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Dining Out: Menus Of Old San Jose

Chop Suey for 30 cents? Chow Mein for 35 cents? 15 cents for a cold beer? Too good to be true? Not in WWII era San Jose! Wish you could go back in time to get...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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Citizenship For Seniors Taught In Vietnamese

Students: Senior, Vietnamese ESL speakers Study: U.S. History & Civics Practice: Questions commonly asked on the application and citizenship...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Smart Phone For Seniors Taught In Mandarin

For senior Mandarin speakers with smart phones. You will practice: Internet Access Maps, Menu Music, Phone Settings Translation WeChat Register...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor, Room 125

Art docent shows what lurks behind a secret bookcase at the King Library

Art and Library History Tour: Drop-in's Welcome

Did you know that the Dr. Martin Luther King has 33 permanent art installations incorporated into the walls, shelves and ceiling? Each is designed and...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor

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Baby Lapsit Storytime

Babies learn and grow with new experiences. Enhance your baby’s brainpower and engage your little one with new sights, sounds and movement through books, songs...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Skeins of yarn in turquoise blue, light blue, pink, white and yellow, with the largest skein ( in hot pink) having two knitting needles going through and at a right diagonal with pointed ends outward.

Knitting & Crocheting For All Levels

Knitting & Crocheting for All Levels Bring your wools, your acrylics and your crochet or knitting needles*. Learn to make hats, scarves, socks, blankets...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Creating A Strong Resume

Drop-in to this workshop and receive help with creating a high-quality résumé, A Career Librarian will show you how to revise your resume to highlight your...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Taiwan Job Fair

Meet with recruiters from over 15 Taiwanese employers for career and internship opportunities. Junior, senior, graduate students and recent alumni are highly...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works

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Music In The Library

Relax and unwind as the guitar music of singer/songwriter Esther Young entertains and soothes you.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Near the Art Tables

Chinese dining out menu from the 1940's

Dining Out: Menus Of Old San Jose

Chop Suey for 30 cents? Chow Mein for 35 cents? 15 cents for a cold beer? Too good to be true? Not in WWII era San Jose! Wish you could go back in time to get...

Friday, April 19, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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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, April 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Earth Day Storytime & Craft

Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a reading of Earth Day, Birthday and by making your own Truffula Tree. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Chinese dining out menu from the 1940's

Dining Out: Menus Of Old San Jose

Chop Suey for 30 cents? Chow Mein for 35 cents? 15 cents for a cold beer? Too good to be true? Not in WWII era San Jose! Wish you could go back in time to get...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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Planning For Retirement With Trump’s Tax Plan

Join wealth manager Lee Michael Murphy, and real estate professional Edward Nunez, for an educational meeting regarding the essential aspects of creating a...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 255

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Game Garden Career Workshop

Game Garden is partnering with SJPL Works to host a game industry focused career development workshop! This event is intended for those looking to receive...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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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, April 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Drag Queen: 'Over the Rainbow' Storytime

Join us for Drag Queen 'Over the Rainbow' Storytime! Every 3rd Saturday of each month. This family friendly program will showcase stories that explore...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Coding 5K Challenge: JAVA (12-16 year olds) 7 Week Series

This is an introductory 7 week course (April 20-June 8. NO CLASS on May 25) to learn Java. Students will learn the basics of computer science and...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, King 125

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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, April 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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A Dramatic Reading Of Civil War Letters

Join us for a dramatic reading of selected passages from the 100 letters the author, Nick Adams,  great-grandfather sent back to his young family on...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 225, 2nd floor

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Reading To Children With Manju

Manju, our trained volunteer, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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ESL Conversation Club

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Teen Entrepreneurs Club

The Teen Entrepreneurs Club at the King Library aims to engage, expose, and inspire middle and high school students to pursue entrepreneurship. Each Saturday...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works, 3rd Floor & TeenHQ, Mezzanine

Reading to Children with Samantha

Bring your children to listen to stories and be read to by our trained volunteer, Samantha.  

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor