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Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it's delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. E is for Explore! Children naturally explore the world,...Read more...
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UPDATE 2019 May 15: Check out photos from the 2019 Tour Join us for the sixth annual Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle on Saturday, May 11, 2019 The ride will visit the following libraries: Bascom Branch Rose Garden Branch Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Joyce Ellington Branch East San Jose Carnegie Branch Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Willow Glen Branch Register Register online at Eventbrite Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Ride Details Meeting Location: Bascom Branch Library at 1000 South Bascom Avenue Length: 16 miles Route Map: Map available on MapMyRide Participants:...Read more...
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YA Friday and Fangirls Unleashed celebrate girl power on International Women's Day!Read more...
1996 Volkswagen Golf original color is suede silver but now it has faded to beige.
When my mechanic told me to stop paying money to fix my car and go buy a new one, I hated to admit it, but I had to agree with him. The cost of the repairs was more than the Kelly Blue Book Value of the car. It is time for me to buy a new car. That's why I'm glad that the Silicon Valley Auto Show is at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center starting on Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, 2019. It's a perfect opportunity for me to look for a new car rather than going...Read more...
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In honor of Mardi Gras, why not immerse yourself for a moment in the essence of New Orleans at Carnival time with one (or more) of these eBooks, albums, or videos?Read more...
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I recently read a book named When Dimple Met RIshi by Sandhya Menon, in this book an Indian girl named Dimple has been arranged to marry a family friend named Rishi. Dimple is 100% against this arranged marriage. She just wants to be a normal American girl studying and moving away to college, but her parents only see college as an opportunity to find "the perfect Indian husband." Reading this book I completely fell in LOVE with the cultural diversity through out the novel, and the main character Dimple was just so relatable! Anyway this book really got me thinking,...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 May. Here are the previous lists for December and January. Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Past Tense by Lee Child Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The Reckoning by John Grisham The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama It's...Read more...
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These books center on how teens' lives have been shaped by their sometimes complex family situations.Read more...
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Romances of the Month
Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! Seduce Me by Kelly Elliott What happens when you’re forced to seduce the one person you vowed never to love? You get screwed … in more than one way. Charlie walked out of Tucker Middleton’s bedroom seven years ago, leaving him hurt and angry. Now she needs his help; the only way to do it is to make him think she wants...Read more...
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Seven Magnificent Adventures 2019
Here I am at the Santa Teresa County Park, Stile Ranch to Fortini Trail. 2018 Pix in Parks Challenge photo op. ©Brandy Maldonado. If you love hiking, you've been waiting for the weather to clear to get back outside! Ready or not, it is time to get back to the great outdoors! Let's go for a hike! Hiking is a great way to explore the great outdoors with friends, family or solo! Since moving to the bay area I have tried my best to take advantage of all the local hiking spots. There is a lot of hiking available to...Read more...