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The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. What is it and how does it effect you?Read more...
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Part three of our four part series on how to control your privacy settings when using our eResources.Read more...
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Find out with MyHeritage Library Edition. Available with your library card.Read more...
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The road to romance is never easy... Especially if half of the couple is set to inherit the throne.Read more...
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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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eAudiobook on smartphone
Looking for a good audiobook to listen to while traveling? Learn why eAudiobooks are so easy to travel with (no late fees and easy to carry with you!) and find a great title for your next trip.Read more...
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Silicon Valley Comic Con
San Jose is once again overtaken by Silicon Valley Comic Con for the 3rd exciting year in the row! Welcome fellow nerds and geeks to a very special edition of Fangirls Unleashed, where we're collaborating with our fellow blogger, Jessica! If you're into graphic novels and pop culture, she's the blogger for you. This last month we attended the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), created by Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. What sets this Con apart from others is the unique combination of Hollywood with science and technology. There's something for every here, from artist alley to celebrities...Read more...
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo sign on Story Road
I read an e-magazine available through RBdigital called Drawing Magazine: The Ballpoint Issue . I was so inspired to use a ballpoint pen as a fine art drawing medium that I bought a new set of Pentel R.S.V.P fine point pens from my favorite office supply store. The e-magazine articles recommended several books that the San Jose Public Library has or has access to through Link +. The books have techniques to learn by doing the drawing exercises. As well as, plenty of photos to admire the work of contemporary artists that use a ballpoint pen as their medium. On...Read more...
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These books explore a range of prom experiences from both male and female perspectives.Read more...
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Did you know that you can customize your settings in some of our eResources to protect your privacy? This series will walk you through exactly how to do that!Read more...