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Well it's that dreaded time of the year again. Summer is officially coming to an end and school is almost back in session. Time for endless essays, pop quizzes and math nobody is EVER going to use again. If your anything like me and it's your Freshmen year of college, essay's and math formulas were always the last thing on my mind. If you're on your way into college or just dreaming about the day you get to move into your college dorm, then these Back to School College Recommendations are perfect for you. As always comment down below which...Read more...
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Get your hair bow-aligned and your Belle and Sebastian mixtape in hand because these YA books aren't like other girls.Read more...
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July is ending, and we're celebrating the final few days of National Ice Cream Month! San José Public Library has some fun eBooks to enjoy about ice cream to celebrate the sweetest of months. Enjoy these delectable eBooks for the whole family today! Tasty Ice Cream Treats Fun Reads for Cool Kids Still Have a Sweet Tooth? Let us know your favorite ice cream flavors in the comments! Right now I'm dreaming of Strawberry and Sea-Salt Caramel.Read more...
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Trying to ease back into the workforce after a hiatus can be a challenge. I found myself in this situation a few years ago when trying to reenter the workplace after raising kids (in my prior life I worked in high tech). It was a very long and bumpy road. Employers didn’t want to look at me and those that did expressed disdain over that big gap in my resume. I eventually ended up going to graduate school and entering a completely different career path, as a librarian. Part of the allure of choosing this field is the satisfaction I...Read more...
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"Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez , will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month. In this series I will give a brief synopsis of the story and then give the book a rating of : Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Just Okay I will then give a brief description of why I chose to rate a book a certain way. So without further delay lets get into the "Books I've Read Recently," and as always leave a comment down below and tell me which of these books you've...Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Romances of the Month
Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Kristen Petersen doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for...Read more...
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Welcome to Staff Picks! This month, in celebration of the Graphic Novel Making Contest and Graphic Novels in Libraries Month , San José Public Library bloggers have chosen their favorite graphic novels of all time. These include include biographies, adventures, sci-fi, realistic fiction, and more. Enjoy some classics, find some new favorites, and enjoy the stories and art with these selections! Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, is a beautifully written memoir by Marjane Strapi in graphic novel form. Marjane discusses her childhood in Tehran before the Islamic revolution and what...Read more...
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The San José Public Library (SJPL) is excited to announce that starting July 25, 2019, it will begin to offer an automatic renewal service to all SJPL accounts. This service will automatically renew checked out books, DVDs and CDs, up to three times.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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