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  • Family SecretsWhere'd You Go, Bernadette? cover

    If you like books about families (and their secrets) that might be great for a bookclub, here are a few suggestions!
    Posted by: Anonymous on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:52 AM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: San Jose Public Library Automation HistorySJPL circulation desk, 1950s

    The San Jose Public Library has been at the forefront of library automation systems. Before the time of search boxes and digitized catalogue records, the library depended on a card catalogue, checkout slips, and banks of file cabinets. However, even long before the internet age, SJPL sought to streamline their operations with emerging automated technologies.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 6:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: San Jose’s Last Chinatown to Today's JapantownNg Shing Gung Temple, 1940

    Did you know that San Jose’s Japantown is one of only three remaining Japantown’s in the United States?  And San Jose’s Japantown is generally recognized as the most authentic in that it wasn’t largely torn down and rebuilt.  Many of the earliest buildings remain, with the oldest building on the northwest corner of North Sixth and Jackson Streets being part of the last Chinatown.  Our Japantown actually grew out of the last Chinatown.  Nicknamed by its Chinese residents, H
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 5:21 PM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: City Librarians of the San Jose Public LibraryPhotograph taken from the Plaza of the southern face of the main library building off Market Street and West San Fernando Street showing the side entrance into the west annex or Music Room

    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 6:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: San Jose's Public LibrarySan Jose Library Association Trustees

    This month, in light of our newest digital collection, the "San Jose Public Library Collection," the California Room is Looking Back at the history of the San Jose Public Library sy
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Comments: 0