Community Conversations with Veterans Partnership and Program Moves Online

In March 2020, carefully planned public programs started to fall apart due to the novel coronavirus. San Jose Public Library is one of 18 library jurisdictions participating in the 2020 Community Conversations with Veterans initiative. The initiative offers California libraries the opportunity to connect more closely with veterans and their families, while also helping veterans…

New Webinar Added

By request, we’ve added a new webinar in our series of Adult Services Symposium webinar offerings! BOOK CLUBS & BOOK DISCUSSIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom Webinar Are you wondering if, and how, you should try initiating a new book discussion or modifying an…

California Center for the Book Initiative Updates: Response to COVID-19

Dear California Library Community, We want to keep you updated.  Here are some of the most recent changes, updated as of March 20, 2020: The Adult Services Symposium (originally scheduled for 3/26 in Sacramento then moved online)  is now moving to several hour-long free webinars over a few days in April. The first webinar is scheduled for…

Community Conversations with Veterans Series Features Stories and Service Dogs

Kern County Library’s Ridgecrest Branch will host two Community Conversations with Veterans events in March 2020. On Saturday, March 7, John Anderson of Ridge Writers, the East Sierra Branch of the California Writers Club, will share stories from the recently published book Scenes from Lives of Service: High Desert Veterans of WWI through Desert Storm. On Saturday,…