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Ever wonder what you would have to do to be called a champion of tennis? We provide the basics of how this work and pair them with some items available for checkout.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 May. Here are the previous lists for May and June . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Fallen by David Baldacci The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton The 17th Suspect by James Patterson Origin by Dan Brown Camino Island by John Grisham Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts The Death Of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware The Word Is Murder by Michael Connelly After Anna by Lisa Scottoline Top Non-Fiction Fire and Fury by...Read more...
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July 31st marks the 38th birthday of the boy who lived, Harry Potter, as well as the birthday of his creator J.K. Rowling. To celebrate this special day, take a look at some of the many Harry Potter eBooks and eResources that are available to access with your San José Public Library card.Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Revisit re-purposed restaurant buildings with SJPL's local history expert.Read more...
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I'm an 80's kid and a Gen Xer. That means that I'm one of those people who loves to reminisce about the "good old days" of movies and music. One of the reasons that Hoopla is awesome is that they offer lots of movies and music from all time periods and genres -- with plenty of 80's magic! For Kids I watched all of these as a kid. I seem to remember that a member of my family (who shall remain nameless) got misty-eyed every time he watched Transformers: the Movie ... Parents, you might want to make sure these...Read more...
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The long nights on Tumblr! The lovingly snarky recaps! The endless speculation! The convention hi-jinks! These books get you, fans.Read more...
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We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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Introducing our new Lucky Day eBook collection for adults - cloudLibrary!Read more...
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July is World Watercolor Month! Explore your creativity and have fun creating art this summer.Read more...
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