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Are you a fan of Anime? So are we! Join us at Crunchyroll! Not sure what it is, read more. Bonus: Promo code and a chance to win free tickets!Read more...
Mastering the Art of French Cooking book cover
Happy Birthday, Julia Child! What better way of celebrating her legacy than with one of these delectable eBooks or eVideos?Read more...
total solar eclipse
Are you ready for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017? We've got info on when and how to view it in San Jose.Read more...
Three square black and white images: first is a puzzle, representing strategy, then hands, representing community, then a traffic sign with arrows pointing in several directions, representing change
Join us at Alum Rock Branch Library this fall for a three-part series of community discussions about climate change and extreme weather events. Part book club and part science café, this is a chance to talk with NOAA meteorologist Brian Garcia from the National Weather Service’s Bay Area forecast office and your neighbors about issues that matter to all of us.Read more...
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Overfelt Gardens Pathway
Overfelt Gardens in East San Jose is a large, beautiful park designed for peace and relaxation. The 33 acres of land for the park was gifted to the City of San Jose in 1959 by Mildred Overfelt in memory of her parents, William and Mary Overfelt. The community park opened in 1966 to the public, after many years of planning and construction. The Overfelts were one of San Jose’s early pioneer families; they purchased their ranch land in the 1850’s and ran a successful grain and dairy farm on the property for many decades. Mildred was born on the ranch...Read more...
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plant sprout growing from cracked earth
Nonprofits run on a shoestring budget with most resources directed towards the mission. So, we added these books to help your nonprofit with professional development!Read more...
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Red Chuck Taylor shoes of a child stand on a green rug with a red backpack, a pile of notebooks, fresh no. 2 yellow pencils, red pens, and mobile devices surrounding the shoes.
You can make a difference for children returning to school this Fall. Volunteer with San José Public Library and encourage lifelong learning. You will also meet new people with similar interests, including a shared commitment to community.Read more...
Heart in a book
August 9th is Book Lovers Day, a day for all the bibliophiles to celebrate the wonderful stories we love. Looking for a new book to help you read the day away? Our extensive eBook and eAudiobook collection has got you covered, and we've also got plenty of ways to find book recommendations, and a few personal favorites to share. Let us help you find a book and then sit back, relax, and read!Read more...
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Oculus Rift equipment, laid out on a square blue TeenHQ moveable ottoman cushion.
Virtual reality is coming to the Evergreen Branch Library and TeenHQ! Watch our unboxing video, and find out when you can try the new VR gear!Read more...
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Closeup on guitars played at concert
August is here, the weather is clear, and that means it's time for the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! Explore music from featured artists at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at your library.Read more...
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