Locations and Hours
1000 S Bascom Ave.
San José, CA 95128
- Holiday Closures
The San José Public Library and the County of Santa Clara Mental Health Department’s Ethnic & Cultural Communities Advisory Committee (ECCAC) would like to invite you to participate in our first collaborative Lunar New Year Celebration event on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Seven Trees Community Center and Library.
The festivities will showcase and share our unique cultural heritage and contribute to further enrich the multi-cultural diversity of the county. This year, we are celebrating the Year of the Horse. Learn about this exciting New Year tradition that is celebrated in many Asian cultures.
The program will start at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with Lion Dance, then words from our distinguished guests followed by various cultural performances such as Wings of 100 Viets, Fantasia Chinese performers, and Pacific Musical Group. There will be games, resource tables, exhibits, giveaway, and refreshments while supplies last. For information, please call 408-808-3056.
Here are some children’s books to check out at the library:
Bringing in the New Year / by Grace Lin: A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year.
The Tet pole = Sựtích cây nêu ngày Tết : the story of the Tet festival / by Trần Quốc ; illustrated by Nguyễn Bich: A retelling of the traditional tale of how the Vietnamese people manage, with the help of Buddha, to free themselves of the devils occupying their country and thereafter celebrate this victory during the Lunar New Year Festival, also known as Tet.
Join us at Downtown Ice to enjoy an afternoon of skating and crafts hosted by us!
Have fun skating with our beloved mascot "Conroy the Cougar" and stop by the library's table for a fun children's craft making reindeer hats from Noon-3:00 p.m.
Present your San Jose Public Library card on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 from Noon-3:00 p.m. at Downtown Ice to get 1 person in for free with 1 paid adult admission - That's 2 skate admissions for $15! You must show your San Jose library card prior to transaction. Not combinable with any other offers or promotions.
Downtown Ice is the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, located in the Circle of Palms between the SJ Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel.
For more information about Downtown Ice visit sjdowntown.com/downtownice
Would your young daughter benefit from a program designed to stimulate interest and knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math?
San Jose Public Library is partering with Girl Scouts of Northern California to provide such a program at six library branches in November and December. In "Girls Go Tech: Movie Chemistries," the girls will create movie special effects acting as chemical engineers in the prop department. They'll make paint, explosions, and slime in the workshop, which is being presented as a single three-hour program at some library branches and as a series of three one-hour programs at other libraries.
The Girl Scouts' Girls Go Tech website cites National Science Foundation statistics indicating that women represent 46% of the total workforce yet only 25% of the technology workforce and 10% of the nation’s top technological jobs. The Girls Go Tech Initiative encourages girls to develop an early interest in math, science and technology and to maintain that interest as they mature and enter the workforce.
The Movie Chemistries program is open to all girls in K-4th grade. Space is limited, so please be sure to call or visit the library ahead of time to preregister.