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Introducing our newest electronic collection - Manga at Overdrive!Read more...
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(photo courtesy of PBS.org and ALA ) Celebrating the Power of Reading: The Great American Read PBS is celebrating the power of reading with its 8-part series The Great American Read . On Tuesday night, May 22, a 2-hour special highlighted the top 100 books chosen by Americans across the country. The special highlighted books from various genres with interviews from avid readers discussing their favorite title and the impact of that particular book on their life. The series will include 5 episodes focusing on the books listed in each genre. All summer long, you can vote once per day...Read more...
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Summer is a time of transition for the teens in these books.Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 June 2018 June 1: List three new things to try this summer. June 2: Sign up for our Summer Learning Challenge at your nearest branch library. June 3: Trace letters in a tray of rice or other grain. June 4: Look for different objects that start with the letter "J" June 5: How long does it take for an ice-cube to melt under the sunlight? June 6: Share a book...Read more...
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Cropped Image:  Senator Robert F. Kennedy prepares to address the crowd in San Jose's St. James Park on Saturday March 23, 1968. Photo ©Edward Souza.
Image: Senator Robert F. Kennedy in San Jose's St. James Park on Saturday March 23, 1968. Photo ©Edward Souza. On Saturday March 24 of this year, I participated in a 50th anniversary celebration of Robert F. Kennedy 's 1968 presidential campaign rally here in San Jose. The celebration took place at St. James Park , the location of the 1968 rally. I'd been honored with the task of delivering the keynote address. Along with speeches by several local politicians, actor Jeffrey Brian Adams provided an excellent re-enactment of Senator Kennedy's speech . One of the day's highlights was meeting photographer...Read more...
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We've reached the end of our series but privacy will remain important for everyone who uses our eResources! Keep an eye on our blogs for continuing information about privacy, security, and how you can stay safe and have fun online!Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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10th annual San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest
Unleash Your Inner Artist by Participating in SJPL's Comic Arts Series! Summer is right around the corner and what better way to enjoy it then by entering SJPL’s 10th annual Graphic Novel Making contest! The Graphic Novel Contest gives participants of all ages a chance to show us your artistic side by creating a graphic novel of your very own. See contest guideline and details . Never made a graphic novel before? San Jose Public Library has you covered with our Comic Arts series. This series of programs is dedicated to helping you make the best graphic novel possible. Learn...Read more...
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Image credit: Pixabay Kids love biographies (and teachers love assigning biography reports!) Your child has a biography report due in a few days, but you just can't make it into the library. Not to worry. San Jose Public Library has plenty of homework eResources, available at your fingertips! Who Is/Who Was series , available through Overdrive (21 day checkout) Discover the popular Who Is/Who Was series. Simply download to your device or read through your browser (some titles may require hold times). Additional biography titles Hoopla (21 day checkout) 6 checkouts per month EBSCO eBooks : read full-text or download...Read more...
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The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. What is it and how does it effect you?Read more...
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