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City of San José Host Southeast Branch Library Groundbreaking Celebration


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Elizabeth Castañeda

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Councilmember Herrera and City of San José Host Southeast Branch Library Groundbreaking Celebration

 

Second library in District 8 to be part of Evergreen “urban village”

 

San José, Calif. —District 8 Councilmember Rose Herrera and the City of San Joséwill host a public groundbreaking celebration at the future home of the Southeast Branch Library.  In addition to announcing details about the new branch, officials will also provide information concerning a public hearing this fall where the community will have the opportunity to submit proposals to officially name the branch.

 

WHO:           

Jill Bourne, San José Library Director

Boy Scouts Troop #251

Councilmember Rose Herrera

Mayor Chuck Reed

Dave Sykes, San José Public Works Director

Dave Hook, Library & Early Education Commission Chair

Pat Wolf, San José Public Library Foundation President

Chaboya Middle School Band, Karen Kolber, Band Director

 

WHEN:         10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 6

 

WHERE:       4001 Evergreen Village Square (within Evergreen Village)

 

BACKGROUND:

The groundbreaking event will mark the initial construction of the system’s final branch funded via the Branch Library Bond Measure that was approved November 2000 and allotted $212 million for construction of 6 new and 14 expanded branch libraries in San José.  To be located on the site of the former Mirassou Winery and to be a key anchor in the Evergreen “urban village,” the 16,000 sq. ft. building will feature architecture reflective of its surrounding structures and be the only branch library in the system to be located within a multi-use commercial and residential development. The Southeast Branch Library will be the second library in District 8 and complement the popular Evergreen Branch, 2635 Aborn Rd.  More information may be found at www.sjpl.org/southeast.

 

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“Watts the Point” Series Feat. Program to Create and Maintain Beautiful Lawn During Drought


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Steven Brewster

415.577.8851

steven.brewster@sjlibrary.org

 

San José Public Library’s "Watts the Point" Series Features Program to Create and Maintain Beautiful Lawn During Drought

 

Focus on drought-resistant landscaping helps save water, avoid fines

 

San José, Calif., August 1, 2014——In response to the emergency drought situation plaguing the entire region this summer, the San José Public Library will host Creating Sustainable, Drought-Resistant Lawns: Landscaping with Succulents and Cacti —part of the "Watts the Point" series of ongoing programs, initiatives and discussions focusing on energy and natural resources conservation.

 

Presented by the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose, a local organization fostering education, propagation and conservation of xerophytic plants, also known as "succulents," the Landscaping with Succulents and Cacti sessions will provide an introduction to cacti and succulents along with information about how to use them in landscaping and container gardening.

 

These free programs will take place at multiple locations throughout the San Jose community and include:

Earlier this month, California water regulators voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report from the State Water Quality Control Board showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades and that conservation measures to date have failed to achieve the 20 percent reduction in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown.  While water usage throughout the state rose, here in San Jose and throughout the Bay Area, usage actually declined by five percent.

 

According to Ralph Mize, city arborist, City of San Jose, the community continues to do its part to maintain a beautiful city while conserving water.

 

"One way to use water efficiently in urban areas is to create drought-resistant landscapes that, with little or no extra water, even in times of drought, still provide beauty and attractiveness to our neighborhoods and homes, while helping avoid any water usage fines."

 

Landscaping with Succulents and Cactiwill provide key guidelines for beginning and maintaining a drought-resistant lawn.  These will include knowing—before purchasing plants—their water-use requirement and how to meet those needs in times of drought, understanding plants’ survival mechanisms and learning to meter expectations of plants that may not look their best during times of drought.

 

To complement the program, the Library has available multiple books, media and online resources to reinforce the program’s theme and help the community explore further ways to improve their water conservation efforts.

 

"The Library is proud to be providing programs and materials that help residents make informed decisions about saving resources and money, and doing their part to mitigate the drought impacting the entire region," said Angie Miraflor, division manager, literacy and learning, and head of programming for the Library.

 

Registration is free for each program and may be found here:

Register: 6:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 20, Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Ave.

Register: 10:30 a.m., Sat., Aug. 23, Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.

Register: 2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 23, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St.

 

About the Watts the Point Series

The "Watts the Point" series is produced by of the San José Public Library and focuses on topics and themes that help address energy and natural resources conversation to help residents live efficiently and minimize their impact on the planet.  Other "Watts the Point" efforts include the free availability at all 23 library branches the Silicon Valley Energy Watch Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Toolkits stocked with supplies and measuring devices.  The toolkits provide step-by-step instructions on how to measure the energy use and water flow rates of appliances and equipment, and then how to install equipment that reduces energy and water consumption—without sacrificing comfort.

 

About San José Public Library

San José Public Library (SJPL), located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of more than one million in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of 11 million items. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.  For more information, visit www.sjpl.org.

 

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Winners of Graphic Novel Making Contest To Be Announced Sat., Aug. 23


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vidya.kilambi@sjlibary.org

 

 

Winners of Graphic Novel Making Contest To Be Announced Sat., Aug. 23

 

Annual competition showcases top San Jose creative talent carrying on anime and manga tradition

 

San José, Calif. —Youth and adult winners of the San José Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest will be announced and prizes awarded at a reception to be held Saturday at the Seven Trees Branch Library & Community Center.  The event will showcase image-rich winning entries and also include attendance by representatives from partnering organizations. They include Hijinx Comics, the oldest comic bookstore in San Jose, the San Jose Museum of Art, Sakura of America and TRY Japan Culture, an organization that highlights Japanese culture, anime and manga.  From 107 submissions, a panel of eight judges, comprised of Library staff from throughout San Jose, Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang from P.M.B.Q. Studio and Hideko Kough from TRY Japan Cultural Group, selected winners in four age categories: 8 years and under; 9-12 years, 13-17 years, and 18 and above.

 

WHO: Expected attendance: 250+, to include a diverse group of youth and adult winners and contestants, their parents and friends, contest judges, library staff, anime and manga fans

 

WHEN: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sat., August 23, 2014

 

WHERE:  Community Center Ballroom

                 Seven Trees Branch Library & Community Center

                 3590 Cas Drive, San Jose

 

BACKGROUND: Manga, a Japanese word referring both to comics and cartooning, are comics originally created in Japan, or by Japanese creators, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.  They are usually published in black and white and read from top to bottom and then right to left, similar to the layout of a Japanese plain text.  Another art form originated in Japan, anime is animation style is characterized by distinctive hand-drawn or computer-generated characters and backgrounds that visually and thematically set it apart from other forms of animation. The Graphic Novel Making Contest pays homage to both and highlights the extreme popularity of these art forms among adults and youth in San Jose. The Contest is also a complement to the Library's extensive collection of manga and anime books and media throughout the 23-branch system and ongoing programming that promotes all aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and creativity, and math).

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Teens to ROCK the Library This Weekend!


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Steven Brewster

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Teens to ROCK the Library This Weekend!

 

Finalists of San José Public Library’s 7th Annual Battle of the Bands set to perform live Saturday

 

San José, Calif., July 30, 2014——San José Public Library will host a showcase concert featuring the top five finalists of its 7th Annual Battle of the Bands, part of the Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, beginning at 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2 at the Almaden Branch Library and Community Center, 6455 Camden Ave.

 

The finalists include A Guy with a Guitar, Allegro, Cindy B., Odd Army and Quantum.

The five bands will perform up to 20 minutes each in front of a live audience and a panel of professional local musicians and instructors, including Paul Kauppila, rock scholar, music historian, and radio DJ; Socorra Camposanto, singer/songwriter, composer and teacher; Christina Jupp Grove, librarian and private trumpet instructor, and Mark Giannuzzi, drummer and librarian.

 

Winners will receive $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $50 for third place.  A special award will be presented to the band with the best video.

 

The finalists were chosen via an online contest held July 2-19.  The public was invited to visit sjpl.org/battleofthebands, watch videos submitted by each band and vote for their favorites.  Nearly 800 participated in the voting.

 

“San José Public Library strives to enrich lives by fostering lifelong learning and exploration in a quest to open new worlds and change lives,” said Angie Miraflor, division manager and head of library programming.  “We are very excited that the annual Battle of the Bands music showcase and competitionoffers opportunities for teens to learn, grow and connect through music and technology in a safe space like the library,” she said.

 

In preparation for their performances, band members utilized the Library’s non-print multi-media resources via librarians who are trained to help them learn how to use new technology.  To support these budding musicians in their endeavors, the Library also offered them a free space to rehearse.

 

Partners for the Battle of the Bands include: Guitar Showcase, LIVE 105, 105.3FM, Music Village, Park Avenue Music Center Band & Orchestra Supply, School of Rock San Jose, San Jose Rock Shop, Streetlight Records, Tap-Tempo Music Shop and The Starving Musician. 

 

“We salute all of the Library’s collaborators for Battle of the Bands,” said Miraflor.  “The ongoing success of Library programming and how it impacts our community that we serve takes strong, strategic public-private partnerships.  We look forward to working again next year with our growing partner roster.”

 

An overview of the five finalists may be found here:

 

A Guy with a Guitar-A Guy with a Guitar has been studying the guitar since 2011.  He's currently in two other bands in the lead guitar position, playing instrumental surf rock and traditional rockabilly. He also enjoys playing classic jazz and blues material.

 

Allegro-“Allegro" is a term commonly used in music, meaning that the piece should be played at a quick, brisk tempo. Comprised of percussion, guitar, ukulele, violin, viola, piano and various vocals, Allegro is dedicated to bringing this cheerful and upbeat attitude to all in the audience. They were brought together at Leland High School and hopes the band is the start of something great.

 

Cindy B.-According to Cindy B., her musical tastes are eclectic because she's a strong independent woman who doesn’t need to limit her music tastes to a genre. 

 

Odd Army-Odd Army formed in early 2011 as its members were entering high school. They have performed at venues such as school festivals, Santana Row and Stanford Radio Station. Odd Army was initially a cover band.  But as they matured, they began writing their own music.

 

Quantum-Quantum is a combo made up of young high school students. They play a wide variety of styles, ranging from jazz to funk to Latin incorporating the different genres in their performances.

 

About the Summer Reading Challenge

The Battle of the Bands is part of the San José Public Library Summer Reading Challenge, that began June 1 and runs through July 31.  It is the largest seasonal special program produced by the Library and is built around the four themes of reading, learning, exploring and energizing with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math, or STEAM.  This is being supported by an extensive series of demonstrations, programs and events including a series of family play groups, kids’ music and movement celebrations, yoga and tai chi instruction, and Mexican folklorico, Aztec and line dance classes at selected library branches.

For more information, please visit sjpl.org/summer.

 

About San José Public Library

San José Public Library (SJPL), located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of more than one million in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of 11 million items. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.  For more information, visit www.sjpl.org.

 

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San José Public Library and Earthquakes Team Up for Summer Reading Challenge


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San José Public Library and Earthquakes Team Up for Summer Reading Challenge

 

Team to lead Storytime readings throughout community

Essay contest will award student winner with VIP experience

 

San José, Calif., July 11, 2014——As the World Cup approaches its climatic final round in Brazil, here in Silicon Valley the San José Public Library and the San Jose Earthquakes,one of the leading Major League Soccer teams, have joined forces for the City’s Summer Reading Challenge. 

 

Over the next three weeks, the Library will host fan-favorite Earthquakes players during children’s Storytimes at branch locations throughout San Jose.  At each location, a team member will do lively readingof one of his favorite children’s books and help rally the audience around reading and learning throughout the summer.  

 

Earthquakes Storytimes take place 6 p.m., Tues., July 15, Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch, 921 S 1st St., 3:15 p.m., Wed., July 16, Joyce Ellington Branch, 491 E Empire St., 4 p.m., Thurs., July 24, Educational Park Branch, 1772 Educational Park Dr., 3 p.m., Sat., July 26, Hillview Branch, 1600 Hopkins Dr.

 

In addition, soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 7-18 have the opportunity to win a VIP Experience with the Earthquakes by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge Essay Contest.  The Library is inviting students to submit a 250-word essay sharing how they can stay healthy and active over the summer.  The Earthquakes will then select and contact one winner who will receive a VIP Experience, including a behind- the-scenes tour with the Earthquakes players, admission to a team practice and participation in a team meet-and-greet.  The winner will have the choice to attend the Sat., August 16 or Sat., August 30 game at Buck Shaw Stadium.  To enter, students may submit their essays online, http://sjpl.org/earthquakesenter, or drop off their submission at a library branch by Thurs., July 31.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge, that began June 1 and runs through July 31, is the largest seasonal special program produced by the Library.  It is built around the four themes of reading, learning, exploring and energizing with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math, or STEAM.  This is being supported by an extensive series of demonstrations, programs and events.

 

The program also emphasizes the importance of physical activity and is being highlighted via the Earthquakes relationship.  It also is complemented by a series of family play groups, kids’ music and movement celebrations, yoga and tai chi instruction, and Mexican folklorico, Aztec and line dance classes at selected library branches.

 

Challenge participants can earn prizes by keeping track of their reading. Game grids are available at all 23 library locations and via a downloadable app, co-created by eBay and the Library, available for iOS and Android devices.

 

For more information, please visit sjpl.org/summer-reading-challenge-2014.

 

About San José Public Library

San José Public Library (SJPL), located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of more than one million in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of 11 million items. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.  For more information, visit www.sjpl.org.

 

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San Jose Community Says "Yes" to their Libraries


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Steven Brewster

San JoséPublic Library,

(415) 577-8851

steven.brewster@sjlibrary.org

 

SAN JOSE COMMUNITY SAYS “YES” TO THEIR LIBRARIES

Overwhelming majority of voters extend Library Parcel Tax for next 25 years

 

San José, Calif.,June 4, 2014—San José voters approved Measure B, the 25-year extension of an existing annual special sales tax on parcels of land, known as the Library Parcel Tax.  With all precincts now reporting results from the June 3 election, the Measure passed with 81 percent of all voters casting “yes” votes.  The Measure required at a minimum two-thirds of the voters to pass.

 

“Yesterday, the residents of San José reinforced their support of the value that libraries bring to our city by ensuring a stable funding source,” said Jill Bourne, director, San José Public Library. “The election results further demonstrate how the Capital of Silicon Valley loves its library system, and wants to maintain services available to residents, schoolchildren and businesses.”   

 

The Library Parcel Tax pays for a portion of the operating costs of the library system including: acquisition of library books and materials, and related costs of maintaining library collections; the development and delivery of homework and educational programs; the repair, equipping and staffing of libraries; and the cost of collection and administration of the Library Parcel Tax.

 

Representing 22 percent, or $8 million of the Library’s overall budget of $37 million, the Library Parcel Tax specifically funds $2.2 million in acquisition of new books and media, $1.1 million to purchase and maintain public technology, $3.8 million for 53 full-time employees and $845K for building utilities, maintenance and custodial services.

 

Without the win, this funding, representing nearly a quarter of the Library’s overall budget would have ceased June 2015.  Now, with ballot measure win, the Library has a steady funding source extending more than two decades until June 2040.

 

Earlier this year, an independent survey of San José voters placed high importance on ensuring that libraries stay open, providing safe places for children after school, maintaining children’s reading programs, providing library services for local schools without their own libraries, and keeping libraries safe and clean.

 

“The passage of Measure B confirms that San José residents want to ensure their libraries remain open and provide the services our community needs,” Bourne said. “The Library’s number one goal is to begin adding back services.  The continuance of the Library Parcel Tax will allow the City to consider restoring past library budget cuts and improve library hours.”

 

About San José Public Library

San José Public Library (SJPL), located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of more than one million in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of 11 million items. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.  For more information, visit www.sjpl.org.

 

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San José Public Library
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8/22-28/2014 - El Observador - Library Kicks Off Groundbreaking and Naming Anchor Branch at Evergreen Village Square

8/27/2014 - San Jose Mercury News - Willow Glen shorts: War Comes Home' to San Jose libraries 

8/26/2014 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose Public Library names winners of Graphic Novel Making Contest

8/22/14 - San Jose Mercury News - 'Succulant program' and 'Bourne to lead'

8/6/14 - San Jose Mercury News - Odd Army wins San Jose Public Library Battle of the Bands

6/25/14 - San Jose Mercury News - Teen buddies make reading 'fun-damental' for kids 

6/12/14 - Library Journal - San Jose Libraries Funding Set for 25 Years 

6/11/14 - San Jose Mercury News - Reading Challenge Picks up STEAM this summer

6/3/14 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose's Measure B: Voters overwhelmingly approve library tax extension

5/30/14 - El Observadors - San Jose Public Library Set to Kick Off Summer Reading Challenge

5/16/14 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose revisits library computer filtering

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4/23/14 - San Jose Mercury News - Film documents nation's libraries 

4/24/14 - San Jose Inside - City Should Adjust Library Hours to Save Money, Audit Says

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3/26/14 - metroactive -  Innovate, Create and Discover program at the San Jose Public Library 

3/13/2014 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose Will Put Library Parcel Tax Extension on June 3 Ballot

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2014

8/7/13 - Almaden Resident - Jill Bourne is San Jose's new head librarian

7/24/13 - Almaden Resident - Almaden shorts: The Groove Kings wrap up concert series

7/15/13 - TheCalifornia.com - U.S. citizenship workshop set Wednesday in San Jose

7/11/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Pizarro: Kids take center stage at San Pedro Square Market

7/10/13 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose council approves more spending for libraries, crime prevention

6/24/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Rose Garden Library invites young gardeners

6/20/13 - NBC Bay Area - Proposed Bill Would Eliminate California's Public Records Act

6/19/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Rose Garden Library hosts rug hookers

6/13/13 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose Approves Budget Aimed at Rebuilding City Services

6/11/13 - NBC Bay Area - SJ Public Offers Wish List of How to Spend Money

6/11/13 - KTVU - Residents voice public safety concerns at SJ budget meeting

6/10/13 - SanJoseInside.com - Mayor, City Council Should Make Libraries a Budget Priority

6/7/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Public safety a top concern in San Jose budget

6/5/13 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose plans to take serious look at priorities, future sources of income down the road

5/31/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Pizarro: Bash for Books

5/20/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Almaden Library to take part in system wide Summer Reading Celebration

5/5/13 - Spartan Daily - MLK library will celebrate 10th anniversary this year 

5/2/13 - NBC Bay Area Proud - Therapy Animals Help Children Learning To Read

4/24/13 - Library Journal - Jill Bourne Named San Jose Director of Libraries

4/23/13 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose names Jill Bourne new library director

4/20/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Pizarro: 25th Annual Children's Faire

4/16/13 - SJSU Blog - 50th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail – SJ Public Library Celebration

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4/11/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Willow Glen shorts: Friends' sale benefits library

4/7/13 - Radio Disney - Let's Chat: 25th Annual San Jose Children's Faire

3/29/13 - Spotlight TV - Battle of the Bands

2/24/13 - Berkeley Daily Planet - San Jose city officials on Saturday celebrated the grand opening of the new Bascom Branch Library 

2/24/13 - KQED Radio - Bascom Branch Library

2/24/13 - NBC Bay Area - New Library Opens in San Jose

2/23/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Opening day of the new Bascom Branch Library

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2/22/13 - San Jose Inside - Pride of the Bascom Community

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1/27/13 - KLIV AM - Seven Trees Branch Grand Opening

1/26/13 - RCN America CA- San José Public Library Reopens Seven Trees Branch

1/26/13 - San Jose Mercury News - Seven Trees Branch Library Opening Celebration in San Jose

1/25/13 - KCBS AM - Seven Trees Branch Library

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1/23/13 - San Jose Mercury News - San Jose to open first of four new libraries mothballed by budget cuts

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1/23/13 - NBC Bay Area - Seven Trees Branch Grand Opening

1/23/13 - KLIV AM - Reopening of the Seven Trees Branch Library

1/22/13 - Telemundo 48 - Seven Trees Branch Grand Opening

1/21/13 - Bay Area Parent - Grand Opening Celebration for Seven Trees Library

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