Due to our temporary closures, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location.
The California Room would like to explain why preservation is important, about a free service we provide and provide preservation tips.
05/01/2020 - 10:00 AM
Learn more about a San José family that made a remarkable impact on our local history.
02/20/2020 - 10:00 AM
October is Archives Month, celebrate with us by discovering some of your local archives.
10/01/2019 - 1:00 AM
From December through March, people flocked to the library to visit our first ever Lowrider Exhibit, “Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture”! Now that the exhibit has come to a close, it’s time…
04/06/2019 - 2:00 PM
On December 15, 2018, the San Jose Public Library - California Room opened its first ever lowrider exhibit, Story and King: San Jose's Lowrider Culture. With lowrider jams…
02/14/2019 - 6:00 PM
Photo provided by : Joey Flores
Many people know Sonny Madrid as the founder of Lowrider magazine, but that’s just a small part of the story.
Sonny was born on January 19, 1945 in Yuma, Arizona, to…
01/11/2019 - 5:38 PM
Photo Credit: Suzanne Lopez (in blog image) and Maria Herrera (blog icon image)
"Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture" Exhibit
December 15, 2018 — March 31, 2019King Library: 5th Floor…
12/07/2018 - 12:25 PM
California Name Myths: How did California get its name?
Throughout history, there have been many stories about how California got its name. Some believe that the name is rooted from kar-i-farn, a…
09/01/2018 - 5:00 AM
Earl Thollander and San Jose
Since the 240th Birthday of San Jose as the First Civil Settlement is happening on November 29, we thought it was fitting to honor Earl Thollander.
11/21/2017 - 11:21 AM
American Archives Month: October
October is American Archives Month. This year we are focusing on Local Landscape Artists whose work can be found in our local archives. Here are just a few of those…
10/07/2017 - 3:00 AM