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Welcome back to Staff Picks! In the past 30 days, we've seen who will sit on the Throne, witnessed the Endgame, celebrated May the Fourth, and much more. In celebration of this past eventful month, we're going to celebrate by showcasing San José Public Library staff's favorite sci-fi and fantasy titles. Visit your library today (or access our eBooks from home with your library card ) and check out these amazing books! The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers The best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book I read recently is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by...Read more...
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San Jose Public Library is happy to announce our second summer of full-day, totally free coding camps! Students age 8-13 will learn how to code videogames or design an app, explore STEAM topics like engineering challenges and nature-based art, as well as reading and physical activities. All camps are led by credentialed K-12 teachers, and snacks and lunch are provided for all who attend. Sign up and get coding today! Camps are available at the following SJPL Branch locations: Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock — June 17-21 (Ages 8-10) Tully — June 17-21 (Ages 8-10) Hillview — June 24-28 (Ages...Read more...
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Great books make great tv! Find your match today.Read more...
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Loaded with clever mysteries, strong friendships, vivid urban settings, and timeless characters, these intriguing reads will hook fans of TV’s Sherlock.Read more...
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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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Summer is 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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Whether to make someone jealous or out of necessity, these characters pretend to fall in love, only to find it feels so real.Read more...
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May is National Get Caught Reading Month . It's also my birthday Month...why that's not a national holiday, I'll never know? Mark it in your calenders people because it is very important! Anyway to celebrate my birthday on May 8 I thought I would dedicate this month to my all time favorite book genre... MURDER MYSTERIES! This month I've compiled a list of 8 murder mysteries/thrillers you should get caught reading! If you have a Murder Mystery you'd like to recommend please comment it down below, I'm always looking for a good Mystery to solve. Murder Mystery Recommendations People Like...Read more...
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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 April. Here are the previous lists for February and March . Enjoy! Top Fiction The First Lady by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Past Tense by Lee Child Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Chef by James Patterson The Reckoning by John Grisham Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama...Read more...
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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall It's Up to Us On Monday, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) issued a summary of a Global Assessment developed by hundreds of scientists from across the world. The summary identifies the impact human activities have on the biodiversity of our world. In its media release of the summary, IPBES states, "The Report finds that around 1 million...Read more...
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