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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, June 28, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Reading To Children With Clara (Bilingual English and Spanish)

Bring your kids to our library to enjoy one-on-one interaction with Clara, a trained Reading to Children volunteer.  The Reading to Children program is a...

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Friday Movie Fun

Come relax with the family and enjoy a fun movie, The Little Mermaid. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.  In this movie, a young mermaid...

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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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 29, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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Friends Of The Dr. King Library Book Sale

WHEN? Usually the last weekend of every month Saturdays– 10 am to 5 pm, $1.50 hard covers, $1.00 soft covers Sundays – 1 pm to 5 pm, $7 a bag day (...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Patio

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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, June 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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

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Graphic Novel Making Workshop With Oliver Chin

Experienced local graphic novelist Oliver Chin presents Manga-Mania Workshop in partnership with San Jose Public Library's Graphic Novel Contest. ...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Teen-HQ

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Friends Of The Dr. King Library Book Sale

WHEN? Usually the last weekend of every month Saturdays– 10 am to 5 pm, $1.50 hard covers, $1.00 soft covers Sundays – 1 pm to 5 pm, $7 a bag day (...

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Patio

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Reading To Children With Samantha

Bring your children to listen to stories and be read to by our trained volunteer, Samantha.  

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

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Power Up Your Good Health

Power Up Your Good Health!  Sunday, June 30, from 2 - 4:30 p.m. For Your Health - Please, Stop By For: · Advice • Information • Referral •...

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Foyer - 4th and San Fernando Entrance

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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...

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor, Room 125

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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...

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Reading To Children With Kathy

Join Ms. Kathy for a group Reading to Children program with stories, songs and more!

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

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LEGO® Fun

You supply the creativity. We supply the LEGO® bricks. Come have some fun and let your imagination run wild! This program is not affiliated, sponsored, or...

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 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, July 2, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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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, July 2, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Programa Básico de Emprendimiento

Program only available in Spanish.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Tercer Piso

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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, July 3, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Teen Art Surprise Challenge

Teens, test your creative thinking with this fun artistic challenge! Create something new from various materials and show off your designs.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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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, July 4, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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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, July 5, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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

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Brush Bots

Come explore and apply Newton’s Laws of Motion by learning how to create a simple moving robot in this fun STEAM activity.

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor