West Valley Branch Library

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1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd.
San José, CA 95117


11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Manager - Pam Crider
Account Question? - Email wv.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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Japanese-English Bilingual Storytime - Wed, Apr 23 11:00 am
Art Enrichment - Wed, Apr 23 3:30 pm
Baby & Toddler Storytime and Stay... - Thu, Apr 24 11:00 am
ESL Conversation Club - Thu, Apr 24 4:00 pm

The San Jose Public Library (SJPL) is teaming up with San Jose Bike Clinic to present the Gira de Libro, the first ever SJPL bicycle tour.


The Gira de Libro is a guided community and staff bicycle ride that will visit seven of San Jose’s twenty-three branch libraries. The ride will start and finish at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in downtown San Jose.


The tour date is May 10, 2014, starting at 10:00 AM with sign-in and bicycle safety check. For safety purposes, registration is required and the ride will be limited to 75 participants. The ride will stop at each library to regroup; the total distance is 25km (15.5 miles).


We invite you to ride with us and enjoy the City of San Jose’s libraries and bikeways.


Space is limited. Register today!


For more information please contact giradelibro@gmail.com


Please Note: The bicycle tour will not be held in the event of inclimate weather


The San Jose Bike Clinic, formed in 2012, is on a mission to grow more educated and savvy bicyclists. Through Bike Clinic’s monthly pop-up bicycle maintenance workshops, they empower San Jose’s bicyclists to repair their own bikes and ride safely on San Jose’s numerous roads and trails.


The name of the ride, Gira de Libro, is a play on the name of the famous Italian professional road bike stage race, Giro d’Italia, which starts May 9 and ends June 1. SJPL’s Gira de Libro roughly translates to "turns of the book" or "book tour."

Posted by Michele Rowic on Apr 16, 2014 | Comments: 0 |


Save Energy and $$$ with the DIY Home Energy Savings Kit - Now Available for Check out!
This no-cost kit contains devices that will help you easily reduce energy and water use, saving you money on your utility bills. Users can expect to save, on average, $200 per year after installing the DIY Toolkit's equipment.  


You get to keep:
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs that save energy compared to incandescent light bulbs
  • Outlet gaskets that seal the void around your outlets and prevent heat loss
  • Weatherstripping that keeps out cold drafts by sealing leaky windows and doors
  • Low-flow showerhead that gently reduces the water you use and helps lower both your PG&E and water bills
  • Faucet aerators that help water flow more efficiently
The Toolkit also includes an easy "how-to" installation guide, complete with links to interactive videos, to help you navigate points of action in your home, as well as tips on decoding utility bills and how to calculate your savings.  Toolkits can be checked out at your local San Jose Public Library for a period of two weeks.  
Home Energy Savings Kit - Information Events

Silicon Valley Energy Watch Program Representative will host an informational table to answer questions regarding the Home Energy Savings Kit on the following dates and locations:


Posted by Elizabeth Chavarin on Apr 7, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

Cat in the HatYou will be in good company celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at your library. Everyone across the country is doing it! Party and read Dr. Seuss with your neighbors. It’s Seussical!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bascom Branch Library - 11:00a.m.

West Valley Branch Library - 11:00a.m.

Berryessa Branch Library - 11:30a.m.

Seven Trees Branch Library - 2:00p.m.

Alviso Branch Library - 3:00p.m.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Joyce Ellington Branch Library - 3:00p.m.

Educational Park Branch Library - 3:30p.m.

Cambrian Branch Library - 4:00p.m.

Calabazas Branch Library - 4:00p.m.

Tully Community Branch Library - 4:00p.m.

Vineland Branch Library - 4:00p.m.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Edenvale Branch Library - 11:30a.m.

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library - 6:00p.m.

Alum Rock Branch Library - 6:30p.m.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Almaden Branch Library - 11:15a.m. - 6:30p.m.

Pearl Avenue Branch Library - 4:00p.m.

Hillview Branch Library - 6:00p.m.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

East San José Carnegie Branch Library - 4:00p.m.


Friday, March 7, 2014

King Library (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library) - 4:00p.m.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Evergreen Branch Library - 4:00p.m.


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss


Check out copies of all of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories at your local branches!

Posted by Erica Garcia on Feb 28, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

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