• eSpotlight - H.G. Wells' 150th BirthdayH.G. Wells

    September 21 is the 150th Birthday of author H.G. Wells, who is considered to be one of the fathers of science fiction. Wells was born in 1866 in Kent, England and wrote not just science fiction, but also in a variety of other genres such as history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks. You can learn more about Wells using one of the many online resources available for free with your library card or read an eBook by or about Wells.
    Posted by: Anna Fox on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 3
  • Young Coder's ClubYoung girl on computer

    Interested in learning more about computer science and programming? Join the Silicon Valley Young Coders Club at the Educational Park Branch Library, beginning October 1, 2016.
    Posted by: Erin Berman on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:08 PM | Comments: 5
  • Happy Unmarried and Single Americans WeekSolo Traveler (cover from book)

    It’s little known among the nation’s observances, but the third week in September is Unmarried and Single Americans Week (September 18 -24). Founded in the 1980s by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio, National Singles Week was later renamed to include unmarried people who did not identify with the term “single” (because they are parents, have partners, or are widowed, etc.).
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM | Comments: 0
  • 4 Books that Became MusicalsBook cover image for "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

    Like movies, stage musicals can also draw inspiration from books. Compare and contrast these literary sources with their musical works below.
    Posted by: Jessica Chung on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • SJPL Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Part 1hispanic heritage month artwork

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with SJPL Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us once again at San José Public Library. If you aren’t familiar with this annual time of reflection and tribute to the Hispanic/Latin culture, it would be worthwhile to plan a visit to one of our libraries to experience the symbolism behind Hispanic/Latin culture and to understand some of the history and influence Hispanic/Latin culture had on the North and South American continents.
    Posted by: Benjamin Martinez on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:17 PM | Comments: 0