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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 December and January. Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Past Tense by Lee Child Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The Reckoning by John Grisham The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama It's...Read more...
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These books center on how teens' lives have been shaped by their sometimes complex family situations.Read more...
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Romances of the Month
Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! Seduce Me by Kelly Elliott What happens when you’re forced to seduce the one person you vowed never to love? You get screwed … in more than one way. Charlie walked out of Tucker Middleton’s bedroom seven years ago, leaving him hurt and angry. Now she needs his help; the only way to do it is to make him think she wants...Read more...
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Seven Magnificent Adventures 2019
Here I am at the Santa Teresa County Park, Stile Ranch to Fortini Trail. 2018 Pix in Parks Challenge photo op. ©Brandy Maldonado. If you love hiking, you've been waiting for the weather to clear to get back outside! Ready or not, it is time to get back to the great outdoors! Let's go for a hike! Hiking is a great way to explore the great outdoors with friends, family or solo! Since moving to the bay area I have tried my best to take advantage of all the local hiking spots. There is a lot of hiking available to...Read more...
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"Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez , will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month. In this series I will give a brief synopsis of the story and then give the book a rating of : Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Just Okay I will then give a brief description of why I chose to rate a book a certain way. So without further delay lets get into the "Books I've Read Recently," and as always leave a comment down below and tell me which of these books you've...Read more...
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is here to help your research! With eBooks on GVRL , you can turn research into results. Optimized for search and discovery, the GVRL platform enables you to search through a growing collection of nonfiction eBooks on business, travel, cooking, kids interest, and more within a single search. Once you’ve pinpointed the exact content you want, download content. You can save to your computer, email results, or save to your Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Featured Content Check it out! Next time you need to do research or just have an information need, check out...Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Oscars Statuette
The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 24. Are you ready for the show? We've got plenty of eBooks, eMedia, and eResources to help you prepare for a party, learn about the nominees, read about the history of the Oscars, watch previous winners, or listen to some nominated songs and scores.Read more...
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Story to Stage Writing Contest - featuring Danny the Dragon puppet mascot
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and the San José Public Library have partnered to present our first joint writing contest, Story to Stage. This Spring, help Happy Hollow Park & Zoo find a new story to add to their puppet theater! March 1 - April 12 Write an original story about Danny the Dragon, the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo mascot. The winner will be recognized at Happy Hollow on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and their story will become the inspiration for a brand new puppet show at Happy Hollow’s Puppet Castle Theater. Submissions are accepted between March 1 and...Read more...
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Did we match each song from Ariana Grande's new pop album, thank u, next to YA books? Yes.Yes, we did.Read more...
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