Would you like to play Dr. Seuss Tic Tac Toe, Pin the Hat on the Cat, Bowling with the Lorax and other fun games? Then join us on Friday, March 1 at 4:00PM in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! It will be a fun filled afternoon! Besides games there will be crafts, stories and prizes for all. It will definitely be a Seussical birthday party! Join the fun and if you would like to get in the mood just check out some Dr. Seuss books before the big day. This is one birthday party you don't want to miss!
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
HappyHapHaHaHHappy HHHHHaHHHappy Lunar New Year and Year of the Snake!
The Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is honored to host children's author Oliver Chin on Friday, February 15 at 4:00PM as he shares with us a new book in his Chinese Zodiac series: The Year of the Snake . Suzie is a young snake who while seeking adventure meets Lily, a young girl, and other animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Of course, people have negative ideas about snakes and Suzie tries to show them her other characteristics. Children will enjoy meeting Suzie and will be delighted as Suzie tries to discover her unique personality and what a treat to hear a book read by the author himself! Mr. Chin's presentation will be a multi media one and lots of fun for all. Don't miss this special event.
There will also be a craft for children as they make their very own snakes to take home! Of course, if you want to learn about real snakes and other reptiles the library has many books you can borrow and take home.
A New Year means new Friday Fun activities in the Children's Room at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Each Friday at 4:00 PM we will have a different activity: crafts, animals, stories, making play dough and more! Let's see what January, 2013 has to offer:
Friday, January 4: All About Penguins! Learn about penguins, hear some stories and then make a penguin craft using a paper cup, felt and googly eyes. What fun! Of course the library has many books about penguins that you can borrow, take home and read.
Friday, January 11: Goldilocks and the Three What? There are so many versions of this fairy tale that it could be three martians, three hares, three osos or maybe just Goldilocks and one bear! Enjoy some stories about that adventurous young lady Goldilocks and then make a special craft! Here are some titles you might want to try: Rubia and the Three Osos, Goldie and the Three Bears, The Three Snow Bears, Leola and the Honeybears, Beware of the Bears and yes Golilocks and Just One Bear. Of course there are many more versions!
Friday, January 18: Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Join us as we celebrate his life, his dreams and then create a beautiful "Freedom Bell." We have many books about Dr. King that you can borrow.
Friday, January 25: Family Movie Fun: Join us for a fun family movie and enjoy some refreshments too. It's a great way to start off the weekend and don't forget that San Jose Public Library has many DVDs for children that you can borrow for free and keep for three weeks. Now that's a bargain!!
It's a new month and that means new Friday Fun events in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Our Friday Fun events always take place at 4:00PM, are free, are a great way to start off the weekend and of course are fun for children of all ages.
Here's what our May line-up looks like:
Join us at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Friday, April 27 at 4:00PM for a special Friday Fun event with artist Paul J. Gonzalez. Paul will help the children make all sorts of bugs out of paper: butterflies, ladybugs, bees, dragonflies and more. Of course if your child wants to learn more about his "green" bug the library has many fun and interesting books chock full of information; click here to see the many titles you can borrow. If your child would like to see these insects in action the library also offers many dvds on the fascinating world of insects. Join us for this fun program and then borrow some great materials. Remember that books borrowed from the King library can be returned to any San Jose Public Library.
Our Friday Fun events at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library have become very popular. If you haven't been to one yet check us out this month and join the fun. Our Friday Fun events take place each Friday at 4:00PM. Here's our March line up: