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plant sprout growing from cracked earth
Nonprofits run on a shoestring budget with most resources directed towards the mission. So, we added these books to help your nonprofit with professional development!Read more...
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Red Chuck Taylor shoes of a child stand on a green rug with a red backpack, a pile of notebooks, fresh no. 2 yellow pencils, red pens, and mobile devices surrounding the shoes.
You can make a difference for children returning to school this Fall. Volunteer with San José Public Library and encourage lifelong learning. You will also meet new people with similar interests, including a shared commitment to community.Read more...
Heart in a book
August 9th is Book Lovers Day, a day for all the bibliophiles to celebrate the wonderful stories we love. Looking for a new book to help you read the day away? Our extensive eBook and eAudiobook collection has got you covered, and we've also got plenty of ways to find book recommendations, and a few personal favorites to share. Let us help you find a book and then sit back, relax, and read!Read more...
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Oculus Rift equipment, laid out on a square blue TeenHQ moveable ottoman cushion.
Virtual reality is coming to the Evergreen Branch Library and TeenHQ! Watch our unboxing video, and find out when you can try the new VR gear!Read more...
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August is here, the weather is clear, and that means it's time for the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! Explore music from featured artists at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at your library.Read more...
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ABCmouse is now available for 4-week home checkouts! Prepare your child for academic success with the click of a mouse!Read more...
Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun and simple activities are just one way to help develop your child's pre-reading skills. Pick and choose or try them all! Visit sjpl.org/events to find library programs and events near you! January 2017 I February 2017 I March 2017 I April 2017 I May 2017 I June 2017 I July 2017 I August 2017 August 2017 Calendar of Activities August 1: Learn about your favorite fruit. How does it grow? August 2: Read a book about your favorite animals. August 3: Build a house using pillows, blankets and chairs. August 4: Make up a song about hats. August...Read more...
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Book Cover for Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for March. Here are the previous lists for May and June . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins The Fix by David Baldacci Camino Island by John Grisham The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly No Middle Name by Lee Child All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark Night School by Lee Child Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult No Man's Land by David Baldacci Top Non-Fiction...Read more...
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San José Public Library is proud to announce that our educational resource ABCmouse will soon be available for at-home use. ABCmouse is an interactive and engaging resource with over 8,500 fun-filled learning activities for children ages 2 to 8. Currently, these features are only available within the San José Libraries. We will soon be offering library cardholders a way to access this wonderful learning tool from home devices. With your library card, you’ll be able to check-out and use ABCmouse outside of the library for 4 weeks. The home check-out comes complete with all of the same learning games and...Read more...
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Prepare for your next interview with Big Interview So you've received that exciting callback and scheduled an interview. Now it's time to prepare! With your San Jose Public Library Card , you can prepare for your next interview with Big Interview . To access the links below, you will need to create an account first. Two different tracks that fit your needs If you have an interview in a few days, choose the Fast Track option where you can watch videos on best practices, types of interviews and interviewers, how to answer inappropriate questions, and what to wear. Have more...Read more...
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