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Getting a job is tough, no doubt. You have to write resumes, prepare for interviews, and actually find someplace to be hired.  Learn the best ways to look for a job and make the best impression on your interviewer. Because let’s be honest top ramen and pizza rolls won’t pay for themselves.Read more...
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You've moved out or are feverishly counting the days. You take a look at your first apartment, but now what?  How the heck are you supposed to survive?  Get firsthand tips and tricks from our expert in living on your own.  Learn what your first steps should be and what you’re in for in the long run.  We can’t tell you how to cope, but we can definitely point you in the right direction.Read more...
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Getting your first job is only half the battle. Keeping it can be just as hard. Time management, multitasking, networking, and getting along with coworkers can be just as important as your ability to staple a paper, write a line of code, or flip a burger. Learn the skills you need to make sure that once you get employed, you stay employed.Read more...
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Part of growing up is keeping yourself safe and knowing how to handle yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. Learn how to avoid dangerous situations and what to do when a crisis hits.Read more...
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A box of bandages in your bathroom isn’t going to solve all your medical maladies. Learn basic first aid and be prepared when the worst happens. (Or at the least what to do about that nasty hangnail.)Read more...
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With more than 35,000 articles in the archive and growing, this is THE place to find all you want to know about the greatest musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Read more...
Mock Caldecott Awards Panel
Find out who won San José Public Librarians' mock Caldecott Medal. Did your favorite illustrator win this year?Read more...
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Celebrating African American History African American History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in United States history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as African American History Month. Learn more about African American History Month at africanamericanhistorymonth.org . Edmonia Lewis: Did You Know? Mary Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered to be the first internationally renowned African and Native American sculptor. She...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 December. Here are the previous lists for November and December . Enjoy! Top Fiction Camino Island by John Grisham The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham Two Kinds Of Truth by Michael Connelly The Fix by David Baldacci Origin by Dan Brown The Late Show by Michael Connelly Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich End Game by David Baldacci The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson Y Is For Yesterday by Sue Grafton 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 & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills. Pick and choose or try them all! Visit events.sjpl.org to find library programs and events near you! JANUARY | FEBRUARY February 2018 Activities February 1: Practice fine motor skills by cutting up paper by hand February 2: Look for your shadow when you go outside today. Did you find it? February 3: Count to 20 using fingers and toes February 4: Tell a story about your favorite toy February 5: Make a list of words that begin with the letter F February 6: Line...Read more...
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