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Watch newly released " What's Your Story" series. San Jose teens and young adults (aged 14–24) participated in a digital storytelling workshop " What's Your Story?" at the King Library in July 2016, and the videos are now available to watch .Read more...
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SJPL staffer Christopher Doyle has compiled a list of precautions and general advice for anyone attempting to make a trade on craigslist. Includes a bonus reading list for becoming a super craigslist user!Read more...
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Looking for a good book to snuggle up with this winter? We asked SJPL staffers to share the best books they read last month, and what we got was a wide-ranging list of great titles for any reader!Read more...
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A list of 15 book suggestions published in 2016 for readers you might be exchanging gifts with this holiday season, from your high-drama family members to your history-buff friends.Read more...
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Are you preparing to get a California Driver's License or Permit? Prepare with us before you go. Take a look at Driving Tests at SJPL--they're easy to find and use. Use the direct link, or go to eLearning & Articles - Cars: Driving Tests & Repair and choose "Driving Tests". This will take you to the main page. From there you can navigate by choosing from the tabs in the upper middle of the page. The active tab is underlined in blue: Ready to give it a shot? Prepare for the official test by taking one (or more) of these...Read more...
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Looking for a unique craft project or a hands-on circuit learning lesson? Creating an LED brooch with kids ages 8 years and up does both! This is the first post in our new STEAMhome blog series. Learn how to make at home with SJPL's new blog series STEAMhome!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 September and October . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins The Last Mile by David Baldacci Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel Home by Harlan Coben Inferno by Dan Brown Apprentice In Death by J.D. Robb Sting by Sandra Brown Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Bullseye by James Patterson Truly Madly Guilty by Laine Moriarty Top Non-Fiction When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Being Mortal by Atul Gawande...Read more...
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Check out our printable calendar of simple activities to do with young children to help build their early literacy skills every day.Read more...
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It’s extremely normal to feel pressed for time throughout the calendar year, but the holiday season can exacerbate the dreadful feeling of not being able to get everything (or anything) done, whether it needs to get done at work, at home, or in the community. So much has been written on the topic that it can be a time management feat in itself to find the best time management book for you. Here are a variety of resources from the library that generally earn soild reviews from readers and users. Different approaches may work for different people. Eat That Frog!:...Read more...
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