- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
The 2nd annual San José Public Library Scholastic Open will take place in the Santa Teresa Branch Library Community Room on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
2 sections: USCF and unrated. (50 players maximum each)
Schedule: 6 rounds, G/30, round times: 9:30 am, 10:45 am, 12:00 noon, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 5:00 pm.
Half point byes: OK all, limit 2, must commit before round 1.
Tournament Organizers/Directors: Mathew Benson (SA), Chris Black (KL).
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 in each section. All others will receive chess puzzles.
Special Rules: All players must be pre-K through 12 grade during 2010/2011 school year. Players in USCF section must have valid USCF membership at time of event. USCF section must follow USCF rules.
Notes: Swiss tournament. Players will only play others in their section. Please bring clocks, all other equipment is provided. USCF section will be USCF rated.
Registration: Call (408) 808-3068 or register in person at the Santa Teresa Branch Library information desk.
Want to learn more about chess? Find chess books at the library such as Capablanca: A Primer of Checkmate. Or visit chessthings.com where you'll find information about chess activities and education in the Bay Area.
Sign up for our One on One Computer Classes on Wednesdays OR for our Beginning Computer Class on Thursdays at Santa Teresa Branch Library's information desk. Our computer assistance is here to help beginners: practice mousing, practice typing, create an email account, learn to use craigslist, or browse the internet.
Every Wednesday from 12-2
Every Thursday from 12-1
Teddy Bear, teddy bear turn around! Bring a teddy bear, a stuffed dinosaur, or any favorite stuffed animal and join the Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime and edible craft at Santa Teresa Library on Friday, April 29 at 3:30 pm.
Venture Café Entrepreneurism Workshop Series: Join us for a 5 part series promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship culture and building a community of entrepreneurs. Expert presenters followed with a question and answer period, time for lunch and networking afterwards. Live Webinar. Lunch will be provided. This event will be held at the Santa Teresa Branch Library from 10:30 AM- 1:00 PM, Saturdays, April 30, May 7, May 21, May 28, and June 4. Registration is recommended, please call 408-808-3068 to register and for more information.
M.J. Ryan, life coach and author, shows that (happily!) change is possible at any age in this highly readable and practical book. Ms. Ryan readily acknowledges that change is not easy -- whether it is in our relationships, finding or changing jobs, getting out of debt, exercising and losing weight -- or for that matter anything else! However, in concise and pithy chapters, with surprising empathy, she uses insights from psychology and neuroscience to give the reader the courage and skills to change amidst life’s many ups and downs.
Two weeks ago I was watching an episode of "Pushing Daisies" where Kristen Chenowith and Ellen Greene sang a version of a song called "Birdhouse in Your Soul." This song was written and performed 20 years ago by the group They Might Be Giants. Well, I had to look up information about this alternative rock group and found out that not only are they performing music for grownups, but they are also writing and performing music for young ones too. They have produced CDs and DVDs that help young children (and not-so-young children) learn about numbers, the alphabet and even science. They have also performed music for television (Blue's Clues) and movies (Meet the Robinsons and Coraline). I think they are a fun group to listen to. Interested in their music? Come visit us and check out some of the the DVDs and CDs they perform on. View the video below to meet the Elements or watch They Might Be Giants introduce us to the elements.
197 years ago on April 14, 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated his title as Emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba. Within a year he managed to escape from Elba and reconstitute his forces. However, on June 18, 1815 his troops were again defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in what is today the country of Belgium, and he was finally exiled to the island of Saint Helena where he died.
Do you need to write a position paper on a controversial subject, take part in a debate or just improve your critical thinking skills? With regards to a difficult subject, are you not even sure if you're pro or con?
Points of View Reference Center is designed to help students and researchers understand the broader scope of hundreds of contentious topics like censorship, abortion and factory farming by providing thousands of articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
One of its excellent features is the collection of color graphs and charts that one can use to substantiate one’s arguments in papers and presentations.
150 years ago today marked the beginning of the Civil War. On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina, marking the beginning of four years of military hostilities between the Union states in the north and the Confederate states in the south. More than 20 years ago filmmaker Ken Burns made The Civil War documentary series that aired over 5 nights on PBS. This series has been rebroadcast many times since. It still remains popular with PBS viewers. San José Public Library also owns this collection so you can watch it without having to wait for it to be broadcast over PBS. Check out our many other holdings about this important era in American history, including a companion book to Burns' series, Geoffrey C. Ward's The Civil War: An Illustrated History/Narrative.
MedlinePlus is a great place to start when you are seeking information on a wide range of subjects in the medical field. For example, under the Health Topics page, you can search; Body Location/Systems, Disorders & Conditions, Diagnosis and Theory, Health & Wellness, or Demographic Groups.
Do you want to know the effects of a certain drug? It's here. Do you have an upcoming surgery? Find out what preparation is needed and choose from a list of surgical video recordings. What about immunization schedules for children you ask?! You guessed it.
Browsers may also choose English or Spanish language text. (I really like the Merriam Webster search component for when I don't know how to spell what I'm trying to find.) This site has a great collection of interactive tutorials and videos. Wow!
MedlinePlus is just one of the many excellent databases offered by the San José Public Library.