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Art Meets Math: Flexagons and More!

Have fun with math and create works of art as you learn to make a hexaflexagon. Hexaflexagon is a folded paper polygon that changes appearance as you flex the...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
East San José Carnegie Branch Library

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INSIDERS: Geometric Art

Join us for a relaxing time at the library where you make your own geometric art piece! Come in for some fun networking, crafting, learn from speakers in the...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 2nd Floor, Room 255

Pete G. Magic Show

 Enjoy the magic of Pete G., then learn a trick and become a magician’s assistant! Join us with the whole family for a fun event.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Alviso Branch Library

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Teen Entrepreneurs Club

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ - Mezzanine & SJPL Works - Third Floor

Selma Movie Poster with Dr King in front of a distant crowd

MLK Day Film Screening: Selma

Please join us for a screening of Selma. Civil-rights activists march from Selma, AL, to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans in this...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Joyce Ellington Branch Library, Community Room

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Conversation Café - Persian

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. January/February offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, ...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Chess Club At Seven Trees Library

Special programs offer to Children and Young Adult, on the 1st and 3rd Saturday. Come to have fun and make friends.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Seven Trees Branch Library

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Knitting Club

Would you like to learn to Knit?  We have a group of experienced knitters ready to share their skill and knowledge.  Or maybe you are a skilled...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Almaden Branch Library, Program Room

Chess Board Set Up With Pieces For Game

Chess Club

Join our Chess Club! Play and learn chess basics and tactics. Boards and pieces are provided.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hillview Branch Library, Children's Area

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Breathing & Meditation

We are immersed in numerous activities, like care of family, working with tough deadlines, etc. which may lead to some negative emotions, low energy, lack of...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Village Square Branch Library, Group Study Room 2

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Game Zone! Board Games For Kids

Children and families are invited to join us every Saturday from 4:00-5:50 to play fun board games. Bring your friends or come and make new ones!

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
West Valley Branch Library, Group Study Room B

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Fratello Marionettes: Aladdin

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the holiday season? Join the fun with our puppet extravaganza  from  Fratello Marionettes.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Evergreen Branch Library

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ESL Class Level 2 High Beginning Ready to Write 1

Writing class

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Room

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Coding with Python for Kids

Children in 3rd thru 7th grades will learn the fundamentals of python coding and apply them by working on projects like Basic game design, Modern art creations...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Village Square Branch Library, Community Room

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Python Ages 9-12

CLASS IS FULL. Every Saturday, children ages 9-12 will learn the fundamentals of coding, data types, Boolean, if and else statements and try out cool Python...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, King 125, First Floor

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CS4U (Grades 5-7) at Pearl Avenue Library

CS4U is a fun, computer science class series that introduces children to computer science and prepares students for American Computer Science League contests....

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Community Room

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Friends Of The West Valley Branch Library Book Sale!

Our Friends' Book Sale is on Saturday (10-4 pm) and Sunday (12-3pm) where you will discover gently used books, DVDs and much more!  West Valley...

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
West Valley Branch Library, Community Room

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Free Afternoon Snacks

Join us at Educational Park Branch Library for delicious and nutritious snacks! This program is geared towards kids and teens ages 2-17. Free. No...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room

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Homework Club

Need help with your homework? Local teen and adult volunteers are available to assist students with all their homework needs, including reading, reading...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room

Four Kids Enjoying Food

Free Afternoon Snacks

Join us at the Alum Rock Library for delicious and nutritious snacks! This program is geared towards kids and teens ages 2-17. Free. No...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library

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Math Tutoring (K-9th grade)

Are you struggling with your child with math homework?  We have teens at the library ready to help students, Kindergarten through 9th grade....

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Almaden Branch Library, Program Room

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Weekly Problem-Solving Math Class

Registration is FULL. Drop-ins may be allowed if there is space. The goal of this weekly class series is to instill a love of learning math into children from...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Calabazas Branch Library, Group Study Room

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Homework Club

Need help with your homework? A trained volunteer will be available to help children in K-8 grades with their homework. No registration required. Homework...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hillview Branch Library

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Reading To Children

Our trained volunteer reads to children in the Children’s Area! Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with the reader, and they can choose the stories they...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Village Square Branch Library

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Drawing For Beginners

Do you enjoy drawing? Have you always wanted to learn how? Come join our basic drawing program! This class will prepare students to understand the language of...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tully Community Branch Library