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Conversation Cafe - Arabic

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

 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...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Special Collections ~ California Room, 5th 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, November 14, 2018 - 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. November/December offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and  ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 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, November 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Taste the World: Snacks from Around the World

Sample snacks from around the world. Enjoy snacks from a different country each month, and test your knowledge about the featured country with a quiz! TeenHQ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Get Ahead with Community College

Learn about what today's Community College can do for you. Achieve career certification and enjoy free non-credit career and college prep classes. Also, you'll...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

Always wanted to write a novel?  Now is your chance.  Join us at the library to meet other future authors as we celebrate the NaNoWriMo (National...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 125 (1st Floor)

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Side Hustle 102 - CANCELED

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Having a 40-hour job in Silicon Valley isn't enough to pay your bills. A growing trend is to pick up a "side hustle" to pay for those...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Citizenship Classes For Seniors Taught in Vietnamese

A citizenship class for senior, ESL Vietnamese speakers who want to learn U.S. history & civics, in preparation for the U.S. citizenship...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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, November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

 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

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, 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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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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CraftTEEN

For November only, CraftTeen will be on the third Thursday, November 15!  Join us on the second Thursday of every month as we create crafts that you'll...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 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, November 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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SJ Engage Learning Circles

Volunteers will help lead high school students in small discussion groups around four civic issues: Immigration, Housing, Mental Health, and Gun Violence...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 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...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

 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...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Special Collections ~ California Room, 5th Floor

Grey, Beige, and White balls of yarn on a wooden chair.

Knitting for ALL Levels

You have plenty of time to prepare for the season of gift giving to come. Bring your yarn of wool, acrylic or any other fiber, and your knitting...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor Room 392

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Knitting for ALL Levels

Knitting for ALL Levels Summer is here and you have plenty of time to prepare for the season of gift giving to come. Bring your yarn of wool,...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 392

Skeins of yarn in turquoise blue, light blue, pink, white and yellow, with the largest skein ( in hot pink) having two knitting needles going through and at a right diagonal with pointed ends outward.

Knitting for All Levels

Bring your wools, your acrylics and your knitting needles*. Learn to make hats, scarves, socks, blankets, maybe even a sweater.  You can do it!!!!!! *...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 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, November 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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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...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room