Check out the listing below for a preview of some of the events you won't want to miss. All events are open to the public and FREE of charge.
Join us at Downtown Ice this Saturday, December 8! - Present your San Jose Public Library this Saturday between noon-5:30 p.m. at Downtown Ice and receive $10 skate admission (Limit one person per card). While there, have fun skating with Curious George, check out the movie on an LCD screen and stop by the library's table for a fun activity from 1-3 p.m.
Holiday Bingo - Come play Holiday Bingo for fun and prizes!
Holiday Season in Berryessa! - Join us in our 5th annual Holiday Seasons in Berryessa with non-stop songs, dances, and prize-drawings. The library will have book giveaways for children (while supplies last), crafts and a beautiful "Winter Wonderland" scenery for your photo op. Bring your family and camera to capture the holiday spirit. Also includes booths of local schools and organizations. Come and celebrate the holidays with us.
Fratello Marionettes presents "The North Pole Review" - Join the fun with a puppet extravaganza! Meet a frosty juggling penguin, an ice skating snowman, and the Hawaiian singing sensation the "Hi-Fi Sisters." Great fun for all ages!
Holiday Concert with South Bay Guitar Society - Celebrate the holiday season with the acclaimed South Bay Guitar Society Duo (Ben Zussman and Jerry Snyder). Watch as they perform holiday selections and a sing-along
Holiday Handbell Concert - Join us for "Christmas Handbells in the Glen," and enjoy seasonal music selections performed by The Willow Glen Ringers Handbell Choir.
Notre Dame High School students present a "Special Holiday Show" - Enjoy a special holiday program presented by local high school students.
Holiday and Winter Card Making for Adults - Make your own card this holiday season. All supplies provided. This workshop is for adult participants.
Tween Craft: Holiday Picture Frame - Come join us and enjoy the holiday spirit by creating picture frames for yourself or as a gift for your loved ones. Bring your friends and join the fun! All supplies will be provided.
Holiday Origami - We will supply the paper and patterns. You practice the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures called Orgimai.
Make your own snowflake: story and craft - Enjoy a winter story. Then, make your own snowflake with pipe cleaners. All supplies are provided. Ages 4 and up with their parents.
Join KQED as they bring Curious George to the ice rink for a meet and greet! Have fun skating with Curious George, check out the Curious George movie on an LCD screen and stop by the library's table for a fun activity from 1-3 p.m.
Downtown Ice is the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, located in the Circle of Palms between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel. For more info about Downtown Ice visit http://sjdowntown.com/downtownice/
To celebrate the Holiday spirit, Tully Library will host a party on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2012, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and marshmallows will be served. Each child will receive a new book to enjoy with his/her family during the holidays. Kids/tweens/teens will make winter crafts to bring home to decorate their home for winter.
December is full of celebrations from Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah, to Winter Solstice. Visit your local branch library for one of these fun events (click on the name of the event to view times and locations):
Use Legos and other unusual items to make stamp art! We will be creating cards to give to friends and family over the holidays. For children ages 5-12.
Save Green and Go Green this Christmas Holiday. We supply the materials and suggestion, you supply the imagination. This family event is presented by Our City Forest.
Let your creativity loose and create cards or gift tags to use during the holiday season.
Teens and tweens are invited to use scrapbooking paper, stencils, paper punches and other supplies to create unique cards. Bring your friends and join in the fun! All supplies will be provided.
Our City Forest will host a hands-on workshop focused on saving money and reducing waste during the holidays. Featured topics include eco-friendly gift giving, holiday crafts utilizing recycled materials and cooking with seasonal and local produce. Festivities will include complementary refreshments and a raffle of environmentally themed prizes.
Enjoy an hour of live Mariachi music at this fun concert for all ages.
Join the fun with a puppet extravaganza. We will meet a frosty juggling penguin, an ice skating snowman, and the Hawaiian singing sensation the "Hi-Fi Sisters". Great fun for all ages.
Celebrate the holiday season with the acclaimed South Bay Guitar Society Quartet (Ben Zussman, Scott Swink, Tom Gardin and Jerry Snyder. Many traditional, classical and popular selections will be presented to bring in this joyous season.