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Among surveyed homeless people, 39 percent have some form of mental health problem, and SAMHSA estimates that between 20 percent and 25 percent meet criteria for serious mental illness. In addition, 38 percent of surveyed homeless people have an alcohol problem, and 26 percent report problems with other drugs. Untreated addictions and mental illnesses present serious barriers to employment and permanent housing, perpetuating an ever-worsening cycle of poor physical health, hospitalization, social dysfunction, incarceration, poverty, and homelessness. These are tragic outcomes for homeless persons and their families; burdens on healthcare, social service, and corrections systems; and costs to taxpayers as quoted on nationalhomeless.org/advocacy.
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Do you know what is Web 2.0? A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where people are limited to the passive viewing of content. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies as quoted on wikipedia.org.
Are you struggling with finding the local jobs? Open your eyes wide, and why don’t you look for the global jobs or the nationwide jobs? Have a big dream to work in the United Nations or in the Federal Government.
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The Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign promotes low-cost, high-quality alternatives to expensive textbooks as quoted on library.sjsu.edu/als.
San Jose Public Library has free classes and free study materials for learning languages.
Learning English Language
Go to the museum with our free tickets from Discover & Go.
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What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence incidences at their core are about one individual’s desire to have absolute power and control over another person. When a perpetrator begins to feel that power eroding, they will do whatever they can to regain power, including killing the people they seek to control. In the end, the perpetrator ensures that the victim cannot leave and start a new life. Children, other family members, neighbors, co-workers, and innocent bystanders are all put at risk if they are near when the violence erupts. Domestic violence affects every aspect of our community. It is not just a problem for those in a particular economic class, age group, ethnicity, religious group, or of a particular sexual orientation. (Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council 2011)
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Have you ever tasted “Kimchi, a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings? It is Korea's national dish, and there are hundreds of varieties made with a main vegetable ingredient such as napa cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber. Kimchi is also a main ingredient for many Korean dishes such as kimchi stew (김치찌개; kimchi jjigae), kimchi soup (김칫국; kimchiguk), and kimchi fried rice (김치볶음밥; kimchi bokkeumbap) as quoted on wikipedia.org.
You can find more information about Korean food and cook books in San Jose Public Library Collections.
If you have a chance to visit to Korea, stay not only in Seoul, but also in Jeju island (an island off the southern coast of South Korea, the island contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, called as "Island of the Gods” or "the Hawaii of Korea") and Gyeongju (a coastal city in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang province in South Korea, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD), called as "the museum without walls.")
Among such historical treasures, Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO) as quoted on wikipedia.org.
You can check more information about South Korea Travel Guidebooks in San Jose Public Library Collections.
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In this holiday season, do you want to travel to France? You may want to walk to "champs-elysees" street, take pictures with Eiffel tower, and eat the French baguettes in Paris during this winter? There's a lot of good information to prepare for your trip to France. If you have no time and no money to go to France, do not worry about it. When you cook the gourmet French food at home, you can feel as if you are in France.
Bon appetit et Bon voyage!
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You are always welcome to leave your comments after reading these books through "Reader Ratings and Reviews" or "Community Discussion Review" in our Library Catalog.
The day is short, and the sun is low in December. December 21, 2012 is the winter solstice, which will be the shortest day of the year for us in the northern hemisphere. It customarily marks the beginning of winter in our culture.
As posted in a Stardate blog, "the word 'solstice' means 'Sun stands still'." "It indicates that the Sun rises and sets at the same points on the horizon for a few days." After the solstice, daylight last a little longer and the sun climbs a bit higher day by day until the summer solstice. At this time of the year, many of us look forward to the passing of winter solstice and the arrivals of the longer days afterwards. It is kind of incongruent to call of the longer, brighter days ahead as "winter."
For calibrating calendars and seasons,naturalist Michael Ellis feels "we've got it wrong and the Druids had it right." In a KQED blog, he says, "I much prefer the way the Druids kept track of seasons. They used cross quarter days to mark the change in seasons; days that are halfway between the four astronomical events that we use to define the seasons…Now the day halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice is a cross quarter day. That day for the Druids was the beginning of their winter, New Years Day." And that day is our Halloween. He continues, "the winter solstice is midwinter, not the beginning of winter."
By his reckoning, the next cross quarter day halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox, celebrated as The Groundhog Day, was the first day of spring for the Druids and "May Day was the beginning of the Druid summer." The summer solstice (June 21 in 2013) will be Midsummer Day. And "the cross quarter day between the summer solstice and the fall equinox is the one holiday we do not acknowledge in our culture." (That was Lammas, "the day to bake the first loaf of bread from the first harvest of grain" for Druids.)
"Gangnam Style" (K-pop single by South Korean musician Psy) has become an "international sensation" today.
There are a fairly large amount people who want to learn Korean language and Korean culture because of K-Pop, K-Drama, or Korean Wave.
Learn practical Korean Conversation such as greetings, numbers, and food. Chat topics may include K-Pop, K-Drama, and K-Culture.
6 week session
Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21
Study Room 390, 3rd Floor
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Free Admission/ No Sign-up
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