Locations and Hours
1000 S Bascom Ave.
San José, CA 95128
Do you want to minimize water usage and still maintain a beautiful yard and garden? Drought-resistant landscaping is becoming more popular as Bay Area residents are reducing water usage in the current drought conditions.
National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 9–15, 2014 and we have a timely program just for you.
Come join us at the Bascom Branch on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm for Gray to Green: Native Plants in Parking Strips to learn how you can take your simple parking strip or side garden and turn it into a haven for drought-tolerant native plants and the butterflies and birds that depend on them. You’ll see how to remove your lawn, concrete or water-hogging plants in order to create space for a native habitat with color and texture year round. Whether you have full sun exposure or the dappled shade of a street tree, you’ll find plenty of plant combinations that will work for your garden.
The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bascom Library and will be presented by Carrie Jensen, who is a landscape designer with H. T. Harvey and Associates and specializes in native plants and habitat restoration. She is currently collaborating on a county-wide "Grey2Green Program" with Our City Forest, a San Jose-based urban forestry non-profit.
Also visit the Santa Clara Valley Water District website to learn more about the water we use in San Jose, the ongoing drought conditions, and what measures are being planned to keep us from drying up.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Bascom Branch Library - 11:00a.m.
West Valley Branch Library - 11:00a.m.
Berryessa Branch Library - 11:30a.m.
Seven Trees Branch Library - 2:00p.m.
Alviso Branch Library - 3:00p.m.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Joyce Ellington Branch Library - 3:00p.m.
Educational Park Branch Library - 3:30p.m.
Cambrian Branch Library - 4:00p.m.
Calabazas Branch Library - 4:00p.m.
Vineland Branch Library - 4:00p.m.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Edenvale Branch Library - 11:30a.m.
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library - 6:00p.m.
Alum Rock Branch Library - 6:30p.m.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Almaden Branch Library - 11:15a.m. - 6:30p.m.
Pearl Avenue Branch Library - 4:00p.m.
Hillview Branch Library - 6:00p.m.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
East San José Carnegie Branch Library - 4:00p.m.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Evergreen Branch Library - 4:00p.m.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
Check out copies of all of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories at your local branches!
The Office of Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen presents:
Operation Prom Dress 2014
There is still time to participate in this year’s Operation Prom-Dress! Don’t let a tough economy discourage students from attending Prom.
Dig through those closets for new or gently used dresses and accessories and donate them to any of the following libraries or community centers.
Donations are being accepted until March 7, 2014.
For Students needing a dress, join us March 9th from 9am - 1 pm at the Seven Trees Community Center! There will be refreshments and raffle prizzes! Please remember to bring a valid student ID. For more information, see our flyer here.