Events

Friday, January 12

Make Your New Year's Wish

Make your New Year's wish by simply pressing the wish-upon-a-star button located at the Alviso Branch Library. If the star shines brightly in the night sky,...

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a California Room Comrade

Every now and then, libraries need a little extra love from the communities they serve. You can volunteer away your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour...

Nana y Yo: 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 Dr. Roberto Cruz -...

San Jose Japantown:  Remnants and Relics

The California Room hosts a special exhibit curated by California Room clerk Ralph Pearce. Utilizing artifacts gathered in his many years of research into...

The Women of Steinbeck

Meet the writers, activists, teachers, and artists who shaped John Steinbeck, one of California's greatest novelists, and continue his tradition of social...

Bilingual English-Russian Reading to Children

Our trained volunteer will read to your children in English and Russian. Join us every Friday in the picture book area.

Conversation Café - Polish

Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week class series. FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language Instruction Learn Simple Words &...

Knitting for ALL Levels

Knitting for ALL Levels A chill is in the air. Bring your yarn of wool, acrylic or any other fiber and your knitting needles. Learn to make hats, scarves,...

Yoga Friday

Please join us for a free Yoga class that is suitable for beginners. Dress comfortably.

INSIDERS: Activities at the Calabazas Branch Library

Join us for socializing, finding new friends, networking, making jokes, crafting, having fun with art, learning from speakers in the community, and much...

INSIDERS: Mittens Paper Craft

Join us to decorate and make your own paper mittens craft. Come in for socializing, finding new friends, networking, making jokes, crafting, having fun with...

Blossom Valley Daytime Book Club

Discuss great books at the weekday Blossom Valley Daytime Book Club. This club takes place on the second Friday of every month. Upcoming books: November...

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

No class March 30, 2018 due to library closure. English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for...

Conversation Café - German

Conversation Café - German FREE - beginning, basic conversational Language LearningSix Weeks - 1 hour/weekBecome A Bridge Builder To The WorldCommunicate...

Tech Mentor & Computer 1x1 Assistance

Tech mentoring and Computer 1-on-1 assistance. A volunteer Tech Mentor/computer coach will be available to help customers increase their computer skills. ...

Conversation Café - Arabic

Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week class series. FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language Instruction Learn Simple Words &...

Dr. King’s Birthday: Community Dreams

Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by learning about Dr. King’s legacy and his dreams of peace and equality. Add your own dreams for the...

Free Afternoon Snacks * Programa Gratuito de Bocadillos

Children ages 18 and younger are eligible to join us at Joyce Ellington Branch Library for FREE delicious, nutritious snacks! Niños de 18 años de edad o...

Game Zone Fridays!

Join us every Friday after school to unwind, make new friends and play some fun games at the library. We’ve got board games, video games, arcade basketball,...

ESL Class Referral from Teacher Cris

Consultation with Teacher Cris at Seventrees branch from Tuesday-Saturday. Meeting with Teacher Cris to evaluate the student's English level.

MLK Peace Doves

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, teens can participate in a group project where they will stamp their finger prints to create a peace dove collage. This...

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

Every now and then, libraries need a little extra love from the communities they serve. You can volunteer away your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour...

CANCELLED! Illustrate a Picture Book for School Aged Kids

Become an illustrator! Create artwork for original, academically-centered picture books. Explore art and visual learning by illustrating pre-written books...

Dr. King's Birthday: Community Dreams

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by learning about Dr. King's legacy and his dreams of peace and equality. Add your own dreams for the...

Dungeons & Dragons in the Library: A Role-Playing Tabletop Game

Do you love social gaming, acting and theater? If so, join us for a new tabletop role-playing game! You and other participants will get the chance to be...

Electric Bike Workshop

Presented by mathandcoding.org This program uses machines in the real world (i.e. bicycles, doors, cars) to explain mechanical features through mini hands...

LEGO® Fun

You supply the creativity. We supply the LEGO®s (5+ years old) and Duplos (up to 4 years old). Join us for a fun time playing with our huge supply of LEGO®s...

Read Away Your Fines

Every Friday cardholders between the ages of 7-17 can read their fines away! (Cardholders under the age of 7 may attend one of our Storytimes to participate...

Street Smarts: Pedestrian and Bike Safety with 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...

Talk to the Animals with Tony Borders

Take a walk on the wild side with magician and ventriloquist, Tony Borders with Talk to the Animals! His beautiful puppet critters include a kooky kangaroo,...

Tips to Boost your Resume and an Introduction to Big Interview

Increase the marketability of your resume by incorporating accomplishment statements and transferable skills. A career librarian will show you how to revise...

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...

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