Events

Saturday, January 27

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,...

Wii Play

Wii at Almaden! Come and play with friends in the teen room after school on Fridays and Saturdays. We have Super Smash Bros, Brawl, Guitar Hero, and Wii...

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...

Design & Marketing Help

Come get advice and help from an individual with over 25 years of design experience to help brand and shape your business’s image. Advice ranges from help...

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...

Friends Of The Dr. King Library Book Sale

WHEN? Usually the last weekend of every monthSaturdays– 10 am to 5 pm, $1 hard covers, $.50 soft coversSundays – 1 pm to 5 pm, $5 a bag day (Friends will...

Friends of the Educational Park Library Book Sale

Best prices and large selection of children's and adults fiction and nonfiction, media and music. Come browse and buy. Your purchases support the...

Friends of the Evergreen Library Book Sale

Please join us for a book sale hosted by the Friends of the Evergreen Library. A great selection of gently used books (for children, teens and adults), DVDs...

Friends of the West Valley Branch Library Book Sale!

Our Friends' Book Sale is on Saturday (10-4 pm) and Sunday (12-4pm) where you will discover gently used books, DVDs and much more! West Valley Friends...

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 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...

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...

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Research Participant

Help the SJPL Web Team improve the library website while reducing your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour. Become a volunteer research participant....

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...

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...

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...

One-on-One Computer Help

Make an appointment for one-on-one assistance with basic computer issues. Our Vineland Tech Mentor is a skilled volunteer who can help you: learn the basics...

Read Away Your Fines

Registration is open for our Read Away Your Fines event on April 28. Anyone under 18 years old can read away their late fines in our Group Study Room. Every...

Saturday Stories, Songs, and Stuff

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

Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Program Prep Champion

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 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...

LEGO® Fun

Come with your creativity and imagination! Older children, teens, and adults may want to build using our LEGO® materials.* We also have large DUPLO® blocks...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

A Conversation About Drugs

Family is the primary source for substance use prevention. Come and have a conversation! (Discussion in Vietnamese) Gia đình là trường học đầu tiên cho tin...

Budding Leaders: Free Intermediate Class for Ages 10-12

In addition to the concepts taught in the Budding Leaders beginner class (communication, teamwork, etc.), the intermediate class, for kids aged 10-12 or who...

JAVA Workshop

Learn how to code a calculator in Java! Children will learn basic coding concepts sjuch as variables, while/for loops, and print f(x). Bring a computer,...

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...

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Learn how to speak common phrases in Chinese such as greetings, introductions, numbers, ordering food, asking for directions, and other phrases useful for...

One-on-One Computer Help

Drop-in to learn general computer knowledge and how to use internet, email, Microsoft Word, and online job applications. An English/Mandarin speaking...

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...

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.

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...

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 #4: Pattern Play: Logic, Classification, and Patterns - Families play with patterns and...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Chess Club

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

Chinese: Play & Learn

Let's play and learn in Chinese! Come have fun with vivid stories, active music, kids crafts, and more. We serve the first 60...

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...

Knitting Club

Would you like to learn to Knit? We have a group of experienced knitters ready to share their skill and knowledge. Or maybe you are a skilled knitter who...

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,...

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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