Blogs: Local History
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National Beer Day
National Beer Day is a holiday that recognizes and celebrates the third most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world - BEER!!!
03/31/2023 - 8:03 AM
eSpotlight - Pressbooks for a Family History Album
Use Pressbooks and SJPL history and genealogy resources to tell your story.
03/14/2023 - 12:00 AM
Looking Back: Raccoons and Possums and Skunks, oh my!
Ralph looks at the wildlife that can be found in our San Jose neighborhoods.
02/27/2023 - 9:00 AM
Junk History: Rediscovering San Jose’s 20th Century Businesses
Discover San Jose's past with the California Room's Junk History exhibit. Available through Tue., May 16.
02/15/2023 - 3:30 PM
Looking Back: The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men
Ralph's 100th blog post looks back at the storied life of a Santa Clara Valley rancher.
12/22/2022 - 5:30 PM
Dedication to a Librarian Who Lived and Breathed Library Service: Margaret Fitch
Late librarian Margaret Fitch was a truly dedicated librarian and Friend of the Library who left an indelible mark in her community.
11/23/2022 - 10:00 PM
Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving - Native American Heritage Month
Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving: It's Complicated.
11/17/2022 - 8:09 AM
Looking Back: 100 Years of Garden City Advertising
A new California Room exhibit displays advertising artifacts from 1890-1990.
11/07/2022 - 9:00 AM
Looking Back: Filipino American History Month
The month of October honors the presence of Filipinos in the United States.
09/22/2022 - 4:30 PM
Looking Back: The Day My Neighbor's House Blew Up!
Ralph recalls an explosion that shook his neighborhood fifty years ago.
07/25/2022 - 9:00 AM
#PixinParks 2022 Almaden Quicksilver
Join SJPL Librarian, Brandy for an inside look into the Santa Clara County Park challenge #PixinParks.
07/18/2022 - 7:00 AM
SJ Story Map
The San José Story Map uses the power of stories to map San José in a new and different light.
07/09/2022 - 5:00 PM