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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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Introduction to iPad and iOS 10 at Gilroy Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gilroy Library
We’ll teach you the basics including the most popular features, how to use the app store, some of the most popular apps, and a few tricks and tips.

*We will be working with the newest Apple iOS 10, 
so make sure your iPad is updated. Please also bring  your apple ID and password for your device
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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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Knit & Crochet Circle at Los Altos Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Los Altos Library

· Do you love to knit and/or crochet? If so, you can come start a new project or get help and inspiration to finish an old one.

· Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (under 10 please be accompanied by an adult).

· Please bring your own needles and yarn.

· NOTE: this is not a class. We can offer our group wisdom, but there is no instructor.

· Made possible by the Friends of the Los Altos Libraries.

 

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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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Creative Writers Club at Gilroy Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gilroy Library
For adults interested in the craft of writing. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
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Virtual Lawyers in the Library

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
As part of the Pro Bono Project, we will be hosting a Virtual Legal Advice Clinic offering free legal advice on a variety of subjects including immigration, civil law, divorce, child custody, consumer law, elder issues and small claims court. We will use video and internet technology to connect participants for a free 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. Space is limited - make your appointment today by signing up at http://www.probonoproject.org/virtual-clinics/
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Basic Computer Skills Class at Gilroy Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Join us for basic computer skills classes.

January 6 - Internet searching
January 13 - Email
January 20 - Microsoft Word
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Great Books Club at Los Altos Library

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Los Altos Library
A book discussion group that explores the classic works of literature. Meets in the Los Altos Library Program Room the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. For more information, call Marcene at (650) 961-7380.
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Burning Man! What’s All the Fuss About? a travel program at Campbell Library

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library

Sue and Barry Swack present their survival camping experience in the high desert at the end of August (sounds like fun, right?). They'll share what radical self-reliance, radical inclusion, and gifting mean to Burners.

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Living Your Best Life

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
mind full, or mindful?
Milpitas Library
Just because you are busy, distracted, and stressed out doesn't mean you have to miss out on life! Join Priya Kasturi from Wellness by Design in this 8-week program to learn highly effective mindfulness practices, curated by experts at Google and other large corporations. Develop a new skill each session. Stay more focused, less reactional, and enjoy a profound benefit to your mind and body!

Priya Kasturi founded Wellness by Design to enhance well-being in her community. She is a graduate of the Engage program of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, based on the mindfulness program at Google.
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Campbell Poetry Circle Workshop at Campbell Library

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library
In the Community Poetry Circle we’ll write new poems in a creative and supportive environment. This writing group is appropriate for all levels of experience — from beginners to advanced poets — and all ages. This poetry writing group is for you if you: • Have always wanted to write poetry, but don’t know how to begin. • Have a story to tell...we all do. • Enjoy language and want to have fun! Reading a variety of renowned poets, participants will explore the writing craft and generate new works. By focusing on what’s true in our poems, we will push past our perceived limits and achieve new dimensions within our work. Poet-teacher Magdalena Montagne has helped hundreds of people find their inner muse, leading poetry writing groups for over a decade, currently with the Santa Cruz Public Library and the Capitola Book Café; as well as with nonprofits such as the Homeless Services Center and Watsonville Community Hospital. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, she has studied with distinguished poets such as Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, and Robert Hass.
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Mindful Coloring for Adults at Gilroy Library

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Has your schedule been out of balance? Make time to slow down, be creative and play - with adult coloring books! We will explore loving kindness, self compassion and awareness practices while having fun. No experience is necessary
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Going Green, Going Strong at Los Altos Library

6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Altos Library
GreentTown Los Altos will give an overview of their accomplishments and give you an opportunity to help shape the goals you’d like to see accomplished in 2017 and beyond. GreenTown is building on 10 years of environmental success by planning the future of their involved, eco-conscious residents.

6:45-7:00pm - social time
7:00-8:15pm - presentation and community participation

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Community Education Program: Tenants Rights

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tenant's Rights image
Cupertino Library

Wednesday, January 18     7:00 PM

Cupertino Library Story Room

A Law Student from the Santa Clara University School of Law will lead this presentation. Topics covered will include: your basic rights as a tenant; how to protect yourself before entering into a rental agreement; how to request your security deposit; and, reviewing the major provisions in a typical residential lease.

 

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Master Gardeners: "Asian Vegetables and Beyond" at Milpitas Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Milpitas Library

Master Gardener Jean Lee will share her 40+ years of experience growing Asian vegetables and other edibles in the Santa Clara Valley.  In our Auditorium.

 

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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.  Bring your friends, too!   This is an ongoing program.  No registration is required and participation is free.


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Nothing But Noir Film Festival at Cupertino Library

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Image from The Narrow Margin
Cupertino Library

This film series is kindly sponsored by The Cupertino Library Foundation.
Let's start the year off right with cynical anti-heroes, tough-talking gangsters and dangerous dames, all fighting for survival in a world of corruption and urban decay. You are invited to watch the films as they were meant to be seen – walk the cinematic mean streets of the genre known as “Film Noir” – and later participate in a lively post-show discussion led by filmmaker and historian Mark Larson.

 

Location: Bluelight Cinemas, 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

All showings are at 1:15 p.m. on Thursdays.

Registration is free; seats are limited.  Please register at www.cupertinolibraryfoundation.org

  • January 12 : The Narrow Margin (1952)

  • January 19 : The Big Heat (1953)

  • January 26 : In a Lonely Place (1950)
    February 2 :Mildred Pierce (1945)
    February 9: Murder My Sweet (1944)
    February 16: Kansas City Confidential (1952)
    No film on February 23
    March 2: Laura (1944)

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English Conversation Club @ Los Altos Library

2:00 PM - 3:30 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.
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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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Master Gardeners: Winter Care of Roses at Cupertino Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Roses
Cupertino Library

Thursday, January 19, 7 pm
Cupertino Community Hall


A glorious flush 
of spring bloom and healthy growth all begin months beforehand with winter care. Learn from Master Gardener Paula Larkin-Hutton how to prune, fertilize, mulch, and reduce disease for a beautiful garden display of roses.

 

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Surveillance Self-Defense Workshop at Los Altos Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Tips, Tools, and Hands-On How-To's for Safe Online Communications. Bring Your Laptop and Smartphone!

Presented by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center and the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is a hands-on workshop in defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.

Participants do not need technical expertise  to attend this session, which is geared towards regular smartphone and laptop users. It will include a teach-in on surveillance, some immediate and practical steps you can take to protect your communications, and how to work with neighbors to inform surveillance policy at the state and local level.

The workshop will be taught by Amul Kalia, Intake Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Camille Ochoa, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator for EFF. Paul George, Director of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, will provide a brief update on PPJC's efforts to pass a "transparency ordinance" to govern local police departments trying to obtain surveillance equipment.

Because this is a hands on workshop, space is limited to the first 30 participants.  Space is first come, first served. More workshops will be scheduled if interest warrants.

Santa Clara County Library District’s Library Program and Events Policy: The Library’s philosophy of open access to information and ideas extends to Library programming, and the Library does not knowingly discriminate through its programming. Library sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endorsement of the content of the program or the views express by participants, and program topics, speakers and resources are not excluded form programs because of possible controversy.

 


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ESL Conversation Club at Milpitas Library

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Milpitas Library

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

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 hold the ESL Conversation Club meetings in our Conference Room.

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