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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...

Tuesday, June 25, 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...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Toddler Storytime & Stay And Play

Toddlers start building skills needed to learn and succeed in school in a fun way. Through music and movement activities and the fun of books, they discover...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Paper Craft Of Roses

National Rose Month: Rose-Themed Papercrafts

Come and join the TeenHQ in celebrating National Rose Month by creating rose-themed papercrafts! TeenHQ events are open for for middle and high school...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Professional Headshots

If you need a professional-looking profile picture come to this event where we will take your photo with our studio equipment....

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third 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...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Programa Básico de Emprendimiento

Program only available in Spanish.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Tercer Piso

Historical photograph of first pride parade

Stonewall Uprising Documentary Screening

Please join us for a screening of  the documentary film Stonewall Uprising in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and in...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225 - Second 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...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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Preschool Storytime And Stay & Play

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 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...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

US flag waving in a blue sky

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, June 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

Two Senior Asian Women Using A Smart Phone Perhaps to Take A Picture

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, June 27, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 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, June 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor

Women Sitting With Baby Reading A Book

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, June 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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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, June 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Drop-In Resume Review

Drop-in and have your resume reviewed so that you land that next big interview. Bring a printed copy of your resume and the job description you are applying...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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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, June 27, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

Animated person reading to animated children

Reading To Children With Clara (Bilingual English and Spanish)

Bring your kids to our library to enjoy one-on-one interaction with Clara, a trained Reading to Children volunteer.  The Reading to Children program is a...

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Affordable Housing Discussion Panel

Join California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA to discuss equitable and inclusive solutions to the housing crisis. Emphasis will be placed on listening and...

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225

The Little Mermaid Poster

Friday Movie Fun

Come relax with the family and enjoy a fun movie, The Little Mermaid. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.  In this movie, a young mermaid...

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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, June 29, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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Friends Of The Dr. King Library Book Sale

WHEN? Usually the last weekend of every month Saturdays– 10 am to 5 pm, $1.50 hard covers, $1.00 soft covers Sundays – 1 pm to 5 pm, $7 a bag day (...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Patio