instruction to help...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
OneInMath Class for grades K-3

OneInMath Class for grades K-3 4:30pm

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,...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy 4:30pm

Every now and then, libraries need a little extra love from the communities they serve. You can volunteer away your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour...

Almaden Branch Library  
CLASS FULL - Girls who Code Class

CLASS FULL - Girls who Code Class 5pm

Are you interested in learning how to code? Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 Girls Who Code session at the West valley Library. Girls Who Code is...

West Valley Branch Library  
ESL Writing Class

ESL Writing Class 5pm

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

Tully Community Branch Library, Family Learning Center  
Girls Who Code at Evergreen  Club full for 2016-17 school year

Girls Who Code at Evergreen Club full for... 5pm

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit, which teaches girls the basics of coding. No Club during Spring Break on April 18. Have fun exploring your interest...

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies 5pm

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

Tully Community Branch Library, FLC area  
eReader Tutorial

eReader Tutorial 5pm

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...

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Marketplace  
Open Space Authority: Wildflowers & Wildlife

Open Space Authority: Wildflowers & Wildlife 5:30pm

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

Educational Park Branch Library  
Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies 5:30pm

K-3rd graders can practice their reading skills with a teen reading buddy in a one-on-one, relaxed environment.

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

Reading is Power/¡Leer es Poder!- Tween... 5:30pm

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

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, FLC Classroom  
Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: American Denial

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: American... 5:30pm

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...

Bascom Branch Library  
Reading to Children:  Stories with Ms Kathy

Reading to Children: Stories with Ms Kathy 6pm

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

Tully Community Branch Library, Children's Area  
Recording Studio Orientation

Recording Studio Orientation 6pm

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ  
Family Storytime

Family Storytime 6:15pm

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...

Rose Garden Branch Library  
Intermediate Line Dancing

Intermediate Line Dancing 6:30pm

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

Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room  
Rose's Book Club

Rose's Book Club 6:30pm

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...

Rose Garden Branch Library, Community Room  

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