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Banned Books Week 2019: September 22 – 28 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some...Read more...
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Limited Edition DC Comics Library Card - Available Starting September 21 Be a Hero, Read a Book! Every year, DC Comics celebrates Batman Day on September 21 – an annual tradition for fans around the world. This year, DC Comics joined forces with San José Public Library (SJPL) to release a limited edition library card that features an official DC Comics design of Batman reading a comic book. SJPL is proud to be the only library system in the West Coast to release a DC Comics library card to the public starting Saturday, September 21, 2019. Get your FREE card...Read more...
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Our new, limited edition DC Comics library card will be available starting on Batman Day, this Saturday, September 21st! When you visit one of your local San Jose branch libraries to pick up your new card, browse our collection and enjoy any of these staff-recommended DC books. The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman Years before Harry Potter, another young wizard by the name of Timothy Hunter was introduced to the world of magic. In the early 1990s, Vertigo published The Books of Magic featuring the 12 year old Timothy, who is slated to become the world's greatest magician. He...Read more...
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Are you an "early adopter"? Be one of the first people to explore our new catalog and website! Watch for links to our new offerings on our current site starting on September 23.Read more...
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Hispanic Heritage Month Hipanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15 every year to honor the long and important presence of the Latinx community in North America. Did you know that the first permanent colonial settlement in the modern United States was by the Spanish in St. Augustine, Florida in 1565? That was 94 years before Jamestown in VIrginia! Hispanic Heritage Month started out as a week long celebration in 1968, but was extended to a full month in 1989. This month, be sure to check out some great books by Latinx authors. Share your favorites in...Read more...
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San José Public Library now has Korean eBooks at Overdrive!Read more...
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Fangirls Unleashed has descended upon 2019's Silicon Valley Comic Con and has got the top highlights for you!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. Q is for ... Quiet Time Quiet and children...Read more...
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We matched every song on the new Taylor Swift album with a YA book. You had to know this was coming...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 August. Here are the previous lists June and July . Enjoy! Top Fiction Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Unsolved by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Lost And Found by Danielle Steel Redemption by David Baldacci Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Guest Book by Sarah Blake City Of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by Tara Westover...Read more...
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