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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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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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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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Silicon Valley Reads Movie - An American Tragedy

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saratoga Library
In Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape by nine black teenagers on the train.  So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles.  The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War, led to momentous Supreme Court decisions, and helped give birth to the civil rights movement. 
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Hiking the Italian Dolomites, a travel program at Campbell Library

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library

Avid hiker John Trudeau will present his trek through the Dolomites, including the "Tre Cime" loop. Also, John will cover other highlights from the Lakes region such as Garda, Iseo and Como.

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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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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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Building Relationships and Connections Using LinkedIn at Cupertino Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LinkedIn Graphic
Cupertino Library

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 PM
Cupertino Community Hall


Networking and relationship building is a vital component to landing your next job or promotion. Learn how to use your 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree LinkedIn connections to get your next job! 
Helpful if attendees have a LinkedIn profile and have proficient knowledge with LinkedIn.  

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Master Gardeners

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Altos Library
From Seed to Plant: 

Would you like to start your own vegetables and flowers from seed?

Now is the time to start seeds for the next growing season.  This talk will include a step by step guide on how to grow plants from seed.  Everything from interpreting the seed packet, choosing the right container, hardening off and direct seeding outdoors will be covered!

Happiness held is a seed! Happiness shared is the flower!

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Master Gardeners Workshop: Growing Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers from Seed at Gilroy Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gilroy Library

Find out what vegetables, herbs, and flowers are easiest to start from seeds. 

Learn about the factors that affect seed germination, new seedlings,  pest control, and what characteristics are important in selecting your seed.

 

Be successful at growing plants from seed and have a beautiful and productive garden!

Presented by Master Gardener Jean Cloutier

 

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Winning the War on Weeds at Campbell Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Campbell Library

The rains are bringing much needed water to our gardens, but they also sprout pesky weed seeds that hide in the soil. Ridding your garden of these weeds is typically a back-breaking, time-consuming endeavor, but there are techniques that can save you lots of time and effort. Join us to learn about sheet mulching and other simple tricks that you can do now, so you can enjoy your garden later. Bring along a sample of one or more of your weeds for the speaker to identify.

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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) Rescheduled!
    No film on February 23
    March 2: Laura (1944)
    March 9: Kansas City Confidential (1952) 
    An emergency forced Mark Larson to reschedule the February 16th  showing on very short notice. We apologize for confusion.

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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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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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Sleepless in Silicon Valley at Cupertino Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sleepless in Silicon Valley
Cupertino Library

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 PM

Cupertino Community Hall

Have you been having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at night? If sleep is not restorative, the doshas get out of balance, causing fatigue and other distress during the day, which takes its toll on one’s mental and physical health. Join Ashok Jethanandani, B.A.M.S., as he discusses various causes of insomnia, good sleep habits, and ayurvedic remedies for improving sleep.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Cupertino Library
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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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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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