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Due to our temporary closures, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location.

Blogs

Pandemic Parenting: Finding the Fun

Being a parent right now is difficult, but you're still an adult who deserves some fun! Thankfully, plenty of fun can still be had from the confines of your home.

Michelle Clark
05/07/2020 - 10:00 AM

DIY Leis for Your Graduate

During the shelter in place, it may difficult locating leis for your graduate. Learn how to make one instead!

Ila Langner
05/06/2020 - 10:00 PM

Home & Garden Highlight: Home Repair

Home repairs you can do yourself.

Rebekah Gonzalez
05/06/2020 - 10:00 AM

Virtual Tax Services from Tax-Aid

Tax-Aid is offering free virtual tax services to people who earn less than $55,000 a year.

Tim Reif
05/05/2020 - 4:30 PM

SJPL Staff Sew Face Coverings for Community

Library staff harnessed their collective sewing know-how to make cloth face coverings and distribute to members in the community.

Viewers Advisory
05/04/2020 - 4:00 PM

Murder Mystery May TBR

Celebrate National Get Caught Reading Month by catching some killers in these thrilling murder mysteries.

Penelope Gomez
05/04/2020 - 8:00 AM

Prom in the Time of Corona

A few resources for those teens who aren't celebrating Prom the traditional way this year.

TeenHQ
05/01/2020 - 7:00 PM

Free Summer Food Program - June 15-August 7

Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success For the sixth consecutive year, San José Public Library is excited to offer a 8-week summer meal program in collaboration with the library's Summer Learning…

Nancy Macias
05/01/2020 - 5:00 PM

Celebrating Preservation Month with the Archives

The California Room would like to explain why preservation is important, about a free service we provide and provide preservation tips.

Estella Inda
05/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

YA Friday: Tropes Spring Eternal - The Friends to Lovers

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

Megan Maloy
05/01/2020 - 9:00 AM

Adapt in Place: Raison d'être Reads

Sheltering in place goes best when there is something to read and something to watch. For Viewers Advisory, these essential distractions help one adapt in place. Lucky for us, SJPL can help!

Viewers Advisory
04/30/2020 - 5:30 PM

Looking Back: San Jose's Public Library

We will be celebrating 140 years of service on Friday, May 1, 2020!

Ralph Pearce
04/30/2020 - 2:30 PM