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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
Ring in the new year with these Alison Brie offerings, available for free with your San José Public Library card!Read more...
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Wright Brothers First Flight at Kitty Hawk
December 17 is the anniversary of the Wright Brothers famous 1903 flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; the first controlled & sustained flight of a heavier-than-air craft. Learn more about Wilbur & Orville and other aviation pioneers using our many eBooks and eResources .Read more...
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Prepare for Star Wars: The Last Jedi by learning more about the back stories of some of the characters of the saga's universe.Read more...
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Addie and Alyssa
From creative cosplays to family friendly activities, HVFF is great for all ages! Welcome to another episode of Fangirls Unleashed, where we attended Heroes and Villians Fanfest (HVFF) for the second year in a row! HVFF celebrates the stars from the big screen to the small, with stars from hit TV shows and movies such as Arrow , Legends of Tomorrow and Guardians of the Galaxy . This is definitely one of the more intimate cons that we have been to in terms of size, which means that we can take our time exploring the convention and not rushing from...Read more...
Knitting Nature, book cover
For most of my adulthood, I would either knit or read. When I'm working on a project, I don't read until I've weaved in all my loose stitches. When I'm reading, I don't knit anything, although I will amass a small collection of patterns and yarns that usually end up collecting dust in a corner of my closet. I'm pretty sure buying craft supplies and using craft supplies are two separate hobbies. Although it took me far longer than I'd like to admit, I think I figured out the solution to fix this imbalance between my two favorite wintertime hobbies...Read more...
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The Bridge Library provides books, library staff assistance, and library resources for families using the Family Resource Center and serves as a “bridge” between the Family Resource Center (FRC) and the full range of library services offered at San José Public Library branches.Read more...
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Basket with balls of yarn next to a blanket. A tortoiseshell cat sits nearby.
Winter is coming! Time to knit! Whether you're a seasoned knitter or you're beginning your first project, we have something for you.Read more...
Traffic congested highway 280
Bay Area commuters know; you can't always depend on the freeways. With traffic congestion consistently increasing to record highs , commuters face the choice of sitting in freeway traffic or driving longer distances with less traffic via the backstreets. As commuters wish for improved traffic solutions today, so did Thelma Miller in 1946 when she expressed the need for a county highway system to relieve the drive from town to town through crowded city streets. Upon my trip to San Juan Bautista from San Jose last weekend, Google Maps suggested we avoid the 20 mile-long parking lot known as U.S...Read more...
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Book Jacket For The Rooster Bar
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for November. Here are the previous lists for September and October . Enjoy! Top Fiction Camino Island by John Grisham The Fix by David Baldacci Fairytale by Danielle Steel The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham Origin by Dan Brown Haunted by James Patterson Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben Y Is For Yesterday by Sue Grafton The Girl Who Takes An Eye For Eye by David Lagercrantz The Late Show by Michael Connelly Top Non-Fiction Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance...Read more...
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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 December. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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