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Tower Hall on San Jose State University campus
Please note that in the upcoming weeks there will be interruptions to some of our services related to San Jose State University (SJSU) books and materials. SJSU along with the other California State Universities will be transitioning to a new library catalog called OneSearch . San Jose Public Library (SJPL) customers will continue to have access to the SJSU collection; however the ways in which they are accessed will be changing. As before, access to materials that are not readily available at San Jose Public Library, can be obtained through the Link+ or ILLiad systems. If a book is available...Read more...
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Book Cover For The Undoing Project
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for March. Here are the previous lists for March and April . Enjoy! Top Fiction Night School by Lee Child The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins Never Never by James Patterson Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel No Man's Land by David Baldacci The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Brockman Top Non-Fiction When...Read more...
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Mario Mario sprite from Super Mario Bros. NES game
When I was a kid, I was always told that I would grow out of video games. I don't want to admit how many years have gone by since I was first told this, but so far I'm still waiting for that day. My first love was the Classic 8-bit NES. I loved the system (I even had the infamous NES Power Glove ), especially the first The Legend of Zelda game. I spent what felt like eons wandering around, developing problem solving skills, mapping, and hand eye coordination trying to find each hidden secret in order to beat Ganon...Read more...
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Wonder Woman
In honor of the premier last weekend of the DC Universe's Wonder Woman movie, we'd like to offer you some extra reading (and listening) to take with you while you stand in line at the theater!Read more...
Yallwest2017
From meeting our favorite authors to feeling empowered after attending panels, Yallwest 2017 was greater than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we headed to Santa Monica for the third year in a row to attend the Yallwest Book Festival. We have attended Yallwest since the very beginning, and we have seen it grow exponentially year after year. Yallwest is a young adult and middle grade book festival that hosts some of the world’s most popular authors in the reading world, with this year’s fantastic guests including Cassandra Clare and Chris Colfer among many others. It is one...Read more...
Album Cover: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
This summer, the world celebrates the 50 th anniversary of a landmark Beatles album. Among many other things, it is remembered for being one of the first albums to include the printed lyrics for each song. And when my mind is wandering, here I will go: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Lyrical Library Link: The act you’ve known for all these years. With a Little Help From My Friends Lyrical Library Link: Does it worry you to be alone? Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Lyrical Library Link: Newspaper taxis appear on the shore. She’s Leaving Home Lyrical Library...Read more...
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teenTakeovers will be popping up at SJPL libraries all over the summer and they are looking for the best of the best. Bring your fidget spinner skills, your bottle flipping expertise, or your encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture to the library and compete against your friends to prove that you are the best. Then work with your fellow teens to do even better because you’re competing with teens all across the city. The teenTakeovers are a fun part of our Summer Reading program for teens. Each event will include a number of events selected from a list created by librarians...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together
These fun and simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills. Pick and choose or try them all! Visit sjpl.org/events to find library programs and events near you! January 2017 I February 2017 I March 2017 I April 2017 I May 2017 I June 2017 June 1: Sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge at your nearest branch! June 2: Identify the different sounds you hear June 3: Share nursery rhymes June 4: Name the shapes you see in the clouds June 5: Name the different animals that live on a farm June 6: Paint...Read more...
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Wooden platform over water with striped woman's hat, sunglasses and purse.
Summer is the perfect time to find some fun books to read at the beach, in the park, or just in your backyard.Read more...
Book cover for "I Funny: A Middle School Story" by James Patterson
With our Summer Reading Challenge just around the corner, now is a great time to find books for the whole family. Here are a few authors who write for both adults and children. David Baldacci Check out these suspenseful novels for adults or children by David Baldacci . Adult Fiction Children's Fiction John Grisham Grisham is author of The Firm and other legal thrillers. Try these titles. Adult Fiction Children's Fiction More in the Theodore Boone series James Patterson Creator of the character Alex Cross , some of Patterson's novels have also been adapted into movies. Adult Fiction Children's Fiction...Read more...
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