- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Teens and tweens, join us at Edenvale Branch Library on Thursday, March 15, at 4:00 PM to make a cool shamrock pin for St. Patrick's day — without the pipe, of course.
Bring your friends and join in the fun!
All supplies will be provided.
It's a Saturday and your kids are bored or you're wondering what would be a great way to spend some quality time with your family. Well, come down to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in downtown San Jose and check out this amazing building! There are 8 floors to wander through, interesting artworks just waiting to be discovered and of course a wonderful Children's Room to visit. Time your visit so that you can enjoy these wonderful programs that we will be having in the Children's Room at 3:00PM.
So mark these dates on your calendar and make your Saturdays, Super Saturdays at the King Library. Remember all the programs are FREE!
Yes, we're going to make a rose out of tape, Duct Tape, of course! I just learned how to do this and my roses aren't perfect yet but it sure is fun to do. Join us at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Thursday, May 12 at 5:00 PM in the Exploration Room to give it a try. This program is geared toward children 10 years and over plus adults might enjoy it also.
Besides roses there are so many things you can make out of duct tape. Who knew? In addition to the book Got Tape? Roll Out the Fun with Duct Tape, the library does have some other duct tape craft books and there are many videos on the web that you can watch. Here is a sampler which shows you how to make a rose plus lots of other duct tape crafts. Come try your hand at some duct tape art! If you can't make the program at the King Library it is also being offered at the Alviso Branch on May 13 at 3:00 PM and at the Almaden Branch on May 21 at 10:00 AM.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Berryessa Branch Library, Community Room
From Wikipedia: Chinese knotting (Chinese: 中國結; pinyin: Zhōngguó jié) is a decorative handicraft art that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China. It was later popularized in the Ming. The art is also referred to as Chinese traditional decorative knots. In other cultures, it is known as "Decorative knots."
Join us this Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 pm, at Berryessa Library, in a Teen Crafts program to make these fun and wacky felt pins for St. Patrick's Day celebration. We provide all materials. You must show up and have some fun! This program is reserved for teens only.
Children and their families are invited to visit the Edenvale Branch Library to learn how to create two musical instruments using tongue depressors and surgical gloves. This fun program will take place on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm in the Edenvale Branch Library Community Room.
San Jose Public Library has a variety of books about music. Here are two books that contain instructions on how to make musical instruments from variety of cultures.
Happy creating and playing!