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Question of the Week: Is it Possible to be Prepared for an Earthquake?

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After the 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa that happened at the end of August, library customers  are searching for some materials on earthquake preparedness. When searching for this topic it is good to use such subject searches as "Emergency Management" and "Disaster Preparedness".


San Jose Public Library has a number of resources that may be helpful:


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Question of the Week: From Wind Power to Wind Garden, or How to Build Your Own Wind Turbine?

Book CoverSTEM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math". Lately it has been transformed to STEAM with "Art" added. STEAM is a theme of the Summer Reading Challenge this year. One of the most interesting subjects that fits in this topic and currently is explored by many children and young adults is Wind Power and the possibility to build their own Wind Turbines, as well as different ways of displaying such devices in special Wind Gardens.




The library has many books and eBooks on this subject, including:

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eBooks in Russian Language

sample ebook coverDear Russian speaking customers!

San Jose Public Library OverDrive collection now has eBooks  in Russian language. Please visit OverDrive on our Collections page, then go to Advanced Search and select "Russian" in All Languages.


Дорогие русскоязычные пользователи библиотеки!

San Jose Public Library предлагает вам коллекцию электронных книг на русском языке.  Вам надо выбрать раздел "Russian" на странице Advanced Search, после того как вы зайдете на интернет страницу:    стра  .        интернет страницу.  


Желаем вам приятных минут увлекательного электронного чтения!

Question of the Week: Affordable Housing Databases

SJPL a picture of a housecustomers often ask at the reference desk to search for affordable housing in San Jose area. One of the best databases to use in this case is Santa Clara County Housing Database. There is a link to it from the City of San Jose Home page. The path to it is Home>Government>Departments and Offices D-H>Housing>Renters and Landlords> Find an Affordable Apartment. Then, if you click on Look for Rentals icon, you will get to the page with the link to above mentioned database. You can search it by a ZIP code.


The other link on the same page provides information about Section 8 Housing Voucher Program. If a patron is eligible for this program, there is another good Federal Government resource - HUD.GOV Database that you can search by state, county, city and a ZIP code.



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Question of the Week: How to Get to this Address by Bus?

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There is a very easy answer to this question. If you go to VTA home page, on the top you find a link to interactive Trip Planner, where you can enter initial and destination addresses. This link will actually lead you to Google maps and help you not only to discover the shortest and more convenient way to get to your destination by a bus or a car, but also (when you click on Get Directions and pay attention to the icons in the top left corner), will help you to find out what would be  your best biking and walking routes to the same address!


You also can plan your trip by bus using a calendar and a clock lines that are added to VTA Trip Planner.


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New Russian Collection (Новая руccкая коллекция) at Calabazas Branch

Russian book's coverRussian book's coverДорогие пользователи нашей библиотеки! Новое, реконструированное отделение - Сalabazas Branch Library, открывшееся недавно, ждет вас! 


На полках нашей библиотеки представлен большой выбор новых книг как для взрослых (в печатном формате и в MP3 форматах), так и для детей.  Замечательная книга воспоминание Веры Прохоровой о Рихтере, интересный детектив актера Андрея Мягкова, новые книги Марининой, Устиновой, Донцовой доставят вам много радостных минут.


Увлекательные кино и сериалы на DVD ждут своих зрителей. Пoжалуйста, посетите нас как можно скорее!

Posted by Nina Petrova on Jul 25, 2013 | Comments: 0 |

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