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A row of sidewalk chalks from the Dollar Store
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 check out the 11th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival at Backesto Park on the corner of 13th and Empire Streets in San Jose. The festival starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM. It’s a free festival. You can enjoy the live music and dance performances, visit the booths, and of course watch the professional and amateur artists draw on the sidewalk paths in chalk. You can even participate for a small fee. All skill levels are welcome and they will even provide the chalk. The proceeds go towards art programs for elementary...Read more...
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
Access our abundance of Latinx historical resources at the San José Public Library and all around our wonderful cityRead more...
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Changes are coming to Discover & Go on September 11, 2018!Read more...
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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for May. Here are the previous lists for June and July . Enjoy! Top Fiction The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton The Fallen by David Baldacci Origin by Dan Brown The Good Fight by Danielle Steel The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham The 17th Suspect by James Patterson Camino Island by John Grisham Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan End Game by David Baldacci Twisted Prey by John Sandford Top Non-Fiction A Higher Loyalty by James Comey Fire and...Read more...
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Readers with a taste for elaborate world-building, dangerous girls, and political intrigue will find plenty to enjoy in these books.Read more...
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Sideview of the new mini-branch library opening in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. It's shaded under a big coniferous tree.
Submit your ideas for the naming of the new Mt. Pleasant neighborhood mini-branch library. Suggestions are due on October 12, 2018.Read more...
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We are pleased to announce that The San José Public Library has been added to the SimplyE app. We are currently testing the app, and we want you to help! Get the details in this blog post!Read more...
Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for September. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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How did California get its name? Find out in this post.Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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