Blogs

Learn With Me: Early Literacy S & T

Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life.

Nari Ferderer
10/07/2019 - 7:00 AM

YA Friday: Tropes Spring Eternal - The Brooding Bad Boy

A monthly feature where I examine a popular YA reading trope and share books that use the trope in their plots.

Megan Maloy
10/04/2019 - 9:00 AM

September 2019: Top 10 Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Checkouts

It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading!

John Muller
10/01/2019 - 1:01 PM

Halloween Witchy TBR

Halloween the most witchy time of the year! So you can imagine how my inner child SCREAMED when I got the idea for a Witchy Themed Halloween TBR.

Penelope Gomez
10/01/2019 - 9:00 AM

Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Archives Month

October is Archives Month, celebrate with us by discovering some of your local archives.

Estella Inda
10/01/2019 - 1:00 AM

YA Friday: September 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up

Take a look at some of our favorite YA books released this month.

Megan Maloy
09/27/2019 - 9:00 AM

Looking Back: Revisiting Our Childhoods through Toys and Television

Image: Left: One of the many vintage toy display cases that line Time Tunnel Toys.  Right:  Time Tunnel co-owner Joe Castro strikes a Godzilla pose. Photo ©Ralph M. Pearce  A Vintage Toy Store As…

Ralph Pearce
09/25/2019 - 9:00 AM

September: 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. In this series I will give a brief synopsis of the story…

Penelope Gomez
09/23/2019 - 8:51 AM

YA Friday: Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

Leizel Case
09/20/2019 - 8:27 AM

Introducing SJPL's First-Ever DC Comics Library Card

DC Comics joined forces with San José Public Library to release a limited edition library card that features an official DC Comics design of Batman reading a comic book.

Nancy Macias
09/19/2019 - 2:00 PM

Staff Picks: Our Favorite DC Comics

Get a limited edition DC Comics library card, then browse our collection and enjoy any of these staff-recommended DC books.

Adam Padilla
09/18/2019 - 1:25 PM

YA Friday: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Hipanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15 every year to honor the long and important presence of the Latinx community in North America.  Did you…

Leizel Case
09/13/2019 - 8:31 AM