Berryessa Branch Library

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3355 Noble Avenue
San José, CA 95132


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

Manager - Candice Tran
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YMCA Early Literacy - Wed, Jul 23 11:30 am
Read, Write, Discover - Wed, Jul 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski Community... - Wed, Jul 23 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OneInMath Summer Fun! - Wed, Jul 23 5:00 pm

Maker Camp, Make: Google


Summer doldrums getting you down?  Feeling antsy?  Just been kicked out of your house for “accidently” setting the curtains on fire?  Are you just in the mood to build something cool?

The library’s Maker Camp is just the thing for you!


With help from Google and MAKE Magazine, we will be transforming the Educational Park Branch into a makerspace.  Every Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, the library will virtually host some of the most interesting professional creators behind the scenes of game design, movies, and music. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm, they’ll have the opportunity to create their own maker projects. 



Each week will have a different theme, with speakers and projects that will build upon it.


Week 1—Makers in Motion (July 7-11, 2014)

Week 2 —Art and Design (July 14-18, 2014)

Week 3—Fun & Games (July 21-25, 2014)

Week 4—Science & Technology (July 28-August 1, 2014)

Week 5—DIY Music (August 4-8, 2014)

Week 6—Make: Believe (August 11-15, 2014)


The event is free for all but children under 13 will need a parent or guardian with them to use Google+ or participate in the project.  Check out last year’s events to get an idea of what we’ll be doing this year.  And check out for more information.


Spaces are limited so sign up now.  Contact the Educational Park Library at 1-408-808-3073 to get your name on the list.  


Program Schedule

Mondays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting (Watch a live broadcast featuring a different Maker)
Tuesdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting | *12:00 - 1:00 pm Hands-on activity
Wednesdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting
Thursdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting | *12:00 - 1:00 pm Hands-on activity 
*Participants are encouraged to view the video broadcast at 11 a.m. to get a preview of that day's activity
Recommended for ages 13-18
Participants under 13 must have a parent/guardian present
Posted by Erik Berman on Jun 23, 2014 | Comments: 5 |

This Friday, June 6, 2014, Hicklebees's will be having multiple YA authors visiting their bookstore! It's the Terrific Author Bash! Bay Area favorites such as:


Hannah Jayne - Author of Truly, Madly, Deadly

Katherine Longshore - Author of Tarnish, Manor of Secrets, and Gilt

Stephanie Kuehn - Author of Charm & Strange and Complicit

Corrine Jackson - Author of Touched (Sense Thieves series) and If I Lie

Debra Driza - Author of Mila 2.0 and Renegade

Talia Vance - Author of Silver and Spies and Prejudice

and SJPL's very own Douglas Rees - Author of Juliet Spell and the Vampire High series


Join us for food, prizes, and of course, all the amazing YA Authors!



1378 Lincoln Ave

San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 292-8880

Posted by Enna P. on Jun 5, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

A picture of various seed packsBerryessa Library is excited to announce that it will be the host of the new San Jose Seed Library.  This new free service will allow patrons to check-out seeds to grow in their own home gardens.  All that we ask is for patrons, come harvest time, save their seeds and return some of those saved seeds to the library.  This will help to create a community of abundance and sharing. 


To celebrate this new service, the Berryessa Library will be having a launch party on Saturday June 7, 2014 starting at noon.  Come learn more about gardening and the San Jose Seed Library at this family focused event.  Children will be able to create plant markers and there will be information about composting.  Veggielution Community Farm will be at the event teaching children more about panting by giving them opportunity to plant cilantro, hollyhocks, or beans in newspaper pots.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.


San Jose Seed Library Launch

Berryessa Library

3355 Noble Ave.

San Jose, CA 95132

12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Posted by Amelia Vander Heide on May 31, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

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