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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.

Ila Langner
11/23/2022 - 10:00 PM

Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving - Native American Heritage Month

Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving: It's Complicated.

Lisa Mejia
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.

Ralph Pearce
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.

Ralph Pearce
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.

Ralph Pearce
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.

Brandy Maldonado
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.

SJWrites
07/09/2022 - 5:00 PM

Looking Back: A California Boy's Search for America (Part 3)

The third and final part of Ralph's 1978 journey across the U.S.

Ralph Pearce
06/20/2022 - 9:00 AM

#PixinParks 2022 Sanborn County Park

Join SJPL Librarian, Brandy for an inside look into the Santa Clara County Park challenge #PixinParks.

Brandy Maldonado
06/13/2022 - 7:00 AM

Looking Back: A California Boy's Search for America (Part 2)

Ralph's 1978 journey continues from Gettysburg to El Paso, Texas.

Ralph Pearce
05/23/2022 - 9:00 AM

Looking Back: A California Boy's Search for America (Part 1)

Ralph looks back at his 1978 hitchhiking trip across the U.S.

Ralph Pearce
04/25/2022 - 9:00 AM

Eastside Revelations - Art Rodriguez

The California Room is spotlighting East Side with a series of blogs featuring individuals, businesses, and community organizations with ties to the East Side.

Estella Inda
04/22/2022 - 2:27 PM