​​​​5:30pm

2nd Wednesday of each Month

Fireside Room

​All ages are welcome, and you do not need to have finished the book to participate!

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Knit and Crochet Group

Book Club

The Friends group sponsors special events as well as ongoing activities. We invite you to join in some or all of these activities:


Book Sale

Book Club


​Please see a link to the full schedule at the bottom of the page.

Pearl Avenue Branch Library

4270 Pearl Avenue

​San Jose, CA 95136

408-808-3053

ACTIVITIES

Friends of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library

November: The Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Inspired by the real-life Kate Warne, first female Pinkerton detective. She was hired by Allan Pinkerton himself in 1856 to fight crime and solve cases in Chicago. Within a handful of years, she was so successful that he established a Bureau of Female Detectives and put her in charge of it. She helped save Abraham Lincoln’s life en route to his inauguration, and she worked undercover as a spy for the Union. 

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/25/520448433/girl-in-disguise-is-a-spunky-spy-saga

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Warne

The Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library
BOOK SALE

Fundraising Event​​

October:  They May Not Mean To But They Do by Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine now explores the quandaries of eldercare through the eyes of a vibrant matriarch who has no interest in aging gracefully. Joy Bergman has stood by her husband for nearly a lifetime, but as he slips further into dementia and their finances dwindle, she faces exasperating choices. When their well-intentioned children try to intervene, they aren’t prepared for their mother’s rebellious streak, especially when an old flame enters her life. A radiant, compassionate look at three generations --- including in-laws, ex-in-laws and same-sex spouses --- THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO is a modern take on timeless questions of love and loyalty.
Click here to open the Reading Guide.

October: They May not Mean To But they Do by Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine now explores the quandaries of eldercare through the eyes of a vibrant matriarch who has no interest in aging gracefully. Joy Bergman has stood by her husband for nearly a lifetime, but as he slips further into dementia and their finances dwindle, she faces exasperating choices. When their well-intentioned children try to intervene, they aren’t prepared for their mother’s rebellious streak, especially when an old flame enters her life. A radiant, compassionate look at three generations --- including in-laws, ex-in-laws and same-sex spouses --- THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO is a modern take on timeless questions of love and loyalty.
Click here to open the Reading Guide.

3:00pm

Every Wednesday

Fireside Room


Come meet other knitters and crocheters and have fun sharing your favorite craft with others. We meet from 3:00 to about 4:30pm every Wednesday afternoon. Work on your own projects or on charity projects. All levels are welcome!  THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS (MARCH, 2017)
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October 7, 2017​

10am-4pm      $5 Bag Sale 3-4pm

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