Joyce Ellington Branch Library

491 E. Empire St. San José, CA 95112




Mon: 1pm-7pm, Tue-Thu: 10am-7pm, Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: Closed


Upcoming Events

PlaneTree Health Library One-On-One health search assistance

Looking for reliable help to research health information? Are you interested in learning about free health resources? A PlaneTree Librarian will be...

4/26 10:30am
Online Self Defense FOR SENIORS

We all learn at an early age how to stay safe. We lock our doors, don't talk to strangers, and stay aware of our surroundings. Join us to learn how to be...

4/26 11am
Grow A Plant for Seniors

Time to grow plants! Join us to grow a plant in a container. This program is designed for seniors. Free. No registration required.

4/26 1:30pm
STEM for kids

Join us for hands-on fun! This family-oriented program is designed for children and their caregivers to explore and create together. We will read a story and...

4/26 2:30pm
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...

4/26 3pm

Recent Events

Reading Buddies




Recent Activity

Yue Zhao

Yue Zhao left a positive review 4/16/2018

It was well organized and very informative. Looking forward to the second session.

Yue Zhao

Yue Zhao left a positive review 3/28/2018

It was fun. My daughter enjoyed the whole events. Thank you


SIDDHARTHA JAIN left a positive review 3/2/2018

Awesome event..lots of "cat in hat " themed activities for kids of all ages and interests..thanks for organizing it..looking forward to more fun events at the library!

Kristina Kanemoto

Kristina Kanemoto left a positive review 12/4/2017

The kids enjoyed it!

Carol Wilson Linney

Carol Wilson Linney left a positive review 10/15/2017

The five-year-old girl I brought and I had a great time. Christina was a wonderful relaxed creative leader. We'll be back.

Maureen Searing

Maureen Searing left a positive review 8/4/2017

Wonderful! Lots of good information, well-presented, and even kept the kids engaged for at least most of the time!

Vickie To

Vickie To left a negative review 6/25/2017

Started late. Made no announcements to starting time or location. Presenters were not knowledgeable.

Vickie To

Vickie To left a positive review 6/11/2017

More focus on the lesson: science concept. More instructions for the programming portion.

Vickie To

Vickie To left a positive review 6/12/2017

Provide more space for working. More time needed to finish. Smaller box options would be more practical. More cutting tools.

Tomer Baz

Tomer Baz left a review 2/19/2017

We have seen other Mad Science shows before and this one to be honest wasn't as good. First, when a show is called Movie Special Effects, one expects to see, well, movie special effects... It started out good with the special effect of the neck stretch but from this point on nothing the scientist showed had anything to do with movies. Yes, she did try to combine the experiment into a story about movies but it was very artificial and non-convincing. 2 of the experiments didn't even work as planned and the excuse that "science doesn't always work the way you want" didn't work even on the kids. Maybe practice better before the show? The highlight for the kids was the "dinosaur booger" and they also liked floating the ping pong ball with the straw, so it wasn’t a complete disappointment.