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Book cover image for "Could It Be Forever?: My Story" by David Cassidy
Recommended titles in honor of the life of singer and actor David Cassidy who died November 21, 2017.Read more...
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Two hands hold a small world globe over a wooden table
Now is the perfect time for world travel! We have everything you need to take a trip from your comfiest chair — and you don't even have to get up to find it!Read more...
Inside a Movie Theater
Finish your year curled up and cozy with one of these books that will be adapted to movies in 2018.Read more...
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You Are a BadAss: Book Cover
Here are some reads available with your library card that may help those who are so focused on pleasing others that they may forget to celebrate themselves.Read more...
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Scanned image of "Passage to the Golden Gate", including a sketch of Chinese immigrants on a junk boat.
Since the 240th Birthday of San Jose as the First Civil Settlement is happening on November 29, we're honoring the memory of Earl Thollander.Read more...
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Native American Woman in neon-colored dress among other Native American people in dress at Berkeley's Indigenous Peoples Day in Berkeley.
November is National Native American Heritage Month. Help us celebrate by checking out some superb eBooks and eMedia.Read more...
Thank You Bear book cover
What are your favorite picture books about giving? We share a few of ours, but we'd love to learn about yours, too!Read more...
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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
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.Read more...
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Mickey Mouse in Fantasmic
Mickey Mouse officially debuted in Steamboat Willie when it was released on November 18, 1928, and will be celebrating his 89th birthday on November 18. Celebrate Mickey's birthday by checking out some of the fun eResources that San José Public Library has available for you to use.Read more...
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LocalLit photograph of authors talking to fans.
It's LocalLit's fifth anniversary! This year, twenty-five local authors of fiction and nonfiction will share their work, their processes, and their inspirations. This is your chance to support our talented neighbors and find out what's happening in the local literary community.Read more...