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Read these books before you see their upcoming film adaptations, so you can then point out all the things they got wrong to your friends.Read more...
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Seven Magnificent Adventures 2019
The Park Image: South Grizzly Flat Trail overlook ©Brandy Maldonado The Upper Stevens Creek County park is over 1,000 acres located in the Santa Cruz mountains. This park has 12.6 miles of trails that are available to hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and those who just love the great outdoors! This densely wooded park has a variety of redwoods, douglass fir and other Santa Cruz native plants. To discover more about Santa Cruz forests check out these materials found at your local San Jose Public library: The Hike Image: North Grizzly Flat Trail, accompanied by wild turkey. ©Brandy Maldonado This trail is...Read more...
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You can make a profound difference for children returning to school this Fall. Volunteer with San José Public Library and encourage lifelong learning while meeting new people with a shared commitment to community.Read more...
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Saturday, July 20, is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing, when Neil Armstrong uttered those now famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." I've always been fascinated by NASA's early space program that aimed to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the 1960s. If you've always wanted to learn more about this fascinating time in US history, we've got you covered with plenty of online resources.Read more...
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Our Summer Reads Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading! Longer days means more daylight, and more daylight means more time to read outside. It is a great time of year find a nice spot outside to read or take a walk and listen to an audiobook. Your YA Friday bloggers, Megan and Leizel , have a never-ending list of books we'd like to read, and we are sharing what we'll be reading this summer. We've even got a bonus pick from TeenHQ intern, Beth. Whether you are going on a tropical beach vacation or a...Read more...
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We love graphic novels at the San José Public Library! July is Booklist's Graphic Novels in Libraries month, and San José Public Library has large eComic collections available for you to enjoy! We love graphic novels at the library. They meld two great storytelling techniques, the written word and art, to complement each other and share creative stories, imaginative ideas, and memorable characters. After immersing yourself in our online graphic novels and comics, why not check out the Graphic Novel Making Contest ? There is still time left to enter, and our previous eSpotlight can be used for inspiration! Adult...Read more...
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Learn with me
Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it's delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. M is for ... Music Music is as much...Read more...
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Guide community members to the hidden gems of the Library. Sign up to become a docent.Read more...
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Prophets foretold of these heroes. They are destined for greatness.Read more...
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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for April. Here are the previous lists for April and May . Enjoy! Top Fiction The 18th Abduction by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Reckoning by John Grisham The First Lady by James Patterson Neon Prey by John Sandford Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The Chef by James Patterson Redemption by David Baldacci Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by...Read more...
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