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One of my favorite things about working in the library, is perusing the newest trends in the YA literary genre. Why would someone my age be so interested in this particular genre? Because of all the amazing, well-written, and overall quirky level of it. When I was a teen, YA literature didn't really exist quite yet. My generation went from reading Judy Blume books, straight into Anne Rice and Danielle Steel . When I began working for San Jose Public Library, I was amazed at the amount of books in the Teen Room and how the writing was engaging and...Read more...
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Lips were one of the biggest trending beauty features of 2016 that continues today, and we’ve got some tips and tricks to put your best pout forward. Beauty junkies rejoice! Lips are our favorite part of our face to make up, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re going to show you our tried and true tips with items you might already have in your arsenal. 1. Primer Lipstick always bleeding onto your chin, or end up on your teeth? Fear not, for those days, are over. All you have to do before applying your lipstick is lining and...Read more...
Grendel Omnibus: Vol.1 Hunter Rose
Comics aren't just for kids anymore! These exciting stories for adults are available 24/7 in electronic format!Read more...
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We polled the blog team once again and rounded up the best books we read at the San José Public Library last month. This list runs the gamut from nonfiction to science fiction, true crime to self help, and much more in between. Enjoy!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 October. Here are the previous lists for November and December . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Last Mile by David Baldacci Escape Clause by John Stanford Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty The Whistler by John Grisham Home by Harlan Coben The Trespasser by Tana French Top Non-Fiction When Breath Becomes Air by Paul...Read more...
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Use the following information to find the help you need after experiencing the loss of a loved one or experiencing a traumatic event.Read more...
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There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Use these resources to help find a path out of depression or pass them onto family or friends who may be in need.Read more...
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2017 Graphic Novels
2017 Graphic Novels to Check Out 2016 was a dramatic year in many aspects, however now that it’s over we can take time to reflect on the highlights of the year with a literary perspective. There are lots of sources reviewing the year with mention of the titles/ authors that dominated 2016. However, the most exciting sign of optimism in the trends shown at the end of 2016 had to be how graphic novels and comics made a 12% increase in sales compared to the previous year. That’s right -- according to Publishers Weekly , readers have been keen to...Read more...
Play, Learn and Grow Together
For a month of fun and bonding with your young child, try some or all of these early literacy activity ideas. Follow each day, or jump around to find your favorite activities. Every day you play, talk and learn with your child will help lead them towards a successful future. Feburary 1: Look outside the window. What is the weather like today? February 2: Count the number of windows in your home today. February 3: How many objects in your room are shaped like a heart? February 4: Count to 10 by twos. (two, four, etc) February 5: Practice making...Read more...
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Offline eBooks and eMedia
If you find yourself camping or exploring the wilderness, do not feel confined to choosing just one book that takes up precious space in your backpack. You can actually bring hundreds of eMedia on one device! And you may not be able to rely on any signal out there, so it would be better to download eMedia for offline use. Hoopla , Axis 360 , Overdrive , Enki , Total Boox , Zinio , and Biblioboard allow users to download their favorite titles right onto their phone through their app and take it with them on the go. All of...Read more...