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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. I is for ... Independence Independence is an important...Read more...
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Fangirls Unleashed descends upon Fanimecon 2018 and they've got the top 5 highlights of this con for you!Read more...
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Happy Star Wars Day! Star Wars Day is coming up on May the Fourth. This is an exciting year for Star Wars fans! I grew up watching the original trilogy, and I am actually really enjoying the new ones and can't wait for The Rise of Skywalker . Enjoy May the Fourth by watching the films , reading some books set in the Star Wars universe, impressing your friends with movie trivia, or learning more about space. On a sad note, while I was preparing this blog, news broke that Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca passed away. Speaking...Read more...
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May 1 - May 7 is Choose Privacy Week and we'd like to help you do just that!Read more...
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The Mercury News Online is now available in all of our branch libraries!Read more...
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Each week, hundreds of families from across the state flocked to San Jose’s Lowrider Culture Exhibition. A significant portion of these pilgrims are former San Jose residents. Surprisingly, many are visiting the California Room and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for the first time! Those returning to San Jose from across the state seem naturally drawn to our High School Yearbook collection . In these volumes, they can glimpse photos of family and friends from long (or not so long) ago. Yearbooks are the type of item that sit on the shelf, or get put in a box...Read more...
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Last year, I watched a public television show where the host was visiting a t-shirt quilt making company that got a zero waste rating. People would send in their t-shirt for a fee to be made into a quilt. The left over fabric because with any sewing project there is always leftover fabric is recycled into a type of tanbark for children's playgrounds. I thought to myself I could make a t-shirt quilt. During this year's spring cleaning, I discovered that I had three drawers full of t-shirts that I don't wear that I could easily up-cycle into a quilt...Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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The Park Martial Cottle Park Entrance ©Brandy Maldonado With 287 acres, this south San Jose park offers various activities for you and the family to enjoy. The Martial Cottle park has paved walkways that allow runners, walkers, bikers, and skaters to enjoy the great outdoors safely. The interactive play area introduces children to life size farm animals and farming methods. This urban park celebrates sustainable farming processes and highlights innovations in organic farming. Located at the south entrance of the park is the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Community Education Center . At the Education Center you can...Read more...
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Welcome back to another round of Staff Picks! This rainy March, San José Public Library bloggers have been reading fun books this spring, including graphic novels, the newest YA Fiction, and some great nonfiction. Lets start! On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden This last month I read a comic series called “On a Sunbeam” by Tillie Walden. It follows a group a diverse group of women in their fish-like spaceship. They work as a restoration crew working in old museums, office building, and various other destroyed or ancient buildings. Mia the protagonist is the latest to join the crew and...Read more...
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