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Silicon Valley Reads 2018 - "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion" text appears with seventeen silhouettes of diverse people holding hands
Join our community conversation on "No Matter What: Caring, Coping Compassion" The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is “No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion” focusing on the challenges of caregiving and the need for community support during tough times. The featured books by local authors present stories of families that found renewed love and commitment to one another after being thrust into caregiving roles. Additionally, this year’s Silicon Valley Reads events will include author visits, films, children’s activities and workshops on enhancing family relationships.. Silicon Valley Reads is an annual event sponsored by the Santa Clara County Library District,...Read more...
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Cover art: Oh, the Places You'll Go! book
Fall is here, and the kids are back in school. It might be time for that long-deserved day away. The library is a great resource for finding your get-away location. Perhaps a trip to the Historic BAL theatre in San Leandro or a day sauntering through the Napa Valley Museum followed by a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train would suit the bill. Maybe you'd prefer carnival games and penny arcades? How about visiting El Cerrito's Playland Not-at-the-Beach with exhibits and artifacts from the Sutro Baths and Whitney's Playland in San Francisco? Maybe the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda...Read more...
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Text: Coding 5k Challenge - San José Public Library
Join our coding revolution! We want 5,000 SJ students to participate in coding classes at SJPL by the year 2020.Read more...
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Book Cover: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Celebrate some classics by re-reading them during their milestone anniversary year!Read more...
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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
Up for this post: Shameless Showdown. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling.Read more...
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National Nothing Day is the one day a year that we celebrate nothing. We've selected some of our favorite eResources, eBooks, and eMedia. We hope they'll be that something that helps fill the void.Read more...
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Book Cover For Life 3.0
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for December.Read more...
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Now is the time to learn a new language! Mango has a new look and even more language learning courses than ever before! Check it out -- absolutely free at your library!Read more...
Front view of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA
Local historical landmark The Winchester Mystery House will soon hit the big screen. Learn more about the house and the woman behind it, Sarah Winchester.Read more...
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This New Year, exercise your #RightToLibrary with some eResource that can help you achieve your goals or create new ones. It's all free with your San José Public Library card.Read more...