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Living with a Chronic Health Condition @ Milpitas Library

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Milpitas Library

"Better Choices, Better Health" is a 6-week self-management program for anyone dealing with the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition.  Learn how to manage stress, pain, fatigue, weight and more.  Sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor.  You must attend all the meetings to be a participant.  Refreshments will be provided.

This program is free.  In our Auditorium.  For more information call Health Trust: 408.961.9877.

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ESL Conversation Club at Campbell Library

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Campbell Library
Improve your English listening and speaking skills in a friendly setting. For all levels of English language learners. Chat topics will include American culture, life skills and current events. Make friends, discover new cultures, and learn new words. No sign-up needed.
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Ballroom Dancing at Milpitas Library

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Milpitas Library

Come and enjoy ballroom dancing in our beautiful Auditorium on Tuesday afternoons.  Meet new friends and learn new steps.  No partner needed; we have lots of dancers.   Move to the rhythms of Western and Chinese music!  Sponsored by the Milpitas Chinese Evergreen Club. 
All are welcome.  For more information please call 1-408-262-1171 ext.3616.

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Computer Skills Tutoring at Milpitas Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Do you need some help understanding computer usage?  Come to our Computer Training Center on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00. Our volunteer teens can help you with your questions.  Email, Internet searching or troubleshooting, Google Docs, and more!  One-on-one tutoring is really helpful, so drop in and try it, on our computers.  All adults are welcome. Free, of course!
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Tech Help at Gilroy Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Bring your device to the library and get your eReader, laptop, and smartphone questions answered.
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Zumba at Gilroy Library

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gilroy Library
This Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, dance-fitness party exhilarates your senses and works all major muscle groups in a high-energy cardio blast that leaves you invigorated, refreshed and full of life. Zumba features rhythms like salsa, merengue, cumbia and samba set to Latin and international beats. Come join the Zumba Party at the Gilroy Library!
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AAUW SPEAKERS SERIES: WOMEN & THE ARTS

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Learn about the life of the artist. Come meet five Morgan Hill artists and see their work. Susan Brazelton: Photographer, Jean Pinard: Watercolor Painter, Jelveh Jaferian: Glass Beads, Sonjya Endres: Sculptor, Renee Filice: Silk Painter. Brought to you by the Morgan Hill branch of the American Association of University Women and the Morgan Hill Library.
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Adult Book Discussion at Los Altos Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Circle
Los Altos Library

Join us as we discuss Dave Eggers' suspenseful novel The Circle. Copies of the book are available for checkout at Los Altos Library.

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Adult Book Discussion: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro at Gilroy Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gilroy Library
The Gilroy Library Book Club will discuss The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.  Adults and teens of all ages are welcome. You may check out a copy at the Gilroy Library Information Desk upstairs. The Book Club generally meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm and, for a morning session, on the first Friday of the following month at 10:15am.
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Growing Summer Vegetables: Tomatoes, Peppers, and more at Campbell Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library

Eat delicious produce from your garden all summer long! Learn how to grow, care for, and harvest a variety of warm season vegetables. UCCE Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will discuss soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, fertilizing, irrigating, and maximizing small spaces.

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Books with Dessert Book Club

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Morgan Hill Library
A good book, good company and some tasty treats. Bring a dessert to share and join us as we discuss the book Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King.
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LGBTQ+ Hangout for Teens and Young Adults at Morgan Hill Library

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Join the LGBTQ+ Youth Space for this fun, safe space to hangout with lots of snacks, board games, crafts, activities and music. Meet with local LGBTQ+ and ally teens and young adults in the community. Folks ages 13-25 are welcome!
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Teen Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them at Gilroy Library

6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Gilroy Library
Join us for the teen movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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ESL Classes at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gilroy Library
This class helps adults improve English listening and speaking skills
Textbooks and supplies provided for free.

Space is limited.
Sign up at the upstairs Information Desk today before the first class on January 23, 2016.

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Big History: Human Society at Cupertino Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Big History Human Society
Cupertino Library

Wednesdays April 19 & 26, May 3, 10 & 17


7-8:30 pm Story Room, 1st Floor

 

What can we learn about human nature from  hunter-gatherer societies? Big History Human Society explores how the Agricultural, Informational and Industrial Revolutions lead to civilizations of increasing sophistication and complexity.

Join Dr. John Hostettler, retired SJSU professor, for five free presentations on the Big History curriculum from the Gates
 Foundation Big History Project.

Wed, April 19: Human Nature and Nature & Hunter-Gatherers
Wed,April 26:The Agricultural Revolution
Wed, May 3:Cities, Civilizations, Empires
Wed, May 10: The Industrial Revolution
Wed, May 17: The 20th Century and the Future









 




 






 




 




 






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Master Gardeners

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Growing Uncommon Vegetables

Having a vegetable garden is a great way to grow unusual varieties not found in grocery stores or farmer’s markets.
Join Master Gardener Ann Burrell to learn about growing more unusual spring and summer vegetables, including varieties selected for great taste. The presentation ranges from the tastiest tomatoes, peppers and squash, potatoes, okra to unusual summer greens such as molokhia and Malabar spinach.

Seed sources, culture, pests, and culinary uses will be shared.

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Book Discussion Group ~ The Discreet Hero

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Milpitas Library

Tonight's book for discussion is The Discreet Hero, by Nobel Prize-winner, Mario Vargas Llosa.  The New York Times Book Review says of this book:

"Often funny; you will turn the pages with relish; it offers plenty to think about and admire. . . .[The Discreet Hero] immerses you in the way you hope any novel will immerse you."

The group meets in our Auditorium.  Come meet other readers and enjoy trading thoughts.  All are welcome.





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Sorry, class is full - ESL Conversation Class at Campbell Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campbell Library
This English as a Second Language class focuses on listening to and speaking English. The instructor, from Campbell Adult and Community Education, provides lessons, answers questions, and facilitates conversation exercises.
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English Conversation Club @ Saratoga Library

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Conversation Club
Saratoga Library
The English Conversation Club is offered every Thursday morning in the Community Room at 11:00 a.m.  The Club is open to all levels of English language learners.  Meetings are fun social events that help participants improve their English listening and speaking skills.  Participants practice speaking English, make friends, and learn about other cultures in a supportive environment.  Participation is on a drop-in basis.  Fluent English-speakers are welcome to help facilitate conversations of the ESL participants. To volunteer, please ask at the Adult Reference Desk.
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Heartfulness Relaxation & Meditation at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library

HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION paves the way for overall well-being by balancing one's existence and improving relationships. Come experience the beauty of the heart.  Each session consists of two parts:

Helpfulness Relaxation ~ A brief, five-minute guided relaxation technique that helps to relax the body and prepares us for meditation. It also aids us in getting a restful night's sleep.

Healthfulness Meditation ~ By meditating on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the unlimited potential of the heart. Continued practice can enable us to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.

You are invited to come to the library's Auditorium for these meditation sessions on Thursday mornings, presented by certified Heartfulness instructors Sandhya Balakrishnan and Shobha Prabala. Bring your friends, too! This is an ongoing program. No registration is required and participation is free.


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Women's Work: A Film Series

1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Ida Lupino behind the camera
Cupertino Library

Women's Work: A Film Series
Thursdays, April 13--May 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Cupertino Bluelight Cinema 5 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino CA 95014

Host: Mark Larson

This six-week film series is Mark Larson's salute to Hollywood's great women directors and their work. Often overlooked, marginalized and underpaid, women directors nevertheless produced some of the most provocative and ground-breaking of cinematic masterpieces.

All films will be shown at 1:15 pm at the Cupertino Bluelight Cinema 5, 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino  CA 95014
Admission is free, although seating is limited.  Please reserve your seats here: http://cupertinolibraryfoundation.org/spring-film-series-womans-work/

April 13:  Ocean Waif (1916)
Director: Alice Guy

April 20: Ishtar (1987)
Director: Elaine May

April 27: Christopher Strong (1933)
Director: Dorothy Arzner

May 4: Crossing Delancey (1988)
Director: Joan Micklin Silver

May 11: The Bigamist (1953)
Director: Ida Lupino

May 18: The Apple (1998)
Director: Samira Makhmalbaf

This series is sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation. We also thank the Bluelight Cinema for providing the movie theater venue.


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English Conversation Club @ Los Altos Library

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Practice speaking English in an informal setting, with a supportive group of adult English learners. This is a drop-in weekly meeting, with no registration or commitment required; however, basic (to advanced) English knowledge is recommended to participate. Meets in the Orchard (Program) room at Los Altos Library.

NOTE: Start time has been changed (beginning 2/9/17) to 1:30pm; meetings will now end at 3:00pm.
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Introduction to Windows 10 at Gilroy Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Learn the basics of how to use Windows 10.     This class will be hands on in the computer lab. Please come with any questions you may have. 

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ESL Conversation Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Do you want to improve your English language skills? Come to the library and improve your English listening and speaking skills. Learn about other cultures in a fun , respectful and supportive environment. This club will work to improve listening and speaking skills for all levels of English language learners. Topics will include American culture, life skills, and current events.
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Letters Home from Stanford at Los Altos Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Letters Home from Stanford
Los Altos Library

Local author Alison Carpenter Davis discusses her new book Letters Home from Stanford: 125 Years of Correspondence from Students of Stanford University. Alison Carpenter Davis graduated from Stanford in 1979.

 

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