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Reading Buddies With Samantha

Kids in grades K-4 practice their reading skills with trained volunteers. Volunteers listen to children in grades K-4 who want to practice their reading...

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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, July 6, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Reading To Children With Suhani

Our trained volunteer, Suhani, will be reading to children of all ages in the children's room. Come and enjoy some wonderful stories! 

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, King Library, Children's Room, 1st floor

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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, July 6, 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, July 6, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Diversity And Representation In Graphic Novels With Trina Robbins

Join Eisner Hall of Fame member and long-time, local underground comix creator Trina Robbins for a very special comic book making workshop focused on diversity...

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 255

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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, July 7, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st 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...

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor, Room 125

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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 8, 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

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

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball in San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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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 8, 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 9, 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, July 9, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Baseball jersey, glove and ball with photos of Japanese American Baseball players

The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball in San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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...

Tuesday, July 9, 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 9, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Tercer Piso

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CalSavers: Leveling The Playing Field For California Small Businesses

Please join Small Business Majority at SJPL Works in the San Jose Public Library for an interactive presentation on CalSavers, California's...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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, July 10, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

Baseball jersey, glove and ball with photos of Japanese American Baseball players

The Asahi Nine: Japanese American Baseball in San José

By the 1920s, Japanese baseball leagues stretched across the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. More than just a game, baseball provided a bridge between...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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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, July 10, 2019 - 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. Services...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Sales Strategies: Introduction To Selling

This workshop is geared towards everyone who wants to be better at selling! With any skill, the more you practice, the better you can get. During this workshop...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third 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...

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