- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Want to show off your artistic talent?
Participate in a one-of-a-kind art exhibit at the King Library. You can have your art work featured on the Second Floor exhibit area during February-March 2012.
We can accept your art work framed, on a canvas, or even on an object. It is free to participate.
For more info contact Candice McGee at 408-808-2011 or Candice.McGee@sjsu.edu.
Entries must be received by December 31, 2011.
Are you looking for new hikes and walks within driving distance? Have you had difficulty finding places to go with the entire family? Are you tired of the same places you've been and looking for new areas? Read Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco Bay Area and learn about trails you've never been to!
This book covers the counties of Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz, and Solano. It includes driving directions, highlights to look for, ease of hiking, and the best trails for different seasons. The maps are great, and there are lots of interesting tidbits of information on flora and fauna. Take advantage of the great scenery nearby, and check out this new and informative book from San José Public Library!
The Summer Reading Celebration begins tomorrow, June 18th, and in honor of this year’s theme for teens, I’ve put together some fun reading lists of recommended reads for teens that will take you around the world. I will be sharing these lists with you throughout the summer, with each list containing a set of books featuring a new location. Since all of travels start at home, I’m kicking it off with a set of books that take place right here in the Bay Area. Read and enjoy, and don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Celebration!
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
While working at summer jobs in San Francisco, twins Sophie and Josh find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
This graphic novel features three intertwining stories about Chinese Americans, including Jin Wang, a boy raised in San Francisco's Chinatown who moves with his family to the suburbs.
Estrella’s Quinceañera by Malín Alegría
San Jose teen Estrella is turning 15, and her mother and aunt are planning a gaudy, traditional quinceañera for her, even though it is the last thing she wants.
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
After being wrongly imprisoned by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, seventeen-year-old Marcus must use his computer hacking skills to set things right in this action-packed techno-thriller.
The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy
When thirteen-year-old Joan moves to the Bay Area in 1972, she becomes friends with Sarah, who shares her passion for creative writing, and after winning a writing contest together, they are recruited for an exclusive summer writing class that gives them new insights into themselves and others.
Wish: A Novel by Alexandra Bullen
After her vivacious twin sister dies, a shy teenage girl moves with her parents to San Francisco, where she meets a magical seamstress who grants her one wish.
How to search or locate obituaries using library resources?
If you are researching obituaries in Bay Area or Silicon Valley, you have a variety of selected resources at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and in the Web. Here are some useful resources from the library and Internet resources: