Elizabeth Castaneda

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Official Information & Rules: San José Public Library’s 8 th Annual Battle of the Bands is open to local teen musicians in the San Jose area between the ages of 12-18. This event encourages teens to explore and express themselves using technology. This contest is open to all musical genres and styles, but no obscene or offensive lyrics are allowed. Inappropriate lyrics or behavior will result in immediate disqualification. Participants may enter together as a group, or as a solo performer. Solo performers must play an accompanying instrument. In order to enter, contestants must submit an entry email to sjplbattleofthebands@gmail.com...Read more...
Heidi Dolamore
Contact: Elizabeth Castañeda San José Public Library Elizabeth.Castaneda@sjlibrary.org (408) 808-2175 Heidi Dolamore Named Assistant Director of San José Public Library SAN JOSE, C alif., Jan. 5, 2015 -- Heidi Dolamore has been named assistant director for the San José Public Library by City Librarian Jill Bourne. She will have oversight of major operational areas of the Library and coordinate the implementation of new programs geared to expand branch hours and services. Dolamore comes from the Solano County Library , where she has served as deputy director of public services and managed a staff of nearly 200 at eight branches within...Read more...
Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 eReader Privacy Statement and Recommendations Update 10/24/14: As of yesterday, 10/23/14, Adobe has reported that Adobe Digital Editions 4 data is now being transmitted securely. See Adobe's Privacy Center for more details on what personal data they collect and how that data is transmitted. The San Jose Public Library, along with other public libraries, places a high value on patron intellectual freedom and privacy associated with borrowing activities. As virtual content becomes more popular and ubiquitous, an increasing amount of patron use of these materials occurs using third-party tools. To provide access to online materials, it...Read more...
SJPL Robot holds an open book.
#STEAMstacks maker programs combine reading, showing, and making. These programs emphasize science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).Read more...
War Comes Home - Our Veterans, Our Communities
A curated collection of resources for veterans.Read more...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Brewster 415.577.8851 steven.brewster@sjlibrary.org San José Public Library’s "Watts the Point" Series Features Program to Create and Maintain Beautiful Lawn During Drought Focus on drought-resistant landscaping helps save water, avoid fines San José, Calif., August 1, 2014——In response to the emergency drought situation plaguing the entire region this summer, the San José Public Library will host Creating Sustainable, Drought-Resistant Lawns: Landscaping with Succulents and Cacti —part of the "Watts the Point" series of ongoing programs, initiatives and discussions focusing on energy and natural resources conservation. Presented by the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose, a...Read more...
Energy-Saving Toolkit
San José Public Library Marks Earth Day with Free Energy-Saving Toolkits for Library Patrons 23-branch LEED-designed system extends San José Green Vision efficiency and conservation philosophy to library cardholders via partnership with Silicon Valley Energy Watch San José, Calif., April 22, 2014 — To mark Earth Day 2014, the San José Public Library today announced that all branches in the 23-location system have available free Silicon Valley Energy Watch Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Toolkits stocked with supplies and measuring devices. The toolkits include an illustrated user guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to measure the energy use and...Read more...
We Love Our Volunteers - Thanks! - National Volunteer Week
Contact: Steven Brewster (415) 577-8851 steven.brewster@sjlibrary.org Volunteers Bring Diverse Talents and Expertise to San José Public Library Patrons From English-as-a-Second-Language, knitting and computer classes to homework helpers, Friends of the Library, and readers to children, volunteers provide a variety of resources to meet community needs San José, Calif., April 8, 2014 — Jill Bourne, director, San José Public Library, announced today that 1,900 volunteers donated 60,000 hours over the past year throughout the 23-branch system, which supported library programs and services. Volunteers participated in and drove a wide variety of activities including adult literacy, citizenship, computer and career skills, English-as-a-Second-Languageprograms...Read more...
Save Energy and Money - the Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Kit
Save Energy and $$$ with the DIY Home Energy Savings Kit - Now Available for Check out! This no-cost kit contains devices that will help you easily reduce energy and water use, saving you money on your utility bills. Users can expect to save, on average, $200 per year after installing the DIY Toolkit's equipment. You get to keep: Compact fluorescent light bulbs that save energy compared to incandescent light bulbs Outlet gaskets that seal the void around your outlets and prevent heat loss Weatherstripping that keeps out cold drafts by sealing leaky windows and doors Low-flow showerhead that gently...Read more...
Jill Bourne
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jill Bourne has been named Director of Libraries for the City of San José by City Manager Debra Figone. The San José City Council ratified the appointment today to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Jane Light in 2012. Bourne comes from San Francisco Public Library, where she has served as Deputy City Librarian since 2006. Known as a rising leader in the library community, she was named as a Library Journal "Mover and Shaker" in 2009 and a "Top Innovator" by the Urban Libraries Council in 2010. "Jill Bourne brings excellent experience from...Read more...