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The long-awaited and heavily anticipated Black Panther movie is finally here! Reviews are in , and critics are saying it's the best and most elevated Marvel movie to date. Many people who have seen it already plan on seeing it again! This is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe led by a predominantly black cast. It's also the first movie from a black filmmaker, Ryan Coogler, to boast a budget in the range of $200 million. This first film led by a black cast, directed by a black filmmaker, is expected to become a global blockbuster. Some Facts...Read more...
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Ostriches are worlds the largest non-flying bird and lay the largest eggs. A female ostrich can lay up to twelve eggs that can each weigh up to 40 to 70 ounces each. When ostriches reached their peak popularity in the early 1900’s, ostrich eggs were sold alongside their feathers in stores as a novelty. Image: Portrait of a young woman, History San Jose Photographic Collection , History San Jose. Ostrich feathers have been in the fashion industry for centuries. African and European countries have used ostrich feathers in apparel and in jewelry. In the early 1900’s there were only 3...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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It’s February! The month of chocolate, flowers and waiting in line for hours at restaurants because you forgot to make a reservation, even though your significant other told you to make some last month, but you were too busy playing the new Monster Hunter World game because….priorities. While you’re waiting, why not take the chance to fall in love with some Manga! Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. A lot of manga is often made into anime which is a Japanese style of animation. There’s tons of Manga to choose from and we have gathered...Read more...
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Presidents' Day? What is Presidents' Day anyway? Who exactly are we supposed to be celebrating? Washington? Lincoln? Anyone else? At a federal level, the holiday is Washington’s Birthday. The name “Presidents’ Day” is the result of individual states asserting their own preferences as well as advertisers popularizing their version of the holiday as an excuse to sell sundry items, notably mattresses. Numerous states have renamed the holiday ( Presidents’ Day, Washington & Lincoln Day, etc .) and created their own traditions. Some states celebrate all presidents, some just Washington, and others various combinations of presidents. Some states even honor people...Read more...
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As a kid, my father told me that Babe Ruth referred to my hometown as “the little burg in the orchards.” This elusive quote has sent me chasing a Ruthian myth; the most sensational variety of stories in the baseball universe. Upon searching for this quote, waves of San Jose’s local history have washed up along the long tables of the California Room at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. By delicately handling clipping files and spinning reels of microfilm, the story of San Jose is told at the California Room at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library...Read more...
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It's always exciting to find a new book, author, or series to love. This February 14, check out our eBook & eMedia collections to find the your perfect date.Read more...
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Did you know that the Library lends seeds? Find out how you can grow your own garden with seeds from the Library!Read more...
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Test scores aren't all colleges look at! Come for an informative session about college admissions process and hear firsthand from currently-enrolled San José State students and counselors. SJSU is one of the nation's best kept secret—find out why. It’s never too early to start preparing.Read more...
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Life can be way stressful even before you begin to worry about college, moving out, or your first job.  Come learn how to make the best use of the time, avoid procrastination, and set the goals you’ll need to succeed at life.Read more...
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