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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for May. Here are the previous lists for June and July . Enjoy! Top Fiction The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton The Fallen by David Baldacci Origin by Dan Brown The Good Fight by Danielle Steel The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham The 17th Suspect by James Patterson Camino Island by John Grisham Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan End Game by David Baldacci Twisted Prey by John Sandford Top Non-Fiction A Higher Loyalty by James Comey Fire and...Read more...
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Readers with a taste for elaborate world-building, dangerous girls, and political intrigue will find plenty to enjoy in these books.Read more...
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Sideview of the new mini-branch library opening in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. It's shaded under a big coniferous tree.
Submit your ideas for the naming of the new Mt. Pleasant neighborhood mini-branch library. Suggestions are due on October 12, 2018.Read more...
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We are pleased to announce that The San José Public Library has been added to the SimplyE app. We are currently testing the app, and we want you to help! Get the details in this blog post!Read more...
Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for September. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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How did California get its name? Find out in this post.Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Image: detail of Myron's Bookstore entrance early 1980s. Image courtesy of Myron Wahlstrand.
Image: Myron and Sue Wahlstrand in the early 1980s. Myron's love of collecting poetry lured him into the used book business. Coincidentally, Myron's sister was married to the brother of Recycled Bookstore owner Joan Hayes. For a while I worked at both bookstores concurrently. Photo courtesy of Myron Wahlstrand. One fine day in December of 1978, I found myself walking along Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen. Earlier in the year I had hitchhiked across the United States. In September I began taking classes at San Jose City College , and was also on the lookout for part-time work. Crossing Curtner...Read more...
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A bright green Madagascar Giant Day Gecko clings to a bamboo stick.
About the Museum Explore a living rainforest , coral reefs , and the depths of space all in one day! There's plenty to see from a T-rex skeleton to live butterflies fluttering just past your nose. Adults & kids alike will enjoy awe-inspiring exhibits about earthquakes, human evolution, ecosystems, and exactly how BIG the universe really is. The museum offers something for all ages - all you need is a curious mind. Pro-Tips Pack lunch & water . Visitors are allowed to eat at the outdoor Piazza, East Garden, or West Garden. Wear comfortable shoes. Dress in layers – Don't...Read more...
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What if the world famous K-Pop band BTS' music videos were YA books?Read more...
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