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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, January 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Knitting for All Levels

Knitting for All Levels Bring your wools, your acrylics and your knitting needles*. Learn to make hats, scarves, socks, blankets, maybe even a sweater....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 392

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Virtual Reality: Open House

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

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Reading to Children with Treasure

Our trained volunteer, Treasure, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Storytime & Craft

Join us to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and his most famous “I Have a Dream” speech! Children ages 5 and up are welcome to participate in...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room

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Conversation Café - Polish

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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Conversation Café - Portuguese

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Drop-in Makerspace Training

Would you like to learn or get a refresher on how to use a 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machine or any other equipment at the TeenHQ makerspace? Come to...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Drag Queen: 'Over the Rainbow' Storytime

Join us for Drag Queen 'Over the Rainbow' Storytime! Every 3rd Saturday of each month. This family friendly program will showcase stories that explore...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room

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Conversation Café - Japanese

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Reading to Children with Manju

Manju, our trained volunteer, will be reading to children of all ages in the Children's Room. Come listen to some wonderful stories!

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st 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...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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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

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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

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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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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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Beginning ESL Class

Do you want to speak English? If you are an adult who lives or works in San Jose, please call (408) 808-2361 to sign up for testing to take the class. ...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (All day) to Monday, February 4, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Partners in Reading Office, 1st Floor

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Intermediate ESL Class

Do you want to speak English better? If you are an adult who lives or works in San Jose, please call (408) 808-2361 to sign up for testing to take the class....

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (All day) to Monday, February 4, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Partners in Reading Office, 1st Floor

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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, January 22, 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, January 22, 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, January 22, 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, January 22, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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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, January 23, 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. January/February offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, ...

Wednesday, January 23, 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, January 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine