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  • December: Books I've Read Recentlybooks on a light pink background

    This month was just a mad dash to finish my Goodreads challenge of 60 books read in 2018. Although I didn't get to read everything from my TBR lists that I would have liked, I still managed to squeeze in a few good books from them. Hopefully I'll get to read whats left of them in 2019. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. Comment down below what your books you plan on reading in 2019.
    Posted by: Penelope Gomez on Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 8:31 AM | Comments: 0
  • 2019 Reading Challenge: Are You Ready?literature

    2019 is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Its a chance to press the reset button your TBR pile and make a fresh start on your next year's reading journey. Whether you read fiction, non-fiction, listen to audiobooks, or spend your days flipping through picture books, there is a reading challenge for you! Challenge 1: Modern Mrs. Darcy Pick and choose your books to fit ten distinct fields. Can you find one book that fits all 10?
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 7:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: Those Old Buildings with Corner EntrancesImage: Park and Hester Market at 1451 Park Avenue.

    We seldom mention them or even really notice them much, but I've always liked those old buildings with angled entrances on the very corner of the building. They're usually corner grocery stores or former corner grocery stores, and I suppose the intention was for ease of access. I didn't realize how many there were around San Jose until I started looking for them to photograph. Maybe you'll recognize some of the examples below:  
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 2
  • Best YA Books I Read in 2018champagne flutes with fireworks

    Check out the best YA reads of 2018, according to one of our San José Public Library staff members.
    Posted by: Penelope Gomez on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 8:36 AM | Comments: 0
  • YA Friday: Favorite Books 2018YA Friday white text on pink background logo

    Teens hungry for can’t-miss reads will devour our favorite young adult books of 2018, as selected by San José Public Library staff.
    Posted by: Megan Maloy on Friday, December 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 2