- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
What is "Shmoozle?" It's an original children's play written by Notre Dame High School student Samantha Albert, directed by Chiarra Sorci and performed by students from Notre Dame. Shmoozle is a little monster about to start kindergarten and has all the fears that children have on this very important day in thier lives. Find out how Shmoozle conquers his fears, discovers new friends plus a love of school. The performance will be followed by a Holiday Sing-Along led by the students. Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 4:00PM at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for this fun program plus help us express our thanks to these wonderful Notre Dame High School students. San Jose Public Library does have books on writing plays for those children who are inspired to try their own hands at writing a play after watching this performance.
The King Library has a wonderful partnership with Notre Dame High School. This is the second year they are perfoming for us; also many of its students volunteer at the King Library as Homework Club tutors and also volunteer at special programs at King.
With photographs of real kids, The New Kid by Susan Hood presents real experience by kids at school. When a kid is new in a new environment, he can "act bad", because "he is sad". Then eventually, when his friends make him feel at home, he is not sad anymore, therefore he "does not act bad". The book rhymes from first page to last. For Preschool to Grade 1.
When Rick is sick, his friend Jack comes to visit him and tries to help him in many different ways. The book shows you how to help a friend when that friend gets sick. It also shows you how to make a Friendship Award.
Written by author-Illustrator David McPhail. Ages: Preschool-K-1st grade
Join us with the whole family for a lively, one hour production of Macbeth by San Francisco’s own Shakespeare on Tour. This is a great production for students to see one of Shakespeare's great plays come to life - or for anyone who wants to revisit the magic of a Shakespeare play.
Dr. Martin Luther King Library, October 20th, 6:30pm
Cambrian Branch, November 16th, 6:00pm
Willow Glen Branch, November 19th, 2:00pm
Berryessa Branch, December 14th, 6:00pm
Play is a great way for children to learn about the world around them. On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Tully Community Branch Library hosted Play and Learn Textures, an event that allows children and their parents/caregivers to try out a variety of hands-on activities that stimulate a child’s brain and teach sensory awareness.
Missed this program at Tully? It will be held at the following libraries throughout the month of June:
The Edenvale Branch Library will present Toddler Time on Thursday, February 3 at 2:00 PM. This delightful program is for children under 3 years old and their parents/caretakers. Have fun enjoying games with your toddler. Learn new educational activities that you and your toddler can do together. A librarian will present a variety of special activities designed to stimulate your child’s senses. You will also learn how to replicate these experiences at home.
The San José Public Library has many books that describe fun activities for toddlers. Here are a few: