Events

Wednesday, January 17

ESL Classes

All ESL classes don't require testing or pre-registration. Study materials are handed out during class time. Attend the appropriate class level. If unsure...

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,...

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...

ESL Class - Beginner level

Through a partnership with East Side Adult Education, Alum Rock Library's ESL Class provides English language learners practice with reading, writing and...

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...

Conversation Cafe: French

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

ESL Classes Level 4- High Intermediate Vocabulary Makes Sense

· Prepare and practice on the most current model tests. · Focus on Listening using audio cd and discussion. · Handouts provided to practice...

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...

Nana y Yo - YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

ATTENTION: As of 1/19/18 the program at Hillview Branch Library is full at this time but you can still register for the wait list. Please contact Yessalin...

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Button Builder

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

ESL for Beginners

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

Family Storytime with ASL

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...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Come by to hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills preschoolers need to become successful readers and succeed in school. This lively storytime is...

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...

Cancelled: 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...

Children's Discovery Museum Storytime

Join us for a special fun and interactive storytime with Ms. Vera Escobedo from the Children's Discovery Museum. This storytime will allow children to...

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...

Getting Started With eBooks

Did you receive an eReader or tablet as a holiday gift but aren't sure how to use it? Learn how to load the library's free eBooks and eAudiobooks onto your...

Japanese/English Storytelling

Join us for a fun bilingual storytelling session with our amazing volunteers. The event is for preschoolers primarily, but all ages are welcome. No...

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...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

This is a lively storytime with music and fingerplays, and rhymes. We have a half hour of storytime followed with a half hour of play. Come join us!

Preschool/Toddler Storytime & Stay and Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...

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...

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...

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...

Wee Play at Biblioteca / Jugamos en la Biblioteca

Enjoy fun activities with your kids, meet other families, and watch as your children learn through the power of play. Activities will be directed at children...

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...

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;...

Conversation Café - Mandarin

Conversation Café - Mandarin FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language InstructionLearn Simple Words & PhrasesSix weeks - 1 hour/weekBecome A Bridge...

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...

Alcoholics Anonymous Resource Table

A representative from Alcoholics Anonymous will be will be at the Bascom Branch library to provide information about the resources they offer.

Citizenship Class

· This course is for lawful permanent residents who want to become citizens. · Students will learn about the civics (U.S. history and government) questions...

Citizenship Mock Interview

Are you preparing for your USCIS citizenship interview? If so, come prepare with us in a comfortable setting. During the citizenship mock interview, you...

Homework Center with Miss Veronica

Need help with your homework? Miss Veronica is available to help K - 12th grade students with their homework after school. Pre-registration is required....

Conversation Café - Korean

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

ESL Conversation Club

Join us to practice speaking English and make new friends in a relaxed environment. All ESL learners are welcome! Clubs meet weekly at the library with a...

Reading Buddies with Sharlin

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...

Reading to Children

Bring your children to listen to stories and books read by our trained volunteer in the Children's Area of the library. Your children can select the books...

Wii Wednesdays

Get your game on every Wednesday after school in the teen room! Come hang out, meet people, play board games and wii games, or challenge the librarian to a...

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 Coach

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

Homework Club for Grades K-6

Children in grades K-6 are invited to bring their homework to a quiet and studious environment. Homework Coaches will be on hand every Wednesday to help...

Homework Club for Grades K-6

Teen volunteers will be helping kids and preteens with their homework and also teaching them some testing scores so their testing scores can improve. We will...

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.

Virtual Reality—Fruit Ninja & Smoothies

Try out the Library’s Oculus Rift headset and Touch Controllers! Enjoy a delicious smoothie and take advantage of our virtual reality headset to compete...

Music and Movement

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

 Conversation Café - Spanish

Conversation Café - Spanish FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language LearningSix Weeks - 1 hour/weekBecome A Bridge Builder To The WorldCommunicate...

Common Core Math

Need help in common core math? Our team of volunteer tutors will be available to help children in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Drop-ins are welcome. No...

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.

Free Afternoon Snacks * Programa Gratuito de Bocadillos

Children ages 17 and younger are eligible to join us at Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Library for FREE delicious, nutritious snacks! September 11 thru May 11,...

Game On! Wii for Teens

Please come join us for fun Wii games. Bring your friends or come and meet new ones.

Homework Club

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their homework after school. Drop-ins are welcome - no...

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....

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...

Citizenship Mock Interview

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

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...

ESL Class Level 2-High Beginning - A Conversation Book 1 Communication Spotlight

Learn strategies to confirm or clarify what you are saying and hearing, the strategies to show interest in and to maintain and develop conversations. ·...

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 starting...

Homework Club (English/Spanish)

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 8th grade students with their homework after school. Homework help is available...

Homework Club K-6

Need help with your homework? Volunteer tutors will be available to help K - 6th grade students with their homework after school. Drop-ins are welcome - no...

LEGO® Fuego

Bring your creativity to this monthly program. Ages 1 to 12 are welcome for this hands on building program. We encourage everyone to bring their own ideas on...

Learn to Code: Python Coding Class for Kids and Teens

The jobs of the future are in computer science. This program will teach children, ages 10 and up, the basics of Python coding while allowing them to express...

Math Tutoring for K-9 Students

Does your child need help with math? Are you tired of struggling with homework? Teen volunteers are available for one-on-one tutoring in mathematics. They...

One-On-One 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 the computer? One...

Reading Buddies

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Teen volunteers are available to read to children or assist them to read. Program is designed for children grades...

Reading to Children

Join Ms Leena, our trained volunteer, as she reads to children in the Children's Area. Children can choose the stories they wish to hear, or our volunteer...

teensReach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a...

Bilingual English-Persian Reading to Children

Join us for fun-filled bilingual stories by our wonderful volunteer. This reading to children event is in English and Farsi and takes place every Wednesday...

Citizenship Mock Interview

Practice your citizenship interview! To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test. During the citizenship mock interview,...

Game Zone Mondays and Wednesdays!

Join us each Monday and Wednesday afterschool at the library to unwind, make new friends and play some fun games! This program is designed for children and...

Math Tutoring (6th - 12th grades)

Tutoring for students in 6th-12th grades. Teen volunteers will provide homework help and assistance to problems you do not know.

Adult Craft: Chic Triangle Mobile

As seen on Pinterest! Adults: please join us for this cool craft - a stylish paper mobile to add a bit of handmade sophistication to your home. This craft...

Citizenship Class

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

Citizenship Class

Are you in the process of becoming a United States citizen? Class Information We can give you information regarding the Naturalization Process: Who can...

Mexican Folkloric Dancing Class  / Clase de Baile Folklórico

Come join us to learn Mexican Folkloric Dancing. This class offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the richness of the Mexican culture through...

Reading Buddies

Teen volunteers read with children in grades 1-4 to help build confidence and improve reading skills. Children can sign up for a 15-minute session at the...

Reading Buddies

Is your child struggling with reading? Are you feeling frustrated? Try a reading buddy for your child. Trained teen volunteers listen to children in...

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...

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...

Class Full_Girls who Code

Are you interested in learning how to code? Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Girls Who Code session at the Calabazas Library. Girls Who Code is a...

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...

Oral Health Education by the Health Trust

According to the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, more children miss school because of dental pain than any other reason. An oral health educator...

Reading Buddies

Is your child struggling with reading? Are you feeling frustrated? Try a reading buddy for your child. At the library, we will have a trained teen who...

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 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...

History Book Club

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 P.M. New members are always welcomed! Jan 17: The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal Feb 21:...

Master Gardeners: DIY Worm Composting

Learning how to construct a simple worm bin, and how to maintain worm composting under indoor and outdoor conditions all-year-round. What are a few basics of...

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