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Girl in pink dress eating watermelon.
The Living's Easy It is Summer, and that means you may want to look into some fresh new recipes for the whole family to enjoy. We have lots of great eBooks on recipes for your convenience. Go harvest some fresh veggies from your garden or visit one of the many farmers markets throughout California and get cooking (CDFA, 2017). Bonus: get savvy tips on smart shopping for veggies and fruits to save some green (USDA). Drink It All Up "Put the lime in the coconut and...," well you know what to do. Here are some beverages to keep you cool...Read more...
Big Library Read You don't have to be a genius to fall in love with this book!
Join us June 12th through June 26th for another Big Library Read! This time, the book is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Get your eCopy at OverDrive , or place a hold on a paper copy !Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Fanime
From meeting movie-quality cosplayers to rocking out at MusicFest, Fanimecon 2017 was better than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we once again attended Fanimecon for the second year in a row. Fanime is Northern California’s largest anime convention and is held in our beloved downtown San Jose during Memorial Day weekend. Couldn't make it? No problem! Below we’ve got the Top 5 Highlights of Fanime to beat those FOMO (fear of missing out) blues. 1. Artist Alley Artwork is a huge component of Fanime, and everywhere you look, there were loads of people carrying bags of artwork...Read more...
The Small Hand book cover
Although winter appears to be selfishly hanging on into summer, the staff of the San Jose Public Library is busily reading full steam ahead. This month find our picks, which include heartfelt family reads, atmospheric ghost stories, and YA books with strong female leads. Let us know what you've been reading in the comments below. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman This is a wonderfully poignant and touching story about the effects of Alzheimers on a generational scale. Although the book is very short, the audiobook is only a brief hour in length,...Read more...
Tower Hall on San Jose State University campus
Please note that in the upcoming weeks there will be interruptions to some of our services related to San Jose State University (SJSU) books and materials. SJSU along with the other California State Universities will be transitioning to a new library catalog called OneSearch . San Jose Public Library (SJPL) customers will continue to have access to the SJSU collection; however the ways in which they are accessed will be changing. As before, access to materials that are not readily available at San Jose Public Library, can be obtained through the Link+ or ILLiad systems. If a book is available...Read more...
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Book Cover For The Undoing Project
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 March and April . Enjoy! Top Fiction Night School by Lee Child The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins Never Never by James Patterson Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel No Man's Land by David Baldacci The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Brockman Top Non-Fiction When...Read more...
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Mario Mario sprite from Super Mario Bros. NES game
When I was a kid, I was always told that I would grow out of video games. I don't want to admit how many years have gone by since I was first told this, but so far I'm still waiting for that day. My first love was the Classic 8-bit NES. I loved the system (I even had the infamous NES Power Glove ), especially the first The Legend of Zelda game. I spent what felt like eons wandering around, developing problem solving skills, mapping, and hand eye coordination trying to find each hidden secret in order to beat Ganon...Read more...
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Wonder Woman
In honor of the premier last weekend of the DC Universe's Wonder Woman movie, we'd like to offer you some extra reading (and listening) to take with you while you stand in line at the theater!Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Yallwest 2017
From meeting our favorite authors to feeling empowered after attending panels, Yallwest 2017 was greater than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we headed to Santa Monica for the third year in a row to attend the Yallwest Book Festival. We have attended Yallwest since the very beginning, and we have seen it grow exponentially year after year. Yallwest is a young adult and middle grade book festival that hosts some of the world’s most popular authors in the reading world, with this year’s fantastic guests including Cassandra Clare and Chris Colfer among many others. It is one...Read more...
Album Cover: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
This summer, the world celebrates the 50 th anniversary of a landmark Beatles album. Among many other things, it is remembered for being one of the first albums to include the printed lyrics for each song. And when my mind is wandering, here I will go: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Lyrical Library Link: The act you’ve known for all these years. With a Little Help From My Friends Lyrical Library Link: Does it worry you to be alone? Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Lyrical Library Link: Newspaper taxis appear on the shore. She’s Leaving Home Lyrical Library...Read more...
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