• YA Friday: April 2019 Monthly Wrap-UpYA Friday white text on pink background logo

    Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.
    Posted by: Megan Maloy on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • #PixInParks Martial Cottle

    The Park Martial Cottle Park Entrance ©Brandy Maldonado With 287 acres, this south San Jose park offers various activities for you and the family to enjoy. The Martial Cottle park has paved walkways that allow runners, walkers, bikers, and skaters to enjoy the great outdoors safely. The interactive play area introduces children to life size farm animals and farming methods. This urban park celebrates sustainable farming processes and highlights innovations in organic farming.
    Posted by: Brandy Maldonado on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 5:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Staff Picks: Best Books We Read in MarchLady walking on stone bridge in rain downpour while holding an umbrella

    Welcome back to another round of Staff Picks! This rainy March, San José Public Library bloggers have been reading fun books this spring, including graphic novels, the newest YA Fiction, and some great nonfiction. Lets start!
    Posted by: Megan Hicks on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: Tribute to a Boy Who Jumped Out of a PeachImage: Close-up of the cover of a colorful Japanese children's book about the adventures of Momotaro. Photo by Ralph Pearce

    Back in 1990, I took a Japanese kite-making class as part of the San Jose Japantown Centennial.  The image on my kite was the Japanese folk hero Momotaro, often referred to as Peach Boy in the United States.  The modern version of the story begins with an old, childless couple finding a giant peach floating in the river. Opening the peach to eat it, they discover a child inside. The couple name the child Momotaro (momo meaning peach, and Taro for the eldest son), and raise the boy as their own.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 2
  • eSpotlight - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and BeyondBB-8 model at Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland

    Let us help you prepare for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day), and the future release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker with SJPL's many online resources.
    Posted by: Anna Fox on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00 AM | Comments: 0