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Reader to Children, Venus in a garden

Reading To Children With Venus

Bring your kids to our library to enjoy one-on-one interaction with our reader, Venus. Our Reading to Children program is a wonderful way to help kids develop...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Conversation Café - Russian

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

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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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, Russian...

Wednesday, May 1, 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 1, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Teens Reach

Have you every wanted a say in the library?  A chance to tell the librarians what to do?  How about a way to earn volunteer hours, make a difference...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Business Expansion

Thinking about expanding your business or feel that year after year the sales are declining or having only marginal growth?  Learn of new ways to market...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Partners In Reading Tutor Orientation

Do you want to help adults read better and meet goals such as filling out applications and writing letters? Become a volunteer tutor with Partners in Reading....

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 255, 2nd 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 2, 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...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

Two Senior Asian Women Using A Smart Phone Perhaps to Take A Picture

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, May 2, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor, Room 125

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 2, 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 2, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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 & Crocheting For All Levels

Knitting & Crocheting for All Levels Bring your wools, your acrylics and your crochet or knitting needles*. Learn to make hats, scarves, socks, blankets...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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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 2, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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LinkedIn for Professionals: LinkedIn 101

LinkedIn 101 is the introductory workshop that gives you the foundation to creating a strong profile. Workshop topics include: 1. Building a great profile 2...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 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...

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

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Veterans of Life: Write in the Library

FREE! Open to all veterans, veterans of life, and veteran family members of any age, any military background, SJSU students and non-students....

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 390, 3rd Floor

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

Book about the Cinco De Mayo Holiday, the picture on the cover is of a sombrero & trumpet.

Cinco De Mayo Storytime & Craft

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture at your local library. Learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the spirit of Cinco de Mayo...

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at San Jose Public Library! Come in and pick up a free comic while they last. Do you want even more comics? Check them out...

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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, May 4, 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, Russian and Turkish Learn simple words & simple phrases in these FREE six-week...

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Conversation Café - Portuguese

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 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, May 4, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine