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Saturday, July 20, is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing, when Neil Armstrong uttered those now famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." I've always been fascinated by NASA's early space program that aimed to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the 1960s. If you've always wanted to learn more about this fascinating time in US history, we've got you covered with plenty of online resources.Read more...
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Our Summer Reads Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading! Longer days means more daylight, and more daylight means more time to read outside. It is a great time of year find a nice spot outside to read or take a walk and listen to an audiobook. Your YA Friday bloggers, Megan and Leizel , have a never-ending list of books we'd like to read, and we are sharing what we'll be reading this summer. We've even got a bonus pick from TeenHQ intern, Beth. Whether you are going on a tropical beach vacation or a...Read more...
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The family of Alana, Marco, and Hazel relaxing and having fun on the cover of Saga Volume 9
We love graphic novels at the San José Public Library! July is Booklist's Graphic Novels in Libraries month, and San José Public Library has large eComic collections available for you to enjoy! We love graphic novels at the library. They meld two great storytelling techniques, the written word and art, to complement each other and share creative stories, imaginative ideas, and memorable characters. After immersing yourself in our online graphic novels and comics, why not check out the Graphic Novel Making Contest ? There is still time left to enter, and our previous eSpotlight can be used for inspiration! Adult...Read more...
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Learn with me
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. M is for ... Music Music is as much...Read more...
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Prophets foretold of these heroes. They are destined for greatness.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 April and May . Enjoy! Top Fiction The 18th Abduction by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Reckoning by John Grisham The First Lady by James Patterson Neon Prey by John Sandford Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The Chef by James Patterson Redemption by David Baldacci Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by...Read more...
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red heart among grey hearts
Are you a Romance Reader looking for new reads now ? We've got you covered! We have romance novels for just about every taste in our eBook/eAudiobook collections.Read more...
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All summer long I've been dreaming about Travel. I want to eat chocolate gelato and float in a gondola somewhere in Italy. I want to take a ride in a huge red double Decker bus, on my way to afternoon tea somewhere in London. I want to go shopping and eat macaroons from Laduree, somewhere near the Eiffel tower in Paris. A girl can dream anyway. In case your like me and can't afford to go traipsing through Europe this summer, here are some nostalgic travel reads to help you imagine and plan your future summer vacations. Travel Recommendations Love...Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.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! The Cactus by Sarah Haywood For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic and an 'interpersonal arrangement' that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that...Read more...
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