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20th Anniversary Community Celebration

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Thank you for joining us as we celebrated King Library's 20th Anniversary! The community celebration featured remarks from local leaders and SJSU dignitaries, live performances, and more.


Wed., Sept. 20
1:00–2:30 p.m.
King Library
Free and open to everyone.




  • Headshot: Michael Meth
    Michael Meth
    SJSU King Library Dean
  • Headshot: Jill Bourne
    Jill Bourne
    City Librarian

Guest Speakers

  • Headshot: California State Senator Dave Cortese
    Dave Cortese
    California State Senator
  • Headshot: Cindy Chavez
    Cindy Chavez
    County Supervisor
  • Headshot: Matt Mahan
    Matt Mahan
    Mayor of San José
  • Headshot: Cynthia Teniente Matson
    Cynthia Teniente-Matson
    SJSU President
  • Headshot: Omar Torres
    Omar Torres
    City Councilmember

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Exhibits & Programs


  • Broadening the Participation of African Americans in Engineering Exhibit
    • Aug. 1 – Sept. 24
    • Location: AAACNA Studies Center
    • The exhibit will highlight Black engineering students' participation in Black Engineers Week and increase visibility for under-recognized Black inventors/engineers who significantly contributed to technology.

  • Bailando con Orgullo (Dancing with Pride)
    • Aug. 7 – Sept. 24
    • Location: AAACNA Studies Center
    • Celebrate Silicon Valley Pride with an exhibit of San José's first LGBTQ+ folclorico dance group Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí.

  • Pinoytown Rising: Filipino Americans in Santa Clara Valley
    • Sept. 8 – Nov. 30
    • Location: California Room, 5th Floor, King Library
    • This exhibit focuses on the "First Wave" Filipinos who immigrated to the U.S. and settled in the Santa Clara Valley during the first half of the 20th century.

  • World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration
    • Sept. 11 – Oct. 20
    • Location: Third Floor, King Library
    • This national exhibit aims to help people appreciate migration histories — their own and those of others.

  • From 800 Books to 8 Stories High
    • September – December 2023
    • Location: SJSU Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, 5th Floor
    • From 800 Books to 8 Stories High explores the growth and evolution of San José State
    • University’s library over the course of 153 years.

  • Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit
    • Oct. 2023 - Dec. 2023
    • Location: AAACNA Studies Center (5th floor), DiNapoli Exhibit Gallery (2nd floor), & Children's Room (1st floor)
    • Featuring traditional and contemporary visual arts by local and Bay Area artists celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).


University Scholar Series

Hosted by the Office of the Provost in partnership with SJSU King Library, this series provides a unique opportunity for showcasing the important research and scholarly activities of SJSU faculty members.

*All exhibits and programs are free.

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