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:
Materials placed in the time capsule of the San Jose Public Library, 180 W. San Carlos St.
May 14, 1970, 3:00 p.m.
Mrs. Geraldine L. Nurney
Charter of the City of San Jose
News Notes of California Libraries, Oct. 1958, p.p. 399-406 (Xerox)
San Jose Public Library Annual Report 1968.
Agreement for Library Construction Grant (Education No. 2838) providing funds in the amount of one million dollars for the construction of the new main library building for the San Jose Public Library system, July 2, 1965.
Early Histories of Libraries in the San Jose Area by Lynn Vermillion
Invitation to the dedication ceremony, April 19, 1970
Letter from Mayor Ronald R. James to a future mayor of San Jose
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.
Celebrate the Month of the Young Child at the
25th Annual San Jose Children's Faire!
The Faire is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to the outdoor festival, held at Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children's Discovery Museum), in downtown San José.
The theme this year is "Explore the Possibilities" and features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children ages 2-12. Families can obtain information about education, child care, recreational programs and health and safety resources.
For more information call 1-408-808-2617 or visit www.sjpl.org/moyc
Remember hockey? Yeah, I do too! I know many of us Sharks fans are disappointed beyond words about the NHL Lockout, but we are also a resourceful bunch, and will find other things to keep us busy. Here is my list of things you can do to occupy your time when you would normally watch a game:
The library has it all whether you are a history buff, want to read about your favorite player, or are sharpening your own skills on the ice. One of our newer titles, Hockey’s Greatest Stars: legends and young lions, profiles some of the greatest players in NHL history as well as new hopefuls.
For those new parents who are wondering, “How do I possibly introduce hockey to my child in a meaningful way? Especially if they can’t even stand up to ice-skate?” The library is your source for early literacy through hockey. Christopher Jordan’s My First NHL Series includes Hockey ABC and Hockey Animals.
Go to a hockey game
Support the San Francisco Bulls inaugural season by attending one of their games at the Cow Palace. The Bulls are part of the ECHL and are an official affiliate of our SJ Sharks. They recently traveled to the South Bay to play a game at The Tank and brought in over 12,000 hockey fans.
Support local hockey
There is still hockey going on! Check out Sharks Ice where youth and adult leagues are still on the ice. Take lessons, join a team, or even try out one of their drop-in hockey afternoons.
Support local businesses
Without more than 17,000 fans hitting the streets of downtown San Jose several times a week, many local businesses are feeling the effects of the lockout too. Come downtown and visit your favorite eats, bars, museums and retail stores.
Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery return to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library November 13-17, 2012 to the spread the message of world peace and compassion as they build a Sand Mandala, an ancient art form from Tibetan Buddhism.
The creation of a Sand Mandala is meant to generate a profound experience of compassion. The positive effects of a Sand Mandala are believed to radiate out over an entire region, blessing the environment and the beings therein, as an effort for world peace. Once created, the Sand Mandala is destroyed in the closing ceremony, as a lesson in the impermanence of all life.
Ceremonies and construction will take place in the Library Lobby on 4th and East San Fernando St. This event is free and open to the public.
Nov. 13:12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Sand Mandala Construction
Nov. 13: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 14-16: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 17: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 17: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.