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Events

Thursday, April 20

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

Code for Fun: Product Design with Coding and... 10am

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...

Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center  
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  
Rug Makers

Rug Makers 10am

If you’re a hooker of rugs, the Peninsula Rug Makers Guild invites you to join them at their monthly get together. They meet in the Community Room and...

Rose Garden Branch Library, Community Room  
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...

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...

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...

Alum Rock Branch Library  
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  
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  
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...

Alviso 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...

Hillview 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 Preschool Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe preescolar

Bilingual Preschool Storytime / Hora de cuentos... 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  
Free Art Enrichment Program

Free Art Enrichment Program 11am

Developmental Benefits of Art For children 0-5 years, this program is designed to help preschool/pre-kindergarten aged children develop motor Skills,...

Alviso 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  
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  
Drop-In Resume Help and Job Search Assistance

Drop-In Resume Help and Job Search Assistance 12pm

Session Cancelled for June 15th Drop-in and receive help with creating a high-quality résumé, preparing for job interviews, filling out job applications,...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works  
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  
Migration Map (Mapa de Migración)

Migration Map (Mapa de Migración) 1pm

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  
Poetry Month - Letter Writing Station "Post Office"

Poetry Month - Letter Writing Station... 1pm

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...

Evergreen Branch Library  
Five Animal Exercise (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi)

Five Animal Exercise (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi) 1:45pm

(No class on May 18 and 25) Wu Qin Xi is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health,...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  
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 on the first Thursday of each month for socializing, finding new friends, crafting, and having fun with art. This art & craft program is aimed to...

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  
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  
Earth Day: The Lorax

Earth Day: The Lorax 3:30pm

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

Santa Teresa Branch Library  
Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop 4pm

Get your creative juices flowing in this program for elementary and middle school students! Practice your writing skills in this monthly creative writing...

Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room  

Limited space, please register in advance :)

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  
Earth Day: The Lorax

Earth Day: The Lorax 4pm

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

Evergreen Branch Library  
Fun Fandom Magnets

Fun Fandom Magnets 4pm

Fan of comics? Video Games? Sports? Come make a magnet that expresses your favorite fandoms. TeenHQ events are open for ages 12 to 18.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, teenHQ  
High School Math Tutor

High School Math Tutor 4pm

Need help figuring out a tricky math problem? Drop by our expert math tutor's table with your toughest math questions for some homework and study help.

Santa Teresa Branch Library, Main Floor  
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  
Level 3 High Beginning Music Videos to learn English

Level 3 High Beginning Music Videos to learn... 4pm

Music is a universal language everyone understands. Through songs you will learn American culture, exchange ideas, and discuss personal experiences. Students...

Seven Trees Branch Library  
Meriwest Financial Workshop for Teens

Meriwest Financial Workshop for Teens 4pm

Meriwest Credit Union believes everyone should have access to personal finance education, and will provide a FREE presentation on budgeting. It is never...

Cambrian Branch Library  
Music and Movement

Music and Movement 4pm

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room  
Spoon Bugs

Spoon Bugs 4pm

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

Bascom Branch Library  
Teen Craft-Mini Piñatas

Teen Craft-Mini Piñatas 4pm

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

Seven Trees Branch Library  
TeenHQ Tutoring

TeenHQ Tutoring 4pm

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...

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

Cambrian Branch Library, Teen Room upstairs  
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 :)

teensReach Meeting

teensReach Meeting 4:30pm

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

East San José Carnegie 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  
3D Print Your World!

3D Print Your World! 5:30pm

Have you ever wondered how 3D printing works and what kind of neat objects 3D printers can make? Do you want to brush up on your 3D printing knowledge? Then...

Rose Garden Branch Library  
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  
Earth Day: The Lorax

Earth Day: The Lorax 5:30pm

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

Calabazas Branch Library  
Friends of the Evergreen Branch Library Meeting

Friends of the Evergreen Branch Library Meeting 5:30pm

Friends of the Evergreen branch library meeting. Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7 pm Sign up online To apply for Friends' membership. Cliff Sciba is the Evergreen...

Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room  
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  
Tub Teas for Teens

Tub Teas for Teens 5:30pm

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...

Village Square Branch Library  
Book Club: Smart Babes, Trashy Books

Book Club: Smart Babes, Trashy Books 6pm

Calling all smart babes of San Jose! Do you unwind with mindless reading, rather than reality TV? Do you like to read, but don't want to touch a classic with...

Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room  
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  

Thursday, April 20


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