Marisol Roman

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A spoopy version of the California Room bear logo
The California Room is a Special Collection archive located on the 5th floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library It is the repository for various books, maps, scrapbooks, periodicals, and other materials related to California history. Below are highlights of some spooky-themed finds you can locate in the room which are focused around local urban legends and true crime. Books True Crime The Winchester Mystery House Urban Legends Witches Beyond Books Online Archives An original copy of a spooky Japanese folktale The Goblin Spider about a shape shifting creature that lives in a haunted temple. Beautifully illustrated and...Read more...
A bright green Madagascar Giant Day Gecko clings to a bamboo stick.
About the Museum Explore a living rainforest , coral reefs , and the depths of space all in one day! There's plenty to see from a T-rex skeleton to live butterflies fluttering just past your nose. Adults & kids alike will enjoy awe-inspiring exhibits about earthquakes, human evolution, ecosystems, and exactly how BIG the universe really is. The museum offers something for all ages - all you need is a curious mind. Pro-Tips Pack lunch & water . Visitors are allowed to eat at the outdoor Piazza, East Garden, or West Garden. Wear comfortable shoes. Dress in layers – Don't...Read more...
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...