• eSpotlight - Groundhog DayMarmota Monax - Groundhog lounging on a rock

    February 2 is Groundhog Day, that annual occasion in North America when a furry beast gets to predict the weather! 
    Posted by: Stacy Tomaszewski on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:08 AM | Comments: 0
  • SJPL Works - Lead and LearnLeadership

    "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy Lead With These Titles These titles cover multiple aspects of leadership, from energizing and inspiring your team to choosing an effective second-in-command and negotiating.
    Posted by: Shih Fa Kao on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: Signs of the TimesImage: The Falafel Drive-in sign on Stevens Creek near Bascom. Photo ©Ralph M. Pearce. 

    Signs, like buildings, get our attention. And over time they become landmarks, fixed in our minds and memories, helping us navigate an ever-changing world with some thread of familiarity and link to our past. I remember at two or three years of age, laying in the "back-back" of the family station wagon playing with my red Etch-A-Sketch. I recall looking out and seeing an enormous globe of the world atop a building, and knowing right where we were (in front of the San Jose Mercury News building on Santa Clara Street).
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 5:45 PM | Comments: 5
  • 2018 Tax Help at San José Public Librariestax form 1040

    Free tax help from VITA is available at several San José Public Library branches.
    Posted by: tim reif on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM | Comments: 2
  • eSpotlight - Lewis Carroll's BirthdayLewis Carroll

    January 27 marks the 186th birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. Though Lewis Carroll is best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, he was also a mathematician and published various mathematical works. Learn more about him using our various eResources or read an eBook about or written by Carroll.
    Posted by: Anna Fox on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00 AM | Comments: 0