Blogs: Adult Nonfiction

  • Stop and Smell the Roses at Municipal Rose Garden in San JoseSign of Municipal Rose Garden

    A year ago, I had the opportunity to go to San Jose Municipal Rose Garden as part of a drawing Meetup group. The only part of the title of the group that I can remember is Doodlepalooza. The group met on a weekday around lunchtime. I only had enough time to start a pencil sketch of the fountain before I had to go to work in the afternoon. I told myself that I would come back one day and finish it by adding color. I finally got an opportunity to come back … a year later.
    Posted by: Monique Mcclellan on Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:18 AM | Comments: 4
  • eSpotlight - In the GardenGarden with straw hat and trowel

    Ready to dig in this spring? We've got eReads to suit any green thumb. Check some out today!
    Posted by: Stacy Tomaszewski on Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:24 AM | Comments: 0
  • eSpotlight - Autism Awareness MonthAutism Awareness ribbon symbol: a ribbon made up of colorful puzzle pieces. The words "Autism Awareness" appears on the ribbon.

    Celebrate Autism Awareness this April! Did you know that, according to the CDC, about 1 in 68 children are identified as being on the Autism Spectrum? That's a lot of our friends, neighbors, and even some of our family members! The month of April is Autism Awareness Month, and we are celebrating and creating deeper understanding of community members with autism by introducing you to some fabulous eResources promoting awareness of people on the Autism Spectrum and neurodiversity.
    Posted by: Jacqueline Danziger on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Adaptions by Actor: Leonardo DiCaprioBook cover for "Shutter Island"

    Are you a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio? Here are a few literary works that were the basis for some of his films.
    Posted by: Jessica Chung on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Sing A Song of Science Album Cover: Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants

    Science doesn’t have to be a dry topic. It can be joyous, entertaining, and even melodious. It is thanks to one of my favorite bands, They Might Be Giants, that I can recall certain scientific facts such as that mammals have large four-chambered hearts and the sun is about 93,000,000 miles away. There are also classics like Tom Lehrer’s Gilbert and Sullivan parody about The Elements, which is a great tool for memorizing the periodic table. Scientific songs in the SJPL catalog include:  
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:20 PM | Comments: 0