Bibliophiles know what a thrill it is to get their books signed by their favorite authors, but what if your favorite author is long dead? Not to fear, there are places where you might still be able to ask for their autographs! (IF YOU DARE!)
Celebrate Hip Hop History Month
The San José Public Library is proud to celebrate Hip Hop History Month this November. We are excited to jump start this inaugural year by offering a series of events that help to best illustrate how Hip Hop culture has influenced the local scene in San Jose, and how it continues to be a tour de force in every facet of our global identity.
Some years ago, my dad mentioned that a cousin had seen John F. Kennedy speak at a presidential campaign rally here in San Jose. When I began working here in the California Room, I decided to check our clipping files for any articles on the event. I found an interesting San Jose Mercury article with several photos that showed Kennedy speaking from a platform somewhere in the west parking lot of the Civic Auditorium on November 2, 1960.