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Do you love YA fiction and want to talk to everyone you meet about the newest books you've read? The San Jose Public Library system is home to great YA book clubs where you can do just that, including Santa Teresa Branch's club , The Never Ending Readers! The Never Ending Readers is a club created by two of Santa Teresa's Staff, Samantha and Laura, who love talking about YA books. This club is for both teens and adults who love to have fun. They meet on the last Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Some of...Read more...
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives is the hard-to-put-down true story of two children from different countries who became pen pals. Caitlin, an all-American 12 year old, had a school assignment to write to a student in another country. Martin's class of 40 students got 10 letters, and because he was the top student, Martin got one. That letter started a life-long friendship. After 1 or 2 letters Martin and Caitlin were the only two in their classes still writing to each other. They bonded instantly and became each other's best friend. Caitlin assumed that...Read more...
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Summer is almost 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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Sign of Municipal Rose Garden
A year ago, I had the opportunity to go to San Jose Municipal Rose Garden as part of a drawing Meetup group. The only part of the title of the group that I can remember is Doodlepalooza. The group met on a weekday around lunchtime. I only had enough time to start a pencil sketch of the fountain before I had to go to work in the afternoon. I told myself that I would come back one day and finish it by adding color. I finally got an opportunity to come back … a year later. Visiting Rose Garden is...Read more...
Smart Babes, Trashy Books
Find out what your great-great grandparents might have been secretly reading, then snag one of these vintage trashy reads for yourself!Read more...
The Hate U Give, book cover
April showers, along with March, February, and January, have definitely brought May flowers. For all those allergy sufferers out there, you might want to just stay indoors with a good book. Here are four titles that our blog team enjoyed during the month of April. Please tell us what you loved in the comments below, and happy reading! Planetwalker by John Francis Ever thought about giving up your car? What about all forms of motored transportation? And why not try a vow of silence while you are at it. . . for 17 years. That is exactly what John Francis...Read more...
Garden with straw hat and trowel
Ready to dig in this spring? We've got eReads to suit any green thumb. Check some out today!Read more...
From admiring cosplayers to seeing San Jose Public Library thrive, we’ve got the top 5 highlights of Silicon Valley Comic Con for you! Fangirls Unleashed has recently survived and enjoyed the technological and entertainment filled Silicon Valley Comic Con version 2.017. This year’s con was definitely bigger than last year’s , with over 65,000 attendees getting their geek on. We’ve spent the entire weekend at the con and we’ve got the Top 5 highlights of this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017. 1.Science, science and more science Do you love robots? Maybe exploring space is more your taste? If you...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at SVCC
From admiring cosplayers to seeing San Jose Public Library thrive, we’ve got the top 5 highlights of Silicon Valley Comic Con for you! Fangirls Unleashed has recently survived and enjoyed the technological and entertainment filled Silicon Valley Comic Con version 2.017. This year’s con was definitely bigger than last year’s , with over 65,000 attendees getting their geek on. We’ve spent the entire weekend at the con and we’ve got the Top 5 highlights of this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017. 1.Science, science and more science Do you love robots? Maybe exploring space is more your taste? If you...Read more...
Book Cover for The Little Book Of Hygge
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for March. Here are the previous lists for February and March . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins Night School by Lee Child Never Never by James Patterson The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Brockman No Man's Land by David Baldacci The Mistress by Danielle Steel The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Top Non-Fiction Hillbilly...Read more...
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