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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo sign on Story Road
I read an e-magazine available through RBdigital called Drawing Magazine: The Ballpoint Issue . I was so inspired to use a ballpoint pen as a fine art drawing medium that I bought a new set of Pentel R.S.V.P fine point pens from my favorite office supply store. The e-magazine articles recommended several books that the San Jose Public Library has or has access to through Link +. The books have techniques to learn by doing the drawing exercises. As well as, plenty of photos to admire the work of contemporary artists that use a ballpoint pen as their medium. On...Read more...
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These books explore a range of prom experiences from both male and female perspectives.Read more...
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Epic space adventures? Highly trained wandering warriors? All that and more fill the pages of these books for Star Wars fans. Bound to please, they are!Read more...
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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for April. Here are the previous lists for February and March . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham Two Kinds Of Truth by Michael Connelly End Game by David Baldacci Camino Island by John Grisham Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong Fifty Fifty by James Patterson The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler Origin by Dan Brown Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman Top Non-Fiction Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff My Lovely...Read more...
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Speech bubble with a pencil. Text: 10th Annual San José Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest
This year marks the 10th anniversary of our annual Graphic Novel Contest! June 1 – July 31, 2018 If you have a talent for creating comic/manga style illustrated short stories, you are invited to enter San José Public Library’s Graphic Novel Making Contest for all ages as part of our 2018 Summer Learning. This contest is sponsored by San José Public Library, San Jose Museum of Art, Sakura of America, Tokyopop, Seven Seas, Crunchy Roll, and First/Second Books. First time creating a comic? Not a problem! The library is offering programs to help you learn how to create your own...Read more...
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Did you know that you can customize your settings in some of our eResources to protect your privacy? This series will walk you through exactly how to do that!Read more...
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Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success: June 11 – August 10 For the fifth consecutive year, San José Public Library is excited to provide a 9-week summer meal program in collaboration with the library's Summer Learning program. Seven branch libraries will host the Free Summer Food Program from June 11 to August 10, 2018 . The Library has partnered with several organizations to help fuel San José's children and teens' futures through healthy meals and fun activities. Who Can Participate? Any person 18 years and under can stop by a participating SJPL location and receive a nutritious meal, during the summer,...Read more...
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Lemur pouncing on text: Spring Into Reading at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
During May, spring into reading with Your Library and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. The library is coming to Happy Hollow for Storytimes, Reading Adventures, and Story Stations.Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 May 2018 May 1: Trace shapes in a tray of rice or sand. May 2: Read or sing nursery rhymes, then try to act them out. May 3: Talk about the colors of springtime. The grass, the flowers, the sky. May 4: Make up new rules to a favorite game. May 5: Count to 5 on your fingers, then sing "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed." May 6: Find something as tall...Read more...
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