- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Do your children need help with homework? If yes, bring them to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library's Homework Club. The King Library's Homework Club meets on Mondays from 3:00-5:00PM in the Exploration Room and is for children in Grades 1-8. Our wonderful volunteers will be on hand to give students homework assistance in many subjects.
Calling all princesses, fairies, superheroes, goblins, ghosts and other Trick or Treaters! Join us for our Annual Halloween Parade at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Friday, October 28. Our festivities start at 3:00PM with stories and a craft and the actual Parade starts at 4:00PM, led by Conroy the Cougar, our Library mascot. We will be trick or treating from the 1st through the 4th floors of the library so there will be lots of sweets to fill those trick or treat bags. Join us for an early start to Halloween; the kids will love this opportunity to try out their costumes before the actual day.
There will be fun hands-on chemistry experiments at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in the Children's Room from 10:00AM-1:00PM on Saturday, October 22. There will be a slime lab, snow making activities and other fun experiments. The Wheel of Chemistry Fortune will also be back spinning for all kids to win a prize. Don't miss this terrific Free Hands on Science Fun event. If all these experiments whet your appetite for more, remember the San José Public Library has many chemistry experiments you can try at home, with adult supervision of course.
How many hats can you make from one shape? Well, Mr. Benny Bendini from Magic Circus can make at least 20! Join us at the Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. Library on Saturday, October 8 at 4:00PM for this truly unique Magic Hat Show. Bendini creates many characters and delights us all with comedy, magic, music and mime. The show "features antics from many cultures and professions plus enthusiastic audience participation." It's FREE, it's FUN and it's a show for the whole Family! Everyone is amazed by magic so while you're at the library be sure to check out all the great magic books we have and perhaps one day you'll be able to amaze your friends with your very own magic hat show! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Join us as we get into the mood for Halloween! Robyn Of Kids Creative Adventures will be at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Saturday, October 1 at 3:00PM teaching kids how to create their own Halloween cartoons. We will furnish all the supplies, children will bring their fantastic imaginations and creativity. Who knows what ghoulish things will be created? This workshop is limited to the first 25 children. If you can't make it to the workshop San Jose Public Library has many books on cartooning on many different subjects; here are just a few you might enjoy: