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Coffee With Business Advisers

CANCELLED 3/20/2019 Come and meet with expert business advisers with real world experience who help local businesses. These sit downs will cover many...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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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, March 20, 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. March/April offerings:  French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish,...

Wednesday, March 20, 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, March 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Virtual Reality: Fruit Ninja & Smoothies

Try out the Library’s Oculus Rift headset and Touch Controllers! Enjoy a delicious smoothie and take advantage of our virtual reality headset to compete with...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Conversation Café - French

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. March/April Offerings:  French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish,...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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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...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Grow Your Export Forum

The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their 2019 Grow Your Export Forum Series. They are hosting a series of forums in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Smart Phone For Seniors Taught In Mandarin

For senior Mandarin speakers with smart phones. You will practice: Internet Access Maps, Menu Music, Phone Settings Translation WeChat Register...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor, Room 125

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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, March 21, 2019 - 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Conversation Café - Spanish

FREE - Beginning, Basic Conversational Language Learning March/April offerings: French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Job Interview Preparation Workshop For Teens

Looking to make some extra money, but nervous about that job interview?  Come to our workshop to learn tips on interviewing well and practice your...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic

Wrestling with a thorny legal question, but can’t afford the cost of a high-priced business attorney? Many entrepreneurs and small business owners say they...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Music In The Library

Relax and unwind as the guitar music of singer/songwriter Esther Young entertains and soothes you.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Near the Art Tables

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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, March 22, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Family Movie Fun: Charlotte's Web

Come enjoy some popcorn while enjoying E.B. White's charming tale of a spider that befriends a piglet.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Design & Marketing Advice

Come get one-on-one advice and help from an individual with over 25 years of design experience to help brand and shape your business’s image. Advice ranges...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works

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Conversation Café - Polish

March/April offerings:  French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Learn simple words & simple phrases...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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FREE Tax Assistance From Tax-Aid

FREE Help in Preparing Your Tax Return For those with: Incomes under $55,000 Please bring: Social Security Card or ITIN for each family member W...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 255, 2nd Floor & Lab 125, 1st Floor

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Consular Fellows Program

Join Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter to learn about the U.S. Department of State’s Consular Fellows Program and application process. The Consular Fellows...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works

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Conversation Café - Portuguese

March/April offerings:  French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin,Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Learn simple words & simple phrases in...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Reading To Children With Our Reader: Faith

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st floor

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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, March 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine