Almaden Branch Library

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Locations and Hours

6445 Camden Ave.
San José, CA 95120


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 - Sandra Stewart
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Reading to Children - Wed, Oct 01 12:30 pm
Math Tutor for K-12 Students - Wed, Oct 01 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reading Buddies - Wed, Oct 01 5:30 pm

What is the perfect accompaniment to a good book? A good cup of coffee. Celebrate National Coffee Day with a book at the library today. 












  1. The Coffee Trader by David Liss (Fiction Liss) In seventeenth-century Amsterdam, Miguel Lienzo, a Portuguese-Jewish trader desperate to recover his lost fortune, enters into a partnership with seductive Geertruid Damhouder to introduce coffee to the city, and confronts a ruthless adversary.
  2. Coffee Cozies (746.4304 Coffee) A collection of fun and fabulous coffee cozies. It includes 30 projects that cover various knitting techniques, including intarsia and 3D embellishments, and also present a number of crochet techniques and a delightful felted cozy.
  3. God In a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for a Perfect Cup of Coffee by Michaele Weissman (641.3373 Weissman) In God in a Cup, journalist and late-blooming adventurer Michaele Weissman treks into an exotic and paradoxical realm of specialty coffee where the successful traveler must be part passionate coffee connoisseur, part ambitious entrepreneur, part activist, and part Indiana Jones. 
  4. Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce and Culture by Taylor Clark (337.1737 Clark) Starbucked will be the first book to explore the incredible rise of the Starbucks Corporation and the caffeine-crazy culture that fueled its success.




Posted by Nari Ferderer on Sep 29, 2014 | |

Teens come out and jam out at the Library! 
Every SECOND Friday of the month starting
October 10 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Rose Garden Branch Library

1580 Naglee Ave. San Jose, CA 95126


All genres and musical backgrounds welcome! 

Must bring your own instrument. 


For more information contact Mark Giannuzzi at


--> How to prepare for Music Jam Nights for Teens


1.       Make sure your instrument is in good working order (bring it with you)

2.       Prepare one or two songs for performance. Short melodies, chord progressions, and/or rhythmic motifs work, too. We can build jams around them.

3.       Consider notating the music for other musicians to read. These can be full charts, chord/melody arrangements, or short ideas to be developed during the jams.

4.       Plan to play with others in a variety of styles that you may or may not be familiar with. The facilitator will ensure that a safe, respectful, and collaborative environment is maintained.

5.       Plan to play at a comfortable volume, so everyone can hear themselves. Depending on the musicians, we may play loud at times, but the overall volume will be maintained at a moderate level to ensure all instruments can be heard and that no one’s hearing is at risk.

6.       Bring a willingness to have fun, experiment, try new things, meet new friends, and make music with your peers.


Music Jam Nights for Teens is envisioned as a maker-space environment that provides teens with the opportunity to develop skills in music improvisation and performance, songwriting, and composition. Simultaneously, Music Jam Nights for Teens aims to support teen awareness of, and participation in, SJPL’s Battle of the Bands. Each jam session will be unique, though a variety of activities, musical ice-breakers, and other performance and song-writing based information will be included. 


Proudly presented by San Jose Public Library 


Posted by Elizabeth Castañeda on Sep 24, 2014 | |

picture of child doing homework

At the Almaden Branch Library, we have tutors to help you with your child's math homework.  On Wednesday, from 4pm-5pm, we will have tutors to help your child from grades 1-12 with general math homework.  On Thursdays, from 4:30-5:30, we will have tutors, who will work through a self-paced program, called OneInMath, to improve K-3 students basic arithmetic skills. For this program, you will need to register online at

Posted by Jo-Ann Wang on Sep 5, 2014 | |

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