Volunteering at the library is a great way to use your talents, provide valuable service to the community, learn new skills and meet great people. Our current opportunities are listed on the right. Just click on the link to learn more about the position or click on the green button to see all opportunties available with San Jose Public Library.
At 11 am, the Annual San Jose Veterans Day Parade will commence with an opening ceremony at Plaza de Cesar Chavez and at noon the parade will be underway on its downtown route. The parade is organized by the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County and is in its 95th year. Visit UVCSCC's Web site to learn about how to become a member or support the group in other ways.
More ways to help veterans throughout the year are listed on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service page. Fill out this form if you want to volunteer locally and a regional representative will contact you. You can also use the form to make an online donation.
If you are a veteran in crisis and don't know where to turn, you can get free confidential support via the Veterans Crisis Line. The service is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1. If you prefer to use the Internet, an online chat service is also available. Veterans with hearing disabilities may prefer to access the crisis line by text message (838255) or TTY service (1-800-799-4889). Concerned family and friends of veterans are also welcome to use the Crisis Line's services.
Resources for veterans pertaining to physical and mental health, job searching, getting benefits and more are available through the library catalog.
Girls Who Code is coming to the Evergreen Branch Library!
Launched in the spring of 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
Girls, in grades 9-12, will learn computer science fundamentals by programming apps and video games, going on field trips to real world companies and hearing inspirational women in the field speak about their work.
This program is free and will be held in Evergreen Library’s Community Room every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Classes begin Tuesday, November 19, 2013. No registration required. We are happy to announce that we will have two instructors from Google, Pierre Delisle and Nancy Chen, teaching girls how to code.
Wanting an opportunity to meet a variety of people and donate her time to a very worthwhile cause, Venessa decided to join the library. This was the first time she had ever volunteered in her life. Venessa has become a volunteer extraordinaire. For over two months and at least 42 hours per month, Venessa has generously bestowed her skills upon our community, serving as a tech mentor, book jacket beautifier and community liaison to Social Workers in the Library. Her kindness, engaging smile, wonderful people skills and her dogged pursuit to help those in need solve their computer dilemmas, has made her a much sought after tech mentor. Venessa states, " The feeling of being needed is good. I have been able to interact with a wide variety of people. When those I've helped see me on the streets, they always say hi to me. I recommend this volunteer job highly." Venessa is much appreciated!