Saturday, November 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the King Library.
Come meet and support more than 30 local Bay Area authors during King Library's first ever Author Fair! You will have the opportunity to mingle with participating authors as well as listen to them share their inspirations for their books. The event is free and open to the public.
Learn more about all the participating authors:
Banned Books Week 2013 is upon us! Celebrate the freedom to read with the San Jose Public Library. The King Library and SJPL's branches will have notable banned and challenged books on display and Banned Book Week quizzes you can fill out and enter for prizes.
Another way you can celebrate Banned Books Week is by participating in the 3rd Annual Virtual Readout. Make a video of yourself reading from your favorite banned or challenged book for the Virtual Readout YouTube channel. AAA
Learn more about Banned Books Week at http://bannedbooksweek.org/. This official site is maintained by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
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San José Public Library Adds Saturday Service at
Evergreen Branch Library Starting September 7
SAN JOSE, Calif. –San José Public Library is adding a new day of service at the Evergreen Branch Library starting September Evergreen Branch will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
"The Evergreen Branch Library is a critical resource in our community for lifelong learning. In response to feedback and requests from our residents, I advocated for adding Saturday hours to Evergreen’s only branch library during our 2013-14 budget process and won the support of my council colleagues," states Councilmember Rose Herrera. "Now parents who work during the week can take the time to visit the library with their families on Saturdays and benefit from all the resources it has to offer."
To celebrate additional day of service, the community is invited to a special celebration from 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. The event will feature free entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments. Councilmember Rose Herrera will also say a few words and read to the children at 11:15 a.m.
"District 8 is the only Council District in San José with only one library. We are delighted to expand the hours of library services for the community. While a new branch is being constructed in District 8, adding another open Saturday expands library access to the Evergreen neighborhood and beyond," says Jill Bourne, Library Director.
Evergreen Branch Library is located at 2635 Abord Rd. and is open Monday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and starting September 7 will open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For more information about events and services offered at this branch, visit sjpl.org/evergreen.
America's Music: FREE Film and Concert Series
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library presents "America's Music" film/discussion and concert series. The six-week series focuses on film history and popular music from Blues to Broadway to Rock 'N' Roll and Hip-Hop followed by live musical performances.
King Library, Second Floor – Rooms 225/229
Thursday Films 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Concerts 2:00 p.m.
BLUES & GOSPEL
Sept. 12 Films: "The Blues" & "Say Amen, Somebody"
BROADWAY - This Week!
Sept. 19 Film: "The American Musical"
The film will be followed with a discussion led by Nanci Williams, General Manager of Broadway San José.
Sept. 21 Concert: Boomerang Quartet
Sept. 26 Films: "Jazz" & "International Sweetheart of Rhythm"
Sept. 28 Concert: SJSU Jazz Orchestra
Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a free Swing dance lessons by Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio
BLUEGRASS & COUNTRY
Oct. 3 Film: "High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass"
Oct. 5 Concert: Bean Creek
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Oct. 10 Film: "The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll"
Oct. 12 Concert: The Honey Wilders
MAMBO TO HIP-HOP
Oct. 17 Film: "From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale"
"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. "America's Music" has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
Free community celebration featuring a ceremonial ribbon cutting, entertainment and children’s activities. Immediately following the brief dedication ceremony, residents will be able to obtain library cards and enjoy full use of the library.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Dedication ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 1230 S. Blaney Ave. San Jose, CA
Chuck Reed, Mayor, City of San José
Pete Constant, Councilmember, District 1
Pat Wolfe, President, San José Library Foundation
Jean Lee, Chair, Library Commission
Kerry Adams Hapner, Director, Cultural Affairs
WHY: Event marks the dedication of the new and expanded Calabazas Branch Library. This 10,420 sq. ft. library will feature a Community Living Room with a fireplace, Internet Café, Group Study Room, Teen Room, Family Place, Community Room, and a Marketplace. The new library will also feature touchscreen computers, as well as, free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Public art at the library features artwork by Living Lenses – Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen titled "The Singing Stone." On-site parking will accommodate 47 vehicles. Additional street parking is available.
Children Ages 6 and Under:
1st place – Shreyas Anand, Age 6, Island of the Robots (Calabazas)
2nd place – Joaquin Albornoz, Age 6, The Inventor (King)
Honorable Mention – Megan Leung, Age 4, What a Teddy Bear Needs (Evergreen)
Children Ages 7-12:
1st Place – Marisa Leung, Age 10, The Fish’s Pearl (Evergreen)
2nd Place – Arianna T. Le, Age 12, Fate Fate (Tully)
3rd place – Cindy Xu, Age 11, The Tale of the Empire State Building (Calabazas)
Honorable Mention 1 – Shreyan Mayukh Mitra, Age 7, Stop It! I Don’t Like It! (Alviso)
Honorable Mention 2 – Nathan Koketsu, Age 12, Aro (Willow Glen)
1st Place – Shirley Huang, Age 14, Midnight Moon (Vineland)
2nd Place – Kelly Lien, Age 15, Was It Innocence? (Evergreen)
3rd Place – Tess Shell, Age 15, Hidden Flowers Circus (Willow Glen)
Honorable Mention 1 – Aeryn Frost, Age 16, Child of Ink (West Valley)
Honorable Mention 2 – Vi Le, Age 17, The Black Book Market (Berryessa)
1st Place – Jared Russell, Colma (Rose Garden)
2nd Place – Kenzi Smith, Blank Spaces (King)
3rd Place – Queena Xu, Finding Our Melody (Edenvale)
Honorable Mention – Michele Cajes, Happiness (Evergreen)
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, 2013. 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 …
- Create your own comic book with a maximum length of 8 pages, including the cover page.
- Use letter-size paper (8.5 x 11) with black-and-white drawings and text on one side only.
- Each submission must be the creative and original work of a single individual—the author/illustrator.
- The contest is limited to amateur authors/ illustrators only.
- Computer generated images are acceptable as long as they are your original work (no clip art)
- Consider submitting a photocopy that is an accurate reflection of the original (as submissions are non-returnable).
- San José Public Library reserves the right to reproduce your work. You can reuse all your work after the contest.
- Be sure to print and complete the creative works release form. Include your Name, Age, Contact Information and Signature.
- Entries can be submitted to any San José Public Library location no later than 8p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
- Entries can also be submitted online to email@example.com as a jpeg or pdf attachment.
- There is a limit of one entry per contestant.
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.
- Children (up to age 6): first prize $25; second prize $15
- Children (7-12): first prize $40; second prize $20
- Teens (ages 13-17): first prize $100; second prize $70; third prize $50
- Adults (age 18 and above): first prize $100; second prize $70; third prize $50
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a reception to be held at the Seven Trees Branch Library on Saturday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m.in the Community Room.
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.