- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Help is here: Social Workers in the Library
At King Library: Every 1st and 4th Mondays of the month, 6 – 8 p.m.
Next session: Monday, September 24th
At Biblioteca Latinoamericana – offered once a month – every 3rd Wed. of the month 6 – 8 p.m. (Spanish/English bilingual Social Worker available)
Next session: Wed. October 17th
Is something happening in your life that you have questions about concerning:
Make an appointment to get a FREE 20 minute session of information and referral or advice, from a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Everyone at some point in their lives could use the advice of a social worker. Our volunteer social workers are offering it - Free of Charge.
Social Workers in the Library, is a partnership among the San José Public Library, San José State University's School of Social Work, National Association Of Social Workers - California Chapter, and the SJSU School of Library and Information Services.
(Photo by Sanish Suresh)
Does your child love music? You are welcome to bring your child to the Edenvale Branch Library on Tuesday September 18 at 11:30 AM to enjoy Jump for Joy Music, a duet with Wiley Rankin and Miss Debbie. The engaging and energetic music program will be a lot of fun! Wiley will excite the audience with his songs. Children will even learn a bit about music education. For more information about Jump For Joy Music, please visit their website.
This educational program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Celebrate Constitution Week by checking out a book about the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights or about the American Revolution.
Here are some books that children and tweens may be interested in:
I absolutely adored The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy. It reminded me of books that I liked to read when I was small of a slower-paced world, where children explored small towns riding their bikes around or visiting the lonely mansion. In this story, four sisters, Rosalind, Sky, Jane, and Batty, with their dad and dog arrive at the Arundel estate for a summer holiday. Here, they have the holiday of their dreams--no sand, no beach, but an imposing castle surrounded by a formal garden. With their dog, Hound, the girls just about tear down the estate at the dismay of its owner, the forbidding Mrs. Tifton; however, her son, Jeffrey, has the summer of his life. The girls' vivacity and energy transforms Jeffrey's world of stifling upper-class formalness to a world of play and spontaneity. This story is a great summer read. If you are interested, the story continues with two sequels: The Penderwicks at Gardham Street and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. I recommend this book for girls from 3rd to 6th grade, because the book describes a range of girlhood experiences. This book qualifies as an award winner, for it received the National Book Award in 2005.
Find out how you would score on the SAT.
Take a full length practice SAT test, proctored by Princeton Review on Wednesday, September 26, at 3:30 PM.
This is a great opportunity to try your hand at the types of questions you will see on the actual test. The test takes around 4 hours to complete.
Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register at Edenvale Branch Library's "Info" Desk or by calling 408-808-3036.
Come back for the Strategy Session on Tuesday, October 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM to receive a personalized score report.
Discover & Go was a great experience and allowed my family to explore the Aquarium of the Bay and the Exploratorium in San Francisco at no cost.
The Exploratorium is located at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The location is beautiful and a great place to picnic. The Museum kept the whole family busy and entertained for hours. We were all able to learn science with the hands on exhibits and it kept the adults just as busy as the children.
After our trip to the Exploratorium we headed over to Pier 39 where we
visited the Aquarium of the Bay. My family had a great time going through the underground tunnels and viewing all the creatures that live in the bay area and surrounding waters. They also had a hands on exhibit that gave children and adults the opportunity to meet bat rays and sharks.
Right: Jelly Fish Exhibit
Discover & Go was a easy process and a great way to plan a day trip for the family.
Children and teens are welcome to attend Tutor Time on Tuesday afternoons starting on September 11 at the Edenvale Branch Library from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM. Tutoring in all subjects will be available.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Storytimes at the Edenvale Branch Library will return in September 2012.
* Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) - Wednedays from 11:30 am - 12:00 Noon
followed by Stay & Play
* Toddler Storytime (Ages 1-3) - Thursdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
followed by Stay & Play
* Inclusive Storytime (Ages 2-8) Last Tuesday of the month from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
followed by Stay & Play
We invite children and their families to enjoy these storytimes at the Edenvale Branch Library.
Since the Edenvale Branch Library is closed on Fridays and Saturdays, families are also invited to visit the Almaden Branch Library to attend their Friday storytimes.
Where: Edenvale Branch Library
When: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Join us for a fun filled family fiesta in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.
There will be stories and craft activities for the whole family.
Le invitamos a una fiesta familiar para celebrar las Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas.
Habra sesión de cuentos, y manualidades para toda la familia.
Check out the top 3 winning entries of the 2012 Book Trailer Contest below:
1st place (winner of a Kindle Fire): Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by K. Rai
2nd place (winner of a $50 iTunes gift card): 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by L. Do
3rd place (winner of a $25 Jamba Juice card): Ender’s Game by L. Chinn
Thank you to everyone who submitted such creative and fun videos! It was a difficult decision to choose the top three.
Teens: want to do something more imaginative than just writing a review for Summer Reading books that you have read? Create and submit a book trailer review for Summer Reading, and you could win a Kindle Fire! Upload a short clip, no longer than 4 minutes, to YouTube, providing your review of the book. Be creative! The contest is open to all participants in the Teen Summer Reading Celebration.
How to enter:
Entries will be judged on creativity and content by a panel of library staff.
Need some examples? Check out the winning entry from last year's Book Trailer Contest, created by Nathan Verdonk.
Here are links to some professional book trailers:
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Teens who submit links to their Book Trailer will automatically be entered in the contest. The top 3 winners will receive:
Entries for the contest must be submitted between June 1 and July 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in August.