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Have a day off and want to treat yourself to a marathon of your favorite TV shows? The DVD collection at the Santa Teresa Branch Library has many of the most popular series on television available for check out. Have you seen the hilarity of Michael Scott unfold on The Office? How about HBO dramas Six Feet Under or Big Love? Ever want to find out what LOST was actually all about? Come down to the Santa Teresa Branch Library (or any other San Jose Public Library Branch) and check out our DVD collection at the Marketplace.
Hey everyone its National Library Week, April 8-14!
Celebrate National Library Week with a fun Scavenger Hunt at your local library. All participants will receive a prize. This program is designed for children ages 6 and up.
While at the library visit the information desk and pick up a heart and tell us why you love your library.
If you haven't already you should check out the free Small Business Workshops that have been happening at the Santa Teresa Library every 2nd Saturday of the month. The next workshop on April 14th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm will cover business plans.
From Complexity to Simplicity: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Write a Business Plan
The guest speaker will be Lynnea Hagen, founder of The Abundance Company. Lynnea is a speaker, trainer, author, consultant, as well as founder and owner of The Abundance Company. Her specialties include: Advanced leadership skills and “Success-Driven” strategic business plans for entrepreneurs and corporate professionals. She has been a consultant to Silicon Valley-based corporations since 1981, and a coach to corporate professionals since 1986.
In this Workshop you will learn:
1. How to organize your business ideas into a One-Page Business Plan.
2. How to create a "Living Document" out of your business plan.
3. How to get unstuck: go home with a working rough draft of your business plan.
The library has Free WiFi and plenty of electrical outlets so laptops are most welcome.
There will be time for networking as well.
San Jose public Library and Kaplan will be offering a series of practice tests in April that give you the opportunity see how you would score on the SAT and ACT tests. In this 4 hour practice exam, you will take half of each test, and try your hand at the types of questions you will see on the actual tests. These practice tests are open to all High School Students.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 11:00am
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 1:00pm
Please note that pre-registration is required for all of these events. Please contact the library where you would like to take the practice test, in order to pre-register.
Lastly, you may also want to look at the LearningExpress Library Tutorials, Tests, eBooks which are accessible with you library card, and have great College Preparation materials, including tools and tips for both the SAT and ACT.
On Friday, March 30th, there will be a drawing for an over 500 million dollar jackpot. All it takes to win the whole thing is to guess 5 numbers between 1 and 56, and guess a "mega" number between 1 and 46. Sounds easy, you think, but the odds are 1 in 178 million to make that mathematically near impossible feat happen. But someone is going to be that one suddenly wealthy person. Could it be you? Edward Ugel tells his and others stories of chasing after the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There are fictional stories of lottery winners, and an excellent, though sad, documentary of a group of lottery winners.
Are you and your kids tired of the rain? We got a book to see the sunny side of things when it doesn't look like it called "Rain Brings Frogs." You follow a little boy named Nate that points out all the good things from every situation. When Dad says, "Mud. Mud. Mud." Nate says, "Rainbow! Rainbow! Rainbow!" Nate can always find something positive in of all his family and friends' unhappy situations. A great short story to share when things are looking gloomy everywhere.
Did you follow Battle of the Bands this year? Did you vote for your favorite bands?
All the bands had an additional chance at winning a prize this year:
our teensReach members voted for the best videos and here are the winners:
Let us know what you think of the videos in the comments!
San Jose Public Library customers enjoyed meeting astronaut Dr. Megan McArthur on March 5th, 2012 at Evergreen Branch Library. This visit was scheduled due to NASA's International Space Station (ISS) national awareness campaign that promotes research opportunities, educates communities about activities performed on the ISS, and communicates the real and potential impacts of the station on our everyday lives. Dr. McArthur was reading Astronaut Handbook children's book on how to become an astronaut and answered questions about ISS, where she was working 14 days, when in space. Adam Padilla, SJPL staff member, filmed a wonderful video of this visit.
Saturday, April 28
Santa Teresa Community Room
Have you made a short film? Written a winning essay? Told a super story or drawn something so fabulous? Participate and win prizes! Teens and younger are encouraged to register early at Santa Teresa Branch Library. 100 entry spots only. Bollywood dance workshop included!
Children 10:30 AM – Noon
"Make a Drawing"
"Tell a Story"
If I had a super power...
Teens 12:30 – 2:00 PM
"Write an Essay"
Topic will be provided at the event
"Make a Short Film"
A day without a cell phone
Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy is the beginning of a fun series for tweens and teens that love books based on Greek mythology. It will even appeal to Percy Jackson fans! Our heroine is Pandora Artheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short). She is the thirteen year old daughter of Prometheus (who is famous for stealing fire from Zeus and giving it to mortals). Pandy brings a mysterious box to school that Zeus had given her Father. Pandy accidentally unleashes seven kinds of misery into the world. Zeus gives her six months to collect all the evils. The trouble and adventures Pandy gets into with her friends, Alcie and Iole, keeps the action moving and the tone, fun.