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Walk Around Town: Fountain Figure

Explore the history of "The Fountain Figure" by Robert Graham, a bronze sculpture in front of the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building on First Street.

Monique Mcclellan
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

#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

SJ Engage: Homelessness and Poverty

In November 2014, the National Center on Family Homelessness reported that one child in every thirty—or 2.5 million children in the U.S.—were homeless at some point in 2013. Many advocates blame the c

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

The Genealogy Sojourner: Art In The Most Unusual Of Places

The San Jose Public Library has various pieces of art here at the main library and throughout its many branches for customers to appreciate and enjoy. This got me to thinking about my own connection t

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. It has been built by millions of immigrants coming to our shores from all the nations of the world. Immigrants have enriched our culture and cont

TeenHQ
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:00 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

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YA Friday: Tropes Spring Eternal - The Love Triangle

A monthly feature where I examine various reading tropes and share some books that use the trope in their plots. The time has come to discuss one of the most polarizing plot tropes of all time:…

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

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Learn with Me: Early Literacy K & L

Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it's delivered.…

Nari Ferderer
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00 AM

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

Americans possess more than 200 million firearms. Each year about 640,000 violent crimes, including 16,000 murders are committed with guns, mostly handguns. Some people believe gun-control laws, which

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