Events

Thursday, March 9

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 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...

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  
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  
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program 10am

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

Berryessa Branch Library, Study Room A  
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  
Arts Enrichment Class for Children 0 to 5

Arts Enrichment Class for Children 0 to 5 10:30am

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

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
Baby Care Workshop for Infants 0 to 6 months

Baby Care Workshop for Infants 0 to 6 months 10:30am

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

Alviso 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

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

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

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  
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  
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  
Kindness Quilt

Kindness Quilt 12pm

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

Tully Community Branch Library  
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...

Almaden Branch Library  
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  
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  
Celebrity Storytime: Judge Brown

Celebrity Storytime: Judge Brown 2pm

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...

Joyce Ellington Branch Library  
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  
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  
Survive a Zombie Apocalypse - Registration Required

Survive a Zombie Apocalypse - Registration... 3pm

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...

Berryessa Branch Library  
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  
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.

Santa Teresa 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

HOMEWORK CLUB IS CANCELLED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 13 Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their...

Village Square Branch Library, Community Room  
Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads 4pm

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

Bascom Branch Library  
Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads

Nowruz Sprouting Grass Heads 4pm

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

Vineland 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, Internet Cafe  
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  
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...

Rose Garden Branch Library  
Teen Creative Writing Workshop with Paul Volponi

Teen Creative Writing Workshop with Paul Volponi 4pm

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...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.

Calabazas 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.

Seven Trees Branch Library  
Word Study - Literacy

Word Study - Literacy 4pm

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...

Edenvale Branch Library, Group Study Room B  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

teensReach Meeting

teensReach Meeting 4pm

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

Vineland Branch Library, Community Room  
 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 :)

Advanced Resumé Development and Job Search Assistance

Advanced Resumé Development and Job Search... 5pm

Join us at the library for advanced resume development support and job search guidance. Our volunteer, Michelle, has several years of experience as a hiring...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center Computers  
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: American Denial

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

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...

Edenvale Branch Library  
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  
Get Ahead With Community College

Get Ahead With Community College 6pm

Learn about what today's Community College can do for you. Achieve career certification and enjoy free non-credit career and college prep classes. Also,...

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

Meet SJPL Works 7pm

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...

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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