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  • Santa Clara County's Civil Defense System: Don't Be Alarmed

    Have you ever seen one of these peculiar-looking towers in Santa Clara County? Some of you might know what these are, but others might have no idea what they're looking at. If you'd like to find out more - read on!
    Posted by: Charlie S. Buttar on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Volunteers Donate 85,000 Hours to Support Library Programsgroup of volunteers

    San José Public Library Celebrates National Volunteer Week   SAN JOSE, CALIF. – We are thankful for our volunteers year round. During National Volunteer Week (April 23-29), we take it up a notch to celebrate them and express our sincere appreciation for all their hard work.
    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. Body of Lies
    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