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The Princeton Review is Proctoring a Free ACT Exam for Almaden Valley High School Students

logo: The Princeton ReviewThe Princeton Review is proctoring a free ACT test and offering a free personalized performance report for high school students in Almaden Valley. (ACT is a national college admissions examination.)

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how you will score on a full-length practice ACT exam that simulates real test conditions.

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Magic Around the World by Phil Ackerly Coming to Almaden Valley

Magic Around the World by Phil AckerlyPhil Ackerly, Master Magician, will debut his new Summer library show – Magic Around the World – here in Almaden Valley.

Kids will receive Phil’s PASSPORT to magic. Witness new tricks, illusions, and comedy that Phil has created especially for his Summer shows.

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Uncle Jer’s Bee Show in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

Uncle Jer's Bee ShowEnjoy learning all about the intriguing society of bees in a most entertaining way with Uncle Jer’s Bee Show.

Uncle Jer is bringing two observation hives containing live bees, frames of wax and honey, and honey samples for you to taste.

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Doug Nolan of Rock Steady Juggling and Eco-Tainment is Coming to Almaden Valley

logo: Rock Steady Juggling and Eco-TainmentPerformer and Educator Doug Nolan delights people of all ages with his Rock Steady Juggling and Eco-Tainment show.

Doug will wow you with his juggling virtuosity, comical antics, and audience participation – while sharing his passion for taking care of the Earth.

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The Corny Crow Show with Steve Chaney in Almaden Valley

The Corny Crow Show with Steve ChaneyVentriloquist, Steve Chaney, is coming to Almaden Valley with with The Corny Crow Show. Corny and Steve visit 50 libraries annually presenting a fun and entertaining program for all ages.

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Rob Soul’s Kids & Chess Coming to Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

logo: Kids & ChessRob Soul, from Kids & Chess, is offering free introductory chess classes for beginners in Almaden Valley.

Rob teaches beginning students of all ages with proven curriculum that features a high level of interactivity and emphasizes strong chess fundamentals.

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East Bay Vivarium’s Traveling Reptile Program Coming to Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

photo: East Bay VivariumEast Bay Vivarium Traveling Reptile Program features between 20 and 30 reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids.

The program typically brings along an assortment of creepies, crawlies, and critters, including tarantulas, frogs, lizards, turtles, spiders, scorpions, and snakes. The program is very exciting and perfectly safe. Children will also learn a little natural history, animal husbandry, and safety.

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San Jose’s Citywide 2011 Teen Talent Show Finale in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

logo: Teen Talent ShowWatch teens ages 12-18 compete in the 2011 Teen Talent Show finale. Performances may include singing, dancing, comedy, magic, or other special talent.

All performers are the first and second place winners of the six local branch competitions. Each individual or group contestant will perform for up to 5 minutes.

Performances will be judged on a 10-point scale in the following four categories: (1) stage presence, (2) originality, (3) audience response, and (4) professionalism. Winners receive cash prizes of $250 for First Place, $150 for Second Place, and $50 for Third Place.

San Jose’s Citywide 2011 Teen Talent Show grand finale is at Almaden Branch Library in the Community Room on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 3-5pm. Come early and bring your family and friends to cheer on your favorite performers. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Children’s Discovery Museum’s Laboratory Stories in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

logo: Children's Discovery Museum of San JoseChildren’s Discovery Museum will create a laboratory for young scientists to investigate chemical reactions with dry ice as they solve a dilemma presented within a folktale.

Laboratory Stories stimulates kids to explore the wonders of science. The program integrates language arts and science with interactive experiments that:

  • Develop experimental design and problem-solving skills
  • Promote essentials of observation
  • Spark student curiosity

This event will be held at the Almaden Branch Library inside the Program Room on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 3:30-5:00pm. [THIS EVENT IS CLOSED] The program is for children ages 5-12.

Having the Children’s Discovery Museum’s Laboratory Stories program in Almaden Valley was made possible through the generous contributions of the Friends of the Almaden Branch Library.