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eSpotlight - Alert: A Message for Total Boox Users

A Message for Total Boox Users: Total Boox is no longer supported by the San Jose Public Library. Some customers may still have access to the service through a previous login on an iOS or Android…

Stacy Tomaszewski
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:13 PM

SJ Engage: Gun Violence in the United States

Each year about 640,000 violent crimes are committed with guns. Some people believe gun-control laws can reduce the bloodshed. Others believe that guns protect Americans and laws should be less strict

TeenHQ
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:00 AM

May 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
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:01 AM

eSpotlight - Start Creating Your Graphic Novel Now!

Drawing Techniques Here's even more about making art. Cartooning Techniques There're lots more where these came from! Lettering Need more help with lettering? Manga Techniques Find…

Stacy Tomaszewski
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:45 AM

Community Spotlight: Books Aloud

Who They Are & What They Do The Books Aloud "Reading by Listening" Program provides a wide variety of recorded reading literature to eligible individuals of all ages, improving the quality of…

Deborah Estreicher
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Facilitating an SJ Engage Circle

This toolkit is a framework for facilitating an SJ Engage Circle. A Learning Circle is a small gathering of people who come together to share their ideals, goals, practices and experiences.

TeenHQ
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Pride Month TBR

This month I'm going to be recommending some LGBT+ reads for PRIDE Month. I thought it would be fun to break down each letter and give you two awesome recommendations for that "letter" category.…

Penelope Gomez
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 8:51 AM

YA Friday: May 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up

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

Megan Maloy
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Romances of the Month: May 2019

A monthly review of romance books I've read.

Marian Nguyen
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Take a Hike (with the Kids)

Summer is quickly approaching, and warmer weather is within our reach. With schools wrapping up in the next few weeks, why not plan some outdoor adventures to take advantage of the longer days ahead…

Nari Ferderer
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Looking Back: 1960's Hippie Era Import Shops

I was driving down Meridian Avenue the other day, and noticed a large development near Saddle Rack Street.  Suddenly an alarm went off in my head and I thought, “Did they just tear down Paramount…

Ralph Pearce
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

May: Books I've Read Recently: Graphic Novel Edition

"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
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 8:21 AM