- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Love taking photographs?
Submit your original photo, with a theme of night time, and you could win a prize!
There are two contests at Edenvale Branch Library: one for Teens (ages 12-17), and one for Adults.
Both contests have the same rules and prize for the winner: $50 dollar gift certificate to San José Camera and Video.
The contest deadline has been extended to Thursday July 19th, 2012 at 4:00 PM.
You must come in to the library to get an entry form.
This program is part of the Summer Reading Celebration 2012.
Other night photo examples:
When Maria Delaney took the photos out of her folder, her face glowed as she showed me a family photo dated back to the early 1900s. Even though it definitely had signs of deterioration and fading, Maria was at the library to preserve this photo digitally. At Evergreen Branch Library’s Scan Day, Maria and other customers brought photos that weren’t “born digital” and created electronic copies.
Gloria Guel is one of many siblings in her family. “Everyone wanted the same picture but we only have one,” says Guel. So her solution: scan the photos and send electronic copies to everyone.
If you are interested in getting some photos scanned, you still have a chance! In celebration of National Preservation Week, Scan Days are planned at the following locations and dates:
Friday, April 13th 3-5pm
Saturday, April 21st 11-1pm
Customers are limited to 10 photos/documents to scan. Each customer will receive copies of their items on a CD. If you’d like to see what the library has as far as photos, take a look at our California Room’s Digital Collections.
The Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is having a special visitor on Saturday, December 3 from 12:00-2:00PM. Yes it's Santa! Santa will be here, and boys and girls of all ages can have their pictures taken with him. Santa will be bringing a few elves along and children will receive a candy cane and a free book while supplies last.
We'll be having our regular Family Storytime at 11:00AM which will feature Santa stories. Also remember that you can find books to borrow from the San José Public Library about Christmas and the other special holidays which happen in December: Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
If you're 12-18 years old and like to take photos or are just beginning here is a contest just right for you! We're inviting teens to show us why they love the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library by taking a photo showing why this library is special to them! You can print out this entry form and return it to the Children's Room at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library by April 30. There will be cool prizes so don't miss this chance to be a winner. The library has many books on basic photography to get you started or give you ideas. Be creative and take a chance!
In addition to variety of books, magazines, electronic books, and media, there are many other technology resources available here at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Customers are able to use library computers to browse the Web, check email, and many other Internet resources. Users can also have access to the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition to all these resources and Wi-Fi services, patrons can have many other tools including scanners. There are scanners located in the periodicals section on the Lower Level of the King Library. You can digitize your important photos, documents, and old records by scanning and storing them in the USB flash drive without any cost. Users will be able to share their scanned documents and email them. Enjoy scanning your old documents and preserve your valuables.