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Looking Back: Riding High on an 1880's High Wheel Bicycle

A California Room clerk's experience restoring and riding bikes from the 1880s.

Ralph Pearce
07/29/2020 - 4:00 PM

Read (Comics & Graphics Novels) Harder: Challenge Accepted, Part Two

Two SJPL staffers accept the Read (Comics & Graphic Novels) Harder challenge and offer graphic novel recommendations. This week's reading task: Sports Graphic Novels!

Graphic Novels
07/29/2020 - 7:00 AM

July: Books I've Read Recently

"Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez, will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month.

Penelope Gomez
07/27/2020 - 8:00 AM

YA Friday: Larger than Life Biographies

Biographies for a Teen Audience

Leizel Case
07/24/2020 - 8:00 AM

Summer Learning: Beat the Heat With Summer Stories

Looking for a Summer read to enjoy in the shade? Try one of these books selected by SJPL Librarians featuring Summer vacation themed stories.

Marsha Malcolm
07/23/2020 - 10:00 AM

Read (Comics & Graphics Novels) Harder: Challenge Accepted Part One

Two SJPL staffers accept the Read (Comics and Graphic Novels) Harder challenge and offer graphic novel recommendations. This week's task: Historical Graphic Novels!

Graphic Novels
07/22/2020 - 7:00 AM

Race. Inequity. Protests. You.

In light of racial discrimination and abuse of force around the country, it is necessary for us to engage in deeper reflection and education to make real lasting change.

Michelle Clark
07/21/2020 - 4:00 PM

Share Your Short Stories Using Short Edition

Using a platform created by Short Edition, the San Jose Public Library invites writers of all ages and backgrounds to submit original short stories.

Anonymous
07/20/2020 - 1:57 PM

Pathfinders John Savercool and Marian Nguyen: SJPL Works Job Experts!

Librarians John Savercool and Marian Nguyen have reopened San Jose Public Library's Works, a career center. They have valuable new Zoom classes for job searchers four days a week!

Ila Langner
07/20/2020 - 10:00 AM

YA Friday: Dealing with Anxiety

Books to help teens with anxiety during these uncertain times.

Leizel Case
07/17/2020 - 8:00 AM

Summer Learning: Book Picks n' Flix

Read the book, then watch the movie!

Marsha Malcolm
07/16/2020 - 10:00 AM

The Social Media Platform that Derailed a Presidential Rally: Tiktok

Tiktok is a three-year-old short form video social media site. Though new, Tiktok is widely used by Generation Z teens.

Ila Langner
07/15/2020 - 10:00 PM