Events

List View

US flag waving in a blue sky

Citizenship For Seniors Taught In Vietnamese

Students: Senior, Vietnamese ESL speakers Study: U.S. History & Civics Practice: Questions commonly asked on the application and citizenship...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

Art docent shows what lurks behind a secret bookcase at the King Library

Art and Library History Tour: Drop-in's Welcome

Did you know that the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library has 33 permanent art installations incorporated into the walls, shelves and ceiling? Each is ...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor

Women Sitting With Baby Reading A Book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime invites newborns, infants, and their caregivers to learn together by strengthening their relationship with each other through stories,...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

People with suitcases running towards finish line

Creating A Strong Resume

Drop-in to this workshop and receive help with creating a high-quality résumé, A Career Librarian will show you how to revise your resume to highlight your...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

Baseball jersey, glove and ball with photos of Japanese American Baseball players

The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball In San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

image representing events

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

Baseball jersey, glove and ball with photos of Japanese American Baseball players

The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball In San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

Dorie and Marlin from Finding Nemo

Friday Movie Fun

Come relax with the family and enjoy a fun movie, Finding Nemo. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. In this animated adventure movie, a clown fish...

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

Photo of Reading Buddy Volunteer, Chiara

Reading Buddies with Chiara

Come make reading fun with Chiara every 3rd and 5th Saturday at 10am. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with Chiara who creates a positive reading...

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

laptop and serger in the makerspace

Drop-in Makerspace Training

Would you like to learn or get a refresher on how to use a 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machine or any other equipment at the TeenHQ makerspace? Come to...

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

Reading to Children with Venus

Bring your kids to our library to enjoy one-on-one interaction with our reader, Venus. Our Reading to Children program is a wonderful way to help kids develop...

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Baseball jersey, glove and ball with photos of Japanese American Baseball players

The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball In San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

image representing events

Reading To Children With Manju

Manju, our trained volunteer, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

image representing events

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

Picture of Samantha

Reading to Children with Samantha

Bring your children to listen to stories and be read to by our trained volunteer, Samantha. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

US flag waving in a blue sky

Citizenship For Seniors Taught In Vietnamese

Students: Senior, Vietnamese ESL speakers Study: U.S. History & Civics Practice: Questions commonly asked on the application and citizenship...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

Woman working on computer in office

Learn LinkedIn

Attendees will learn how recruiters use LinkedIn and how best to appeal to them by crafting a compelling headline, professional summary, work experience, and...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

image representing events

Infant/Toddler Storytime

Infant/Toddler Storytime invites children and their caregivers to wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, songs, and fingerplays that encourage language,...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Reader to Children in front of Children's books

Reading To Children With Treasure

Our trained volunteer, Treasure, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Conversation Cafe Calendar

Conversation Café - Spanish

FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language Learning September/October offerings: Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, ...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

Baseball jersey, glove and ball with photos of Japanese American Baseball players

The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball In San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

image representing events

ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

Business owner standing in front of his flower store

CalSavers: Leveling the Playing Field for Silicon Valley Small...

Please join Small Business Majority at the San Jose Public Library for an interactive presentation on CalSavers, California's new individual retirement...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

Conversation Cafe Calendar

Conversation Café - Hindi

September/October offerings: Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese Learn simple words & simple phrases...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

image representing events

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime invites children to experience new concepts and expand their vocabulary through stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor