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How To Prepare For Another Downturn

Times are good. The stock market continues its bull run. The housing market is hot. The unemployment rate is low. How long will the good times last? What can...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works

Village Square Chess Club

Village Square Chess Club

All beginner to intermediate level players are welcome to attend our chess club and practice their skills in a casual, group environment. We will have teen...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Village Square Branch Library, Community Room

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Girls Who Code Club

We’re sorry. This event is currently full. No waiting list. Are you interested in learning how to code? Girls Who Code is a national non-profit, which teaches...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Calabazas Branch Library, Group Study Room

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Volunteer Away Your Fines As A Branch Buddy

Every now and then, libraries need a little extra love from the communities they serve. You can volunteer away your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour and...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library

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Minecraft Club

Have you ever wanted to be in a Minecraft club? Then this club is perfect for you! Meet with Ky to play Minecraft and discuss Minecraft strategies. Best of all...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Cambrian Branch Library, Community Room

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Volunteer Away Your Fines As A Branch Buddy

Every now and then, libraries need a little extra love from the communities they serve. You can volunteer away your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hillview Branch Library, Info Desk

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Reading to Children With Bascom Volunteer Stephanie

Come read stories with our volunteer Stephanie every Thursday night!

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Bascom Children's Area

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One-On-One Computer Help

Our Willow Glen Tech Mentor volunteers can help you with basic computer issues like: learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel; set...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Willow Glen Branch Library, Internet Cafe

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Pajama Storytime

Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and join us for an evening filled with bedtime stories and songs. Whole families are invited to this fun event.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Joyce Ellington Branch Library

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Resume and Job Interview Assistance

Are you looking for a new job? Would you like to get feedback on your current resume or get help designing a new one? Would you like to get tips on...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Valley Branch Library, Group Study Room B

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Intermediate Line Dancing

The Line Dancing Class is designed for intermediate level participants. No pre-registration is necessary for this free class.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room

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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...

Friday, May 24, 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, May 24, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Nana Y Yo: Early Learning Readiness Program

We are offering a FREE two day program for 36 weeks. The “Nana Y Yo” Early Learning Readiness (ELR) is a relationship and play based program for informal...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Community Room

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Nana y Yo: Early Learning Readiness Program

We are offering a FREE two day program for 36 weeks. The “Nana Y Yo” Early Learning Readiness (ELR) is a relationship and play based program for informal...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library

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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, May 24, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Bilingual English-Russian Reading To Children

Our trained volunteer will read to your children in English and Russian. Join us every Friday in the picture book area.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
West Valley Branch Library, Children's Picture Book Area

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Yoga Friday

Please join us for a free Yoga class that is suitable for beginners. Dress comfortably. We have yoga mats to loan you!

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Alviso Branch Library, Community Room

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Mandarin Conversation Club

Whether you are a beginning or advanced learner, join us at our club to improve your Mandarin conversation skills.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Berryessa Branch Library, Group Study Room C

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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, May 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 2

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Reading To Children With Gabby

Join us on Friday afternoons 1:00 in the Children's Area/ Family Place for stories with our volunteer Gabby. Choose some stories to listen to with...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Evergreen Branch Library, Children's Area

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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, May 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room

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ESL Book Club

Each month Bascom’s ESL Book Club will come together to discuss a pre-selected book that has been read by all participants.  Enjoy practicing your English...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 2

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Computer Basics English-Vietnamese

Computer Basics provides new computer users with the essential knowledge and skills in order to make use of a computer. The program includes online tutorials...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, FLC Room

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ESL Class Level 1 Low Begining Listening-Speaking

Students will work with partners or in groups to practice speaking from dialogues.  Handouts given by the teacher. Learn basic skills. Book Stand Out...

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Classroom