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To read this blog in English, please click here . ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome! Bienvenidos a ‘Leyendo en Spanglish!’ un blog mensual que explorará títulos populares de la literatura infantil bilingüe, multicultural y en español y ingles. En este blog presentaremos diversos libros que ayudarán a fortalecer una habilidad en un idioma natal, introducir un segundo idioma o exponer su hijo a personajes o temas multiculturales. En el blog de este mes estaremos exponiendo "¡El gallo que no se callaba!" de Carmen Agra Deedy, ilustrado por Eugene Yelchen. ¡El gallo que no se callaba! ¡El gallo que no se callaba! Fue reconocido...Read more...
The rooster who would not be quiet book cover
Para leer este blog en español, por favor haga clic aquí. Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Reading in Spanglish! The monthly blog series that explores popular bilingual, multicultural and Spanish children’s literature. In this blog we will feature different books that will help either strengthen a home language skill, introduce a second language or expose your child to multicultural characters and topics. This month we will be discussing “The Rooster who would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchen. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Was recently recognized by...Read more...
cover image for "The Hamilton Affair: A Novel" by Elizabeth Cobbs
Like most musicals, Hamilton has produced an original Broadway cast soundtrack . However, the show's influence and creative output has continued since 2015--drawing a parallel to the musical's subject, the hardworking Alexander Hamilton. The latest instance of the musical's influence appears to be Hamildrops , a website featuring a new song to be released each month in 2018. (The first track, "Ben Franklin's Song" by The Decemberists , fittingly debuted in December 2017.) January's track is "Wrote My Way Out Remix" featuring Royce Da 5'9" , Joyner Lucas, Black Thought, and Aloe Blacc . Another recent addition to the Hamilton...Read more...
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Marmota Monax - Groundhog lounging on a rock
February 2 is Groundhog Day, that annual occasion in North America when a furry beast gets to predict the weather!Read more...
Leadership
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy Lead With These Titles These titles cover multiple aspects of leadership, from energizing and inspiring your team to choosing an effective second-in-command and negotiating. One Mission Add the agility, adaptability, and cohesion that is common in small teams to your large organization. According to Chris Fussell, well-built companies often end up with teams pursuing goals and metrics within their own silos. In One Mission , Fussell will help you build a single aligning narrative for all your teams, eliminate excessive bureaucracy, increase collaboration between silos, and define decision...Read more...
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Image: The Falafel Drive-in sign on Stevens Creek near Bascom. Photo ©Ralph M. Pearce. 
Signs, like buildings, get our attention. And over time they become landmarks, fixed in our minds and memories, helping us navigate an ever-changing world with some thread of familiarity and link to our past. I remember at two or three years of age, laying in the "back-back" of the family station wagon playing with my red Etch-A-Sketch . I recall looking out and seeing an enormous globe of the world atop a building, and knowing right where we were (in front of the Heald Business College on Santa Clara Street). There were many such signs that I'm sure many "old-timers"...Read more...
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Free tax help from VITA is available at several San José Public Library branches.Read more...
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Lewis Carroll
January 27 marks the 186th birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. Though Lewis Carroll is best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass , he was also a mathematician and published various mathematical works. Learn more about him using our various eResources or read an eBook about or written by Carroll.Read more...
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Silicon Valley Reads 2018 - "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion" text appears with seventeen silhouettes of diverse people holding hands
Join our community conversation on "No Matter What: Caring, Coping Compassion" The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is “No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion” focusing on the challenges of caregiving and the need for community support during tough times. The featured books by local authors present stories of families that found renewed love and commitment to one another after being thrust into caregiving roles. Additionally, this year’s Silicon Valley Reads events will include author visits, films, children’s activities and workshops on enhancing family relationships.. Silicon Valley Reads is an annual event sponsored by the Santa Clara County Library District,...Read more...
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Cover art: Oh, the Places You'll Go! book
Fall is here, and the kids are back in school. It might be time for that long-deserved day away. The library is a great resource for finding your get-away location. Perhaps a trip to the Historic BAL theatre in San Leandro or a day sauntering through the Napa Valley Museum followed by a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train would suit the bill. Maybe you'd prefer carnival games and penny arcades? How about visiting El Cerrito's Playland Not-at-the-Beach with exhibits and artifacts from the Sutro Baths and Whitney's Playland in San Francisco? Maybe the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda...Read more...
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