Blogs: Adult Nonfiction

  • The Best Books of 2014

    The end of the year is upon us and it's time to look back at the best books of the year!  These are some of the most widely acclaimed books to come out of 2014, and they can all be found at San Jose Public Library.  Click on the link to see each book's location and availability. Euphoria: A Novel by Lily King
    Posted by: Olin Laster on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • An Age-Old Year-End Tradition: Predicting the Future An Age-Old Year-End Tradition: Predicting the Future

    One of humankind’s more elusive endeavors is trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. We try our best, in a number of different ways – some scientific, some spiritual, some economic and some quite a lot like stabbing in the dark. As the end of the year approaches, forecasts and predictions become especially popular pursuits as everyone tries to imagine what’s going to happen in the new year.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Books for Budding (and Advanced) BeadersBohemian-Inspired Jewelry

    Homemade gifts are always a great idea for the holidays.  Here are five beading books that will help you to produce beautiful jewelry--not matter what your skill level might be!  Happy Beading!!
    Posted by: Stacy Tomaszewski on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 7:35 PM | Comments: 0
  • A Little Holiday Cheer From Some Very Funny LadiesYes Please By Amy Poehler Cover San Jose Public library catalog

    The holidays are a time of joy, but they are also a time of stress. Between the planning, cleaning and trying to impress your in-laws, it’s a miracle any of us get through the holidays.  What better way to relieve that stress then by having yourself a good laugh! And what better way to tickle your funny bone then by diving into some hilarious books made by some very funny ladies. These books are sure to have you LOLing (laughing out loud for my fellow not-so text savvy peeps) and smiling all the way to the dinner table at your next family gathering.
    Posted by: adilene rogers on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM | Comments: 1
  • Knit and Purl: Tips for New Knittersthe knitting answer book

    Maybe you’re looking to a DIY Holiday gift exchange, or maybe you’ve just always wanted to learn how to knit and you’re not sure where to start. Do not fear- SJPL can help you become a proficient knitter quickly.  As someone, who personally taught myself to knit through YouTube videos and books, I know that it can be done.
    Posted by: Amelia Vander Heide on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 1:17 PM | Comments: 0