Program Proposal


The mission of the San José Public Library's Education & Programming Services unit is to work collaboratively with library staff and partners to bring high quality lifelong learning opportunities to all members of the community. We develop and provide support for programs that spark public interest and encourage customers of all ages to explore and utilize library resources.

The mission of the Maker[Space]Ship is to overcome access barriers in San José, foster creative ideas, connect people with technology, and encourage problem-solving, collaboration, and discovery.

Program Proposals

We invite you to send us your program proposal: we're always looking for programs that complement the library's collections, services, and goals. If you are an individual or organization who would like to present a program, please use this online proposal form. After your proposal is submitted it will be reviewed by a library staff member, who may follow up with you as necessary.

Program Submission Deadlines

  • April 1 - for programs taking place during July through September
  • July 1 - for programs taking place during October through December
  • October 1 - for programs taking place during January through March
  • January 1 - for programs taking place during April through June
Contact Information
(Local authors will be contacted by a member of the library's Author Faire team. Please provide as much information below as you can.)
Intended Audience
Number of occurrences
General availability
check all that apply
Which library location(s) would you like to present at?
Would you like to present at the Maker[Space]Ship?
Please describe your program: main points, approximate length of time, special space or equipment requirements, format (performance, lecture, panel, workshop), etc.
What can an attendee expect to learn from your program and how do you plan on measuring these outcomes?
Briefly explain why you feel your program idea complements the library/Maker[Space]Ship and its programming mission (see mission statements above)
Have you previously worked with the San Jose Public Library?
Please tell us a little bit about who the presenter or performer is.
Link to reviews, list special requests, etc.