• eSpotlight - Summer Travel via BookImage of woman wearing a white hat, sitting on the beach with a book

    "Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate." – J. R. R. Tolkien
    Posted by: Dana Lema on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM | Comments: 0
  • SJ Engage: Homelessness and PovertySJ Engage Logo

    In November 2014, the National Center on Family Homelessness reported that one child in every thirty—or 2.5 million children in the U.S.—were homeless at some point in 2013. Many advocates blame the country’s high poverty rate on a lack of affordable housing, among other causes. Even though the child homeless rate is at an all-time high, people who are homeless are typically hidden away from the general population and many young people are not aware of the issues of homelessness, unless they are homeless themselves. In addition, there is a lot of misunderstanding by the general public about who is homeless and the causes for homelessness. As a society, we often have a stereotypical view of homeless people (e.g. alcoholics, drug addicts, dangerous, mentally ill) and there is a profound stigma around being homeless in the United States.
    Posted by: TeenHQ on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • YA Friday: Cli-FiYA Friday white text on pink background logo

    Characters in these stories must weather devastating changes to the natural world as access to food and land are are impacted by rising sea levels or spreading ice. 
    Posted by: Megan Maloy on Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 1
  • Staff Picks: Best LGBTQ+ Books We've ReadCloseup of Pride Flag in in Rainbow Spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet)

    June is finally here! This year, June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a monumental part of LGBTQ+ history. Observe Pride Month (aka LGBTQ+ History Month) with these stories featuring LGBTQ+ protagonists recommended by your San José Public Library bloggers.
    Posted by: Megan Hicks on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • The Genealogy Sojourner: Art In The Most Unusual Of PlacesBook Cover For Jewel City

    Posted by: John Muller on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:00 AM | Comments: 0