Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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Locations and Hours

150 E. San Fernando St.
San José, CA 95112

Hours Effective May 27 - August 24, 2014

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, July 25 Open 1:30 - 6:00 PM
- Holiday Closures

Children's Room Hours:
Mon - Fri
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Docent Tours - Thu, Jul 24 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Reading to Children with Honey - Thu, Jul 24 11:30 am
Conversation Café: Spanish - Thu, Jul 24 12:00 pm
Senior Computer and Internet Classes -... - Thu, Jul 24 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This August take a virtual trip with us around the world. We will be traveling each Friday in August and all of our trips begin promptly at 4:00PM in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.  Don't be late!


INDUZ ~Passport to World Arts takes children on a journey around the world, celebrating each region's art and culture, promoting global learning, acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures plus nurturing children's creativity. Each week we will be exploring a different country, learning about it and its culture and then creating an exciting work of art from that country.  Here’s our itinerary! Come travel with us!



August 1 @ 4:00PM ~Pick up your passport and travel to Africa where we will make African Masks.

August 8 @ 4:00PM ~We’ll travel across the globe to China and create a fire - breathing dragon.

August 15 @ 4:00PM ~ Let’s visit Italy and learn how to make Roman Stained Glass.

August 22 @ 4:00PM ~ We’ll be going down under to the continent of Australia  and experimenting  with bark painting.

August 29 @ 4:00PM ~Our last stop is Egypt, land of the pyramids. Here we will be making unique Egyptian portraits.


These programs are Free and all supplies will be provided.

The Children's Room offers a wide variety of books on different countries and their culture so be sure to check out our Countries Section and continue your exploration of different peoples, their culture and their art.

Posted by Nancy Buckles on Jul 22, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

With all the excitement on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil a customer requested information and the availability of library resources on  Soccer, techniques of the sport, how to play the game, and wanted to know exactly what is FIFA?


By subject and keyword searching the library catalog, the San Jose Public Library collection has a variety of books on all aspects of soccer, including:


Searching Google turned up popular Websites on soccer and the answer to the question, "What is FIFA?"  According to Wikipedia, FIFA is the "Fédération Internationale de Football Association", or the "International Federation of Association Football", and is the international organization that governs the World Cup games and tournaments.  Soccer, aka Football, is the most popular sport worldwide and there are many leagues including Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and the game popularity is spreading here in the United States too. Here in America, The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is the official governing body for the U.S Soccer games and sport. Enjoy the game!


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Posted by Ashour Benjamin on Jul 21, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

 Photo of girls working on a tech projectThe Girl Scouts of America are again partnering with San Jose Public Library presenting two new Girls Go Tech Programs in the Children’s Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. These Girls Go Tech Programs are developed in order to give girls the “courage to create a more equal workplace, the confidence to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the character to do what really interests them.”


Saturday, August 23 1:00-4:00 PM: Girls Go Tech: Piglet Construction Company

In this program girls in Grades K-3 will engineer, design and construct buildings, towers and bridges as employees of the Little Pig Construction Company. The girls will learn about construction design and see what types of houses do best against strong elements.

If the three little pigs had attended this work shop, the big bad wolf would never have had a chance! Learn and explore in a fun, exciting way. Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, August 30 1:00-4:00 PM: Girls Go Tech: Power It Up!

This program is for girls in Grades 4 -12 and is a high-voltage introduction to circuity and soldering. The girls will experiment with electricity and circuits through a series of hands-on investigations. So girls put on those safety glasses, grab those soldering irons and have some serious fun! Pre-registration is required. 


**In order to register for these programs please call 408-808-2183 or sign up at the Information Desk in the Children's Room of the King Library. Please indicate which program you are registering for.

Posted by Nancy Buckles on Jul 18, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

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