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Photo provided by : Joey Flores Many people know Sonny Madrid as the founder of Lowrider magazine, but that’s just a small part of the story. Sonny was born on January 19, 1945 in Yuma, Arizona, to Manuel and Dolores Madrid. Originally named Manuel Mario Madrid, he would later adopt the nickname Sonny. In the 1960s, the Madrids moved to San Jose, where Sonny attended James Lick High School, San Jose City College (SJCC), San Jose State University (SJSU), and UC Santa Cruz. While attending SJSU, Sonny was involved with promoting dances and events on and off of campus, leading...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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Join our community conversation on "Finding Identity in Family History" Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community program that selects books focused on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County to engage the public in reading, thinking and discussing the topic. The goals are to encourage the love of reading and learning and to have a welcoming forum where our diverse community can come together to share different perspectives. In 2019, Silicon Valley Reads focuses on “ Finding Identity in Family History .” Everyone has a family history – some they know and some they have...Read more...
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Take a look at our newest eResource: Archives Unbound Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward -- from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Archives Unbound's particular strengths are in US foreign policy, US civil rights, global affairs & colonial studies, and modern history. It's Searchable and Browsable Search nearly 300 collections to find more than two hundred thousand documents on a wide range of topics. Browse by category...Read more...
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If you or someone you know can't afford medications, learn more about this local pharmacy that aims to increase medication access for all.Read more...
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Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it’s delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. A is for Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of...Read more...
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Whether they are undocumented, first or second generation, the teens in these books have to deal with cultural differences related to immigration.Read more...
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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for May. Here are the previous lists for October and November Enjoy! Top Fiction Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci Past Tense by Lee Child The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly The Reckoning by John Grisham Ambush by James Patterson Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks Origin by Dan Brown Top Non-Fiction Fear: Inside The Trump White House by Bob Woodword...Read more...
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January is apparently known as National Book Month ! January 2nd is National Sci-fi Day . So I've decided to combine the 2 and recommend you some awesome Sci-fi reads for your 2019 "To Be Read" list. I've never really been into sci-fi, but for 2019 I think my resolution should be to branch out and read a little bit out of my comfort zone. I promise to read at least one of these sci-fi books in 2019. Sci-fi Recommendations Under the Never Sky by Veronica Ross WORLDS KEPT THEM APART. DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. Aria has lived her whole...Read more...
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As the new year begins, it's tempting to make resolutions for the next 52 weeks. This year, why not resolve to read more? Reading is good for you AND it's fun! There's no downside! Get reading right now with some of our eBooks and eAudiobooks ( yes, listening counts as reading ).Read more...