- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
The World Book (Encyclopedia) Student Online [electronic resource] offers research tools, biography information, geographical information, quizzes and activities, images and videos. These resources are helpful for students in grades K-12, and can provide valuable resources for homework assignments.
Signing in is possible on your home computer using your library card Barcode and Pin number. If you need help signing in call the reference librarian at your nearest library.
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Do your children need help with homework? If yes, bring them to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library's Homework Club. The King Library's Homework Club meets on Mondays from 3:00-5:00PM in the Exploration Room and is for children in Grades 1-8. Our wonderful volunteers will be on hand to give students homework assistance in many subjects.
In these challenging economic times, it’s more important than ever to have a financial plan. Thanks to the Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County residents will have an opportunity to get free financial planning advice and attend educational workshops at the Silicon Valley Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am to 5 pm at the King Library. Free parking is available at the Fourth/St. John Garage (50 N. Fourth St. between St. John Street and Santa Clara Street), less than two blocks from the library.
The event is open to the public and features more than 50 Certified Financial Planners who will provide no-strings attached services and private consultations on topics such as budgeting, getting out of debt, income taxes, dealing with a mortgage, paying for college, estate planning and insurance, among many other topics.
Educational workshops will also be scheduled throughout the day:
There is no cost for the consultations. Attendees will not be asked for a phone number, credit card or address. Volunteer Certified Financial Planners will not sell products and services, or give out business cards. Walk-ins are welcome, but online registration is recommended.
The one week out of the year that college students love and hate is finally here, finals week. This is the time of the year where many students load up on caffeine, and begin to hit the books. For the students who kept up all semester and understood class, this week will be a walk in the park. As for those students who went to that party one weekend or missed class that one day, this week will be no piece of cake.
No matter which situation pertains to the student, some sort of studying will need to be done. Students will open up their books this week, and in some cases, it may be the first time that they do that this entire semester. If this is the case, a lot more study hours are going to be required of them in order to receive the passing grade they will be striving for.
Can't find a good place to study? In many cases, students have a difficult time finding a place to study without any distractions. A roommate may play loud music all day in the dorm, a younger sibling may play video games at home, these and many other situations can lead to a lack of concentration on studying. Don't worry we have the perfect solution for a student's struggle of finding the right place to study.
What better place to get studying done that at a local San Jose Public Library Branch. All of the branches in the San Jose Public Library system offer study rooms that students, as well as the general public, can reserve in advance to get their studying or any other work done. The branches also include a "Quiet Room" in case of an event where a person is not able to book a study room because of full bookings. So students come into your local branch in order to study and be free of distractions. Remember the quietness is on us!