- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Come to the East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library on Saturday March 16, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, and learn to save a life with basic CPR, first aid and preparedness. You will learn basic safety skills like compression only CPR , bandaging wounds and preparing for disasters. Find out the best ways to protect your family in case of earthquakes, house fires or other disasters. Learn how to perform hands only CPR and how to bandage wounds. The cost is $10.00 per person at the door. Each participant will leave with his or her own preparedness starter kit. This special program will be presented by the American Red Cross of Silicon Valley.
Health Databases (You will need your San Jose Library Card and PIN)
Springtime is upon us!
Come join us for a traditional Latino craft activity that celebrates Springtime in a colorful way on Saturday, March 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the East San José Carnegie Library.
Learn to make your own Cascarones ~ Confetti Eggshells by coloring and decorating clean eggshells and filling them with multi-colored confetti.
All children and their families are invited!
Supplies will provided.
However, we ask participants to please bring clean eggshells to share so that we have enough for every participant to take home at least two Cascarones ~ Confetti Eggshells.
¡La primavera ya está aquí!
Ven y acompáñanos a celebra la primavera de una manera colorida con un manualidad, el sábado, 30 de marzo a las 2pm en la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie.
Aprende hacer tus propios Cascarones con cáscaras de huevos usando pintura, decoraciones y confeti.
Los materiales serán proveídos.
Sin embargo, les pedimos a los participantes que por favor traigan cáscaras de huevos (limpiadas) para compatir y tener suficiente para que cada participante puede llevase por lo menos dos Cascarones a casa.
NEED HELP? Help is here: Social Workers in the Library
At King Library: Every 1st and 4th Mondays of the month, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Call: 1-408-808-2350 to schedule an appointment
At East Branch Library: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Is something happening in your life that you have questions about concerning:
Make an appointment to get a FREE 20 minute session of information and referral or advice, from a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Everyone at some point in their lives could use the advice of a social worker. Our volunteer social workers are offering it - Free of Charge.
Social Workers in the Library, is a partnership between the San José Public Library, San José State University's School of Social Work, National Association Of Social Workers - California Chapter, and the SJSU School of Library and Information Services.
La ayuda está aquí: Trabajadores Sociales en la Biblioteca
¿Está pasando algo en su vida que usted tiene preguntas acerca de:
Haga una cita para una session GRATUITA de 20 minutos de información y referencia o consejo por un miembro de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Sociales. Todos en algún momentos de sus vidas podrían utilizar el asesoramiento de un trabajador social. Nuestros trabajadores sociales son voluntaries que están ofreciendo sus servicios de forma gratuita.
Trabajadores Sociales en la Biblioteca es una colaboración entre la Bibliotecas Públicas de San José, el Colegio de Trabajo Social en la Universidad Estatal de San José, la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Sociales – Capítulo de California, y la Escuela de Servicios Bibliotecarios y de Información (SJSU).
This year, San Jose has concluded its 23rd Cinequest Film Festival. For the past 23 years, the festival has highlighted a distinguished artist from the film world through its Mavericks Spirit Award. This award has been presented to the likes of Directors, Actors, Writers and Screenwriters such as; Werner Herzog, John Waters, Kevin Spacey, Wes Craven, Ian McKellen, Edward James Olmos, J.J. Abrams, and Deepak Chopra. This year’s honored recipients were Harrison Ford and Chuck Palahniuk. Naturally - I decided this would be a good year for me to attend the film festival since I had not yet attended one, and wouldn’t miss an opportunity to hear one of my favorite authors, (Chuck Palahniuk), speak about a short film which was being premiered based on his short story, "Romance". Palahniuk would also be speaking about his influences behind his contemporary classics Fight Club, Lullaby, Choke, and various other great books he wrote - some of which have been adapted into hollywood films or are currently in production to become films.
Some avid readers scorn at the concept of movie adaptations of novels. I personally enjoy the perspective some films bring to a novel. However, not all hollywood interpretations amount to the same expectations or quality - Palahniuk made a good point in his response to the question the moderator presented on the amount of influence he himself has in the movies that are made from his novels. Palahniuk mentioned that the most direction he would have given in any film created from his novels, was only to have a few words with the screenwriter for edits he would have liked to added to his novels. He expressed a fascination in the change his fiction took within the hands of another artist. He used the analogy of his novels being his children in which he didn't want to hold hands with throughout all its endeavours, but rather let it take its own form with anyone else influenced by it. It was a humble opinion Mr. Palahniuk presented to the many fans in the theater that day. He also presented NEWS that 3 more of his novels had been signed for production deals. One of them, I am personally excited to hear coming to theaters soon - Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey.
For those who haven't seen or read Palahniuks breakthrough title, Fight Club - reading the synopsis for Rant, may make you think twice of considering delving into such a morbid book full of Palahniuk’s humor. However, if you enjoyed Fight Club, you will be equally satisfied to know more of Palahniuk’s chaotic imagination has made its way to hollywood. The other two novels he announced would be adapted into movies are; Lullaby and Haunted. These two other novels are sure to be a treat for the fans of suspense. Palahniuk also added that he is currently working on the sequel to his most recent novel Damned. The book is to be titled Doomed and will be released October, 2013. For those adjudicated readers - you should not be intimidated by merely one of Palahniuk’s novels, but instead keep an open mind to his unconventional plots. Yes, most of Palahniuk’s wit feeds from violent and/or grotesque forms. Nevertheless, his underline of human nature insights the reader into contemplating the bigger picture of such raw emotion. Accompanied by his stirring content, is Palahniuk’s unconventional writing style. Something he often changes up in each novel for the sake of aggregating the protagonist characteristics for the reader to apprehend. In his novel Pygmy, the plot of young spies sent to America as exchange students to execute a terrorist plan - Palahniuk adds a harsh accent to the protagonist throughout the entire narrative to emphasize the cultural contrast of the invaders. In Rant, Palahniuk switches to a biographical narrative from the testimonials of the friends and family of Buster Casey - a self-destructive individual who spawns a pandemic sickness that nearly wipes out half of the American population.
Many families and communities in San Jose experience gang problems. There are many different perspectives on what causes young people to join gangs and the best methods of prevention and intervention. One way to understand this issue is through reading a variety of material. We have created a bibliography of resources available in the library to help you find useful information.
Personal Experience - Autobiography and Memoirs:
Celebrate the Month of the Young Child at the
25th Annual San Jose Children's Faire!
The Faire is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to the outdoor festival, held at Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children's Discovery Museum), in downtown San José.
The theme this year is "Explore the Possibilities" and features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children ages 2-12. Families can obtain information about education, child care, recreational programs and health and safety resources.
For more information call 1-408-808-2617 or visit www.sjpl.org/moyc
Come celebrate the birthday of the famous author Dr. Seuss at the East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The whole country will be celebrating! Celebrate and read the books of Dr. Seuss with your family, friends and neighbors. It’s Seussical! Many thanks to the Friends of the East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library for providing funds for birthday cake for this event.
Vengan y celebren el cumpleaños del famoso autor Dr. Seuss en la Biblioteca de East San José Carnegie el sábado, 02 de marzo 2013. ¡Todo el país lo estará celebrando! Celebre y lea los libros de Dr. Seuss en su comunidad. ¡Es Seussical!
If you answer is yes to any of these questions, please join us for an English Pronunciation Class at one or both of these library branches:
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch, 921 S. First St., CA 95110
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:30pm
East San José Carnegie Branch, 1102 E. Santa Clara St., CA 95116
Wednesdays at 4:30pm
These classes are FREE and open to all levels. Handout and other educational materials are provided to help class students to learn better.
For more information on these classes, please contact us at:
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch at (408) 294-1237
East San José Carnegie Branch at (408) 808-3075
Si su respuesta es sí a cualquiera de estas preguntas, por favor, únase a nosotros para una Clase de Pronunciación de Inglés en una o ambas de estas bibliotecas:
La Biblioteca Latinoamericana, 921 S. First St., CA 95110
Los martes y jueves a las 4:30pm.
La Biblioteca East San José Carnegie, 1102 E. Santa Clara St., CA 95116
Los miércoles a las 4:30pm
Estas clases son GRATUITAS y abiertas a todos los niveles. Folletos y otros materials educativos serán proporcionados para ayuda a los estudiantes a aprender mejor. En cuanto más assiste estas clases, habra más oportunidad de aprender más.
Para obtener más información sobre estas clases, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros:
En la Biblioteca Latinoamericana al (408) 294-1237.
En la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie al (408) 808-3075.
The Open Library lending program online offers the ability to access a book in a pinch. With the simple touch of a computer or electronic device you can download and be reading in just minutes. A variety of subjects are available including reading for all ages, there are many options, even children's books with pictures. Over 200,000 ebooks are available for lending, and did I mention this is a FREE service. The State of California is now participating in the e-book lending program and it is successfully growing through a large group of volunteers.