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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 8, 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 - Korean

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

Wednesday, May 8, 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 8, 2019 - 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, May 8, 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, May 8, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Continue to Take the "Work" Out of Networking

Now that you have a foundation from "Take The 'Work' Out of Networking", we continue our exploration of networking by developing your elevator pitch,...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Planning For Retirement With Trump’s Tax Plan

Join wealth manager Lee Michael Murphy, and real estate professional Edward Nunez, for an educational meeting regarding the essential aspects of creating a...

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

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

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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...

Thursday, May 9, 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 9, 2019 - 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, May 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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, May 9, 2019 - 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, May 9, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Teen Craft: Mini Pinatas

Join us to make your own bright, colorful, and fun mini-piñata. For teens age 13 and up.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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LinkedIn for Professionals: Relationship First, Business Second

This LinkedIn workshop focuses on helping you build your relationships and strengthening your online influence. Workshop topics include:   1. Personal...

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

Child's hand-print with hearts craft

Mother's Day Storytime & Craft

Kids, join us to make a special gift for mom in honor of Mother’s Day. Create a unique hand-print tree to give to Mom on Mother’s Day. For ages 3 and up.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st 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...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

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2019 Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle

The San Jose Public Library (SJPL) presents the 2019 Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle, the sixth annual SJPL bicycle tour. The Tour is a guided community...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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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 11, 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 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390