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Franchising Basics: What You Need to Know to Consider a Franchise

This workshop is for you if you find yourself asking: Would I be happy being in business for myself? Is now the time for me to make a career change?...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works

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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, March 15, 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, March 15, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

Shamrock Art

Shamrock Art

Create your own shamrock art creation! Add a pot of gold or a rainbow and make some magic!

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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Conversation Café - Polish

March/April offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Learn simple words & simple phrases...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

Every now and then, libraries need a little extra love from the communities they serve. You can volunteer away your library fines at a rate of $20 per...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, First Floor - Circulation Desk

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Conversation Café - Portuguese

March/April offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin,Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Learn simple words & simple phrases in...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM
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, March 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Drag Queen: 'Over the Rainbow' Storytime

Join us for Drag Queen 'Over the Rainbow' Storytime! Every 3rd Saturday of each month. This family friendly program will showcase stories that explore...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room

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Conversation Café - Japanese

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. March/April offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, ...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Book Club: The League of Extraordinary Readers

We're a YA Book Club that does everything from having book club discussions, meeting YA authors at events in the Bay Area, and attending geeky conventions....

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor - Room 390

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Low & Slow: The Future of Lowriding in San José

What's happening in lowriding today, and where is it headed? Join four lowriders as they reflect on the present and future of cruisin'. This panel...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 2nd Floor, Room 225

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Conversation Café - Italian

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. March/April Offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish,...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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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, March 18, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Conversation Café - Mandarin

Learn simple words & phrases in these FREE six-week class series. March/April offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, ...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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Conversation Café - Russian

March/April offerings: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Learn simple words & simple...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 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.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, Mezzanine

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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, March 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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Lawyers In The Library

Lawyers in the Library is held on the 3rd Floor in Room 392 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.   Lawyers will be on...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 392, 3rd floor

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Social Workers in the Library

Advice, Information, Referral. Call or stop by to sign up for a FREE, 20 minute consultation by calling (408) 808-2350.  Topics Covered:...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor, Room 390

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Partners in Reading New Learner Orientation

Do you want to read and write better? If you are an adult and read or write below the high school level, please call (408) 808-2361 to sign up for the...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, 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...

Tuesday, March 19, 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, March 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor