Events

Wednesday, April 19

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...

Professionals in Job Transition - Job Search/Networking Special Interest Group

Are you a Silicon Valley professional in the Semiconductor industry and/or Manufacturing/Operations fields? Are you looking for a new job or hoping to make...

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...

Code for Fun: Product Design with Coding and Crafts for Girls

Product design camp for girls ages 8 - 12 years old. This program is Code for Fun's way of building entrepreneurship and design skills with young, creative...

ESL Conversation Club - Intermediate

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

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,...

Toddler Storytime and Stay & 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...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

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

Citizenship Class

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...

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...

Japanese/English Storytelling

Join us for a fun bilingual storytelling session!

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

This is a lively storytime with music and fingerplays, and rhymes for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. We have a half hour of storytime followed by a...

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...

Senior Health Information from Sourcewise

Learn about resources available to senior citizens in this presentation by Sourcewise. Sourcewise is a nonprofit organization providing services such as...

Street Smarts: Pedestrian & Bike Safety w/ Officer Bailey

Have fun and learn about pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety with Officer Cordell Bailey, a Traffic Safety Education Officer from San Jose's Department of...

Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play

There will be a storytime break on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Toddlers start building skills needed to learn and succeed in school in a fun way.Through music and...

Reading to Children with Ms. Carol

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 11:30 in the Children's Area/ Family Place for stories and songs with our volunteer Ms. Carol. Practice your Alphabet song;...

ESL Writing Class for Citizenship Exam

Writing class for English Language Learners preparing for the Citizenship/Naturalization test/interview; however, all learners are welcome. No...

Mental Health Outreach Table

A mental health specialist from the Santa Clara County Department of Health will be available to answer questions and hand out information every 3rd Wednesday.

Reading to Children

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...

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...

ESL for Beginners

The ESL class for beginning English speakers concentrates on teaching participants simple English phrases. Adult English language learners will have a...

Homework Center

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

Poetry Month - Letter Writing Station "Post Office"

Children who would like to practice writing letters will find a Letter-writing "Post Office" station on a table the end of the Children's Fiction area. This...

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...

Game On! Board Game Fun

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

Kids Who Code

Kids Who Code is a fun coding camp for kids in grades 3 through 6. Students will learn to code using a simple coding program, Scratch. This camp is a great...

LEGO® Fun

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...

Make with Holly! Peer Sessions in the Makerspace

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...

Norma Reads to Children (English or Spanish)

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

Spring Themed Art for Teens

After a long day of high school, come craft at Rose Garden. Teens are invited to make Spring-themed art on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at Rose Garden...

Board Games @teenHQ

Checkers not cutting it? Parcheesi a little too passé? Looking for a game a little more risky than Risk? Kick back, have fun, and learn how to play a new...

Homework Club for Grades K-8

NOTE: Wednesday, April 18th's Homework Club has been cancelled. The club will begin again on April 25th! Having homework trouble? Join us for our weekly...

Reading to Rover!

Children are invited to practice reading to gentle, trained assistance dogs just longing for kids to read to them. Share your favorite story and make a new...

Senior Peer Advocates

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

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....

MathBuddy Homework Help

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

MathMatters!

This program helps K-8 grade students master foundational math concepts from the common core standards. It then builds on those foundations to help students...

Medical Science for Middle Schoolers

(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...

Spoon Bugs

Make insects such as ants, ladybugs and dragonflies out of plastic spoons and learn about their roles in our ecosystems. Recommended for preschool and...

Spoon Bugs

Make insects such as ants, ladybugs and dragonflies out of plastic spoons and learn about their roles in our ecosystems. Recommended for preschool and...

TeenHQ Tutoring

Got a test you need to ace? A book report that looms ominously? Do you just want to know what the word “ominously” means? In other words, need help...

Tub Teas for Teens

Teens put together soul soothing herbs to turn bathwater into an herbal infusion. Make a gift for a family member, friend or yourself and take time to relax...

Wii for Teens

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

teensReach Meeting

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

9 Week Basic Entrepreneur Workshop / Programa Incubador de Negocios

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 -...

Citizenship Class

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

One in Math

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...

teensReach Meeting at Evergreen

This leadership and volunteer service group for accepted teensReach volunteers ages 13 - 18 meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5...

teensReach meeting

Every third Wednesday of the month. (except April 18, 2018) This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18. Get involved, earn volunteer...

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...

ESL Conversation Club / El Club de Conversación de ESL

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

Earth Day: The Lorax

Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a reading of The Lorax and making your own Truffula Tree. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Earth Day: The Lorax

Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a reading of The Lorax and making your own Truffula Tree. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Family Storytime and Stay & Play

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...

Teen Craft-Mini Piñatas

Join us to make your own bright, colorful, and fun mini-piñata. For teens age 13 and up.

Councilmember Chappie Jones - Public Office Hours

Join Councilmember Chappie Jones to share your thoughts or ask questions – no appointment necessary! No meeting in July 2017.

Family Storytime  Cancelled August 16- September 27, 2017

Check back for the new schedule. Bring your whole family out to Bascom Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early...

Master Gardening Program

Join us for a variety of topics pertaining to gardening.

Wednesday, April 19


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