Blogs: Parenting

Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregiver Support Network

This free program provides caregivers of young children with training, hotspots, CPR certification, one-on-one support, and more – at no cost.

Treasure Nguyen
11/19/2020 - 8:00 AM

Strengthening Families: Five Protective Factors Part 1

Parent advocate Mary Ellen Peterson provides a webinar at Parents Helping Parents regarding strengthening families.

Ila Langner
11/05/2020 - 10:00 PM

Talking to Kids About 2020: Going Back to School

Books and resources to prepare children for going back or starting to in-person school.

Nari Ferderer
10/28/2020 - 10:00 AM

StoryWalk: A Free, Outdoor Reading Adventure

A unique, family-friendly reading experience in the Alum Rock Village of East San José combines the fun of reading, counting, walking, and exploring!

Treasure Nguyen
10/15/2020 - 7:00 PM

Need Help with Your Homework? Check This Out!

San Jose Public Library has many homework resources for you: live tutors and primary and secondary online sources!

Ila Langner
09/17/2020 - 10:00 PM

Leaving for College: Supplies

What do you need when you go to college? Here is a list of where to get them: packing, ordering, or on campus.

Ila Langner
08/27/2020 - 10:00 PM

Talking to Kids about 2020 (Part 1): Starting the Conversation

How to talk about the tough topics of the year with your children.

Nari Ferderer
08/27/2020 - 7:00 AM

Learning in a Virtual World: Learning Management Systems

Spring 2020 taught me that my child's Learning Management System needed to change for distance learning.

Ila Langner
08/19/2020 - 10:00 PM

Pathfinder Michelle Clark: 5forU Young Adult Book Recommender!

Librarian Michelle Clark highly recommends the library service, 5forU. 5forU is an online reader's advisory service!

Ila Langner
08/12/2020 - 10:00 PM

In the Library, Everything Starts with Picture Books!

Learn the history of the picture book and how librarians use them. Celebrate Picture Book Month!

Ila Langner
08/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

Race. Inequity. Protests. You.

In light of racial discrimination and abuse of force around the country, it is necessary for us to engage in deeper reflection and education to make real lasting change.

Michelle Clark
07/21/2020 - 4:00 PM

The Social Media Platform that Derailed a Presidential Rally: Tiktok

Tiktok is a three-year-old short form video social media site. Though new, Tiktok is widely used by Generation Z teens.

Ila Langner
07/15/2020 - 10:00 PM