Events

Saturday, March 18

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

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...

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...

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...

Almaden Branch Library  
CLASS FULL - Girls Who Code

CLASS FULL - Girls Who Code 10am

This year's goal will be for 7th-12th graders to create a CS Impact project. As they work on this project they will learn core computer science concepts,...

Berryessa Branch Library  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

CLASS FULL - Girls Who Code Class

CLASS FULL - Girls Who Code Class 10am

Are you interested in learning how to code? Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 Girls Who Code session. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit,...

Calabazas Branch Library, Group Study Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

Calligraphy Thư Pháp Căn Bản

Calligraphy Thư Pháp Căn Bản 10am

Lớp học Thư Pháp Chữ Việt giúp khuyến khích cá nhân hiểu biết sâu sắc hơn về thư pháp, lịch sử và các ứng dụng của nó. Không những vậy, thực hành...

Tully Community Branch Library, FLC Room  
Computer Assistance with a Tech Mentor Volunteer

Computer Assistance with a Tech Mentor Volunteer 10am

Tech mentoring and Computer 1-on-1 assistance A Volunteer Tech Mentor/computer coach will be available to help customers increase their computer skills. ...

Bascom Branch Library, Tech Center  
Computer Help

Computer Help 10am

Drop-in to learn general computer knowledge and how to use internet, email, Microsoft Word, and online job applications. Volunteers available on Tuesdays...

Educational Park Branch Library, Tech Connect  
Friends of Joyce Ellington Branch Library Book Sale

Friends of Joyce Ellington Branch Library Book... 10am

Come browse the Friends of Joyce Ellington Branch Library’s Book Sale . Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. All proceeds support...

Joyce Ellington Branch Library, Community Room  
Friends of the West Valley Branch Library Book Sale!

Friends of the West Valley Branch Library Book... 10am

Our Saturday (10-4pm) and Sunday (12-4pm) Book Sale is where you will discover gently used books, DVDs and much more! West Valley Friends members will have...

West Valley Branch Library, Community Room  
Introduction to Java Programming for 6th-12th graders

Introduction to Java Programming for 6th-12th... 10am

Register online now open- but only to the first twenty students who are able to attend all four sessions, March 4-April 1. MathAndCoding, an award-winning...

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
Khmer Language Class

Khmer Language Class 10am

This program is designed to help keep the Cambodian Language and Culture alive in San Jose. All ages are welcome.

Hillview Branch Library, FLC Classroom and Area  
Maker[Space]Ship: Almaden Lake Park

Maker[Space]Ship: Almaden Lake Park 10am

The Maker[Space]Ship will host a series of public STEAM projects, open to all ages, at Almaden Lake Park, West Parking Lot. Space on board is limited and...

6099 Winfield Blvd, San Jose, CA 95120  
Mexican Folkloric Dancing Class  / Clase de Baile Folklórico

Mexican Folkloric Dancing Class / Clase de... 10am

Come join us to learn Mexican Folkloric Dancing. This class offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the richness of the Mexican culture through...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Community 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  
Reading to Furry Friends

Reading to Furry Friends 10am

Reading to Furry Friends is cancelled on April 15. The program will resume in May. Join us here at the Village Square Branch Library for our Reading to...

Village Square Branch Library, Children's Area  
Technology for Seniors

Technology for Seniors 10am

Are you ready to learn new technology? Do you have questions about technology you currently own? Then bring your devices and questions to the Berryessa...

Berryessa Branch Library, Study Room C  
Tutoring Help

Tutoring Help 10am

Students! If you're looking for extra help so you can stand out in school then we've got you covered! Grades K-8 can come in and get help on homework,...

Hillview Branch Library, Teen Room  
VITA Tax Preparation

VITA Tax Preparation 10am

VITA is offering free tax help at the Seven Trees Branch Library. Assistance is available in English, Vietnamese and Tagalog. All participants may use...

Seven Trees Branch Library, Senior Lounge (Room 6) on the 1st FL  
VITA Tax Preparation - Ayuda con los impuestos gratis con VITA

VITA Tax Preparation - Ayuda con los impuestos... 10am

VITA volunteers can help you with tax preparation. Please bring the following items: Photo ID and Social Security card or ITIN for each family memberW-2...

East San José Carnegie Branch Library, Tech Center  
VITA Tax Preparation - LAST DAY: April 8, 2017

VITA Tax Preparation - LAST DAY: April 8, 2017 10am

VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $54,000. All locations provide e-File. Volunteers are trained...

West Valley Branch Library, Group Study Room  
Scratch Programming Class

Scratch Programming Class 10:15am

This Scratch Programming Course, from CPFA (Computer Programming for all) is ideal for students from 5th - 9th grade. The course covers the basic...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

Yoga

Yoga 10:15am

Please join us for a free Yoga class that is suitable for beginners. Dress comfortably. We have yoga mats to loan you!

Alviso Branch Library, Community Room  
Chiquy Boom

Chiquy Boom 10:30am

This fun bilingual silly magic show will include music and movement games for children of all ages. Let’s play, dance and have fun in English and Spanish...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library  
Conversation Cafe: Russian

Conversation Cafe: Russian 10:30am

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor, Room 390  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 10:30am

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

Tully Community Branch Library, Study Room B  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 10:30am

Focus on speaking and learning phrases for social interaction. Learn common greetings, classroom expressions, skills for daily living. Handouts will be...

Edenvale Branch Library, Community Room and Group Study B or A  
Family Storytime and Stay & Play

Family Storytime and Stay & Play 10:30am

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...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
Free Guitar Practice

Free Guitar Practice 10:30am

Come join Mr. Isidro R. Jimenez at this drop in program and learn how to play guitar or practice with others. All ages welcome. Bring your own instrument.

Hillview Branch Library, Community Room  
ESL Conversation Club * ESL Club de Conversación

ESL Conversation Club * ESL Club de Conversación 11am

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

Hillview Branch Library, Study Room B  
Family Storytime and Stay & Play

Family Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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...

Village Square Branch Library  
Family Storytime and Stay & Play

Family Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

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...

Berryessa Branch Library  
LEGO® Fun

LEGO® Fun 11am

Come with your creativity and imagination! Older children, teens, and adults may want to build using our LEGO® materials.* We also have large DUPLO® blocks...

Bascom Branch Library, Bascom Children's area  
Makerspace Training: 3D Printer & Vinyl Cutter

Makerspace Training: 3D Printer & Vinyl Cutter 11am

Would you like to create fun, custom projects using our 3D printer or vinyl cutter? Come to one of our trainings in the TeenHQ Makerspace, located on the...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ  
Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners 11am

Join a Master Gardener every third Saturday of the month to learn how to care for your unique garden! Bring your extra plants and seeds to these meetings to...

Berryessa Branch Library, Community Room  
Movement & Mindfulness

Movement & Mindfulness 11am

Join an experienced yoga instructor in a relaxing, beginner-level weekly practice focusing on stretching and mindfulness. All ages and experience levels are...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Community Room  
Special Storytime with author Colin Eldred-Cohen

Special Storytime with author Colin Eldred-Cohen 11am

Join us for a very special storytime featuring author Colin Eldred-Cohen and his first picture book, The Fire Truck That Got Lost. About the Author:...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library  
One-on-One Computer and Tech Tutoring with Teach Seniors Technology

One-on-One Computer and Tech Tutoring with... 11:15am

Do you need help with your computer? Are you wondering how to create that excel sheet? Or are you stuck with an application, not knowing how to continue? ...

Almaden Branch Library, Computers on the side of Tech Center  
Family Storytime

Family Storytime 11:30am

Join us at the library for a fun-filled storytime for the whole family. Songs, stories, and fingerplays to make your day.

Educational Park Branch Library  
Our Book Club

Our Book Club 11:30am

Join us for the monthly meeting of Our Book Club. We read and discuss different books each month. For more information, please contact The Santa Teresa...

Santa Teresa Branch Library  
Reading Buddies K-3

Reading Buddies K-3 11:30am

Kids in grades K-3 practice their reading skills with teen Volunteers Trained teen volunteers listen to children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who...

Evergreen Branch Library, Children's Area  
Children and Young Adult Flash Book Sale

Children and Young Adult Flash Book Sale 12pm

Find a treasure and a good read at the Friends of the Hillview Branch Library book sale this March. Gently used children and young adult fiction and...

Hillview Branch Library, Community Room  
Citizenship Class

Citizenship Class 12pm

Learn English phrases, Civics, U.S History and Government while practicing for your citizenship interview. If your citizenship interview is coming up, this...

Hillview Branch Library, FLC- Classroom  
Conversation Cafe: Spanish

Conversation Cafe: Spanish 12pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor, Room 390  
ESL Classes-  Level 2 Low Beginning Reading/Listening (Quick and Easy English)

ESL Classes- Level 2 Low Beginning... 12pm

Students will learn and practice: Phrases and vocabulary for daily activities, ask and answer simple questions, use polite requests, greetings and...

Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Room  
ESL Conversation Club - SWITCHING DAYS TO MONDAY, 4/10

ESL Conversation Club - SWITCHING DAYS TO... 12pm

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

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
One-on-One Computer Help

One-on-One Computer Help 12pm

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  
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  
Basic Computer Help

Basic Computer Help 1pm

Do you have questions about using a computer? Do you want to learn how to set up an email account, surf the web or do something else on a computer? Come for...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Tech Center  
Bilingual Family Storytime Spanish/English

Bilingual Family Storytime Spanish/English 1pm

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...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
Book Club: The League of Extraordinary Readers

Book Club: The League of Extraordinary Readers 1pm

We're a YA Book Club that does everything from having book club discussions, meeting YA authors at events in the Bay Area, and attending geeky conventions....

Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 2  
Chiquy Boom

Chiquy Boom 1pm

This fun bilingual silly magic show will include music and movement games for children of all ages. Let’s play, dance and have fun in English and Spanish...

Village Square Branch Library  
Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: American Denial

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: American... 1pm

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...

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
Music and Movement at Evergreen Branch Library!

Music and Movement at Evergreen Branch Library! 1:30pm

Songs and movement activities build motor and social skills and increase independence and language ability in your child. They're also lots of fun! We'll...

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
i.code

i.code 1:30pm

This is the first of six stand-alone, hands-on workshops that we are offering which explore different concepts and applications of computer science from...

Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room  
Children's Concert w/ Sean's Music Factory

Children's Concert w/ Sean's Music Factory 2pm

Join us for a lively performance by local music teacher and children’s entertainer Sean Mendelson. Kids will get into the act with musical props and...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
College Admissions Workshop: Building a College List

College Admissions Workshop: Building a College... 2pm

“Building a College List” is a free seminar to empower you to take control of your college list and help you devise a plan that makes sense for you. Topics...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 2pm

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  
Family Math and Engineering Presented by The Tech Museum of Innovation/ Family Math and Engineering presentado por The Tech Museum of Innovation

Family Math and Engineering Presented by The... 2pm

Free bilingual classes in English and Spanish for families! Class #3: A Grand Time: Telling Time - Discover how time flies as families design and build...

Bascom Branch Library  
Kindness Quilt

Kindness Quilt 2pm

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

West Valley Branch Library  
LEGO® Fun

LEGO® Fun 2pm

Please join us at 2:00 p.m., for our LEGO® Fun meeting. We will have lots of LEGO® blocks for the big kids, and DUPLO® blocks and Mega Blocks for the...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Community Room  
Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun Trap 2pm

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.

Educational Park Branch Library  
Reading to Children

Reading to Children 2pm

Manju, our trained volunteer, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room  
VITA Free Tax Preparation

VITA Free Tax Preparation 2pm

The VITA Program offers free help with taxes to low-to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. VITA volunteers are trained to do...

Hillview Branch Library, FLC Area  
Board Games for Grown-ups

Board Games for Grown-ups 2:30pm

Grown Ups, we have an event for you! Join us for an Adults Board Games MeetUp. Enjoy a day cooperating, strategizing, and socializing with games like King...

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
Community Conversation

Community Conversation 2:30pm

Come to the Village Square Library’s Community Conversation and help the library better understand the Evergreen Community. This conversation is a chance for...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
 ESL Writing Class

ESL Writing Class 3pm

This FREE ESL Writing class is specially designed for English learners to improve basic writing skills. Students will learn different practical writing...

Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 2  
Chiquy Boom

Chiquy Boom 3pm

This fun bilingual silly magic show will include music and movement games for children of all ages. Let’s play, dance and have fun in English and Spanish...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library  
ESL Class Referral_Meet teacher Cris

ESL Class Referral_Meet teacher Cris 3pm

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

Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Room  
Lei Day

Lei Day 3pm

For your next luau or just to brighten your day we will be making leis with children and learning about the importance of the lei in Polynesian culture. Ages...

Alviso Branch Library  
One on One Computer Help

One on One Computer Help 3pm

Learn basic computer skills with a one-on-one volunteer computer tutor.

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
CS First

CS First 4pm

Empowering students to create with technology, our computer science materials are provided by Google and target grades 4 through 8 (ages 9-14) and will be...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

Chess Club

Chess Club 4pm

Join our Chess Club! Play and learn chess basics and tactics. Boards and pieces are provided.

Hillview Branch Library, Children's Area  
Juggling for Beginners

Juggling for Beginners 4pm

Learn how to juggle in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Studies show that juggling can promote and improve cognitive functioning and development. This program is...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Knitting Club

Knitting Club 4pm

Like to Knit? Bring your project and join our knitting club. Everyone welcome! Related eResources Interested in more craft ideas? Download free issues of...

Almaden Branch Library  
One on One Computer Help

One on One Computer Help 4pm

Do you have questions about using a computer? Do you want to learn how to set up an email account, surf the web or do something else on the computer? Come to...

Edenvale Branch Library, Internet Cafe  
One-on-One Computer Help

One-on-One Computer Help 4pm

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

Evergreen Branch Library, Internet Cafe  
Rock 'n' Roll Women: Rock Music History with Richie Unterberger

Rock 'n' Roll Women: Rock Music History with... 4pm

Richie Unterberger is the author of 11 rock history books, a teacher of rock history courses at Bay Area colleges and community education programs, and has...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
Success Without Stress

Success Without Stress 4pm

We are immersed in numerous activities, like taking care of family, working with tough deadlines, etc. In the process we might have experienced some or all...

Village Square Branch Library, Group Study Room 2  
CLASS FULL - Key Seed Piano Tutoring for Children

CLASS FULL - Key Seed Piano Tutoring for Children 4:30pm

THIS SESSION OF KEY SEED PIANO TUTORING IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN THE SUMMER TO REGISTER FOR THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS PROGRAM or EMAIL...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center  
Youth Science Enthusiasts Science Club

Youth Science Enthusiasts Science Club 4:30pm

Youth Science Enthusiasts is an organization that inspires a passion for science in all students through science fairs, experiments, and other related...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Community Room  

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