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San Jose Mayoral Candidate Forum at Almaden Community Center


mayoral candidates You are cordially invited to the San Jose Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00-8:30 PM, in the Community Room at the Almaden Community Center.

 

This meeting is FREE and open to the general public, and you are encouraged to attend. The forum will be co-hosted by the Almaden Senior Association and the Almaden Valley Community Association.

 

Five candidates for the office of Mayor of San Jose will participate. Each will present a brief personal background statement and the reasons for their candidacy. Following this, a Moderator will conduct a Q&A session using previously submitted and pre-screened questions.

 

Your questions or concerns for the candidates are welcomed and may be submitted via email to:

district10.election@comcast.net

 

Here are links to the web pages of selected candidates for mayor:



Free Computer Tutoring at Almaden Branch Library


computer tutor and students Would you like free one-on-one help on how to use technology, such as computers, the Internet, ereaders, other mobile devices, software applications like Word and Excel, email, Craigslist, and more?

 

Then Almaden Branch Library is the place for you. We have 3 free technology programs that offer you hands-on, one-on-one help with your technology needs, from basic level on up:

 

 

  • Computer Tutoring in Mandarin and English - First Thursdays of Every Month at 3 and 4 PM
    High-tech expert Jane or Tawei will spend an hour with you to help you with whatever technology issue you have. Plus, they can communicate with you in English or Mandarin, whatever your preference.
    Note: Pre-Registration is required for this program, so sign up at Almaden Library's Information Desk or call 408-808-3040 when the library is open.
     
  • Technology Class for Seniors - Every Friday at 3:30 PM
    A teen technology expert will spend an hour with you to help you with whatever technology issue you have. This tutoring is limited to senior citizens.
    Note: Pre-Registration is required for this program, so sign up at Almaden Library's Information Desk or call 408-808-3040 when the library is open.
     
  • Computer Tutoring Drop-In - Every Saturday at 4 and 5 PM
    High-tech expert Shantnu will spend an hour with you to help you with whatever technology issue you have. You don't even have to sign up - just drop in if you have the time.


Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss at Cambrian Library


Dr. SeussEveryone is invited to celebrate the 110th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, at Cambrian Branch Library on Monday, March 3, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

 

Interesting tidbits about Dr. Seuss (whose birthday is actually on March 2):

 

"If you want to pronounce the name the way his family did, say Zoice, not Soose. Seuss is a Bavarian name, and was his mother’s maiden name: Henrietta Seuss’s parents emigrated from Bavaria (part of modern-day Germany) in the nineteenth century."

"As a magazine cartoonist, he began signing his work under the mock-scholarly title of "Dr. Theophrastus Seuss" in 1927. He shortened that to "Dr. Seuss" in 1928. In acquiring his professional pseudonym, he also gained a new pronunciation. Most Americans pronounce the name Soose, and not Zoice. And that’s how Ted Geisel became Dr. Seuss." (Source: www.seussville.com)

 

The Seussical celebration at Cambrian Branch on March 3 includes a craft activity and, of course, birthday cake for everyone (while supplies last).

 

We hope that you can come and join us for this birthday party!



Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss at Almaden Library


Dr. SeussEveryone is invited to celebrate the 110th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, at Almaden Branch Library on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 11:15 AM to 6:30 PM.

 

Interesting tidbits about Dr. Seuss (whose birthday is actually on March 2):

 

"If you want to pronounce the name the way his family did, say Zoice, not Soose. Seuss is a Bavarian name, and was his mother’s maiden name: Henrietta Seuss’s parents emigrated from Bavaria (part of modern-day Germany) in the nineteenth century."

"As a magazine cartoonist, he began signing his work under the mock-scholarly title of "Dr. Theophrastus Seuss" in 1927. He shortened that to "Dr. Seuss" in 1928. In acquiring his professional pseudonym, he also gained a new pronunciation. Most Americans pronounce the name Soose, and not Zoice. And that’s how Ted Geisel became Dr. Seuss." (Source: www.seussville.com)

 

Here is a breakdown of the Seussical celebration activities at Almaden Branch on March 5:

 

11:15 - 11:45 AM – Dr. Seuss Themed Storytime – Program Room

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM – Red Fish, Blue Fish… Craft – Program Room

12:30 - 1:15 PM – Dr. Seuss Themed Reading to Children – Children’s Area

All Afternoon – Table Activities (including coloring sheets) – Program Room

3:30 - 4:00 PM – Birthday Cake (while supplies last) – Program Room area

5:30 - 6:30 PM – Dr. Seuss Themed Reading Buddies – Children’s Area

 

We hope that you can come and join us for this belated birthday party!



Library Closed from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, October 7


Cambrian Branch Library will be CLOSED 10 am - 1 pm on Monday, October 7, due to staff training.

 

The library will open at 1:00 pm that day and close at 6 pm, as it normally does.

 

Note: Other branch libraries that are open on Mondays will also be closed 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on October 7, 2013.

 

Library alternatives on the morning of October 7:



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Magic Show with Pete G.


Pete G.Everyone is invited to a special, one-time Magic Show with Pete G. at Almaden Branch Library on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 11:00 AM.

 

The magic show will take place in the library's Children's Room.

 

Enjoy the magic of Almaden Valley's own Pete G.

 

Join us with the whole family for this fun-filled program.