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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.  The program is FREE, of course.   No drop-ins, please

Please note:  The current series of tai chi is full.   A new set of tai chi will be starting in January, 2018. Signups will be available Monday, December 11th.

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Creating Moments of Joy: The Untapped Potential of Caregiving

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SVR Calendar Event
Saratoga Library
Community Room
The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. As scarce a commodity as that may be for many, it is even more precious for an aging parent or loved one. Yet far too many people embrace their caregiver role too late, missing out on what might become some of life's most cherished memories. Gerontologist Esther Koch will help you tap into your potential to create moments of joy as a caregiver. 
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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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Fitness Fun with Tanya for Preschoolers @ Los Altos Library

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Children ages 3-6 and their grownups are invited to a fun fitness program! Program includes play based activity such as stretching and Yoga elements. 
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Baby Time With Stay and Play

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level
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. 


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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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Tiny Tot Jamboree at Morgan Hill Library

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
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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Young Ones Storytime @ Campbell Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Campbell Library
Children's Alcove - Upper Level
Join us for a new storytime geared towards children's ages 1-2. This is a bridge between our regular baby storytime and toddler storytime. It will be 20 minutes of songs, stories and fun. See you there!
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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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Itty Bitty Jamboree at Morgan Hill Library

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Mother singing to child
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
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

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.

Please noteThis 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 our AUDITORIUM.

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Family Movie: "Wonder" at Gilroy Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Join us for a showing of the family movie Wonder.
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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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Intro to Javascript Programming for Kids

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room

A six week course beginning February 9th at 3:30 pm 

Classes run:  February 9th-March 16th, 3:30-5:30 pm

· For 5th-8th grade

· Laptops are provided

· Sign-up online or at the Information Desk.

Offered in partnership with MVCode, this course is a hands‐on program that teaches kids coding. With an individualized approach, customized curriculum, and the most experienced instructors, they empower kids to express themselves through coding. Kids develop their own games, apps and website, learning coding experientially.

 

 

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Scan Your Memories

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Library

Do you have photo albums or unsorted pictures at home?

Have you ever thought about digitizing them to make sure you don’t lose them in case of an emergency?

Or are you looking for an easier way to share them with your family and friends?

Make an appointment with one of our volunteers to learn how to create virtual backups of your most cherished memories:

- Bring up to ten pictures to scan.

- Create a Google account and upload the pictures.

Volunteers will walk you through the process.

Scanning by appointment only: call us or make an appointment at the adult reference desk. 

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VITA volunteer income tax assistance (FREE) @ Milpitas Library

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Conference Room
The Milpitas Public Library will host VITA's FREE tax preparation service for the low income, elderly, and disabled. IRS-certified volunteers will provide FREE basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals that speak English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. A sign-up list will be posted on the library's front doors of the garage entrance at 9 a.m. each Saturday.  No one can sign up for another person. ALL PARTIES MUST BE PRESENT TO SIGN UP. For more information, call 408-262-1171 ext. 3616.

 

Bring your:

  1. Photo ID for each person on your tax return
  2. Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your return
  3. W-2s from all jobs, and 1099s, 1098s, 1095 and any other tax forms
  4. Last year's tax return
  5. Child care provider information
  6. Landlord’s name, address and phone number for CA Renter’s Credit
  7. Your household's health coverage information (Forms 1095-A, B or C)
  8. Savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit. 

VITA's service is limited in scope and they WILL NOT process the following:


1.  Married applicants filing separately
2.  Anyone needing to file paper Federal and California returns. 
3.  Foreign students here on a visa
4.  Non California residents
5.  Anyone with income (A w-2) from outside California
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Bilingual Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
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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Middle School Intro to Programming Using Javascript

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
MV Coding Club Logo
Saratoga Library
Training Room

In this 6-week series, kids in grades 6-8 will learn how to program using Javascript. Instruction is offered in partnership with MV Code Club. MV Code Club is a hands‐on program that teaches kids coding. With an individualized approach, customized curriculum, and the most experienced instructors, they empower kids to express themselves through coding. Kids develop their own games, apps and website, learning coding experientially.

Computers are provided. Participants MUST agree to attend ALL 6 classes.

Click here to register


 

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Silicon Valley Reads Author Mark Lukach at Saratoga Library

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SVR My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward
Saratoga Library
Mark Lukach, author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, discusses his book. Audience Q&A follows. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.
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Middle School Intro to Programming using JavaScript at Los Altos Library

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room
Children in grades 5-8 are invited to attend a six week class in JavaScript every Saturday from January 20 through February 24. Instruction is offered in partnership with MV Code Club. MV Code Club is a hands-on program that teaches kids coding. With an individualized approach, customized curriculum, and the most experienced instructors, they empower kids to express themselves through coding. Kids develop their own games, apps and website, learning coding experientially. Please bring your own laptop.

Registration is required and limited to students in grades 5-8 only. Only register if you can attend all six sessions. Register for this six week course on the January 20 entry. 
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Play and Learn at Milpitas Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Join us ever Saturday at 11am in the Activity Room for Play and Learn.  This program is geared for children ages 0-5 and their families.  We will have toys, puzzles, and games for children and their caregivers to enjoy. 
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Rhythm, Rattle and Rock Story Time at Gilroy Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Gilroy Library
Nest (Children's Activity Room)
Join us for a lively half-hour of singing, dancing, and stories. Wave a scarf, ring a bell, and have a blast!  This program is every Saturday year-round.
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Amah Mutsun Tribal History and Current Issues

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
A presentation of Amah Mutsun Tribal history and the true history of California Indians. Exploration of current issues including the effort to save Juristac, sacred ancestral lands, from mining. Followed by Q & A.
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Family Movies @ Campbell Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level
Family  movies @ the Campbell Library

Watch a family friendly movie in our community room on the large screen! There will be lots of room, see you there! No registration required.
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Reading Buddies @ Milpitas Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Milpitas Library
Children's Activity Room
Children can now buddy up with a furry friend and read one on one from a favorite book. For Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each 20 minute session is with a specially trained therapy dog and volunteer. This is a drop-in program held on the 4th Saturday of the Month. In the Children's Activity Room.
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