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#PixinParks Coyote Creek Parkway

Coyote Creek Parkway has over 15 miles of scenic views following the Coyote Creek. This park has paved walkways that allow hikers, joggers, bicyclists and skaters to enjoy the great outdoors.

Brandy Maldonado
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:00 AM

eSpotlight - Summer Travel via Book

For everyone, summer escapes are available through these eResources available at the San José Public Library.

Dana Lema
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM

SJ Engage: Homelessness and Poverty

In 2014 it was reported that 1 in every 30 children 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.

TeenHQ
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Cli-Fi

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.

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Genealogy Sojourner: Art In The Most Unusual Of Places

Our libraries have various pieces of art for customers to appreciate and enjoy. This got me thinking about my own connection to the the art world, and to that of my great-great-great aunt's husband.

John Muller
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Staff Picks: Best LGBTQ+ Books We've Read

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…

Megan Hicks
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

SJ Engage: Immigration in the United States

The United States is the most diverse nation on Earth. Immigrants have enriched our culture and added to our productive capacity, enhancing our influence in the world.

TeenHQ
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Summer on the Farm in the South Bay

June can be a great month to get out with your kids! The longer daylight hours stretch the window of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Not sure where to go? Luckily the Bay Area has many…

Anonymous
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:00 PM

eSpotlight - Introducing the Beanstack Tracker Alexa Skill!

We're happy to announce that Beanstack - our Summer Learning and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten platform - has added an Alexa Skill.  Log reading minutes and titles read without lifting a finger.

Stacy Tomaszewski
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:45 AM

The Genealogy Sojourner: Traditions Of Service

Unique In More Ways Than One In one way or the other we all have various family traditions. One in my family is a long established and fairly distinguished military tradition, which included my…

John Muller
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:00 AM

YA Friday: Tropes Spring Eternal - The Love Triangle

Who will they choose? Characters in these books often find themselves torn between two loves in the most controversial plot device in YA literature: The Love Triangle.

Megan Maloy
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Learn with Me: Early Literacy K & L

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
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00 AM