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All Libraries close on November 21 at 6:00 PM, and are closed for Thanksgiving all day on November 22 and 23.
Mysteries, YA literature, Poetry
What I'm Reading Now:
I'm re-reading the Nero Wolfe Mysteries!
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eSpotlight - Happy Valentine's Day
It's always exciting to find a new book, author, or series to love. This February 14, check out our eBook & eMedia collections to find the your perfect date.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:08 AM
eSpotlight - A Fresh Look at Rock's Backpages
With more than 35,000 articles in the archive and growing, this is THE place to find all you want to know about the greatest musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:06 AM
eSpotlight - Groundhog Day
February 2 is Groundhog Day, that annual occasion in North America when a furry beast gets to predict the weather!
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:08 AM
eSpotlight - A Fresh Look at: Mango Languages
Now is the time to learn a new language! Mango has a new look and even more language learning courses than ever before! Check it out -- absolutely free at your library!
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:34 AM
eSpotlight Extra - Check out Axis 360 eBooks through the SJPL Catalog!
You can now check out, place holds on, and download Axis 360 eBooks from your account in the SJPL catalog ! All you need is your library card .
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:44 PM
eSpotlight - Winter Knits
Winter is coming! Time to knit! Whether you're a seasoned knitter or you're beginning your first project, we have something for you.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:28 AM
eSpotlight - Winter Reading for Armchair Travelers
Now is the perfect time for world travel! We have everything you need to take a trip from your comfiest chair — and you don't even have to get up to find it!
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:23 AM
eSpotlight - NaNoWriMo: Write and Publish your Novel with PressBooks & BiblioBoard
It's that time again! November is National Novel Writing Month , and we have a perfect place to write that novel.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:20 AM
eSpotlight Announcement - The OverDrive Bookmobile is Coming to Town!
OverDrive 's Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in San Jose on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Drop in and see us! We'll be on South Fifth Street between City Hall and San Fernando Street.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:05 AM
eSpotlight - Waiting for Murder on the Orient Express...
Read Murder on the Orient Express here first and experience the story the old-fashioned way before the movie releases on Novemeber 10, 2017.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:35 PM