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

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Homework Club

Volunteers will be available to help children in Grades K-8 with their homework Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Free. No registration required.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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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, May 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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, May 29, 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, May 29, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Conversation Café - Korean

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. May/June offerings:  Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi,...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Homework Club

Volunteers will be available to help children in Grades K-8 with their homework Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Free. No registration required.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Conversation Café - Russian

May/June offerings: Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian and Turkish Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Grow Smart: Wealth-Building Tactics For Small Business Owners

How are you building wealth for you and your workers?  Have you considered establishing a retirement plan, but don't know where to start?  In...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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

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Conversation Café - Punjabi

May/June offerings: Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian and Turkish Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor, Room 390

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Conversation Café - Punjabi

May/June offerings: Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian and Turkish Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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, May 31, 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 31, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

ant made with a spoon

Spoon Bugs

Kids will have fun making insects such as ants, ladybugs and dragonflies with plastic spoons and paints.

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

Black and White Coloring Sheet

Summer Coloring

Take some time to decompress and get creative this summer with our community coloring posters in the library and even grab some coloring sheets to...

Saturday, June 1, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ

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 1, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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Conversation Café - Polish

March/April offerings:  Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian and Turkish Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE...

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Reading Buddies With Samantha

Kids in grades K-4 practice their reading skills with trained volunteers. Volunteers listen to children in grades K-4 who want to practice their reading...

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st floor