Events

Thursday, March 16

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...

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...

Almaden 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...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
ESL Classes Level 3-4- Intermediate & High Beginning Listening/Speaking (Listening to Real Conversation)

ESL Classes Level 3-4- Intermediate & High... 10am

· Prepare and practice on the most current model tests. · Focus on Listening using audio cd and discussion. · Handouts provided to practice...

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

PATH San Jose’s Homeless Street Outreach Team... 10am

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 324  
Rug Makers

Rug Makers 10am

If you’re a hooker of rugs, the Peninsula Rug Makers Guild invites you to join them at their monthly get together. They meet in the Community Room and...

Rose Garden Branch Library, Community Room  
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...

Cambrian 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...

Almaden Branch Library, children's 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...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

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

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...

Bascom Branch Library  
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...

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Children's Area  
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  
One on One Computer Assistance

One on One Computer Assistance 10:30am

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...

Rose Garden Branch Library, Teen Room  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & 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...

Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & 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...

Alviso Branch Library  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & 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...

Hillview Branch Library  
Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime 11am

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...

Educational Park Branch Library, Children's area  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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...

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe 11am

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...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Children's Area  
ESL Conversation Club - Beginning level

ESL Conversation Club - Beginning level 11am

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

Edenvale 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...

Berryessa Branch Library  
Reading to Children

Reading to Children 11am

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

Village Square Branch Library, Children's Area  
Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play

Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play 11am

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...

West Valley Branch Library, Community Room  
Yoga

Yoga 11am

Looking for a yoga class? Come join us at the Village Square Library for a yoga class delivered by a certified instructor. Dress comfortably. Drop-ins are...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime 11:30am

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,...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room  
Nutrition Class

Nutrition Class 11:30am

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is a fun program which shows families how to cook, choose healthy foods, serve proper portions, save money on...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Family learning Center  
Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play 11:30am

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

Tully Community Branch Library, Children Area  
Tiempo Para Mi ~ Grupo Para Mujeres * Time For Me ~ Women's Group

Tiempo Para Mi ~ Grupo Para Mujeres * Time For... 11:30am

¡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...

Hillview Branch Library, Family Learning Center Classroom  
Drop-In Resume Help and Job Search Assistance

Drop-In Resume Help and Job Search Assistance 12pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works  
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  
Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play

Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play 12:30pm

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...

Seven Trees Branch Library, Children's Area  
Reading to Children

Reading to Children 12:30pm

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...

Almaden Branch Library, Children's Picture Book Area  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 1pm

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

Vineland Branch Library, Commmunity Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 1pm

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

Almaden Branch Library  
Line Dancing

Line Dancing 1pm

Note: Line Dancing is for everyone! Each week’s session will include introductory line dancing instruction, followed by dance practice. No prior...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
Five Animal Exercise (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi)

Five Animal Exercise (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi) 1:45pm

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

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
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  
AnyAbility: Art & Craft

AnyAbility: Art & Craft 2:30pm

Join us for socializing, finding new friends, crafting, and having fun with art. This art & craft program is aimed to offer engaging experiences where...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Homework Coach

Homework Coach 2:30pm

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

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
Preschool Storytime & Stay and Play

Preschool Storytime & Stay and Play 2:30pm

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

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

ESL Conversation Club 3pm

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

Willow Glen Branch Library, Group Study Room  
Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap 3pm

Children will learn design thinking skills by building and designing their very own Leprechaun Trap. This program is best for children age 6 and up.

Hillview Branch Library  
Math Tutoring for 4th to 12th grade students

Math Tutoring for 4th to 12th grade students 3pm

Professor Mordekhay will tutor you in Math (including Algebra, Geometry, and Test Preparation). This is not a drop in class; sign-ups are required. Please...

Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 1  
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  
Tech Tutor for Seniors

Tech Tutor for Seniors 3pm

Get individualized help and instruction on basic computer and eBook use. Our volunteer Swathi from Teach Seniors Technology is here to help! Pre-registration...

Cambrian Branch Library, Internet Cafe, Computer 13  
Conversation Café: Japanese

Conversation Café: Japanese 3:30pm

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390  
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  
Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap 3:30pm

Children will learn design thinking skills by building and designing their very own Leprechaun Trap. This program is best for children age 6 and up.

Santa Teresa Branch Library  
Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap 3:30pm

Children will learn design thinking skills by building and designing their very own Leprechaun Trap. This program is best for children age 6 and up.

Willow Glen Branch Library  
Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads 3:30pm

Learn about the ancient spring celebration of Nowruz and make sprouting grass head for a Nowruz table setting.

Edenvale Branch Library  
teensReach

teensReach 3:30pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ  
Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop 4pm

Get your creative juices flowing in this program for elementary and middle school students! Practice your writing skills in this monthly creative writing...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

ESL Class Level 3-4- Intermediate & High Beginning Listening/Reading (Improve Speaking /Listening Comprehension with Corssroads Cafe Video series)

ESL Class Level 3-4- Intermediate & High... 4pm

In this class students will watch selected videos and with a partner ldiscuss the following: · Find the topic/ theme · Preview and predict · Understand...

Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Room  
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...

West Valley Branch Library  
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  
Homework Club

Homework Club 4pm

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...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap 4pm

Children will learn design thinking skills by building and designing their very own Leprechaun Trap. This program is best for children age 6 and up.

Bascom Branch Library  
Music and Movement

Music and Movement 4pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room  
Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Survive a Zombie Apocalypse 4pm

Youth ages 8-12 are invited to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Participants will work in groups using creativity and problem solving skills on one of several...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
Tub Teas for Teens

Tub Teas for Teens 4pm

Teens put together soul soothing herbs to turn bathwater into an herbal infusion. Make a gift for a family member, friend or yourself and take time to relax...

Cambrian Branch Library  
teensReach Meeting

teensReach Meeting 4pm

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...

Cambrian Branch Library, Teen Room upstairs  
Kindness Quilt

Kindness Quilt 4:30pm

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

Evergreen Branch Library  
OneInMath

OneInMath 4:30pm

Children (grades K-3) learn simple ways to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to help them understand math concepts quickly. Students work individually at...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Community Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

Conversation Cafe: French

Conversation Cafe: French 5pm

Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week class series.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor, Room 390  
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code 5pm

Have fun exploring your interest in Computers & Coding with other Girls! Girls Who Code is a national non-profit, which teaches girls in 7th -12th grade the...

Educational Park Branch Library, Tech Connect  
Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap 5pm

Children will learn design thinking skills by building and designing their very own Leprechaun Trap. This program is best for children age 6 and up.

East San José Carnegie Branch Library  
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  
Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Ken Burns-Central Park Five

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Ken... 5pm

Join us to view the documentary “Ken Burns: The Central Park Five.” In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ  
3D Print Your World!

3D Print Your World! 5:30pm

Have you ever wondered how 3D printing works and what kind of neat objects 3D printers can make? Do you want to brush up on your 3D printing knowledge? Then...

Rose Garden Branch Library  
ChessKids

ChessKids 5:30pm

Chess teaches kids to think analytically and improves calculation and problem-solving skills. ChessKids is a free weekly chess club for beginner level...

Village Square Branch Library, Group Study Room 2  
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 to Children with Bascom volunteer Stephanie

Reading to Children with Bascom volunteer... 5:30pm

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...

Bascom Branch Library, Children's Room  
Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering 5:30pm

Create a paper circuit and light up a greeting card or an origami animal. Learn the basics of electricity, how circuits function and bring your artwork to life.

Village Square Branch Library  
Women Rising Above Abuse (Domestic Abuse Workshop)

Women Rising Above Abuse (Domestic Abuse Workshop) 5:30pm

Women Rising Above Abuse (WRAA) will be hosting a workshop for women and girls who have experienced past abuse in any form: emotional, sexual, and physical. ...

Alum Rock Branch Library, FLC Classroom  
Celebrate the Life of César Chávez

Celebrate the Life of César Chávez 6pm

Meet the Chávez family and learn more about the legacy and accomplishments of the labor leader and civil rights activist. The FREE event will begin with a...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 225  
Small Business Series:  Understanding Litigation

Small Business Series: Understanding Litigation 6:30pm

Session 5: Understanding Litigation Come and gain a basic understanding of litigation vulnerabilities as a small business owner. Presented by Horner & Park,...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works  
Poetry Center San Jose

Poetry Center San Jose 7pm

This month's featured reader is Peter Neil Carroll. His new collection "The Truth Lies on Earth: A Year by Dark, by Bright" has just been published. Open mic...

Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room  
Game Dev Club Meeting

Game Dev Club Meeting 7:30pm

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ  

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