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Who Is Margaret Garner?

Find out about Margaret Garner, the real-life fugitive slave who was the inspiration for Toni Morrison's novel Beloved.

"Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create"

That's the motto of internationally known maverick composer and former San Jose State University music instructor Lou Harrison. The world is celebrating his centennial this year.

Meet Tracy K. Smith, the new Poet Laureate

Tracy K. Smith is our new Poet Laureate.

The Banjo in America at Milpitas Library

Bill Evans takes you on a musical exploration of the banjo, and its journey from West Africa to America. Saturday, May 6th at 3:00 pm in the auditorium. It's free, so bring the whole family!

Happy Birthday, Spike Lee!

Spike Lee turns 60 on March 20th, so now is a great time to catch up on all his films.