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  • Coding for Kids and Teens at SJPLgirl holding computer

    You’re never too young to learn to code! Being at the heart of the Silicon Valley, it’s no wonder that San Jose Public Library has so many services and programs to cater to our young tech enthusiasts. Whether you’re interested in learning to code, creating an app or learning about new technologies, San Jose Public Library has something for you!
    Posted by: adilene rogers on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Cooking Gone Awry: Plum JamJars of plum jam

    Years ago, the plum tree in my mother’s backyard overproduced. These plums were small and sweet with purple skin and yellow pulp. I think they are used to make prunes. You could pop one in your mouth and I know it’s not lady like to say but spit out the pit. No matter how good they were after a while my family got sick of eating them.
    Posted by: Monique Mcclellan on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:10 PM | Comments: 1
  • eSpotlight Extra - Gilroy Garlic FestivalGarlic bulbs

    The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is almost here! Taking place July 28, 29, and 30 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, this fun and food-filled local festival has continued to grow since it was founded in 1979. If you can't make it to the festival or just can't wait to celebrate the wonder that is garlic, have no fear. We have plenty of excellent eBooks and eResources where you can learn more about to grow and use garlic or find a great garlic-filled recipe to try.
    Posted by: Anna Fox on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Bear Advice - The Buzz On Pollinators!Sam Ursus the California Room bear with a butterfly on her nose.

    The Buzz On Pollinators The clawsome bear pair Al & Sam are fluttering with excitement for the new California Room exhibit: Pollinators - Keeping Company with Flowers.
    Posted by: Marisol Roman on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Easy, Breezy Summer Readsimage of open book on a table at the beach

    Summer is here, and you finally have time to read for the Summer Reading Challenge. How about that socially responsible, intellectually stimulating book that everyone is talking about? C’mon, who are you fooling?
    Posted by: Teresa Brodersen on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:59 PM | Comments: 1