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William Goldman
We are so very saddened to hear that master storyteller William Goldman has passed away. If you are unfamiliar with Goldman, now is a perfect time to learn about a person who injected something magical into so many films and his own original books, which are nothing short of literary gems. In fact, many people might not realize the extent and influence of the Goldman cannon. As far as Viewers Advisory is concerned, Goldman has written some of the most perfect books with just the right mixture of adventure, humor, beauty, friendship, evil, and romance served up with a sprinkling...Read more...
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For the month of Thanksgiving, here are some items about American food that dive into its history. A Sweet Taste of History: More Than 100 Elegant Dessert Recipes from America's Earliest Days by Walter Staib This cookbook includes recipes dating back to 18th-century America along with the history behind the dishes, why they were important, and more. The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby H. O'Connell Beginning with foods from the Native Americans, such as corn, beans,and squash, this book showcases 100 items in short sections or "bites" including blueberries, salmon, and tobacco. Also available as...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition The holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy homemade food with friends and family. Maybe you'd like to bake cookies for your friends, or attending a potluck. Whatever you might want to cook, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you get started. We have books on cuisines from all over the world and for every cook, from complete novice to expert. In this post, I will highlight some books we have in our collection that have some great recipes for a holiday party. Let's Get Cooking! Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy...Read more...
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Welcome back to Staff Picks! After an extended break, we're back with great book and audiobook recommendations from San José Public Library bloggers. Staff has read some fascinating titles last month: fantasies, biographies, graphic novels, and everything in between that they want you to read. I know I have added these to my TBR list, and you'll want to as well!.Read more...
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Plum Jam
Learn how to make homemade jam, jellies, or other preserves or learn more about canning with our excellent eBooks. It's a great way to occupy the colder fall and winter days!Read more...
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Alyssa at Santa Clara City Library Con
From mind-blowing cosplays to a familiar local author, find out why Santa Clara City Library Con is giving you another reason to love libraries! Welcome to another episode of Fangirls Unleashed! In this episode we'll be exploring the Santa Clara City Library (SCCL) Con, which is the perfect mash-up in our opinion of library life with geek culture. We're back and it was definitely bigger and better than ever. Couldn't make it to this free event? Don't worry, we've got the top highlights plus a vlog of this con for you! 1. Author SCCL outdid themselves by inviting author and...Read more...
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We celebrate Hip Hop History Month with you every November! We offer a series of events that will educate, excite, and inspire people of all ages!Read more...
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These young adult books portray battles and life as a soldier, well as the after effects of war with friends and family.Read more...
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As I write this... I am fantasizing about all the amazing things I'm going to eat this Thanksgiving... I'll skip the cranberry sauce and go straight for the mash potatoes and gravy. I'll skip the green beans (or any vegetable) and go straight for the piles and piles of beautiful Turkey! Aside from being thankful for all the great food I'm going to devour this year. I really want to stop and appreciate all the wonderful people in my life. That being said I'm thankful for my family, my coworkers and my amazing friends. Not only is it time for...Read more...