- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
San Jose Public Library is offering a new service to library cardholders. Discover & Go offers free or reduced price tickets to Bay Area museums for Bay Area library cardholders!
What does this mean to you? Always wanted to go to the San Jose Museum of Art but couldn't afford the ticket? Log in and while passes are available you can download them FOR FREE ! There are a limited number of passes available on a first come, first served basis. Every month more passes become available. Watch the tutorial
Some museums will allow you to use your smart phone to display your downloaded pass, but all will accept a printed pass that you download.
Check it out!
Here are two more new titles for bedtime: My Dad is Big and Strong, But . . . : a Bed Time Story by Coralie Saudo and Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere. Both are charming with a funny twist at the end. You have to check them out. Because they are both brand new to San Jose Public Libraries, you will find them on our new picture book display pyramids.
You are cordially invited to enjoy Multicultural Music from Around the World. This fun event will take place on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Let's take a trip around the world through music. Don and Shane will bring music and instruments from around the world for a fun and educational experience!
This delightful musical program is part of the 2012 Summer Reading Celebration, and is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Congratulations to the winners of the Night Image Photography Contest at the Edenvale Branch Library. It was a difficult decision, because all of the photographs are beautiful.
Adult Winner: Kathryn Lam
Teen Winner: Allison Pham
The winners will receive prizes provided by the generous Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
All of the entries are currently on display in front of Meeting Room B.
Come to the Edenvale Branch Library on Wednesday July 25th 2012 at 7:00 PM for a fun and educational program.
Girls from Girl Scout Troop 60929 invite children and families to listen to the book The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Núria Roca. After the book reading, children and families are invited to participate in some fun craft projects, including reusing toilet paper rolls by turning them into octopi and trees.
A big thanks to Girls from Girl Scout Troop 60929 for presenting three fun and educational programs for children and families.
Find treasures and good reads at the Friends of the Edenvale Library Booksale on Saturday July 28, 2012. Gently used books, will be available at rock bottom prices! All proceeds support programs at the Edenvale Branch Library, including Sing with Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon and Multicultural Music Around the World.
This awesome sale will begin at 10:00 AM and will end at 6:00 PM. Choose from thousands of gently used books and media for kids, teens and adults at great prices!
You are welcome to visit and like the Friends of the Edenvale Library's Facebook page. There are many different Friends Groups throughout San José Public Library that support programs for kids, teens and adults.
Girls from Girl Scout Troop 60929 invite children and families to participate in some green activities, including: reusing toilet paper rolls by turning them into flowers, a game wheel about recycling, and a tree poster in which children can decorate leaves with a picture or description of what they will do to go green. This special program will take place at the Edenvale Branch Library on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 4:00 PM.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
6445 Camden Ave. San José, CA
The event is free and open to the public.
Light snacks and refreshments will be available.
Join us as author Khaled Hosseini talks about his writing inspirations, life experiences and upcoming projects. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the best-selling author. The event will be followed by a book signing.
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, moved to San José as a teenager, earned a bachelor's degree in Biology at Santa Clara University, and a Medical Degree at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine.
While in medical practice, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner. In 2003, The Kite Runner, was published and became an international bestseller, published in 70 countries. In 2006, he was named a goodwill envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns was published in May 2007. Khaled works to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through The Khaled Hosseini Foundation.
This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, is the story of a young twelve year old, Abilene, who is sent to live with her father's friend in Manifest, a small lazy town in Kansas. She feels abandoned by the father she loves and is at loss for why he would do this. She only knows that her father had changed after her sickness, when she had an accident and her leg became infected. So, now, alone, in Manifest, the town where her father considers home, Abilene is trying to sort our her father's past and his identity and her own destiny. Through the course of a summer, she discovers Manifest's history, her father's history, and her own place in Manifest's destiny.
A Newberry Award Winner for 2011, Moon Over Manifest is, in my opinion, a simply wonderful book, but I would not recommend it for everyone, because its narrative is sophisticated and complex with three threads which the author skillfully weaves to reveal a narrative which is a colorful depiction of life in small town Kansas. This book is a book for a good reader, probably a girl, and for someone around 6th or 7th grade because the main character is young, but the scope of the story is big and the narrative complex.
I often receive requests for picture books to introduce children to a new baby on the information desk, and oftentimes, I am hard pressed to name a few good titles. Here are two that I have run across, which I like: Mail Harry to the Moon and There's Going to Be a Baby. Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie H Harris is funny and wacky, and I'm sure more than enough young ones may identify with the main character, who is fed up with his or her little baby brother. There's Going to be a Baby, written by John Burningham, a renown author, is touching and sweet. The story recounts the story of a young child anticipating the birth of his sibling. I love both, but they are so different.