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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, September 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Reading Buddies with Pallavi

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...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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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, September 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 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, September 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Art and Library History Tour: Drop-in's Welcome

Did you know that the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library has 33 permanent art installations incorporated into the walls, shelves and ceiling? Each is ...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor

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Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime invites newborns, infants, and their caregivers to learn together by strengthening their relationship with each other through stories,...

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

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Drop-In Resume Review

Drop-in and have your resume reviewed so that you land that next big interview. Bring a printed copy of your resume and the job description you are applying...

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

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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...

Thursday, September 12, 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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Slime Making for Teens

Teens will be making slime from scratch. A fun activity that will be fun and sticky. There will be various colors and glitter to choose from.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ

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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, September 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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...

Friday, September 13, 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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Pirates Day

Ahoy, me Hearties! Join us for this ship building activity. You will prepare it for voyage, savvy? There will be not mutiny here. Avast ye, we recommend this...

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room

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Reading Buddies with Tallulah

Tallulah is a great listener and wants to hear your child read every second Saturday at 10am! Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with Tallulah who...

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st floor

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Conversation Café - Portuguese

September/October offerings: Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese Learn simple words & simple phrases...

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 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, September 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Professional Headshots

If you need a professional-looking profile picture come to this event where we will take your photo with our studio equipment....

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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...

Saturday, September 14, 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 - Japanese

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. September/October offerings: Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian...

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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...

Saturday, September 14, 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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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, September 14, 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, September 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

Conversation Cafe Calendar

Conversation Café - Vietnamese

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. September/October offerings: Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian...

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor, Room 392

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Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop with this 1.5-hour class.The class will cover the following: Getting to know Photoshop Changing the image size Working...

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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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. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor