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Yoga for Body and Mind

No matter our age, we encounter challenges as we move through our daily lives. With the right mindset and tools, these opportunities help us grow adn feel...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Village Square Branch Library, Community Room

 Senator Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign memorabilia

Historic Political Campaign: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Presidential...

The California Room presents a special exhibit designed by California Room staff, Ralph Pearce. Revisit Senator Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign on...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Special Collections ~ California Room, 5th Floor

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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, November 15, 2018 - 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, November 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Preschool Storytime and Stay and Play

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tully Community Branch Library, Children Area

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Tiempo Para Mi Grupo De Apoyo Para Mujeres

Venga y acompáñenos en este grupo en español para informarse acerca de los programas y recursos que ofrecemos en las Bibliotecas Públicas de San José y...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hillview Branch Library, Family Learning Center Classroom

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Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors

Opening Doors is a leadership and advocacy program designed for Latino parents with children between 0 - 5 years old. It contains five sessions based on recent...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Community Room

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Reading to Children

Miss Stephanie reads to children in the Doris Dillon Reading Room. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with her, and they can choose the stories they wish to...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Almaden Branch Library

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Community Conversation

We want to hear from you!  Join us for a conversation.  This conversation is a chance for us to better understand your aspirations for the community...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Village Square Branch Library

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Drop-in Resume & Job Search Assistance

Drop-in and receive help with creating a high-quality résumé, preparing for job interviews, and filling out job applications. Services are provided by an SJPL...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Preschool Storytime with 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...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Seven Trees Branch Library, Children's Area

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ESL Class (Beginning and Intermediate levels)

Students will develop English language skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, pronunciation and more to obtain and maintain jobs,...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
East San José Carnegie Branch Library, Community 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...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Almaden Branch Library, Program Room

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U.S. Citizenship Test Preparartion

Are you studying for your U.S. Naturalization interview?  Please join our U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation.  In this class,  you will be...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center (FLC) Room

ESL Converstaion Club

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...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Group Study Room 1

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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...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Vineland Branch Library, Community Room

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Full Bloom Book Club

Note: due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Full Bloom Book Club will be meeting Nov. 15, instead. Please join us for an interesting afternoon of literary...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rose Garden Branch Library, Group Study Room, Second Floor

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Domestic Violence Information Session

Alum Rock Branch Library is hosting AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement) for an information session on Domestic Violence. The information will...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, Family Learning Center (FLC) Room

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Thanksgiving Story and Craft

Join us for a Turkey Day Story and Crafts!  Children will listen to a story about giving thanks with loved ones, then show their own gratitude by making...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Bascom Branch Library

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Line Dancing

Join our wonderful volunteer instructor Audrey Chen for free Line Dancing classes! Have fun and enjoy music performing calorie-burning dance movements! Free...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Calabazas Branch Library, Community Room

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Game Day

CANCELED Nov. 15 & Nov. 22. School age children are invited to participate in this fun after school program happening every Thursday. Play table...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Berryessa Branch Library, Community Room

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Reading to Children

Let your children listen to stories read by our volunteer in the Children’s Area of the library. No appointment is necessary — just drop in!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seven Trees Branch Library, Children Area

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Free Afternoon Snacks

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hillview Branch Library

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Matinee Movie Thursdays

Join us each Thursday after school for popcorn and a movie in the Community Room!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hillview Branch Library, Community Room

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Homework Center at Alviso Branch Library

Free  homework tutoring is offered in English and Spanish for grades K-12.  Parent must register the child at first session. Registration forms are...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Alviso Branch Library, Community Room