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Image: 1927 Chevy 1 ton truck receiving roadside repair. Photo by Ralph Pearce
Our current low rider exhibit got me to thinking about the many old trucks I've owned. About 1977, I was riding down Koch Lane in a high school friend's 1955 Chevy pick-up , when it occurred to me that an old truck was just the vehicle for me. Sitting up high looking out over an old style hood, and the ability to move furniture or water heaters or make a run to the dump... I could do anything with an old pick-up. The 1980s were my bachelor years, and during that period I fixed-up a great many old trucks. I...Read more...
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Convert your analog media into digital formats with help from the Library ... for FREE! Starts April 2019.Read more...
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Game of Thrones books, eBooks, and eAudiobooks
HBO recently announced that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 14, 2019. That means we have less than three months to prepare for the beginning of the end. Whether you're planning to re-watch the entire series like I am or just wanting to catch up in other ways, we've got you covered with plenty of eResources.Read more...
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Newbery Medal
Learn about this year's Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz book award winners for children and teens.Read more...
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Come to SJPL to celebrate National Hobby Month by finding a hobby you can enjoy all year long!Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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"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 and then give the book a rating of : Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Just Okay I will then give a brief description of why I chose to rate a book a certain way. So without further delay lets get into the "Books I've Read Recently," and as always leave a comment down below and tell me which of these books you've...Read more...
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Free tax help from VITA is available at several San José Public Library branches.Read more...
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Caldecott Medal
Find out who won San José Public Librarians' 2nd Annual Mock Caldecott Medal. Did your favorite illustrator win this year?Read more...
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Image of a photo album on a wooden table. A page is open showing three black and white photographs of people
"When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth." Alex Haley Exploring Family History Together The San José Public Library is happy to be a part of Silicon Valley Reads 2019 which kicked off this week and runs through early April, 2019. This annual event is designed to encourage our community to read and discuss a selection of common books. This year's theme of "Finding Identity in Family History" highlights books and events that help us explore and expand our personal stories by understanding our ancestry. Check out the Calendar of Events...Read more...
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