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Did your family reunion this summer have you asking questions like, "Whatever happened to so-and-so?" We've got some tips for you on how to solve those family tree mysteries.Read more...
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Second Star to the Right of Big Ben
Summer is upon us and if you've got a trip planned and need more information on what to do or if you're looking to plan a trip for the summer, we have plenty of eBooks and eResources available to use, from travel guides to language learning to magazines, all available for free with your library card.Read more...
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The characters in these novels find themselves in all sorts of situations, both related and unrelated to their sexual orientation and gender identification.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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Calling all middle and high school students! Ever want to try your hand at 3D printing or Sewing? Come learn at TeenHQ !Read more...
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Octopus Soft Kite
This past Memorial Day weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the Art and Wind Festival in San Ramon, California. I was expecting to hear good music, to watch dances from other cultures, to eat carnival food that I should not eat but did, and to see wind related items like wind chimes, toy windmills, and kites. I was not disappointed. However, I was surprised to see professional kite flying. I had no idea that was a thing. So, I sat on the grass with my bag of kettle corn popcorn and watched the professional kite flyers do things...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 March and April . Enjoy! Top Fiction Origin by Dan Brown The Fallen by David Baldacci Two Kinds Of Truth by Michael Connelly The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks Red Alert by James Patterson The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah End Game by David Baldacci Camino Island by John Grisham Fifty-Fifty by James Patterson Top Non-Fiction Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff My Lovely Wife...Read more...
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San Jose Public Library at BiblioBoard! Check out our very own Curation at BiblioBoard. We have two new anthologies that showcase local talent. Principal's Pick Awards Take a look at these books, written by students participants of the Diocese of San Jose Young Authors Book Festival this year. Each entry was picked for its excellence. 2017 Graphic Novel Making Contest Winners Just in time for this year's contest! Check out last year's winners in all age groups. Get some inspiration from these amazing artists, and don't forget that we will be publishing this year's winners at BiblioBoard, too! What's next...?...Read more...
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You'll find the latest, greatest young adult audio reads in a mix of genres.Read more...
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Sunrise View of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz
PHOTO: Large whale skeleton on display at Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Photos taken by Jessica Wall. Did You Know? San Jose Public Library has discounted and free passes to museums and galleries all around the Bay Area; All you need to get those passes is your San Jose Public Library Card ! To reserve museum tickets, go to the Discover & Go website and enter your library card number and pin. Then you will be able to search for attractions by date or location. For a more detailed tutorial on how to sign in and use Discover & Go, please...Read more...
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