Blogs

  • Looking Back: Cesare Bini, a Santa Clara Valley Vegetable PeddlerImage: Cesare with his new 1941 GMC truck. He had a custom horn hooked up to his exhaust pipe which gave a unique announcement of arrival to his residential customers. Photo courtesy of the Bini Family.

    Image: Cesare's Graham Brothers truck with its custom built bed. A hand crank was used to start the engine. Photo courtesy of the Bini Family.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 5:49 PM | Comments: 1
  • Stranger Reads for Fans of Stranger ThingsStranger Reads

    What can you do until Season 2? If you are like me, and have quickly devoured the first season of Netflix hit show, Stranger Things, then you need something to tide you over until we find out if there will be a Season 2 in our near future and if there will be justice for Barb. But not to worry, the library is here with lots of goodies to keep you entertained while we eagerly await the news!
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 1
  • eSpotlight - National Dog DaySmiling dog

    This Friday, August 26 is a day devoted to appreciating our wonderful four-legged companions. The mission of National Dog Day is to encourage adoption, rescue, and to appreciate all the assistance, love, and joy that all dogs, mixed breed and pure, bring into our lives. So in appreciation of all the fantastic dogs out there, here's a look at the variety of online resources that the library has to offer, all free with your library card.
    Posted by: Anna Fox on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Heroes & Villains Fan Fest-For Fans, By FansHeroes & Villians Fan Fest

    Calling all fangirls and fanboys! San Jose once again has the pleasure of hosting Heroes & Villains Fan Fest this year. Join me as I immerse myself in everything and anything nerdy this weekend: August 27th & August 28th.
    Posted by: Enna Penglin on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 9:55 PM | Comments: 0
  • Celebrate National Dog Day!photo of happy dog in a pool

    August 26 is National Dog Day! This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety, service animals, aid in search and rescue, and much more. National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs already in our lives, and to rescue dogs. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.
    Posted by: Jessica Novak on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0