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Virtual Reality For Teens

Experience the digital world like never before in our Virtual Reality using the Oculus Rift. Learn how to use our virtual reality equipment, try a virtual...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Evergreen Branch Library, Teen Room

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Teens Reach Meeting/Activities

Join our Teens Reach for a meeting or event every month! Make a difference in the library by joining TeensReach! Make New Friends Plan Library Events...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Teen Room

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Robot Hour

Have you ever driven a robot? Come drive Teen HQ's VEX IQ robot through obstacle courses and learn more about the upcoming robotics program!  TeenHQ...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ Mezzanine

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Learn to Code: Python Coding Class For Kids And Teens

The jobs of the future are in computer science.  This program will teach children, ages 10 and up, the basics of Python coding while allowing them to...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center

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Teens Reach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room

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Taste the World: Snacks From Around The World

Sample snacks from around the world. Enjoy snacks from a different country each month, and test your knowledge about the featured country with a quiz! TeenHQ...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Teens Reach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a leader in the library. For more...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cambrian Branch Library, Teen Room

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Teens Reach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a leader in the library. For more...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Village Square Branch Library, Community Room

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Virtual Reality: Open House

Experience the digital world like never before in our Virtual Reality Open House. Learn how to use our virtual reality equipment, try a virtual reality...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Dungeons & Dragons For Teens

Attn All Teens! Do you still have an imagination? Or are you asking yourself, "What is this imagination you speak of? Do tell!" Its not something I can tell...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 2

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Teens Reach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets once every third Friday of the month. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Alviso Branch Library, Teen Room

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Teens Reach Meeting & Make Ice Cream In A Bag

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours and be a leader in the library. For more...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Santa Teresa Branch Library, Community Room

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Nintendo Play!

Do you love to play video games?  Relax and play at the library with your friends. 

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Almaden Branch Library, Teen Room

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Teens Reach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. Get involved, earn volunteer hours, and be a leader in the library. For more...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Seven Trees Branch Library, Teen Room

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Basic Computer Help

Do you have questions about using a computer? Do you want to learn how to set up an email account, surf the web or do something else on a computer? Drop-in for...

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, Tech Center

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Drop-in Makerspace Training

Would you like to learn or get a refresher on how to use a 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machine or any other equipment at the TeenHQ makerspace? Come to...

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Book Club: The League of Extraordinary Readers

We're a YA Book Club that does everything from having book club discussions, meeting YA authors at events in the Bay Area, and attending geeky conventions....

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization with a well-tested curriculum.  To learn more about Girls Who Code, please visit girlswhocode.com...

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room

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Nintendo Play

Love to play video games?  Try our new Nintendo switch with the latest games in our Teen Room. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Almaden Branch Library, Teen Room

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Teen Art Surprise Challenge

Teens, test your creative thinking with this fun artistic challenge! Create something new from various materials and show off your designs.

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library

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The Pawsome Project

Our goal is to introduce shelter and foster dogs who are in need of love and attention with our local teens. Come out for some interactive playtime at the...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Teen Room

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Game On! Wii for Teens & Tweens

Teens & tweens, get your "game on!"  Come hang out, meet people, and play Wii video games. Bring your friends! We've got classic games like Mario...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Santa Teresa Branch Library, Community Room

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Evergreen Teens Reach Meeting

This leadership and volunteer service group for teens ages 13-18 meets monthly. For Evergreen Teens Reach members, our monthly meeting will occur on the 3rd...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room

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Learn to Code: Python Coding Class For Kids And Teens

The jobs of the future are in computer science.  This program will teach children, ages 10 and up, the basics of Python coding while allowing them to...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center

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Virtual Reality: Fruit Ninja & Smoothies

Try out the Library’s Oculus Rift headset and Touch Controllers! Enjoy a delicious smoothie and take advantage of our virtual reality headset to compete with...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine