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Need a little help with homework and school projects? Your library has some great eResources to get your school year off to a good start.Read more...
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After I wrote my first post about authors who write for children and adults , fellow librarian Rory Dougan very kindly recommended some more authors to me. Thank you, Rory! Check out his suggestions below. Judy Blume Prolific children's author Judy Blume has written a book for adults too! . For Adults For Children Michael Chabon Among his works, Chabon is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay . Try requesting his recent book Moonglow: A Novel for free through LINK+ with your San Jose Public Library card if we don't have a copy available. For Adults...Read more...
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As September quickly approaches backpacks begin to fill-up, college campuses become bustling centers of activity, and the night starts earlier and earlier. To squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of the summer months, the library's blog team presents the best books we read this summer. We hope that you find something to keep you company over Labor Day weekend and beyond. Persuasion by Jane Austen ( ebook ) The best book I read this summer was actually a re-read: Persuasion , by Jane Austen. Seven years after she was persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth -- an...Read more...
graphic novel making contest
Find out who won on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 2:00 PM, at Seven Trees Community Center.Read more...
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Get started with Pressbooks, and be on your way to publishing your book!Read more...
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Are you a fan of Anime? So are we! Join us at Crunchyroll! Not sure what it is, read more. Bonus: Promo code and a chance to win free tickets!Read more...
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Happy Birthday, Julia Child! What better way of celebrating her legacy than with one of these delectable eBooks or eVideos?Read more...
total solar eclipse
Are you ready for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017? We've got info on when and how to view it in San Jose.Read more...
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Join us at Alum Rock Branch Library this fall for a three-part series of community discussions about climate change and extreme weather events. Part book club and part science café, this is a chance to talk with NOAA meteorologist Brian Garcia from the National Weather Service’s Bay Area forecast office and your neighbors about issues that matter to all of us.Read more...
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Overfelt Gardens Pathway
Overfelt Gardens in East San Jose is a large, beautiful park designed for peace and relaxation. The 33 acres of land for the park was gifted to the City of San Jose in 1959 by Mildred Overfelt in memory of her parents, William and Mary Overfelt. The community park opened in 1966 to the public, after many years of planning and construction. The Overfelts were one of San Jose’s early pioneer families; they purchased their ranch land in the 1850’s and ran a successful grain and dairy farm on the property for many decades. Mildred was born on the ranch...Read more...
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