• eSpotlight - Black Friday Alternatives for the Reluctant ShopperImage of person wearing warm socks in a cozy setting with books and coffee

    “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” — Winnie-the-Pooh
    Posted by: Dana Lema on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • William Goldman

    We are so very saddened to hear that master storyteller William Goldman has passed away. If you are unfamiliar with Goldman, now is a perfect time to learn about a person who injected something magical into so many films and his own original books, which are nothing short of literary gems. In fact, many people might not realize the extent and influence of the Goldman cannon. As far as Viewers Advisory is concerned, Goldman has written some of the most perfect books with just the right mixture of adventure, humor, beauty, friendship, evil, and romance served up with a sprinkling of the bizarre.
    Posted by: Viewers Advisory on Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 6:33 PM | Comments: 0
  • We Are What We Eat: The History of American FoodCover image for "The American Plate" eAudiobook

    For the month of Thanksgiving, here are some items about American food that dive into its history.
    Posted by: Jessica Chung on Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • YA Friday: Cooking for the Holidays

    Non-Fiction Edition The holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy homemade food with friends and family.  Maybe you'd like to bake cookies for your friends, or attending a potluck.  Whatever you might want to cook, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you get started.  We have books on cuisines from all over the world and for every cook, from complete novice to expert.  In this post, I will highlight some books we have in our collection that have some great recipes for a holiday party.
    Posted by: Leizel Case on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:45 PM | Comments: 0
  • Staff Picks: Best Books We Read in OctoberAutumn leaves lying on a black surface with text saying, "The Best Books We Read in October"

    Welcome back to Staff Picks! After an extended break, we're back with great book and audiobook recommendations from San José Public Library bloggers. Staff has read some fascinating titles last month: fantasies, biographies, graphic novels, and everything in between that they want you to read. I know I have added these to my TBR list, and you'll want to as well!.
    Posted by: Megan Hicks on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 3:50 PM | Comments: 0