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Downtown Ice with Curious George

Downtown Ice skating rink

Join us at Downtown Ice for an afternoon of skating and crafts hosted by KQED and us!


Have fun skating with Curious George and our beloved mascot "Conroy the Cougar." Stop by the library's table for a fun children activities from 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Downtown Ice is the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association.  The ice rink is located in the Circle of Palms between the SJ Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel. 


For more information about Downtown Ice visit

Community Views, Community Voices: San Jose Public Library

San Jose Public Library Director, Jill Bourne, joins CreaTV's Executive Director on the set of "Community Views, Community Voices" to talk about all the great things the library has accomplish in 2013 - from the four branch openings to the King Library's 10th anniversary. Check it out!

Author Fair 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library presents an Author Fair


Saturday, November 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the King Library.


Come meet and support more than 30 local Bay Area authors during King Library's first ever Author Fair! You will have the opportunity to mingle with participating authors as well as listen to them share their inspirations for their books. The event is free and open to the public.


Learn more about all the participating authors:


Saturday Service at Evergreen Branch Library Starting September 7

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Chavarin

(408) 808-2175;



San José Public Library Adds Saturday Service at

Evergreen Branch Library Starting September 7


SAN JOSE, Calif. San José Public Library is adding a new day of service at the Evergreen Branch Library starting September Evergreen Branch will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


"The Evergreen Branch Library is a critical resource in our community for lifelong learning.  In response to feedback and requests from our residents, I advocated for adding Saturday hours to Evergreen’s only branch library during our 2013-14 budget process and won the support of my council colleagues," states Councilmember Rose Herrera. "Now parents who work during the week can take the time to visit the library with their families on Saturdays and benefit from all the resources it has to offer."


To celebrate additional day of service, the community is invited to a special celebration from 10:00 - 12:00 a.m.  The event will feature free entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments.  Councilmember Rose Herrera will also say a few words and read to the children at 11:15 a.m.


"District 8 is the only Council District in San José with only one library.  We are delighted to expand the hours of library services for the community.  While a new branch is being constructed in District 8, adding another open Saturday expands library access to the Evergreen neighborhood and beyond," says Jill Bourne, Library Director.  


Evergreen Branch Library is located at 2635 Abord Rd. and is open Monday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and starting September 7 will open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


For more information about events and services offered at this branch, visit



Teen Lock-In Events

teen with lightsTeens!

This after-hours zombie party is just for you! Join us for games, contests and crafts as the library will be open just for TEENS!


Pre-registration is required and limited to teens who have completed at least two activities on their Summer Reading Celebration activity grid.


To register, you and your parent or guardian must come to the library that you prefer to participate in this event and fill-out the registration form.


Please see a librarian at either of the listed branches below for more details or view them on our calendar.

San José Public Library Opens Calabazas Branch

Free community celebration featuring a ceremonial ribbon cutting, entertainment and children’s activities. Immediately following the brief dedication ceremony, residents will be able to obtain library cards and enjoy full use of the library.


Saturday, June 8, 2013
Dedication ceremony at 11:00 a.m.


WHERE: 1230 S. Blaney Ave. San Jose, CA



Chuck Reed, Mayor, City of San José 

Pete Constant, Councilmember, District 1

Pat Wolfe, President, San José Library Foundation

Jean Lee, Chair, Library Commission

Kerry Adams Hapner, Director, Cultural Affairs


WHY:  Event marks the dedication of the new and expanded Calabazas Branch Library.  This 10,420 sq. ft. library will feature a Community Living Room with a fireplace, Internet Café, Group Study Room, Teen Room, Family Place, Community Room, and a Marketplace.   The new library will also feature touchscreen computers, as well as, free Wi-Fi throughout the building.  Public art at the library features artwork by Living Lenses – Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen titled "The Singing Stone." On-site parking will accommodate 47 vehicles. Additional street parking is available.