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Reading Buddies

Kids in grades K-3 practice their reading skills with teen volunteers. Trained teen volunteers listen to children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Santa Teresa Branch Library, Community Room

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EV3 Robotics and A.I. Summer Camp: Session 2

Join Anwesha for a fun time using Lego EV3 Robotics and learning about Artificial Intelligence! This summer camp runs for 2 weeks. Please bring a laptop or an...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Cambrian Branch Library, Community Room 1st floor

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Needle Felting For Beginners

Create felted figures in this fun felting workshop for adults, teens and seniors. Supplies will be provided. No registration required! Ages 13+ please

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Family Learning Center (FLC) Room

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Mad Science: Kitchen Chemistry

Create chemical reactions in the kitchen! Students will be introduced to the virtual laboratory we call a kitchen in a novel and practical application of...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rose Garden Branch Library

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Game Zone For Tweens ages 8 - 12

Explore a world of gaming with the Virtual Reality (HTC VIVE), Nintendo Switch, and other exciting games! Invite your friends and hangout after school at the...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, Community Room

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Read Write Discover

Read, Write, Discover is a summer program where 1st-8th grade students are tutored in reading, reading comprehension, and writing. This program will help...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tully Community Branch Library

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Children's Discovery Museum - Secret Agent Science

Become a science detective who uncovers clues and follows great leads! Gather all the tools and knowledge needed to lift fingerprints, analyze handwriting,...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Vineland Branch Library, Community Room

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Reading To Children With Ms. Kit

Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 3:00pm in the Children's Area/ Family Place for stories with our volunteer Ms. Kit. Choose some stories to...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Almaden Branch Library, Children's Area

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Bay Area Bikemobile @ East San Jose Carnegie Branch

Has your bike been making strange sounds? Got flat tires? Worn-down parts? Faulty brakes? Come to the Bay Area BikeMobile for free help with fixing your bike...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
East San José Carnegie Branch Library, Outside Parking Lot; In case of rain: Community Room

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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, July 23, 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, July 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Teen Tuesdays

It's summer time! Bring your friends and hang with us in our community room as we watch movies, play video games, do crafts, eat snacks etc. We will open up...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bascom Branch Library, Community Room

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Summer Chess Camp for Kids

Children ages 8-11 who already know how to play chess but want to improve their chess-playing skills are invited to the West Valley Branch Library's Summer...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
West Valley Branch Library, Group Study Room B

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U.S. Citizenship Mock Interview

Practice your citizenship interview! To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test.  During the citizenship mock...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Edenvale Branch Library, Community Room

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U.S. Citizenship Class

Are you in the process of becoming a United States citizen? We can give you information regarding the Naturalization Process: Who can apply What...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Edenvale Branch Library, Community Room

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Read, Write, Discover

THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD ON 07/16. PROGRAM will resume on 07/18. THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.  No more participants will be accepted. Read Write...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Bascom 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...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Educational Park Branch Library, Community Room

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ESL Writing Class

ESL learners will be taught different practical writing skills. This FREE ESL Writing class is specially designed for English-as-a-Second-Language learners to...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Tully Community Branch Library, Family Learning Center Classroom

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Math Olympiad Club

Prepare for the most prestigious math competition, or get better at mathematics! We use real competition math problems. Elementary school students grades 3-5...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
West Valley Branch Library, Community Room

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Virtual Reality With Oculus Rift

Experience the digital world like never before in our Virtual Reality using the Oculus Rift. Learn how to use our virtual reality equipment, try a virtual...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Evergreen Branch Library, Community Room

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Basic Vietnamese Computer Class/ Lớp Dạy Vi Tính Căn Bản

Learn how to use a computer and navigate the internet. Receive instruction in Vietnamese in a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Word,...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Tully Community Branch Library

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Bilingual Family Storytime! / Hora de cuentos bilingüe en familia

On Tuesday, July 16, please join us for the special interactive Family program: Cascada de Flores ,Tue. July 16,  5 p.m. Come join and enjoy stories,...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
East San José Carnegie Branch Library, Community Room

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Read Write Discover

Read, Write, Discover is a summer program where 1st-8th grade students are tutored in reading, reading comprehension, and writing. This program helps students...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Joyce Ellington Branch Library, Community Room

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime is designed to accommodate a mix of ages and invites the entire family to participate in early literacy activities such as stories, songs,...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Village Square Branch Library, Community Room

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime is designed to accommodate a mix of ages and invites the entire family to participate in early literacy activities such as stories, songs,...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Rose Garden Branch Library, Family Place, Second Floor