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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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third 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...

Thursday, July 11, 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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Professional Headshots

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

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 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, July 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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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 12, 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, July 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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Paint & Play! Process Arts for Young Children

This program is designed especially for young children age 1-5. Bring your child to have fun and get messy with paint.

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room

Picture of a notebook. Cover of said notebook contains images of graphic novel characters and blurbs.

DIY Comics Sketch Book

Kick off the summer by visiting your local library for a fun, do-it-yourself craft inspired by your favorite comic books!  Bring the whole family to...

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

laptop and serger in the makerspace

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 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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, July 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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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 13, 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 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Pacific Hackers Meetup

Come learn about technology with the Pacific Hackers Conference, who are focused on grassroots hacking culture, techniques, hands on exploitation, defense,...

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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Mike’s Summer Learning Magic Show

A fun, interactive magic show written specifically for the youngest (3- to 7-year-old) library lovers and their families, featuring wonder, laughter and maybe...

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st Floor, Children's Room

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Mike's Summer Learning Magic Show

A fun, interactive magic show written specifically for the youngest (3- to 7-year-old) library lovers and their families, featuring wonder, laughter and maybe...

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st 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.  

Sunday, July 14, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 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...

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor Special Collections Area - California Room

LEGO® bricks

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 15, 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 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390