- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
I would like to share our students’ success stories. Most of our students didn’t even know Korean alphabet when they came to the first class. But now we have amazing stories of our regular students to share with you. (I am going to use their first initials of names due to the privacy issues.)
C has been attending our class ever since the first class in January 2013. I met her at the Korean restaurant and heard the conversation with her friends right next to my table. She wanted to go to Korea as an exchange student this summer. So, I introduced myself and our Korean class to her. Finally, couple weeks ago, she got the admission from Ajou University, South Korea. She is going to Korea in August.
L also has been attending our class from the beginning of January 2013. In the meantime of looking for her job, she wanted to learn Korean language because she had been loving K-pop. She recently got a job using her Korean skill at the Korean Bakery in the Bay Area.
V has been attending the class since March 2013. He is one of the most passionate students at the class. He is from India and just got to U.S.A. two months ago. He used to be an computer engineer in India. He says he would like to work at Samsung or LG (Korean Companies) in the Bay Area. He studies Korean language very diligently because he has very strong motivation to learn it.
J taught English as a foreign teacher in Korea. He says he doesn’t want to forget his Korean language skill in U.S.A. He knows a lot of Korean cultures. He shares his experiences of being in Korea.
The volunteer teacher and I feel very rewarded and touched by this journey. Mostly because we can change people’s lives and give them a motivation as working in the public library.
The Basic Korean Conversation Club is open to all, and free. It's fun!
The King Library also have other language classes (Conversation Cafés). Come join us!
There will be many fun activities for the whole family to participate in:
You really don't want to miss this fun, FREE, event at your Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library!
Post-its, pencils, a white wall, and one question. These are the ingredients for King Library's new interactive program experiment, "Thought Spot". Originally an idea from Oak Park Public Library, Thought Spot allows library customers to be part of the creation and success of a program. The space being used is located right across the Cafe on Fourth at the the 4th Street and E. San Fernando Street entrance.
The question currently being asked is "What is your favorite book?" College students, children, staff, and many other community members have contributed to close to 200 responses so far. Want to participate? Visit King Library and visit often because the theme will change!
Everyone loves puppet shows! Join us for a fun one on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. The Luce Puppet Company will be presenting "The Splashy Sea Saga of Sailor Sam." We'll be sailing the Seven Seas with Sailor Sam and his little pal Salty as they search for adventure and treasure. We will meet mythical creatures along the way: a giant squid, a dangerous bunny, a fearsome dragon-roc, and a rather unusual mermaid. It will be a rollicking romp that everyone will enjoy. Don't miss it!
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
http://syndetics.com/index.php?isbn=1562946005/LC.JPG&client=sjose&type=hw7ASaturday, April 20, 2013 is Astronomy Day! Astronomy Day is an annual event which is meant to provide a means of interaction between the public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. There will be many special programs and celebrations throughout California and your very own Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library will be holding 2 special events on that day:
The San Jose Astronomical Association will be on the "Science Lawn" located outside the San Jose State University entrance to King Library from 11:00AM - 3:00PM. They will have special solar telescopes where you can safely view the Sun and witness sunspots and solar plasma eruptions. You don't want to miss this chance to view Earth's sun in a safe way and also receive lots of great information.
NASA GIRLS (not just for girls)will be in the Exploration Room located above the Children's Room of the King Library at 3:00 PM. They will also be talking about our closest star, the Sun! Join us to find out how NASA is helping us learn about our Sun, what it can teach us about other stars, and the many ways the Sun affects our life on Earth. Children will also engage in a Sun related craft.
Then join us for this FREE Science Experiments Program on Saturday, March 16 from 1:00-4:00PM in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Students from Homestead High School's Future Business Leaders of America Club will facilitate this program using experiment kits made available by a generous grant from Agilent. There will definitely be lots of hands-on activities.
After the program be sure to browze our Science Experiments section where you will find many titles for all those future scientists in your family!