Partners in Reading has two new classes. If you are an adult, think about taking these two classes. They start in January, 2013 and will meet two times a week for 90 minutes each on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the King Library.
Contact PAR for orientation information and to sign up. The classes will be from January 8 to April 4, 2013. They will give you a lot of practice so that you can be a more independent writer. You will be confident that what you write is correct and easy to understand. You can sign up for one or both classes. Call (408) 808-2361 to find out more.
Kids and their families are invited on
Monday, October 29th at 3pm at the Joyce Ellington Library
to come listen to some stories in a bilingual (English & Spanish) atmosphere
and participate in a craft activity decorating sugar skulls to celebrate this Latino tradition!
Craft supplies will be provided.
This program is limited to the first 40 participants.
¡Niños y sus familias están invitados
el lunes, 29 de octubre a las 3pm en la Biblioteca Joyce Ellington
a escuchar algunos cuentos en un ambiente bilingüe
y participe en una actividad de manualidades
decorando calaveras de azúcar
para celebrar esta tradición Latina!
Todos los materiales para la manualidades serán proporcionados.
Este programa esta limitado a los primeros 40 participantes.
Two of my favorite picture books for Halloween are: Moonlight: The Halloween Cat and Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin. They are great for small children, who might otherwise be scared by some Halloween books. These two introduce Halloween in a simple clear way, with bright bold pictures and simple text. Moonlight describes a black cat on Halloween night, and Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin describes how one chooses a pumpkin and makes a jack o' lantern. I love them both and I often use them for story time.
Help is here: Social Workers in the Library
At King Library: Every 1st and 4th Mondays of the month, 6 – 8 p.m.
Next session: Monday, September 24th
At Biblioteca Latinoamericana – offered once a month – every 3rd Wed. of the month 6 – 8 p.m. (Spanish/English bilingual Social Worker available)
Next session: Wed. October 17th
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 among 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.
(Photo by Sanish Suresh)
Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community while beefing up your resume?
Check out these two volunteers positions at the Joyce Ellington Library, 491 E. Empire St., San José, CA 95112:
*Afterschool Homework Tutor
*Library volunteers (ages 18+) working with minors are required to get fingerprinted.
Computer and Career Skills Mentor
For more information or to apply for these volunteer positions, please contact Yolanda Anaya at email@example.com or Adrian Barrientos at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact them by phone at (408) 808-3043.
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Almaden Branch Library is offering a 6-week introduction to reading the Farsi language for children ages 8 to 13. After this first session, the program will continue for 5 more sessions with Saturday Nov. 10 the last session. The program will take place in the library's Program Room.
The program’s goal is decoding and word recognition. Children will be instructed to match consonant and vowel sounds to appropriate letters and read simple one-syllable words. Storytelling and playing games are part of the program to improve comprehension and create a fun learning environment. Some familiarity with the Farsi language is required..
Pre-registration is required. Please register in person at the Almaden Library Information Desk or by calling (408) 808-3040. Note: Space is limited to 10 children for the entire program. If you miss the first session, however, you may register your child prior to the second session if there are still openings.
Does your child love music? You are welcome to bring your child to the Edenvale Branch Library on Tuesday September 18 at 11:30 AM to enjoy Jump for Joy Music, a duet with Wiley Rankin and Miss Debbie. The engaging and energetic music program will be a lot of fun! Wiley will excite the audience with his songs. Children will even learn a bit about music education. For more information about Jump For Joy Music, please visit their website.
This educational program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Now that school has started again, this is a great opportunity to find out what your neighborhood library, Joyce Ellington Branch (491 E. Empire St., San José, CA) has to offer to kids, teens and their families at our Open House event on Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm - 7:30pm.
Come join us in a fun and educational night with a craft activities, games, prizes, information on homework resources, goodies and more!
For more information, contact the Joyce Ellington Library at (408) 808-3043.
Ahora que la escuela ha comenzado de nuevo, esta es una gran oportunidad para descubrir lo que su biblioteca vecindario - la Biblioteca Joyce Ellington (491 E. Empire St., San José, CA) tener para ofrecer a los niños, los adolescentes y sus familias en nuestro evento de Casa Abierta - el martes, 25 de septiembre de 6pm - 7:30pm.
¡Están invitados a una noche divertida y educativa con manualidades, juegos, premios, información sobre los recursos para ayuda con las tardeas, gololsinas y mucho mas!
Para más información, contacte la Biblioteca Joyce Ellington al (408) 808-3043.
Starting Wednesday, September 19th at 1pm, the Alviso Branch Library's Homework Center (5050 N. First St., San José, CA 95002) will again continue to offer a tutor to help students in grades K-9 with their homework in the subject areas of math, science, reading or writing.
The weekly schedule for the Alviso Library's Homework Center will be:
Some one-on-one sessions will be available on Saturdays.
(*Please contact the Alviso Library to sign-up.)
Registration is required for all participating in the Alviso Library's Homework Center.
The Friends of the Alviso Branch Library are having a booksale event this coming -
Saturday, September 15th from 10am-4pm in the Alviso Library's Community Room.
This is a great opportunity to purchase used books and media (dvds, music cds, vhs video, etc.) in different languages, genres and for all ages.
Come show your support for your neighborhood library, the Alviso Branch by purchasing these gently used books and media!
Proceeds from this booksale event will go to help support programs at the Alviso Branch Library!
We encourage everyone to be green by bringing their own reusable bag for purchases made at this booksale event.