Events

Thursday, March 23

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...

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  
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  
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  
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...

Alum Rock 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...

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...

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Children's Area  
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  
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  
Inclusive Storytime and Stay and Play

Inclusive Storytime and Stay and Play 10:30am

A storytime for children from 3-8, including children with special needs. Afterwards, parents can chat as their children play with our stay and play toys!

Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Community Room  
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...

Hillview 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...

Alviso 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  
Children's Discovery Museum Bilingual Spanish-English Storytime

Children's Discovery Museum Bilingual... 11:30am

4th Thursday of the Month Join us for a special Spanish/English bilingual storytime presented by the Children's Discovery Museum. This collaborative program...

Tully Community Branch Library, Children's area  
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  
Silicon Valley Reads Author Visit: Shaka Senghor, Writing My Wrongs

Silicon Valley Reads Author Visit: Shaka... 12pm

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the President and Co-Founder of #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library  
Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play

Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play 12:30pm

A storytime for children from 3-8, including children with special needs. Afterwards, parents can chat as their children play with our stay and play toys!

Seven Trees Branch Library, Children Area  
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  
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  
Full Bloom Book Club

Full Bloom Book Club 1pm

Please join us for an interesting afternoon of literary discussion. All are welcome! Here is our current reading list: February: Conclave by Robert...

Rose Garden Branch Library, Group Study Room  
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  
Reading to Children

Reading to Children 2pm

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!

Seven Trees Branch Library, Children Area  
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  
Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play

Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play 2:30pm

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

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
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  
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  
Unity Wreath

Unity Wreath 3pm

Children will trace hand shapes out of various shades of colored construction paper to make wreaths of hands in unity. For children ages 2-5.

Seven Trees Branch Library  
Code Writing 4 Common Core

Code Writing 4 Common Core 3:30pm

The Code Writing 4 Common Core program is a 21st Century CS initiative from the Bay Area Tutoring Association (501c3) designed to enhance Common Core...

Hillview Branch Library, Community Room  
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  
Cancelled_Open Space Authority: Wildflowers & Wildlife

Cancelled_Open Space Authority: Wildflowers... 4pm

Cancelled due to staffing. Every spring, Open Space Authority preserves come alive with amazing wildflower displays. The preserves are full of baby animals,...

Calabazas Branch Library  
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  
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...

Bascom Branch Library  
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  
Reading to Furry Friends

Reading to Furry Friends 4pm

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

Willow Glen Branch Library, Family Place in the Children's Area  
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...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library  
 Crafts with Akshaya and Jhoanna

Crafts with Akshaya and Jhoanna 4:15pm

We invite children to have fun making crafts with teen volunteers Akshaya and Jhoanna. All materials provided free of charge. No registration is necessary.

Alviso 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 :)

Basic Resume and Job Search Assistance

Basic Resume and Job Search Assistance 5pm

Join us at the library on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for help putting together a strong resumé and cover letter, preparing for job...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center Computers  
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  
Maker[Space]Ship: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Maker[Space]Ship: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 5pm

The Maker[Space]Ship will host a series of public STEAM projects, open to all ages, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Space on board is limited and open on a...

2020 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116  
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: Scenes of a Crime

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: Scenes of... 5pm

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...

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

Family Storytime 5:30pm

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...

East San José Carnegie Branch Library, Community Room  
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  
FunCrafts4Kids

FunCrafts4Kids 5:45pm

Children ages 7-11 will enjoy a different, fun craft activity each Thursday from 5:45 to 6:45. Join us at the Village Square Library for creativity,...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Is Small Business Ownership Right for You?

Is Small Business Ownership Right for You? 6pm

If you have considered opening your own business but don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Business experts at FranNet of the Bay Area, will...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works  
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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