West Valley Branch Library offers many programs for children of all ages.
You can look at our events calendar any time to see what's coming up soon!
Are you looking for some fun activities for your child to do? If you answered yes then the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the place for you and your child to be on Friday afternoons. Join us for our Friday Fun activities which take place each Friday, yes each Friday of the month at 4:00PM. Most programs go for about an hour and they are a fun way to start off the weekend. Here's our line-up for September.
September 2: Collage Art for Kids: Collage is one of the best art activities you can do with children. It allows them freedom to make choices, be different and creative all according to their own developmental skills. San Jose Public Library has books on collage with many ideas that you can try at home. Join us for this fun activity!
September 9 : Mexican Independence Day Celebration: Join us for a fun filled family fiesta in celebration of Mexican Independence Day. There will be stories and craft activities for the whole family.
Le invitamos a una fiesta familiar para celebrar las Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas. Habra sesión de cuentos, y manualidades para toda la familia.
September 16: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy: The word calligraphy means "beautiful writing." Hikaru, a volunteer who is a master in Japanese Calligraphy, will be here to teach us the fundamentals. Come join us and create some "beautiful writing." All supplies will be provided. The library has many books on Japanese Calligraphy and calligraphy in general for you to check out.
September 23: Open Space Authority Presents: Outreach to the Outdoors! Come learn all about the mysterious and beautiful plants and animals that live right here in your open spaces. See what we have in store for Fall hikes and adventures for you, your friends and your family. Come meet the people who love to show you the nature in your own back yard. Learn more about the Open Space Authority, its history, goals and programs by visiting their website. If you and your child would like to get into the proper mood for this program then read one of the many nature stories you can borrow from your San José Public Library.
September 30: Smoothie Making Program: Parents and children join us for a fun and educational workshop. Come and sample our wonderful smoothies and learn the nutritional values of these delicious healthy drinks. This is sure to be a fun, yummy program!