- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Biblioteca Latinoamericana and Washington United Youth Center will present the annual Posada de la Comunidad on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
The entire community is invited to participate in this traditional Latino event, with folkloric dancing and other entertainment. Refreshments, including delicious buñuelos will be provided free of charge.
Children and teens will receive a gift book while supplies last.
This special event is co-sponsored by Los Amigos de la Biblioteca, Santa Maria Urban Ministry, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, RW Garcia Co., Brenda Lopez Folklorico Group, Grupo Folklorico Yolotly Guerrerente, Antonio Avalos, and other community groups.
Would you like to learn more about the celebration of Las Posadas? Here are some books that you and your children may enjoy:
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.
National Preservation Week is later this month and on Saturday at King Library you can participate by bringing in some of your historic photographs or documents to be scanned. Library staff will be on hand to assist you and you will receive a copy of your scanned photos on CD.
Scanning will take place from 11am to 1pm on the 3rd floor in Study Room 390. Bring up to 10 items for scanning on a first come, first served basis.
Making digital copies of old family photos is a great way to share your past with your children and other family members who may live far away. This photo is of me on Easter Day in 1969.
On January 2012, the storytime schedule at the Alviso Branch Library will resume again!
Family Storytime starts on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 6:30pm.
Storytime Schedule at the Alviso Branch Library:
Starting in January 2012, storytimes at the Joyce Ellington Branch Library will resume again!
On Tuesday, January 3rd from 11:30am to 12:30pm, we will have a special presentation of Ms. Margaret's Puppet Theatre to start off our Bilingual Preschool Storytime and followed by a Stay and Play activity.
New Storytime Schedule at Joyce Ellington Library:
¡A partir de enero de 2012, la hora de cuentos en la Biblioteca Joyce Ellington se reanudará de nuevo!
El martes, 3 de enero de 11:30am a 12:30pm tendremos una presentación especial de títeres con la Srta. Margaret para emprezar nuestra Hora de Cuentos bilingüe y preescolar con Quédate a Jugar.
Además, nuestra proxima Hora de Cuentos Inclusivo con Quédate a Jugar será el martes, 24 de enero a las 11:30am.
El nuevo horario de cuentos en la Biblioteca Joyce Ellington:
Thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act grant and about a year's worth of hard work, we've created three walking tours of downtown San Jose that you can take using your smartphone and your feet!
There are three tours to choose from:
A Walk Around the Plaza - takes you on a loop around Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Tragedies and Calamities - a no holds barred look at some of the tragic events in San Jose history
Old Santa Clara Street - highlights some of the great architecture that has sprung up and come down over the years.
Don't have a smartphone? Come join us on September 10th at 11:30 for a group tour using smartphones and iPads to take A Walk Around the Plaza! We will meet in front of the Art Museum - 110 S. Market Street. I'll be there and I hope you will too!