- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Do you sing, love to dance, do stand-up comedy or have a unique talent??? Compete in our first round of Teen Talent Show competitions to win prizes and a spot at our final talent show event on Saturday, August 11th @ 2pm at at the Almaden Branch Library.
Visit a participating library to sign-up!
Registration packets will be available at participating San José Public Library locations. Participants must submit their registration form at the location where they want to compete.
Regional Competitions: Prizes 1st place $50, 2nd place $25, 3rd $10
Tully Community Branch, July 5th @ 2pm
Edenvale Branch, July 18th @ 6pm
Hillview Branch, July 19th @ 3pm
Santa Teresa Branch, July 21st @ 3pm
Cambrian Branch, July 25th @ 6:00pm
Evergreen Branch, July 26th @ 4pm
Final Competition: Prizes 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50
Saturday, August 11th @ 2pm
Join us for the grand finale of Teen Talent Show 2012 at the Almaden Branch Library.
The first and second place winners from our local contests will compete for the honor of becoming the San José Teen Talent 2012. Come early and bring your family and friends to cheer on your favorite talent!
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Salsa! Come to the Community Room at Edenvale Branch Library on Tuesday June 19th, 2012 at 6:00 PM in order to learn the basic hand motions, foot placement and dance style of salsa. If you are a beginner or looking to improve your salsa basics, this is the class for you. Partner not required. Students should wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes or dance appropriate shoes. This program is for adults of all ages as well as teens ages 16 and up.
This program is made possible through the generous contributions of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Would you like more information about salsa dancing? Check out these instructional DVDs!
San Jose Public Library has many other instructional DVDs that you may be interested in. Come on by, and visit! Any DVD that you check out from one SJPL location may be returned to any other SJPL location.
Get ready to own the night! Teens ages 12-17 are invited to spend a fun-filled Zombie themed evening at participating San Jose Public Library branches on Friday, August 3rd from 8pm to 11pm*. Participate in fun and memorable activities such as s
IMPORTANT: The Teen Lock-In event takes place at the libraries listed below. To register, you and your parent or guardian must come to the library that you prefer to participate in this event and fill-out the registration form. Please submit the form by Friday, July 27th. Space is limited and all teens must be pre-registered and have reviewed two books for the Teen Summer Reading Celebration to participate.
6445 Camden Ave.
San José, CA 95120
Berryessa Branch Library (Note: From 7pm to 10pm at this location)
3355 Noble Avenue
San José, CA 95132
921 South First St.
San José, CA 95110
Evergreen Branch Library (Note: From 7pm to 10pm at this location)
2635 Aborn Rd.
San José, CA 95121
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San José, CA 95122
491 E. Empire St.
San José, CA 95112
Santa Teresa Branch Library (Note: From 7pm to 10pm at this location)
290 International Circle
San José, CA 95119
1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd.
San José, CA 95117
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Math and Reading Tutoring for K-5th. Nếu quý vị muốn cho các em đến học đọc và làm toán ở Thư Viện Tully, xin điền đơn English/Vietnamese và nộp đến cô giáo volunteer, Hương, trong giờ học. Chương trình vào mọi thứ Tư lúc 3:30-5 chiều bắt đầu vào Ngày 6 Tháng Sáu và kết thúc Ngày 25 Tháng 7.
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I have just discovered a beautiful new series of books about energy, the environment, photosynthesis, and ecology. They are co-written by Molly Bang, a famous children's author and Penny Chisholm, an MIT professor. I love these books because they convey the magic of the universe through the lens of art and science. The pictures are absolutely wonderful, each conveying the energy, the light, and the power the sun gives. In My Light, the first book, Molly explains how energy is transformed from the light energy into various forms of water, wind, and plant energy to give us life and strength. In the second title, Living Sunlight, she explains how light is transformed into plant life on earth. Through wondrous pictures, she explains photosynthesis. In her third book, Ocean Sunlight, she explains how plant life enrich our oceans and seas. Again with wonderful pictures, she explains the ecology of oceans. A wonderful series, I could not recommend it more to children, parents, and teachers.
Nowadays, with our new emphasis on non-fiction reading in schools, this is a wonderful introduction to life science. This can be read to pre-schoolers up to lower elementary, and it could be a wonderful introduction children of older grades. If you would like to teach more in depth on photosynthesis, phytoplankton, or marine snow, you could look them up in the back where the authors provide more information.
Just to provide an anecdote, I read Ocean Sunlight to my four-year old, and he loved the book so much that he requested that I borrow Living Sunlight. Not only so, after reading Living Sunlight, he was asking about photosynthesis and the cycle of how plants produce oxygen and how we breathe oxygen. It goes to show that one can really teach science to children at a very young age.
Everyone is invited to the Edenvale Book Club at Edenvale Branch Library on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to join us in Meeting Room B.
This book is a 1992 collection of short stories by Butler. It received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1993.
"Each story in the collection is narrated by a different Vietnamese immigrant living in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The stories are largely character-driven, with cultural differences between Vietnam and the United States as an important theme." — Wikipedia entry
Enjoy a delightful puppet show based on multi-cultural folk legends, fables and stories on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Edenvale Branch Library Community Room. Local artist Edgar Zancudo Sanchez will entertain the entire family with his interactive show. This event is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Sunday, June 3 from 1-4 p.m
The kickoff event invites people of all ages to participate in a scavenger hunt inside the King Library (Lower Level-4th Floor).
The scavenger hunt will be divided into three groups: families with small children, teens and adults. Each group will have their own set of clues and will have to search for hidden treasures inside the library to be eligible to win a prize.
Prizes include tickets to ...
The kickoff event will also feature a community resource fair and plenty of live entertainment.
1:00 p.m. Music by harpist Elizabeth Erickson
2:00 p.m. Ballon Artist from A New Twist Balloons inside the Children's Room
3:00 p.m. Enjoy a free concert at 3 p.m. with Cascada de Flores performing Mexican and Caribbean song and dance.
Free parking in the street and the 4th and San Fernando Street Garage located across from the King Library
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.
Children up to age 6
1st place: Joaquin Albornoz, age 5, “Joaquin’s Birthday Party”
Honorable Mention: Kapil Kumar age 5 1/2 , “Sharing and Friendship”
Children ages 7-12
1st place: Nathan Koketsu, age 11, “Adventure in the Open Sea”
2nd place: Madurya Suresh, age 9, “The Search for the Sun”
3rd place: Laura Shieh, age 12, “Silver Dandelion”
Honorable Mention: Audrey Chiang, age 8, “The Firefly and her Glow”
1st place: Apanuba Mahmood, age 14, “Flaming Resolve! – Fleeting Demon Encounter”
2nd place: Huyen Nguyen (Chibi Teresa), age 15, “Phantom Dream Hunter: The Prologue”
3rd place: Sienna Gonzales, age 14, “Colored Pencils”
Honorable Mention: Thu Nguyen, age 14, “Terra”
1st place: Queena Xu, “Butterfly Wish”
2nd place: Christine Bainbridge, “A Dream”
3rd place: Eric Elemen, “Super Busy Dad”
Honorable Mention: Darren Tat, “Death Match”
For more photos, please vist the San Jose Public Library Flickr site.
If you have a talent for creating comic/manga style illustrated short stories, you are invited to enter San José Public Library’s Graphic Novel Making Contest for all ages as part of our Summer Reading Celebration, 2012. This contest is sponsored by San José Public Library, Hijinx Comics, San José Museum of Art and TRY Japan Culture Group.
Here’s how to enter …
Entries will be judged on content and illustrations by a panel of library staff and comic industry professionals. All cash prizes will be awarded as gift cards.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a reception to be held at the Berryessa Branch Library on Saturday, August 25th at 2:00 p.m.in the Community Room.
Learn how to make your own comic book, graphic novel or manga! Oliver Chin will be teaching this free workshop for teens at some San José Public Library branches.
San José Public Library staff members are ineligible to participate.
San José Public Library reserves the right to refuse submissions that are not appropriate for a general audience. This contest is open to all California residents.