Dr. Roberto Cruz - Alum Rock Branch Library

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3090 Alum Rock Ave.
San José, CA 95127


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Manager - Vidya Kilambi
Account Question? - Email ar.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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Preschool Storytime & Stay and Play - Thu, Apr 24 10:30 am
Ticket to Reading - Thu, Apr 24 4:00 pm
ESL Class - Adult Ed - Mon, Apr 28 9:30 am - 12:40 pm
CalFresh (Foodstamp) Prescreening and... - Mon, Apr 28 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The San Jose Public Library (SJPL) is teaming up with San Jose Bike Clinic to present the Gira de Libro, the first ever SJPL bicycle tour.


The Gira de Libro is a guided community and staff bicycle ride that will visit seven of San Jose’s twenty-three branch libraries. The ride will start and finish at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in downtown San Jose.


The tour date is May 10, 2014, starting at 10:00 AM with sign-in and bicycle safety check. For safety purposes, registration is required and the ride will be limited to 75 participants. The ride will stop at each library to regroup; the total distance is 25km (15.5 miles).


We invite you to ride with us and enjoy the City of San Jose’s libraries and bikeways.


Space is limited. Register today!


For more information please contact giradelibro@gmail.com


Please Note: The bicycle tour will not be held in the event of inclimate weather


The San Jose Bike Clinic, formed in 2012, is on a mission to grow more educated and savvy bicyclists. Through Bike Clinic’s monthly pop-up bicycle maintenance workshops, they empower San Jose’s bicyclists to repair their own bikes and ride safely on San Jose’s numerous roads and trails.


The name of the ride, Gira de Libro, is a play on the name of the famous Italian professional road bike stage race, Giro d’Italia, which starts May 9 and ends June 1. SJPL’s Gira de Libro roughly translates to "turns of the book" or "book tour."

Posted by Michele Rowic on Apr 16, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

The Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library is fortunate to have a great group of teensReach volunteers. Over the past year, the teens have volunteered over 930 hours of their time. The Alum Rock teensReach group has planned and presented many fun and engaging programs to their community, including: a summer carnival, a haunted house during Halloween, Verbal Adrenaline and Reading Buddies. Additionally, the Alum Rock teens contributed 471 volunteer hours to the 2013 Summer Reading program. They were charged with signing up participants, handing out prizes and assisting staff with children’s programs. The Dr. Roberto  Cruz - Alum Rock Library is extremely fortunate to have such a vibrant and engaged group of teen volunteers!


teensReach is a great place to make new friends and contribute to your community, all while earning volunteer/community service hours. Teens, if you are interested in volunteering at your local branch, check out our teensReach page for more information!


Posted by Yelena Giannuzzi on Apr 8, 2014 | Comments: 0 |


Save Energy and $$$ with the DIY Home Energy Savings Kit - Now Available for Check out!
This no-cost kit contains devices that will help you easily reduce energy and water use, saving you money on your utility bills. Users can expect to save, on average, $200 per year after installing the DIY Toolkit's equipment.  


You get to keep:
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs that save energy compared to incandescent light bulbs
  • Outlet gaskets that seal the void around your outlets and prevent heat loss
  • Weatherstripping that keeps out cold drafts by sealing leaky windows and doors
  • Low-flow showerhead that gently reduces the water you use and helps lower both your PG&E and water bills
  • Faucet aerators that help water flow more efficiently
The Toolkit also includes an easy "how-to" installation guide, complete with links to interactive videos, to help you navigate points of action in your home, as well as tips on decoding utility bills and how to calculate your savings.  Toolkits can be checked out at your local San Jose Public Library for a period of two weeks.  
Home Energy Savings Kit - Information Events

Silicon Valley Energy Watch Program Representative will host an informational table to answer questions regarding the Home Energy Savings Kit on the following dates and locations:



Media Release: San Jose Public Library Marks Earth Day with Free Energy-Saving Toolkits for Library Patrons 

Posted by Elizabeth Chavarin on Apr 7, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

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