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

Friends of Joyce Ellington Branch Library Book Sale

Come browse the Friends of Joyce Ellington Branch Library’s Book Sale . Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. All proceeds support...

11/18 10am
Saturday Stories, Songs, and Stuff

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

11/18 10:30am
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 welcome...

11/18 12pm
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...

11/18 3pm
Free Afternoon Snacks * Programa Gratuito de Bocadillos

Free Afternoon Snacks * Programa Gratuito de Bocadillos Children ages 18 and younger are eligible to join us at Joyce Ellington Branch Library for FREE...

11/20 3pm

Recent Events

Homework Coach


Recent Activity

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.

Yue Zhao

Yue Zhao left a review 11/14/2016

when we got there, no one was organizing the event. We waited for 20 minutes and called, librarian finally came and told us that this event wasn't on their calendar. Then someone substituted. We had three families and four children, a little bit disappointing.

firouzeh davoodi

firouzeh davoodi left a positive review 7/19/2016

good for younger kids.

Bob Tran

Bob Tran left a positive review 7/7/2016

It was great!


alejandra left a positive review 3/31/2016

Lots of children, complementary popcorn, & a fun movie for everyone to enjoy.