- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Vladimir Gorbach, an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist will visit the East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library, and present a pre-concert talk and demo on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity for the audience to interact with Vladimir and ask questions.
Would you like to hear a preview of Vladimir Gorbach's music? On Friday, February 1, at 4:00 pm, Vladimir Gorbach will be a special guest on local radio station KKUP 91.5 FM, with a live on-air interview and performance. You can also listen to a podcast of Scott Wolf interviewing Vladimir Gorbach.
Sunday, June 3 from 1-4 p.m
The kickoff event invites people of all ages to participate in a scavenger hunt inside the King Library (Lower Level-4th Floor).
The scavenger hunt will be divided into three groups: families with small children, teens and adults. Each group will have their own set of clues and will have to search for hidden treasures inside the library to be eligible to win a prize.
Prizes include tickets to ...
The kickoff event will also feature a community resource fair and plenty of live entertainment.
1:00 p.m. Music by harpist Elizabeth Erickson
2:00 p.m. Ballon Artist from A New Twist Balloons inside the Children's Room
3:00 p.m. Enjoy a free concert at 3 p.m. with Cascada de Flores performing Mexican and Caribbean song and dance.
Free parking in the street and the 4th and San Fernando Street Garage located across from the King Library
Princess Ka’iulani, starring Q'orianka Kilcher, shows glimpses of the adolescence and early adulthood of Victoria Ka’iulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawēkiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn, the last princess of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Princess Ka’iulani was daughter of Princess Likelike, from the the House of Kalākaua, and Archibald Scott Cleghorn, a Scottish businessman.
Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hilary Swank as Alice Stokes Paul, Frances O'Connor as Lucy Burns and Anjelica Huston as Carrie Chapman Catt, is about women’s rights activists who worked hard to influence the United States government to grant women the right to vote.
Mona Lisa Smile, starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles, is about a professor (Julia Roberts) who teaches art history at Wellesley College in the 1950’s. Although the female college students had more rights than their mothers and grandmothers did, they still lived in a world where women were expected to behave a certain way.
San Jose Public Library has many other movies that you may be interested in. Come on by, and visit! Any DVD that you check out from one SJPL location may be returned to any other SJPL location.
San José Public Library now has Blu-ray DVDs as well as traditional DVDs!
Blu-ray DVD packaging will look very similar to current DVD packaging, but the case will be labeled as Blu-ray in a banner across the case and on the label. The catalog will also state that the title is a BLURAY DVD. Look for Children’s Blu-ray DVD titles, such as the movie Rango (also in the system in regular DVD format) and a selection of Young Adult and Adult motion picture titles.
The theme of the 2011 Summer Reading Celebration is One World, Many Stories! Starting June 18th, your local San José Public Library location will be having special events to celebrate.
Childhood is a great time to start learning a second language (or continue exposure to a first language). In the month of June, the San Jose Public Library will offer several performances that give you the opportunity to be entertained, while immersing your child& in Spanish.
This bilingual (Spanish / English) show will include songs, stories, music and fun for children age 1-6.
Aztec Pinocchio with Caterpillar puppets
This show tells the story of Maldo the Magician and how he brings to life his little marionette boy, using a butterfly for a heart.
This bilingual performance will take place at:
Hillview Branch Library on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm,
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library on Thursday June 23, 2011 at 3:00pm,
Dr. Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 2:00pm,
Colibrí, Spanish for hummingbird, is a duo that presents lively, interactive musical journeys through Latin America. Using an exciting array of traditional folk instruments, Lichi Fuentes and Alisa Peres create a bridge linking children in the U.S. with those in the Spanish-speaking world.
You can enjoy the music of Colibrí at:
Willow Glen Branch Library on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00pm
Almaden Branch Library on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 3:00pm
Dr. Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:00pm
The San José Public Library also offers a variety of Spanish/English bilingual books for children and parents to enjoy. Here are a few favorites:
Booth Application Deadline is April 4
SAN JOSE, Calif.—San José Children’s Faire, to be held 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16th, is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children’s Discovery Museum) in downtown San José. “Play Together, Learn Together: Growing with Giggles and Grins” is the theme for this year’s annual event, which features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children, ages two to 12, in addition to information for families about education, child care, health and safety resources, and recreational programs.
The Faire, now in its 23rd year, is a free, one-day, outdoor festival designed to link parents and caregivers of young children with community organizations that serve their needs and is the highlight of the City of San José’s “Month of the Young Child” celebration. Booth applications are currently being accepted through April 4 from local non-profits, community organizations, local government agencies and businesses that provide programs and services for families with young children. No sales, other than food and beverages at designated food booths, are permitted at the Faire. Call Early Care and Education Services at (408) 808-2617 to request an application. Faire sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The “Month of the Young Child” is the local extension of the national “Week of the Young Child” celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It was established in 1971 in recognition that early childhood experiences (birth to age 8) lay the foundation for success in school and later life. Local observance is a collaborative effort on the part of:
San José City Council proclaims April 2011 as “Month of the Young Child” in the City of San José, encouraging both individuals and organizations to support this observance.
Additional activities marking San José Public Library’s celebration of the “Month of the Young Child” include:
For more information, visit www.sjpl.org/moyc or call (408) 808-2617.