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Classes/DIY/Educational Programs

  • Euphrat Museum of Art: Sacred Terrain Exhibit
    Euphrat Museum of Art: Sacred Terrain Exhibit
    Wed, Jan 31
    Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino
    Jan 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Jan 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Sacred Terrain explores the beauty and healing powers of plants and the natural world and our need to honor and protect both. Artwork by Laurin Chichkanoff, Barnali Ghosh, Meesha Goldberg, Liz Hickok, Pantea Karimi, Katherine Levin-Lau, Favianna Rodriguez, and May Shei.
  • One Edible Green Thing (led by Peter Ruddock)
    One Edible Green Thing (led by Peter Ruddock)
    Mon, Mar 04
    Gilroy Library
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Gilroy Library , 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Gilroy Library , 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Join local sustainable food advocate Peter Ruddock for a discussion of food and the environment. Peter will talk about what farmers, producers, and you can do to grow, make, and eat in tune with the environment followed by a discussion with the audience.
  • Electrify Your Life: BayREN
    Electrify Your Life: BayREN
    Wed, Mar 06
    Sunnyvale Library
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Are you concerned about indoor air quality? Do you want to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels? Learn how you can transform your house into a healthy and efficient home, with our Electrify Your Life speaker series. This session will feature the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).
  • Virtual Cook-Along with Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau
    Virtual Cook-Along with Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau
    Thu, Mar 07
    Virtual Event
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Anne-Marie Bonneau, author of The Zero Waste Chef cookbook, will demonstrate how to make pasta with a handful of ingredients in this virtual cook-along. Together, we’ll make pasta from scratch with a fresh spinach pesto topping.
  • K-8th Grade Environmental Career Fair at the County Office of Ed
    K-8th Grade Environmental Career Fair at the County Office of Ed
    Sat, Mar 09
    Santa Clara County Office of Education
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM
    Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM
    Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131, USA
    Embark on an exciting and educational journey with the Santa Clara County Office of Education in support of Silicon Valley Reads, as we present a unique K-8 Education & Career Fair focused on environmental sustainability and conservation careers!
  • Master Gardeners: Plan Your Tomato Garden
    Master Gardeners: Plan Your Tomato Garden
    Sat, Mar 09
    Gilroy Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Grow your own tomato garden! Learn how to increase your success with correct planting methods, pest control, irrigation, soil management and fertilizer to produce healthy and productive plants. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.
  • How to Plan a Vegetable Garden
    How to Plan a Vegetable Garden
    Sat, Mar 09
    Santa Clara Central Park Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
    Learn from a Santa Clara County Master Gardener about how to plan your vegetable garden.
  • Zero Waste Chef Cooking Demonstration
    Zero Waste Chef Cooking Demonstration
    Sat, Mar 09
    Morgan Hill Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    Join the Morgan Hill Library and the author of the book Zero Waste Chef, Anne Marie Bonneau. During this demonstration, Ann Marie will demonstrate the basics of fermentation with sauerkraut and kombucha.
  • Mend to End Waste: A Green Fashion Trend
    Mend to End Waste: A Green Fashion Trend
    Sun, Mar 10
    Saratoga Library
    Mar 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    Learn how to reduce your fashion waste by mending your clothes rather than tossing them.
  • Zero Waste Chef Cooking Demonstration
    Zero Waste Chef Cooking Demonstration
    Sun, Mar 10
    Cupertino Library
    Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Join Cupertino Library and the author of the book Zero Waste Chef, Anne Marie Bonneau. During this demonstration, Anne Marie will show us how to use veggies around our kitchens to create a delicious soup.
  • Create Bows and Flowers
    Create Bows and Flowers
    Mon, Mar 11
    Sunnyvale Library
    Mar 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Mar 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Come repurpose old magazines into beautiful flowers or fun bows for packages! This program is for grades 3 to 8.
  •  Disaster Preparedness for Teens with the San Jose Office of Emergency Management
     Disaster Preparedness for Teens with the San Jose Office of Emergency Management
    Tue, Mar 12
    Joyce Ellington Branch Library, San Jose
    Mar 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Joyce Ellington Branch Library, San Jose, 491 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
    Mar 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Joyce Ellington Branch Library, San Jose, 491 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
    The San Jose Office of Emergency Management will present on the importance of emergency preparedness and Go Bags. Following, there will be a Go Bag activity.
  • Family Biking with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Family Biking with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Wed, Mar 13
    Joyce Ellington Branch Library & Virtual
    Mar 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Joyce Ellington Branch Library & Virtual, 491 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
    Mar 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Joyce Ellington Branch Library & Virtual, 491 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
    Learn how to bike safely with kids of any age in this 1-hour class that can be done in person or online. We’ll cover gear and equipment options to help you have safe and enjoyable riding adventures! Presentation followed by time for Q & A.
  • Do-It-Yourself Terrarium!
    Do-It-Yourself Terrarium!
    Thu, Mar 14
    Saratoga Library
    Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    Make your own terrarium! These mini glass containers house slow-growing plants and are easy to maintain. Come to the library and put together a terrarium of your own, all supplies provided.
  • Build Your Own Solar Powered Car
    Build Your Own Solar Powered Car
    Thu, Mar 14
    Sunnyvale Library
    Mar 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Mar 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Learn about solar energy by building your own solar powered car. This program is for children in grades 3 to 8.
  • Family Biking with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Family Biking with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Fri, Mar 15
    Virtual Event
    Mar 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Mar 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Learn how to bike safely with kids of any age in this 1-hour class that can be done in person or online. We’ll cover gear and equipment options to help you have safe and enjoyable riding adventures! Presentation followed by time for Q & A with experienced family riders who are ready to share their e
  • Intro to E-Bikes by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Intro to E-Bikes by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Fri, Mar 15
    Virtual Event
    Mar 15, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Mar 15, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Thinking about getting an e-bike? Wondering about what all the fuss is about? Not sure what kind of e-bike might be right for you? Did you buy an e-bike, but you're feeling a little intimidated about riding it? Join Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for an evening about e-bikes!
  • EV Ride & Drive!
    EV Ride & Drive!
    Sat, Mar 16
    Sunnyvale Community Center
    Mar 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, USA
    Curious about Electric Vehicles (EVs)? Experience EVs and take one for a test drive or ride. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in, ride, or drive EVs to experience the joy of switching to electric firsthand. Have all your questions answered!
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