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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...
veganburg
Kids. One day they only want to eat mac-n-cheese. The next: on the way to school one morning your teen casually announces she's gone vegan. All thanks to this documentary: Forks Over Knives . Has a documentary or book ever changed your life? This one did for her (us). And of course, younger brother--never one to be left out of anything--had to go along with it, so now he’s vegan too. Contrary to what some other parents told me, this wasn't a phase that would “just pass.” “So…vegan huh?" One befuddled Mom friend asks me one day. “But they can...Read more...
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San Jose from courthouse
240 Years of San Jose El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe was founded on November 29, 1777 as the first civic settlement in Alta California. At the time, under Spanish rule, Alta California covered what is now California, Nevada and Utah as well as parts of Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The pueblo was specifically established by order of the Spanish viceroy of Mexico to provide food and goods for the missions and presidios already in place. Sixty eight people were counted in the first census ; nine soldiers, five pobladores, and one herdsman with their families. The...Read more...
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NaNoWriMo, BiblioBoard, and PressBooks
It's that time again! November is National Novel Writing Month , and we have a perfect place to write that novel.Read more...
Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills. Pick and choose, or try them all!Read more...
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Digital Bookmobile
OverDrive 's Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in San Jose on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Drop in and see us! We'll be on South Fifth Street between City Hall and San Fernando Street.Read more...