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Wednesday, March 8

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 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...

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...

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  
Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play 10am

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

Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Community Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 10am

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

Berryessa Branch Library, Group Study Room C  
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  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play 10:15am

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

Almaden Branch Library, Children's Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 10:20am

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

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play 10:30am

Come by to hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills preschoolers need to become successful readers and succeed in school. This lively storytime is...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Children's Room  
Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play 10:30am

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...

Willow Glen Branch Library, Children's Area  
Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime 11am

Babies learn and grow with new experiences. Engage your litle one with new sights, sounds and movement through books, songs, rhymes, and interaction with...

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Community Room  
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...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Bilingual Spanish- English Story Time

Bilingual Spanish- English Story Time 11am

Come join us for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support early literacy development and help...

Berryessa Branch Library, Children's Room/Area  
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  
Japanese/English Storytelling

Japanese/English Storytelling 11am

Join us for a fun bilingual storytelling session!

West Valley Branch Library  
Music and Movement

Music and Movement 11am

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

Edenvale 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...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Community Room  
Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play 11am

This is a lively storytime with music and fingerplays, and rhymes. We have a half hour of storytime followed with a half hour of play. Come join us!

Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room  
Preschool/Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play

Preschool/Toddler Storytime & 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...

Rose Garden Branch Library  
Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

Toddler Storytime and Stay & 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...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
US Citizenship Test and Interview Preparation

US Citizenship Test and Interview Preparation 11am

Prepare for the United States Citizenship test and interview by going through the 100 questions provided by the USCIS. Our volunteers will lead you through...

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

Preschool Storytime and Stay & 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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Center  
Reading to Children with Ms. Carol

Reading to Children with Ms. Carol 11:30am

Join us again on Wednesday mornings at 11:30 in the Children's Area for stories and songs with our volunteer Ms. Carol. No session on Wed. April 26.

Evergreen Branch Library, Children's Area  
Asian Americans for Community Involvement  and Survivors of Torture Resource Table

Asian Americans for Community Involvement and... 12:30pm

A representative from Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) will be at the Bascom Branch library to provide information about the programs they...

Bascom Branch Library  
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...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
Homework Center

Homework Center 1pm

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

Alviso Branch Library  
Conversation Cafe: Korean

Conversation Cafe: Korean 2pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor, Room 390  
Wii Wednesdays

Wii Wednesdays 2pm

Get your game on every Wednesday after school in the teen room! Come hang out, meet people, play board games and wii games, or challenge the librarian to a...

Educational Park Branch Library, Teen Room  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 2:30pm

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 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  
Game On! Board Game Fun

Game On! Board Game Fun 3pm

Kids and teens, come by after school to play fun board games. Bring your friends or meet new ones!

Bascom Branch Library, Children's Area  
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  
LEGO® Fun

LEGO® Fun 3pm

Please join us at 3:00 pm for our LEGO® Fun meeting. We will have lots of LEGO® blocks for children, ages 5-8. Building solo, or building as a team, there...

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Group Study Room A  
Make with Holly! Peer Sessions in the Makerspace

Make with Holly! Peer Sessions in the Makerspace 3pm

Are you interested in using the Makerspace but aren't quite sure what projects you can do there? Have you been to a training (or four) but still want to...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ  
Norma Reads to Children (English or Spanish)

Norma Reads to Children (English or Spanish) 3pm

Norma will read stories in English and Spanish. Children can practice their reading skills by reading to Norma. For kids of all ages.

Willow Glen Branch Library, Family Place, Children's Area  
Music and Movement at Joyce Ellington Library!

Music and Movement at Joyce Ellington Library! 3:15pm

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...

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
Game On! Wii for Teens

Game On! Wii for Teens 3:30pm

Please come join us for fun Wii games. Bring your friends or come and meet new ones.

Vineland Branch Library  
Homework Club

Homework Club 3:30pm

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  
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.

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Community Room  
Phun with Physics!

Phun with Physics! 3:30pm

Learn about science through exciting hands-on projects! This is a FREE 5-week after-school program offered for 3rd - 6th grade students in the Hillview...

Hillview Branch Library, FLC Classroom  
Senior Peer Advocates

Senior Peer Advocates 3:30pm

Senior Peer Advocate volunteers can provide one-on-one information and assistance, tailored specifically to older adults and their family members needing...

Santa Teresa Branch Library  
Basic Computer Help (bilingual)

Basic Computer Help (bilingual) 4pm

Basic Computer Help: Learn how to use a computer and navigate the Internet: Basics of using a mouse, typing, various computer applications, including...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
Conversation Café - Arabic

Conversation Café - Arabic 4pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390  
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  
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  
LEGO® Fun

LEGO® Fun 4pm

Please join us at 4:00 pm for our LEGO® Fun meeting. We will have lots of LEGO® blocks for the big kids, and DUPLO® blocks and Mega Blocks for the little...

Cambrian Branch Library, Community Room  
MathBuddy Homework Help

MathBuddy Homework Help 4pm

A drop-in Math homework help session for students in grades 1-4.

West Valley Branch Library, Children Area  
MathMatters!

MathMatters! 4pm

This program helps 6th and 7th grade students master foundational math concepts from the common core standards. It then builds on those foundations to help...

Village Square Branch Library, Group Study Room 2  
Medical Science for Middle Schoolers

Medical Science for Middle Schoolers 4pm

(No Class on April 12) Come join us every week and learn about diseases, organs, medicine, and human biology. Each month, we explore a new...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
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...

Edenvale Branch Library, Internet Cafe, Computers 22 & 23  
Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering 4pm

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.

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library  
Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering 4pm

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.

Willow Glen Branch Library  
Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering 4pm

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.

Evergreen 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  
Wii for Teens

Wii for Teens 4pm

Get your game on every Wednesday afternoon in the teen room. Come hang out, meet people, and play video games. Bring your friends!

Bascom Branch Library, Teen Room  
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...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Conference Room  
teensReach Meeting

teensReach Meeting 4pm

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a...

Willow Glen Branch Library, Teen Room  
Reading to Children with Lee

Reading to Children with Lee 4:30pm

Our volunteer Lee reads to children in the storytime area. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with our reader, and they can choose the stories they wish...

Cambrian Branch Library  
Reading to Furry Friends

Reading to Furry Friends 4:30pm

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

Almaden Branch Library, Children's Area  
Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering 4:30pm

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.

Rose Garden Branch Library  
9 Week Basic Entrepreneur Workshop / Programa Incubador de Negocios

9 Week Basic Entrepreneur Workshop / Programa... 5pm

Create a plan to grow your small business. 9 consecutive weeks. Mondays in English - March 13 through May 8 9 semanas consecutivas. Miércoles en español -...

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

Citizenship Class 5pm

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

Tully Community Branch Library, Community Room  
Mexican Folkloric Dancing Class  / Clase de Baile Folklórico

Mexican Folkloric Dancing Class / Clase de... 5pm

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  
One in Math

One in Math 5pm

OneInMath is a free, self-paced program that enables young students (K-3) to master basic arithmetic skills. The program is designed to help students...

Berryessa 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  
Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies 5pm

Trained teen volunteers listen to children in K-3rd grade who want to practice their reading skills at Edenvale Branch library. Teens will ask questions...

Edenvale Branch Library, Children's Area  
Resume and Job Search Help/ Ayuda con su Currículum Vítae y Búsqueda de Empleo

Resume and Job Search Help/ Ayuda con su... 5pm

Join us at the library for one on one help creating a high-quality resumé, preparing for job interviews, filling out job applications and other job-related...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, FLC Classroom  
ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 5:15pm

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

Cambrian Branch Library  
Bilingual Inclusive Storytime / Hora de cuento inclusivo y bilingüe

Bilingual Inclusive Storytime / Hora de cuento... 5:30pm

Children of all ages and their families are invited to participate in this lively and interactive monthly storytime. Children with varying learning styles...

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Children's Area  
CANCELLED_ESL Conversation Club

CANCELLED_ESL Conversation Club 5:30pm

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

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Conference Room  
Family Storytime and Stay & Play

Family Storytime and Stay & Play 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...

Hillview Branch Library, Children's Storytime Area  
Lớp Computer Căn Bản -Computer Class in Vietnamese

Lớp Computer Căn Bản -Computer Class in Vietnamese 5:30pm

Lớp học dạy cách sử dụng computer và hệ thống Internet. Đến để nhận sự hướng dẫn dùng máy tính bao gồm Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,và làm một email. ...

Tully Community Branch Library  
Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads 5:30pm

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

Alum Rock Branch Library  
Pearl Ave Book Club

Pearl Ave Book Club 5:30pm

This is our upcoming read: Wednesday June 14 5:30PM - The Expatriates by Janice Y K Lee. FYI - the discussion questions start out saying there are spoilers...

Pearl Avenue Branch Library  
Unity Wreath

Unity Wreath 5:30pm

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.

Calabazas Branch Library  
West Valley Library Book Club

West Valley Library Book Club 5:30pm

Our fun group will discuss the monthly book selection. New members are encouraged to join! The book for July is: Still Life by Louise Penny

West Valley Branch Library, Study Room B  
Family Storytime

Family Storytime 6pm

Enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and reading. Sharing the wonders of...

Evergreen Branch Library  
Family Storytime

Family Storytime 6pm

Bring your whole family out to Bascom Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster...

Bascom Branch Library  
Open Space Authority: Wildflowers & Wildlife

Open Space Authority: Wildflowers & Wildlife 6pm

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

Evergreen Branch Library  
Conversation Café - Mandarin

Conversation Café - Mandarin 6:30pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 392  
Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club 6:45pm

Please join us to discuss different books. All are welcome. Upcoming titles are: Mar 08th: Make Me by Lee Child April 12th: The Storyteller by Jodi...

Vineland Branch Library, Community Room  
"The Exonerated" - Staged Reading For Silicon Valley Reads

"The Exonerated" - Staged Reading For... 7pm

Local actors will perform a staged reading of this award-winning play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, which is based on interviews with more than 40...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225  

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