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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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Part three of our four part series on how to control your privacy settings when using our eResources.Read more...
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Find out with MyHeritage Library Edition. Available with your library card.Read more...
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The road to romance is never easy... Especially if half of the couple is set to inherit the throne.Read more...
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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. 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. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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Looking for a good audiobook to listen to while traveling? Learn why eAudiobooks are so easy to travel with (no late fees and easy to carry with you!) and find a great title for your next trip.Read more...
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Silicon Valley Comic Con
San Jose is once again overtaken by Silicon Valley Comic Con for the 3rd exciting year in the row! Welcome fellow nerds and geeks to a very special edition of Fangirls Unleashed, where we're collaborating with our fellow blogger, Jessica! If you're into graphic novels and pop culture, she's the blogger for you. This last month we attended the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), created by Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. What sets this Con apart from others is the unique combination of Hollywood with science and technology. There's something for every here, from artist alley to celebrities...Read more...