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Grant Park Senior Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Woodland Branch Library
*Meets at Grant Park Community/Senior Center: 1575 Holt Avenue, Los Altos

Join a fun group of seniors to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books; additional drop-in activities and lunches from 10am-2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, contact Janet at jharpca@comcast.net or see the librarian at Woodland Branch Library (1975 Grant Road).
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Reading Program Volunteer Literacy Tutor Orientation at Gilroy Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Quiet Study B
Adult literacy is about opening doors and changing lives. Learn how to become a Reading Program volunteer literacy tutor at this informative workshop.
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Halloween Bath Bombs!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A bubbling cauldron
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Get into the spooky-spirit of October by joining us to make Halloween bath bombs! With this craft, you'll be left wondering whether you've made a bath bomb or a bubbling potion... or maybe it's a little bit of both!

This is a part of the monthly Los Altos Library Adult/Teen Craft Program. All supplies are provided and no registration is required. Everyone is welcome - and feel free to come in costume!
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Papel Picado Adult Craft @ Campbell Library

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level
Join us for a fun craft, learn how to cut your own papel picado for a great decoration for Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween, or Autumn. All supplies and instructions provided, 1 craft per person. This event will take place in the Campbell Library Community Room. 
For adults age 18+ only
Registration Required

Thanks to the Friends of the Campbell Library for supporting this program!
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Reading Program Volunteer Literacy Tutor Orientation at Gilroy Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Quiet Study B
Adult literacy is about opening doors and changing lives. Learn how to become a Reading Program volunteer literacy tutor at this informative workshop.
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Paint Night for Adults & Teens at Morgan Hill Library

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
Come learn how to paint something fun at our (free!) Paint Night for adults and teens 12 & up! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, we ask that if you have participated in Paint Nite/Party before to please wait to register closer to the date to allow for patrons who have never participated to attend. 

Anyone who registers for this event that fails to show up the night of the event without notifying the library in advance will be unable to register for future Paint Nite/Party events. Thank you for your understanding!
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Programa de Familias Resilientes en la biblioteca Gilroy - Por favor regístrese

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Acompáñenos al programa de Familias Resilientes Gilroy (Bebés 0 a 3 años) y al movimiento de Resiliencia comunitaria.   
  
-Aprenda a manejar el estrés y crear una red de apoyo.   

-Ayude a su niño a sentirse seguro, protegido, amado y más preparado para la escuela. 

Lugar:  Bibiloteca de Gilroy, 350 W. 6th Street 
Seis Sesiones: 25 de Setiembre al 30 de Octubre, 2019 
Días:  Miércoles, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Este programa se presenta en Español y es completamente GRATIS.  Se ofrece cuidado de niños. Para más información e inscripciones: contactar a Ana Morante, LMFT   Via a3fam@hotmail.com ó (408) 250-2261 Solo hay 15 espacios disponibles. ¡Llame cuanto antes! 

Regístrese en la entrada del calendario para el 25 de septiembre.
  
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SCORE: Start Your Small Business at Cupertino Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Create Your Future Graphic
Cupertino Library
Story Room
Score: Start Your Small Business
Wednesday, October 16,  7-8:30 pm
Cupertino Library Ground Floor Story Room 

A great idea is only the first element in starting a new business. SCORE can help turn your goals into reality. Designed by successful entrepreneurs, this mentor-supported program gives you the structure and support you need to set your sights on the future.

Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 to get the most out of this program.
Due to limited space, you will need to register for each session you plan to attend. Registration for all sessions opens Wednesday, September  25 at 12 pm.

Session 2: Business Concept:  The second workshop provides clients with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. At the end of this session, clients will know how to: outline their marketing strategy, test their marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise their marketing strategy.
Instructor: J. D. Savelli

 

 

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When Everything is a Battle - Parenting Class at Campbell Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library
Children's Alcove - Upper Level

Free Parenting Class!

When Everything is a Battle: Dealing with Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors (a 3-Part Series)

Tired of arguing?

Find yourself yelling all the time?

Running out of ideas?  (and patience?)

Find out how to parent a child or teen with oppositional and defiant behaviors effectively and with grace in this 3-part series.

Registration is required. Childcare is not provided.

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ESL Conversation Club @ Saratoga Library

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Conversation Club
Saratoga Library
Community Room
Please join us for this fun learning experience. Drop-in to improve your English listening and speaking skills and learn about other cultures in a supportive environment . All levels and language backgrounds are welcome! Native speakers of English who would like to volunteer, please email lliu@sccl.org.
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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium

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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Knitting and Crochet Circle at Gilroy Library

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Quiet Study B
All knitters welcome to work together to make friends, receive help and get advice. This drop-in event is free and open to all.
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Beginning Drawing with Charcoal and Pastels for Ages 13+ at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Beginners and artists of various levels of experience are welcome. For Ages 13 and Up. Space is limited. Sign up on online at:  www.sccl.org/events
This class is taught by David Hofstad, a self-taught artist who has 
painted and drawn  commissioned art for clients for 25 years in Gilroy. 
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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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ESL Classes at Gilroy Library (Sign-up)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Computer Training Lab
SCCLD is once again hosting free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starting in September. They can help a person improve their listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading and writing skills. This is useful at home, at work (improving job skills or getting a better job) and in social settings, like a doctor’s office or a child’s school. Classes include increasing a person’s vocabulary, learning common English phrases and the American culture. Participants can also meet people from around the world!
 
Starting the week of September 9, classes will be held evenings from 6 to 8 pm at Gilroy Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes run through the week of December 16. Please plan to attend all class sessions. To join, sign up online on the September 10th calendar entry or visit Gilroy Library's information desk to sign up. There will be a short assessment made to determine participants’ language skill levels.

 
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Adult Book Discussion at Cupertino LIbrary: "Room With a View" by E. M. Forester

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cover Room with a View
Cupertino Library
Story Room
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ground Floor Story Room, 7-8:30 pm.

In October, the Cupertino LIbrary Adult Book Discussion Group will talk about their October selection, E. M. Forester's 1908 novel,  A Room With a View. When Lucy Honeychurch and her chaperone arrive in Florence Italy, they are disappointed that their hotel rooms do not have the promised view of the city. When the handsome George Emerson and his father offer to trade rooms with them, Lucy has no idea her entire future has just changed forever.

The Cupertino Library Adult Book Group meets on the Third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Cupertino LIbrary Ground Floor Story Room. Adults of all ages are welcome. All meetings are sponsored by The Friends of the Cupertino Library.
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Guided Meditation

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Meditation for Everyone: an easy to do, guided meditation session.

While it's well known meditation has many benefits, it is not easy to stay consistent with it. Your mind shifts from one topic to another, just when you are trying to be still. In this meditation class, Manisha will take you through a 30 minutes guided meditation session based on easy to practice techniques that will inspire you to meditate regularly and ultimately experience its many benefits which include releasing negative emotions and being more healthy and joyful. 

Manisha Kumar teaches meditation in San Francisco Bay Area to individuals and corporate groups. Her practice focuses on carving an inner space from which emerges the wisdom to handle life's challenging moments and dial up calm and joy. She teaches easy to practice meditation techniques that have enabled her students to stay consistent
with meditation. 
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Tai Chi with Roy Wong

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Tai Chi classes from 10/18/19 - 11/8/19. We will resume on 11/15/19.

Respected Tai Chi Master Roy Wong teaches the elegant, healthful and spiritual exercise, Tai Chi, in our beautiful Auditorium. Sign up is required.  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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ESL Conversation Club/Club de Conversación de ESL at Gilroy Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Meeting Room
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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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, presented by Shobha Prabala. 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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ESL Conversation Club at Milpitas Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Group Study Room A

Would you like to practice your English by speaking with others who are also interested in practicing as a group?

Our friendly Librarians and fellow-learners will help you improve your English listening and speaking skills.  Chat topics will include American culture, life skills and current events. Speak more English, make friends and learn new words.

This is not an ESL class to LEARN to speak English -- it is to develop your English speaking ability and make you feel more comfortable using the language.

FREE, and no sign-up is required. We hold the Conversation Club in Group Study Room "A" weekly on FRIDAY at 1pm.

If you are a native English speaker and would like to volunteer to help group members improve their English skills, please email adrienne-apple@sccl.org

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English Conversation Club at Los Altos Library

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
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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Knit & Crochet at Milpitas Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Conference Room
            


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!
Event Type(s): Arts and Crafts, Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
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Bay Area Games Day at Los Altos Library

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room

Come learn how to play a new boardgame!  Bay Area Games Day is a full day of convention-style open gaming that has been happening at the library since 1998. We play mostly more recent hobbyist games (the kinds that are popular on boardgamegeek.com), but also some classic strategy games such as Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Pandemic. We welcome newcomers to hobby gaming: bring your own games that you want to try out, or ask folks to teach you how to play a new one! Please note that Games Day is geared primarily toward adults, but we also welcome teens and families with school-age children.


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