Events

Saturday, January 13

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,...

Basic Computer Help

Do you have questions about using a computer? Do you want to learn how to set up an email account, surf the web or do something else on a computer? Drop-in...

ESL Conversation Club

*Please note the April 17th meeting has been cancelled. English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment...

Homework Club for Grades K-8

Homework Club provides after-school academic support for children in grades K-8. Dedicated coaches are ready to answer questions and help with homework....

Khmer Language Class

This program is designed to help keep the Cambodian Language and Culture alive in San Jose. All ages are welcome.

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...

Read to Thrive 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club

Love to read or just need more practice? Join Read to Thrive’s lively bimonthly book club for readers at the 3rd and 4th grade reading level. Participants...

Resume and Job Search Help

If you're looking to improve your Resume, or if you need help improving your Job Search skills we can help! Our volunteer will coach you on how to write a...

Tai Chi Zen 太極襌

太極拳在中國有1700多年的歷史,太極襌以傳統文化內容為本,內功為基礎,建立正確的太極拳習練觀念。 暨希太極愛好者,於次第介紹、講解、練習, 有效達到・練拳煉心・, 延年益壽的養生目的。 Tai Chi Quan is an act of meditation developed to harness the...

Teen Saturday Book Sale

Support the library and find some great books for your kids at a great price. All proceeds go to support your local Almaden Branch for programming and...

Village Square Advanced Chess Club

The Village Square Advanced Chess Club is a weekly chess club for tournament level chess players ages 7 to 15 with USCF rating above 400 or equivalent who...

Yoga Saturday

Please join us for a free Yoga class that is suitable for beginners. Dress comfortably. We have yoga mats to loan you!

Advanced Java for Teens

Advanced Java is presented by mathandcoding.org The Advanced Java course, presented by MathandCoding.org, is ideal for students in 7th grade and up who are...

ESL Conversation Club

Focus on speaking and learning phrases for social interaction. Learn common greetings, classroom expressions, skills for daily living. Handouts will be...

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...

Family Storytime at Evergreen

Enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and reading. Sharing the wonders of...

Introduction to Java Programming

Would you like to learn some basic Java coding? MathAndCoding presents this special introductory Java Programming class for students from 6th–7th grade. You...

Saturday Stories, Songs, and Stuff

Join us for stories, songs, and more every Saturday! Stay & Play will follow.

ESL Conversation Club * ESL Club de Conversación

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

ESL Level 2- Beginning- Reading Quick and Easy English (Listening )

This is for all levels from high beginning to advance level learners who want to improve their listening skills. Class activities: · Listen to audio...

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...

Movement & Mindfulness

Join an experienced yoga instructor in a relaxing, beginner-level weekly practice focusing on stretching and mindfulness. All ages and experience levels are...

One-on-One Computer Help / Ayuda con la computadora individual

Learn to use the computer with the library volunteers such as: Create resumes and do job searchesFill out online job applications or unemployment benefit...

Science Fiction Book Club

We read a variety of science fiction works. Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month, at 11:00 a.m. For more information contact Pearl Avenue Branch...

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...

teensReach @ Alum Rock Library

Want to make Alum Rock Library a better place? Interested in running free programs for the public? Want a chance to lead and engage? Need volunteer hours?...

Family Storytime and Stay & Play

Join us at the library for a fun-filled storytime for the whole family. Songs, stories, and fingerplays to make your day. Storytime will be followed by a...

Family Storytime and Stay and 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...

Music and Movement/Música y Movimiento

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

Reading Buddies K-3

Kids in grades K-3 practice their reading skills with teen Volunteers.! Trained teen volunteers listen to children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade...

Citizenship Class

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

Homework Club

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 12th grade students with their homework Saturday afternoon. Drop-ins are...

Level 2 Quick and Easy Reading (Reading)

Students will learn and practice: Phrases and vocabulary for daily activities, ask and answer simple questions, use polite requests, greetings and...

One-on-One Computer Help

Drop by the Village Square Branch Library for one-on-one assistance with basic computer issues. Our Village Square Tech Mentors are skilled volunteers who...

Reading to Children with Ariana / Lectura con Ariana

A volunteer reads to children in the children's area of the library. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with our reader, and they can also choose the...

Speech and Debate Camp

This program for 5th - 9th graders focuses on parliamentary debate but the concepts covered can be used in other types of debate. Participants will learn...

Mad Science: Fire and Ice

Explore "magical" chemical potions, the wonders of dry ice, and the dynamics of air pressure. Some of the topics the mad scientists will investigate...

Board Games for Grown-ups

Grown Ups, we have an event for you! Join us for an Adults Board Games MeetUp. Enjoy a day cooperating, strategizing, and socializing with games like King...

Book Club: The League of Extraordinary Readers

We're a YA Book Club that does everything from having book club discussions, meeting YA authors at events in the Bay Area, and attending geeky conventions....

Budding Leaders: Free Beginner Class for Ages 8-10

This FREE hands-on and discussion-based workshop is for kids aged 8-10 and will focus on the core values of every leader, ranging from teamwork skills to...

Owl's Lunch

"Owl’s Lunch!” is a hands-on science workshop (for children age 5 to 10) presented by Science Smart Kids and Camp Captivate. Children will dissect an owl...

Resume & Interview Help

Having a high quality resume and being prepared for interview questions is integral to the job applications process. Sign up for 1:1 sessions with a...

Resume & Interview Help

Get help with creating a high-quality résumé, and preparing for job interviews. Services are provided by a volunteer with HR experience and will be...

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...

Slime Workshop

Make your own slime, kids! We will be making it from scratch and adding colors and sparkles to them. It may get a little messy, but it will be lots of fun!...

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,...

Tech Tutor

Get individualized help and instruction on basic computer and eBook use. No reservations necessary!

teensReach Crafts for Children

A special craft chosen and prepared by teen volunteers. This program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

Pete G Magic Show

Pete G. Magic performs his popular magic show at San Jose Public Library. Features include: a. A 60 min magic show filled with interactive fun b. A...

Be the Boss: Taking Charge of Your Career Through Business Ownership

In this workshop we will cover the following topics: How Small Business Ownership allows you to take control of your future, your earnings and your...

Chinese Culture and Arts Classes

*Please note the new class times divided by age beginning April 14th! Also, classes will be cancelled on May 12th, 2018. - Class on 4/28, 5/19, 6/23, and...

Code One: Visual Programming for Kids

Learn the basics of coding with us by using MIT’s Scratch to make games like Pong, Physics Simulator, and Agar.io. Free Event. Space Limited. Registration...

Coding for Kids

For kids in the 3rd through 6th grades. This three session workshop teaches kids the basics of computer programming using various visual programming tools....

Computer Assistance with Tech Mentor Volunteer by Appointment Only

Call or drop by the Alviso Branch Library to make an appointment to meet with our Tech Mentor, Rahul Ka. Rahul is a skilled volunteer available for...

Computer Help with our Tech Mentor

Learn basic computer skills one-on-one with a Tech Mentor. Our Tech Mentor will assist you with the internet, email, and tablet questions in a one-on-one 30...

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...

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...

Family Math and Engineering Presented by The Tech Museum of Innovation/ Family Math and Engineering presentado por The Tech Museum of Innovation

Free bilingual classes in English and Spanish for families! Class #2: Go the Distance: Measurement - Methods of measurement are put to the test as families...

LEGO®  Fun

You supply the creativity. We supply the LEGO® blocks of all sizes. Come have some fun and let your imagination run wild! This program is not affiliated,...

Read Away Your Fines

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, library cardholders between the ages of 7-17 can read their fines away at a rate of $5 per 15...

Reading to Children

Manju, our trained volunteer, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Robotics Class by Project enVision

Project enVision U.S. is proud to host Robotics at the Berryessa Branch Library for 5th-8th graders. This course will be held 4 Saturdays in a row starting...

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. ...

Board Game Club

Kids and Teens: Join us every Saturday afternoon for some fun playing board games while devloping 21st century skills of creativity, communication, critical...

Covered California Open Enrollment Resource Table

Questions about the new health care coverage options available through Covered California? A Certified Covered California representative will be available...

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...

One on One Computer Help

Do you need help learning how to use your new computer? Are you competent with your computer, but need to learn a certain application? Do you need help...

Read Away Your Fines

Every Saturday 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...

Seed Exchange

Attention Aspiring and Avid Gardeners! Please comes join us for our first official seed exchange program. There will be open discussion and sharing of each...

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.

Chess Club

Join our Chess Club! Play and learn chess basics and tactics. Boards and pieces are provided.

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...

HTML/CSS for Kids

Learn how to animate using HTML coding in this workshop for kids. Children will learn the basics of HTML/CSS to complete one or two projects in the course...

Pete G. Magic Show

Enjoy the magic of Pete G., then learn a trick and become a magician’s assistant! Join us with the whole family for this fun event. Sponsored by the...

Success Without Stress

We are immersed in numerous activities, like taking care of family, working with tough deadlines, etc. In the process we might have experienced some or all...

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,...

teensReach Meeting

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...

Monthly Mock Math Competition

New dates added for April and May 2018. Try solving new and original math problems in a competition setting in this monthly mock competition program...

Beginning Computer Coding for Kids (Registration CLOSED)

Note: Class will not be held on April 21 and 28. Registration Closes April 13th. First Class starts April14th Students must attend class from the...

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