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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun and simple activities to do at home are just one way to help develop your child's pre-reading skills for January. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Book Cover: The Chimes by Charles Dickens
If you're looking for a good and relevant read on the final weekend of 2017, try one of these titles.Read more...
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Image:The photo that hangs in the back of the cigar store. It features Carolina Teigeler and presumably her eldest single daughter Louisa, who would have been 16 years old when this c.1885 photo was taken. Photo courtesy of West Coast Cigars.
Have you ever wondered how we research the local history? Look back with us at a little house on Almaden Road as Ralph investigates its history with California Room resources.Read more...
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Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
As the weather turns colder, staying indoors becomes more appealing, but you can still travel without leaving your home by getting lost in a book! Check out these items that take place in different parts of the U.S. and/or international locations. Best. State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry Author Dave Barry takes readers to various sights in the state of Florida, where he has lived for years, and gives us his first-hand impressions and views of the state as written in his humorous style. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander...Read more...
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screenshot of holiday ebooks in an app
Bring the library with you for the holidays! We have all sorts of eBooks and eMedia titles ready for you and your family to download.Read more...
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Nutcracker ballet performance
We have several ways for you to enjoy this annual holiday tradition.Read more...
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Revisit the best of forgotten fiction as the Dusty Jackets blog series combs dark basements and cobwebbed corners to bear neglected masterworks into the light of your attention.Read more...
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Sour Marble Cake dusted with powder surgar
How can anyone mess up a yellow cake made from a box mix? Find out in this month's Cooking Gone Awry.Read more...
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You can now check out, place holds on, and download Axis 360 eBooks from your account in the SJPL catalog ! All you need is your library card .Read more...
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New Year, New Beginnings Some say the new year is a time for new beginnings, and if that includes a start-up that you've been daydreaming about, then this new year may be the year to make that dream a reality. But nobody is doubting that a start-up will take a lot of hard work, funding, and planning to be a success, so take some pointers from those who have gone before you with these new additions to our collection. The Crowdsourceress 60 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail. In The Crowdsouceress , Alex Daly takes you deep inside some of her...Read more...
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