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
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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Conversation Café: French - Wed, Jul 30 10:00 am
Conversation Café: Ibo - Wed, Jul 30 12:00 pm
Conversation Café: Korean - Wed, Jul 30 2:00 pm
Family Storytime & Stay and Play - Wed, Jul 30 4:00 pm

Yoga for Arthritis coverA woman came to the reference desk and said that her doctor had recommended trying some basic yoga stretches to ease her pain from arthritis. She was reluctant to purchase either books or DVDs without first trying them out to see what she could do.


I told her that this is one of the best things about using the library collection, because she has free access to a variety of styles, philosophies, and learning levels on the topic of yoga – either in book or DVD formats.


She asked if there were any materials specifically on yoga for people with arthritis, since simply typing in the keyword YOGA in the library catalog did, indeed, bring up hundreds of records. I tried again by adding the word ARTHRITIS to my keyword search, and sure enough, we found some great titles. I pointed out that she could limit her search on the left side of the screen by refining it to type of format or library location.  She was excited to go home and give it all a try!


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Posted by Lauren Miranda ... on Jul 27, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

Induz - where art meets heart - Passport to World Arts - Journey across the world through arts and global learning

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, 2014, 4:00PM - Pick up your passport and travel to Africa where we will make African Masks.
  • August 8, 2014, 4:00PM - We’ll travel across the globe to China and create a fire - breathing dragon.
  • August 15, 2014, 4:00PM - Let’s visit Italy and learn how to make Roman Stained Glass.
  • August 22, 2014, 4:00PM - We’ll be going down under to the continent of Australia  and experimenting  with bark painting.
  • August 29, 2014, 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 King Library 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 |

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