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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 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 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, September 19, 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...

Friday, September 20, 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 20, 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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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, September 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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Fall Season Storytime & Craft

We love the Fall. Don’t you? Join us for this fun Fall Season Storytime & Craft. We will make the season last with our paintings of Fall season trees....

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, 1st Floor

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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, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, First Floor - Circulation Desk

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Reading Buddies with Chiara

Come make reading fun with Chiara every 3rd and 5th Saturday at 10am. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with Chiara who creates a positive reading...

Saturday, September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, TeenHQ, Mezzanine

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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 21, 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, September 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Exploration Room, 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, September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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, September 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works - Third Floor

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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 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd floor, Room 392

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Reading to Children with Liz

Come and join our volunteer Liz for Reading to Children! Every second and fourth Sunday she will be choosing fun stories to read aloud - and children are...

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room, First Floor

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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, September 23, 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 - Italian

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

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, Room 390

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...

Monday, September 23, 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, September 23, 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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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, September 23, 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, September 23, 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 in the...

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 392, 3rd Floor