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Tai Chi with Roy Wong at Milpitas Library

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Milpitas Library
Respected Tai Chi Master Roy Wong teaches the elegant, healthful and spiritual exercise, Tai Chi, in our beautiful Auditorium. Signing up is required.  See Mrs. Wong for details on space availability when the next series begins on January 6, 2017.  The program is FREE, of course.     No drop-ins, please.
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ESL Conversation Club at Cupertino Library

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Club Ladies
Cupertino Library

This program is for adults aged 18 and over who speak basic English. Please join us for this fun sharing experience. Drop-in to improve your English listening & speaking skills and learn about other cultures in a supportive environment . Native speakers of English who want to volunteer at the meeting, please email wjaw@sccl.org. All meetings are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Cupertino Library.

Effective Friday, September 2, 2016. The new time is now 10:30 AM-- 12:00 PM. Everything else will remain the same.

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Preschool Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds 10:30 am Fridays at Milpitas Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Milpitas Library
Join us at 10:30 am for Preschool Storytimes for children ages 3 to 5 years. The programs will be held in the Childrens' Activity Room.
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Baby Time featuring Baby Lapsit at Campbell Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Campbell Library
It's Baby Time at the Campbell Library EVERY Friday! Baby Time features programming geared toward 0-12 month-old pre-walkers. This may include Baby Storytime, Baby Sign Language, Stay and Plays or guest presenters. 

Thank you to the Friends of Campbell Library for funding our free programs!
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ESL Conversation Club/Club de Conversación de ESL at Gilroy Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Join us for our ESL conversation club. Practice your English in a friendly, informal group that meets once a week for an hour.  English language learners of all levels of are welcome. Únase a nuestro club de conversación de ESL. Practique su Inglés  dentro de un grupo amistoso que se reúne una vez a la semana por una hora. Todos los niveles de estudiantes del idioma Inglés son bienvenidos.
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Silicon Valley Reads Author Talk: Adam Benforado

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Library
Adam Benforado, author of Unfair, will discuss his book with the audience. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.
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Tiny Tot Jamboree at Morgan Hill Library

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Morgan Hill Library
Join us for 20 minutes of interactive songs, fingerplays, stories and more for toddlers 1-2 yrs old followed by 20 minutes of Play & Learn time.
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Baby Storytime with Play and Learn 11:30 am Fridays at the Milpitas Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Calling all babies ages newborn to 12 months - come to storytime and meet other babies and rock-a-bye with them in the Children's Activity Room. Note: Baby Storytime is an interactive storytime between the baby and caregiver with the storyteller. Everyone is welcome to stay and play -- for Play and Learn time following storytime in the Activity Room.
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Friday Morning Yoga at Milpitas Library

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Milpitas Library
Yoga is helpful for strength, mobility, and tranquility.  Join and benefit by this weekly Friday morning session in our Auditorium.   Wear comfortable clothing; bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.  No previous yoga experience is necessary.  This ongoing program is free and there is no sign-up required -- please just drop in.   All adults are welcome.  
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Itty Bitty Jamboree at Morgan Hill Library

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Mother singing to child
Morgan Hill Library
Join us for 20 minutes of interactive songs, fingerplays, stories and more for babies 0-12 months old followed by 20 minutes of Play & Learn time.
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ESL Conversation Club at Milpitas Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Milpitas Library

PLEASE NOTE:  Starting on February 3rd, the Conversation Club will be meeting from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in our Auditorium.

Our friendly Librarians and fellow-learners will help you improve your English listening and speaking skills. For all levels of English language learners. Chat topics will include American culture, life skills and current events. Speak more English, make friends and learn new words. Participation is free and no sign-up is required.

We now hold the Conversation Club in our AUDITORIUM.

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Knit & Crochet at Milpitas Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Do you love to knit and/or crochet? Interested in learning how? Join us on Friday afternoons for our ongoing Knit & Crochet Circle. Instruction is available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Gujarati. Meet other yarn lovers while working on your latest project. Get help when you're stuck. Share ideas. Have fun! In our Conference Room. No registration, just drop by. Free, of course!
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Yoga at Gilroy Library (Bring your own mat)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Join us for a relaxing, invigorating, and rejuvenating yoga session. Please bring your own mat!
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Inclusive Sensory Storytime at Morgan Hill Library

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Morgan Hill Library

What is sensory storytime?

Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that is especially
designed for children with sensory integration challenges. This inclusion-friendly storytime features stories, interactive songs, movement activities and fun to stimulate all five senses and promote  learning. 

Who can attend?

Any child ages 1 to 7 years old can attend with a parent/caregiver. Siblings are welcome

This program is inclusion-friendly. If your child needs any special accommodations to participate, please let us know.


Registration is required, You must sign up in advance.

Please register by calling 408-779-3196, at the Morgan Hill Library Information desk or online at www.sccl.org/morganhill.

 

 

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Silicon Valley Reads author Adam Benforado and Assistant District Attrorney James Gibbons-Shapiro on "Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice" at Los Altos Library

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Co-sponsored by the Los Altos Library Endowment.
Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A child is gunned down by a police officer; an investigator ignores critical clues in a case; an innocent man confesses to a crime he did not commit; a jury acquits a killer. The evidence is all around us: Our system of justice is fundamentally broken.

But it’s not for the reasons we tend to think, as law professor Adam Benforado argues in this eye-opening, galvanizing book. Even if the system operated exactly as it was designed to, we would still end up with wrongful convictions, trampled rights, and unequal treatment. This is because the roots of injustice lie not inside the dark hearts of racist police officers or dishonest prosecutors, but within the minds of each and every one of us....Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases—from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case—Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society’s weakest members. With clarity and passion, he lays out the scope of the legal system’s dysfunction and proposes a wealth of practical reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Benforado is a Professor of Law in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His undergraduate degree in History is from Yale University and he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2005. He has taught at D​rexel University since 2008. In addition to Unfair, he is the author of numerous articles in legal and cognitive science publications as well as major newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post and Atlantic. He has been interviewed on CNN, PBS, and other radio and TV shows across the country. Website:  adambenforado.com





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Free Income Tax preparation at Campbell Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campbell Library

Free Income Tax preparation by VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers trained by the IRS will be available for people who make $60,000 single ($85,000 married) or less or who are age 60 and older. For more information about this service, please visit this IRS webpage: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers

February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017
Sign up in person beginning one hour prior to the start time.

  • Tuesday evenings: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    (Service will not be offered on 2/21 and 3/21)
  • Saturday mornings: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    (Service will not be offered on 2/11, 3/11 and 4/8)

-----Please Bring the Following Documents with you: 
• Photo ID and Social Security card or ITIN and birthdates for each family member
• W-2 forms and all 1099 or 1098 forms
• Bank account numbers and routing numbers for direct deposit of refund
• Last year's tax return (if you have it)

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VITA -- Free Tax Assistance at Milpitas Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Milpitas Library

The Milpitas Library will host FREE tax preparation every Saturday between February 11 and April 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in our Conference Room.  Help will be offered to low income, elderly, disabled and non-English speaking people.  Priority will be given to those with simpler returns.  All returns, both California and federal, will be filed electronically.  Volunteer tax preparers are certified by the IRS. Please bring a photo ID and your Social Security Card.

A sign-up list will be posted at the garage entrance to the library at 9 a.m. each Saturday.  For more information, please call 408-262-1171 ext. 3616.

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Bilingual Storytime at Morgan Hill Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Morgan Hill Library
Join us for bilingual storytime in English and Spanish for the whole family. Storytimes will feature books, songs, rhymes and plenty of fun!
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DIY Kids Robotics for Children in 3rd Grade and Up at the Los Altos Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Los Altos Library
Do-It-Yourself Kidz is back this month with a STEAM program in which students will make an Art Bot. 
The art bot is a fun introduction to motors and automatic machines. You will create personalized art-creating creatures that spin and draw by assembling a motor circuit.
This program is for grades 3 and up.  All materials provided.
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"Read to Me" Reading Sessions With a Teen Volunteer

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Beginning readers are invited to spend time with a teen volunteer who will help your child with reading skills. This is a drop-in program.
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Family Play and Learn @ Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Join us every Saturday at 11:00 am in the Activity Room for Play and Learn Time for all ages of children and families. We will have toys, puzzles and games for children and their caregivers to come and enjoy.
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Rhythm, Rattle and Rock Music and Movement Story Time at Gilroy Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Gilroy Library
A lively and noisy half hour of songs, dance, instruments, and fun. Come rattle a shaker, clap your hands, wave a scarf, and have a ball! Families and children of all ages are welcome.
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Beginning Sewing Class: Fabric Trays at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Learn to sew or practice your skills using a sewing machine as 
we make fun and easy Fabric trays. All supplies will be provided. 
Space is limited. Please sign up at upstairs information desk. Ages 9 +

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Reading Buddies at Los Altos Library

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Los Altos Library
Children can now buddy up with a furry friend and read one on one from a favorite book. This program is for readers from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each ten minute session is with a specially trained therapy dog and volunteer. This is a drop-in program, and is offered most fourth Saturdays of the month, at 2:30 pm.
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Silicon Valley Reads Author Visit: Adam Benforado

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
The author of Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice will discuss his book and the current state of criminal justice in the United States. Join us for this important and engaging free talk.
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