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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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These bloodcurdling reads will have teens checking the locks and leaving the lights on all night while they turn the pages.Read more...
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Celestial travel and extraterrestrial beings fill these science fiction novels perfect for Teen Read Week.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 July and August . Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Origin by Dan Brown The Other Woman by Daniel Silva The Fallen by David Baldacci The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham Camino Island by John Grisham Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts The Good Fight by Danielle Steel Less by Andrew Sean Greer Top Non-Fiction A Higher Loyalty by James Comey Fire...Read more...
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MackinVia offers nonfiction eBooks, classics, and graphic novels for kids in grades K-8.Read more...
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 for October. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.Read more...
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Image:  This 1927 Associated Gasoline station stood on the corner of Market and Julian Streets . After being slated for demolition in 1978, History San Jose arranged for its relocation to History Park. Photo ©Ralph M. Pearce.
Image: This 1927 Associated Gasoline station stood on the corner of Market and Julian Street s . After being slated for demolition in 1978, History San Jose arranged for its relocation to History Park . Photo ©Ralph M. Pearce. Service stations have evolved quite a bit over time. I can remember when gas would always be pumped by a uniformed attendant . They’d usually wash your windows while you waited, check under the hood (oil and water) if you wanted, and make a little small talk if they knew you. Often times they’d give you promotional items like dishware with...Read more...
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Check out these eBooks and eResources to develop a more in-depth understanding of wine.Read more...
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Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.Read more...
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