Marisol Roman

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Mosaic of famous African Americans throughout history
Celebrating African American History African American History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in United States history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as African American History Month. Learn more about African American History Month at . Edmonia Lewis: Did You Know? Mary Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered to be the first internationally renowned African and Native American sculptor. She...Read more...
An Emergency Pocket Poem Card. Many Uses for Genuine Verses from the SJPL California Room.
Al & Sam are back for National Poetry Month! Make sure to drop by the California Room to view the Lost Poets Exhibit . Discover the long-lost poems and poets of pre-1915 California. The rare books will be on display for a limited time, so hurry on over! While you are there, pick up an Emergency Pocket Poem . Don't be caught without one on April 27, 2017 - Poem in your Pocket Day ! Al & Sam's Top Ten Pocket Poem Uses Quickly change topics Increase your suaveness Make a sweet first impressions Fill an awkward pause Initiate a...Read more...
Al and Sam Ursus, the California Room Bears, in the California Room.
Meet the California Room Bears - Al & Sam Ursus! This claw some pair of bears was found hibernating among the archival collections of the California Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library ! It may be winter, but they do not mind one bit. They have been found sustaining themselves on the plethora of knowledge that is within paws reach in our collection such as the Historic Photograph Collection , the various Maps and Aerial Photographs of the area, old photographs of San José from the Redevelopment Agency , and the Townsend Family Papers . Albert E...Read more...