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  • Volunteers Donate 85,000 Hours to Support Library Programsgroup of volunteers

    San José Public Library celebrates National Volunteer Week by recognizing the impact our volunteers have on our community.
    Posted by: Nancy Macias on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Adaptions by Actor: Leonardo DiCaprioBook cover for "Shutter Island"

    Are you a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio? Here are a few literary works that were the basis for some of his films.
    Posted by: Jessica Chung on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Sing A Song of Science Album Cover: Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants

    Science doesn’t have to be a dry topic. It can be joyous, entertaining, and even melodious. It is thanks to one of my favorite bands, They Might Be Giants, that I can recall certain scientific facts such as that mammals have large four-chambered hearts and the sun is about 93,000,000 miles away. There are also classics like Tom Lehrer’s Gilbert and Sullivan parody about The Elements, which is a great tool for memorizing the periodic table. Scientific songs in the SJPL catalog include:  
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:20 PM | Comments: 0
  • eSpotlight - Earth DayYosemite Valley

    Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day and this year's theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy. We have several excellent eBooks and eResources to help you learn more about climate literacy, the environment, and what you can do to help.
    Posted by: Anna Fox on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • 5 Zero Waste Swaps for Earth DayZero waste products

    From bringing your own tumbler to save money at coffee shops to using a safety razor instead of disposable ones, these Zero Waste Swaps will help you celebrate Earth Day on a trash free note.
    Posted by: Alyssa Mendoza on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:12 PM | Comments: 2