Locations and Hours
491 E. Empire St.
San José, CA 95112
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!
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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."
In the spirit of the current emphasis on "Maker Spaces" and the approach to providing outlets for library users to create content for their lives, we are excited to be able to offer a program at Biblioteca Latinoamericana's Family Learning Center entitled "Sew What? Sewing Your Way to Financial Literacy."
This is a seven week course where participants will commit to a customized curriculum of sewing instruction and small business financial literacy with qualified instructors from May 13 thru June 24, 2014 on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30pm. The aim of this program is to empower participants to create their own sewing creations and will additionally prepare them to learn how to create their own cottage industry small business. In other words, participants will be able to potentially sell what they have spents months producing on sewing machines provided by Biblioteca at a resource fair and boutique to be held in December, 2014.
All of the participants will be rewarded with a complimentary membership in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and will be granted access to newly purchased sewing machines during select hours at Biblioteca branch library to work on their projects throughout the summer months and beyond.
Space in this program is limited and pre-registration is required. You must be at least 18 years of age to sign-up.
Contact the Biblioteca Latinoamericana at 1-408-294-1237 or visit us in person at 921 South First Street to participate in this unque opportunity.
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- 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
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:
- 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at the Tully Community Branch
- 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Santa Teresa Branch