Locations and Hours
1580 Naglee Ave.
San José, CA 95126
- Holiday Closures
The San José Public Library and the County of Santa Clara Mental Health Department’s Ethnic & Cultural Communities Advisory Committee (ECCAC) would like to invite you to participate in our first collaborative Lunar New Year Celebration event on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Seven Trees Community Center and Library.
The festivities will showcase and share our unique cultural heritage and contribute to further enrich the multi-cultural diversity of the county. This year, we are celebrating the Year of the Horse. Learn about this exciting New Year tradition that is celebrated in many Asian cultures.
The program will start at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with Lion Dance, then words from our distinguished guests followed by various cultural performances such as Wings of 100 Viets, Fantasia Chinese performers, and Pacific Musical Group. There will be games, resource tables, exhibits, giveaway, and refreshments while supplies last. For information, please call 408-808-3056.
Here are some children’s books to check out at the library:
Bringing in the New Year / by Grace Lin: A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year.
The Tet pole = Sựtích cây nêu ngày Tết : the story of the Tet festival / by Trần Quốc ; illustrated by Nguyễn Bich: A retelling of the traditional tale of how the Vietnamese people manage, with the help of Buddha, to free themselves of the devils occupying their country and thereafter celebrate this victory during the Lunar New Year Festival, also known as Tet.
Join us at Downtown Ice to enjoy an afternoon of skating and crafts hosted by us!
Have fun skating with our beloved mascot "Conroy the Cougar" and stop by the library's table for a fun children's craft making reindeer hats from Noon-3:00 p.m.
Present your San Jose Public Library card on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 from Noon-3:00 p.m. at Downtown Ice to get 1 person in for free with 1 paid adult admission - That's 2 skate admissions for $15! You must show your San Jose library card prior to transaction. Not combinable with any other offers or promotions.
Downtown Ice is the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, located in the Circle of Palms between the SJ Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel.
For more information about Downtown Ice visit sjdowntown.com/downtownice
Hicklebee's is an independent bookstore full of dedicated people who are willing to help any eager reader walking through their doors! And during the month of November, Hicklebee's will be holding two book signings at their store!
On November 5, 2013, Gail Carriger will be coming to Hicklebees to celebrate the launch of her second book in her Finishing School Series. You can check out her first book Etiquette and Espionage at the library, and come to the book signing to get the sequel: Curtsies and Conspiracies. There is will also be a steam punk costume contest for those who wish to dress up, and Gail Carriger herself will be one of three judges.
The Launch Party and book signing will be on November 5, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at this address:
1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
On November 14, 2013, Jeff Kinney will be coming to Campbell Christian School on behalf of Hicklebees to talk about his brand new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (book 8). You can check out the first seven books at your local library: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, and The Third Wheel. Pre-order Hard Luck at Hicklebee's and get your ticket to attend the event!
The event will be held on November 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM at this address:
1075 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA
Important: In order to go to this event, you must have a ticket. To get tickets, you have to buy Hard Luck from Hicklebees. One book = two tickets.