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"A bird is joy incarnate." Myrtle Reed I have always been fascinated by birds. Their songs and the way they move mesmerize me. I have a bird feeder just outside my kitchen window. Daily, I see a variety of finches, sparrows and, my favorite frequent flyers, chickadees stopping by for a meal. A few years ago, my spouse gifted me with a good pair of binoculars, a book of birds of North America, and a membership to The Audubon Society On our weekend adventures and vacations, I try to identify new birds and check them off the list in my...Read more...
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Gossip, revenge, haters, messed-up situations, political intrigue, and back-stabbing social scenes fill the pages of these juicy page-turning reads.Read more...
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For Parents of Special Needs Children of All Ages Parents Helping Parents (PHP) has been serving the community for over 40+ years to support, educate and inspire families to build bright futures for their special needs children (which includes both youth and adults.) How You Can Use Their Service PHP Website (Access in English, Spanish and Vietnamese) PHP Resource Directory PHP Calendar of Events Open Hours: Monday – Fridays, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Phone : 1-408-727-5775 Address: Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126 What Is Available Assistive Technology (AT) demonstration and training...Read more...
Pronunciator Personalized Language Learning
Custom Courses Have Arrived at Pronunciator ! Language learning just got even easier with Pronunciator's new custom language courses. You can choose from dozens of languages AND learn in your own mother tongue! It's easy to set up - check out the video below for a tutorial. Custom Courses gives you some control over the length of your course, how you are tested, and the kind of content you see. Learn a language in the way that is right for you! Got questions? We've got answers! Feel free to contact us . We will happily answer any questions you have!...Read more...
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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. E is for Explore! Children naturally explore the world,...Read more...
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Join us for the sixth annual Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle on Saturday, May 11, 2019 The ride will visit the following libraries: Bascom Branch Rose Garden Branch Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Joyce Ellington Branch East San Jose Carnegie Branch Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Willow Glen Branch Register Register online at Eventbrite Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Ride Details Meeting Location: Bascom Branch Library at 1000 South Bascom Avenue Length: 16 miles Route Map: Map available on MapMyRide (link coming soon) Participants: Everyone who is powering a bicycle must be...Read more...
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YA Friday and Fangirls Unleashed celebrate girl power on International Women's Day!Read more...
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When my mechanic told me to stop paying money to fix my car and go buy a new one, I hated to admit it, but I had to agree with him. The cost of the repairs was more than the Kelly Blue Book Value of the car. It is time for me to buy a new car. That's why I'm glad that the Silicon Valley Auto Show is at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center starting on Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, 2019. It's a perfect opportunity for me to look for a new car rather than going...Read more...
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In honor of Mardi Gras, why not immerse yourself for a moment in the essence of New Orleans at Carnival time with one (or more) of these eBooks, albums, or videos?Read more...
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I recently read a book named When Dimple Met RIshi by Sandhya Menon, in this book an Indian girl named Dimple has been arranged to marry a family friend named Rishi. Dimple is 100% against this arranged marriage. She just wants to be a normal American girl studying and moving away to college, but her parents only see college as an opportunity to find "the perfect Indian husband." Reading this book I completely fell in LOVE with the cultural diversity through out the novel, and the main character Dimple was just so relatable! Anyway this book really got me thinking,...Read more...