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Celebrate San José's history of lowriding through photographs, film, and other historical memorabilia. Exhibit ends March 31, 2019.Read more...
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It's The Holiday Season, People Are Traveling, So Where Are Some Good Places To Eat? With the holiday season in full swing chances are you're going to find yourself traveling in the coming weeks. You might even find yourself somewhere unfamiliar and want to know where the best places to eat in that area are. Today there are a plethora of options to choose from available by various multimedia means, such as roadfood.com for example. But back in the 1930' that information was much harder to come by. So that's where Duncan Hines stepped in. Turns Out, Duncan Hines Was...Read more...
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These romances feature wintry settings that inspire couples to get close.Read more...
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The U.S.S Oklahoma - A Tale Of Sacrifice And Survival Today is the seventy-seventh anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As time passes and the number of survivors continue to dwindle its important to remember and preserve their stories especially if you have a family connection. One such personal story is one my grandfather told me about a marine officer cousin of his that was "shoved out a porthole" of the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack by a catholic priest who was allegedly "too big" to fit through it. His cousin was able to swim to shore...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 September and October. Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks Ambush by James Patterson Holy Ghost by John Sanford A Spark Of Light by Jodi Picoult Origin by Dan Brown Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan Top Non-Fiction Fear: Inside The Trump White House by Bob Woodword Educated...Read more...
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I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... but most importantly I'm dreaming of the perfect Christmas read. I can't think of anything better to do this holiday season than curling up in the UGLIEST Christmas sweater and reading a book. I'll have Christmas music softly playing in the background and my Christmas tree all lit up. I'll brew up a batch of homemade peppermint mocha and sip it while reading a book. If you think that sounds like a perfect holiday, then we've got you covered with the perfect Holiday reads. Christmas Recommendations What Light by Jay Asher Sierra's family runs...Read more...
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The Axis 360 website has got a whole new look! With the new mobile-friendly Axis 360 site, reading on the go has never been easier! Enjoy a responsive experience on any device and have immediate access to what you are currently reading. On-screen alerts tell you when reserved items become available, so you never miss a hold! Advanced Searching & Filtering, Plus Flexibility! Find exactly what you want, anywhere you are. Use the Advanced Search to search by keyword, title, author, or ISBN. Swiftly move between the responsive website and the mobile app - your activity will sync automatically! Reading...Read more...
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SJPL's Penelope Gomez recommends some books she read this November.Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDFs: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 | May 2018 | June 2018 | July 2018 | August 2018 | September 2018 I October 2018 I November 2018 I December 2018 Whether you are on the go or spending time at home, these fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for December. Pick and choose or try them all! December 2018 December 1: Make a list of three new things to try next year. December...Read more...
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