Berryessa Branch Library

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3355 Noble Avenue
San José, CA 95132
1-408-808-3050
bb.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

Hours

Mon
CLOSED
Tue
CLOSED
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun
CLOSED

Manager - Candice Tran
candice.tran@sjlibrary.org
Account Question? - Email bb.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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YMCA Early Literacy - Wed, Apr 23 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Computer Basics: Mouse and keyboard - Wed, Apr 23 12:00 pm
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski Community... - Wed, Apr 23 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Girls who Code! - Wed, Apr 23 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 |

creative artBeing a part of teensReach became an indescribable experience for Helen Hoang and I (Sharon Tsang), along with many other dedicated volunteers. It’s a place where we are able to learn new leadership skills and assert our roles as teensReach officers. We wondered what we could do to incorporate an exciting event for the Berryessa Branch’s friends and families? Co-directed with fellow officer, Helen Hoang, we constructed a short series of art workshops called "Creative Art" to let people of all ages define their artistic abilities into inventive art pieces. We wanted their works of art to be recognized, so we decided to open our first art exhibit, Visual Vectors: Art Show. As the officers of teensReach, we sought to give the library community an engaging and enjoyable way to express their imagination and creativity through art.

 

We are both equally passionate about art and hoped that the public would enjoy participating in an art-based event. Both Helen and I wanted to present unique and entertaining art projects for the community using valuable resources, because we believe "art can be made into anything beautiful." In our first workshop, Creative Art: Recycled Sculptures, we used reusable objects including bottles, cans, circuit boards, aluminum foil, paper, cardboard, old books, and other items brick booksto sculpt anything our hearts desired. The second workshop, Creative Art: Brick Books focused on recreating all-time favorites of books using red bricks and acrylic paint. Our third and final workshop, Creative Art: Tile Quilt concentrated on decorating ceramic tiles using pure creativity, which will be laid out delicately across the floor to represent a "quilt."

 

The success of the workshops was mind-blowing to us. We received many submissions of beautifully crafted art works from many committed individuals. Although it was challenging, being a part of something everyone enjoyed gave us a great feeling. From the start, our goal was to give the Berryessa Branch Library community a fun and interesting experience to remember. Join us on April 12, 2014 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, for the finale of our long-lasted art program where we will be displaying numerous art works made by people of our Berryessa community! Come down and support our dedicated artists!

Posted by Erin Berman on Apr 11, 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:

 

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

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