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Trying to ease back into the workforce after a hiatus can be a challenge. I found myself in this situation a few years ago when trying to reenter the workplace after raising kids (in my prior life I worked in high tech). It was a very long and bumpy road. Employers didn’t want to look at me and those that did expressed disdain over that big gap in my resume. I eventually ended up going to graduate school and entering a completely different career path, as a librarian. Part of the allure of choosing this field is the satisfaction I...Read more...
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"Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez , will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month. In this series I will give a brief synopsis of the story and then give the book a rating of : Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Just Okay I will then give a brief description of why I chose to rate a book a certain way. So without further delay lets get into the "Books I've Read Recently," and as always leave a comment down below and tell me which of these books you've...Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Romances of the Month
Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Kristen Petersen doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for...Read more...
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Welcome to Staff Picks! This month, in celebration of the Graphic Novel Making Contest and Graphic Novels in Libraries Month , San José Public Library bloggers have chosen their favorite graphic novels of all time. These include include biographies, adventures, sci-fi, realistic fiction, and more. Enjoy some classics, find some new favorites, and enjoy the stories and art with these selections! Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, is a beautifully written memoir by Marjane Strapi in graphic novel form. Marjane discusses her childhood in Tehran before the Islamic revolution and what...Read more...
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The San José Public Library (SJPL) is excited to announce that starting July 25, 2019, it will begin to offer an automatic renewal service to all SJPL accounts. This service will automatically renew checked out books, DVDs and CDs, up to three times.Read more...
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Guide community members to the hidden gems of the Library. Sign up to become a docent.Read more...
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"I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches." - Oriana Green For me, this summer has gone by very quickly. Even though the days are still long and the temperatures are rising, most schools in the area will start again in about 3 weeks. Before the school bells ring, here are some cool eResources to help you beat the heat and get those last few hours of reading logged for the Summer Learning Program. Cool Places Escape the summer sizzle to frostier locations with these...Read more...
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Read these books before you see their upcoming film adaptations, so you can then point out all the things they got wrong to your friends.Read more...
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Seven Magnificent Adventures 2019
The Park Image: South Grizzly Flat Trail overlook ©Brandy Maldonado The Upper Stevens Creek County park is over 1,000 acres located in the Santa Cruz mountains. This park has 12.6 miles of trails that are available to hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and those who just love the great outdoors! This densely wooded park has a variety of redwoods, douglass fir and other Santa Cruz native plants. To discover more about Santa Cruz forests check out these materials found at your local San Jose Public library: The Hike Image: North Grizzly Flat Trail, accompanied by wild turkey. ©Brandy Maldonado This trail is...Read more...