Events

Thursday, March 9

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

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...

Kindness  Letter Writing Station "Post Office"

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

The Sourcewise Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) helps you navigate the Medicare maze so you understand your options and choose what's...

Migration Map (Mapa de Migración)

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,...

YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

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

Arts Enrichment Class for Children 0 to 5

Parents and children come together in an interactive class that is designed to help preschool & pre-kindergarten aged children develop skills needed to...

Baby Care Workshop for Infants 0 to 6 months

This Baby Care Workshop series is designed to provide the basic principles of infant care in conjunction with specific techniques, which demonstrate their...

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

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

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

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

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

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...

Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

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

FULL CLASSES_Free ESL Classes / NO HAY CUPO_Clases gratuitas de inglés

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...

One on One Computer Assistance

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...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

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

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

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

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

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

Baby Lapsit Storytime

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...

Baby and Toddler Storytime (with ASL Interpretation) and Stay & Play

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...

Bilingual Baby and Toddler Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe para Bebes y Niños Pequeños

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...

ESL Conversation Club - Beginning level

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

Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play

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...

Yoga

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...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

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,...

Nutrition Class

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...

Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play

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

Tiempo Para Mi ~ Grupo Para Mujeres * Time For Me ~ Women's Group

¡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...

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...

Preschool Storytime with Stay and Play

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...

Reading to Children

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...

ESL Conversation Club

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

Line Dancing

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

Five Animal Exercise (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi)

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

Celebrity Storytime: Judge Brown

The Honorable Shelyna V. Brown, will read to children as part of a special storytime. This event is part of Silicon Valley Reads 2017. This year will be the...

Homework Center

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

Homework Coach

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

Preschool Storytime & Stay and Play

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

ESL Conversation Club

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

Math Tutoring for 4th to 12th grade students

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...

Survive a Zombie Apocalypse - Registration Required

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...

Tech Mentor

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...

Tech Tutor for Seniors

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

Conversation Café: Japanese

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

Homework Club

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

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

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

ESL Class Referral_Meet teacher Cris

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

ESL Conversation Club

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

Homework Center for Grades K-6

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K-6 students with homework assignments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting...

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

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

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

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

One-on-One Computer Help

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...

Reading to Furry Friends

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

Rock 'n' Roll Women: Rock Music History with Richie Unterberger

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...

Teen Creative Writing Workshop with Paul Volponi

Paul Volponi is the author of 11 novels for teens, including Riker's High and Black and White, this year’s Silicon Valley Reads companion books for young...

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

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.

Teen Tech Week- Paper Circuit Tinkering

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.

Word Study - Literacy

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...

 Crafts with Akshaya and Jhoanna

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

OneInMath

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

Conversation Cafe: French

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

Girls Who Code

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...

Maker[Space]Ship: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

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...

Resumé and Job Search Assistance

Join us at the library for help finding the job of your dreams. Our volunteers, Michelle (2nd Thursday of each month) and Kala (4th Thursday of each month),...

Silicon Valley Reads Film Screening: American Denial

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...

Family Storytime

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...

Reading to Children with Bascom volunteer Stephanie

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...

FunCrafts4Kids

Come and join us at the Village Square Library for creativity, imagination and fun! Children ages 7-11 are welcome to come and enjoy a fun craft activity.

Meet SJPL Works

Learn how the SJPL Works team can help you with all of your career, business, and entrepreneur questions. Do you want high-quality sales leads? Are you...

Game Dev Club Meeting

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...

Thursday, March 9


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