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LocalLit photograph of authors talking to fans.
It's LocalLit's fifth anniversary! This year, twenty-five local authors of fiction and nonfiction will share their work, their processes, and their inspirations. This is your chance to support our talented neighbors and find out what's happening in the local literary community.Read more...
veganburg
Kids. One day they only want to eat mac-n-cheese. The next: on the way to school one morning your teen casually announces she's gone vegan. All thanks to this documentary: Forks Over Knives . Has a documentary or book ever changed your life? This one did for her (us). And of course, younger brother--never one to be left out of anything--had to go along with it, so now he’s vegan too. Contrary to what some other parents told me, this wasn't a phase that would “just pass.” “So…vegan huh?" One befuddled Mom friend asks me one day. “But they can...Read more...
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San Jose from courthouse
240 Years of San Jose El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe was founded on November 29, 1777 as the first civic settlement in Alta California. At the time, under Spanish rule, Alta California covered what is now California, Nevada and Utah as well as parts of Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The pueblo was specifically established by order of the Spanish viceroy of Mexico to provide food and goods for the missions and presidios already in place. Sixty eight people were counted in the first census ; nine soldiers, five pobladores, and one herdsman with their families. The...Read more...
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NaNoWriMo, BiblioBoard, and PressBooks
It's that time again! November is National Novel Writing Month , and we have a perfect place to write that novel.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. Pick and choose, or try them all!Read more...
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Book Cover for The Magnolia Story
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading!Read more...
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Digital Bookmobile
OverDrive 's Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in San Jose on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Drop in and see us! We'll be on South Fifth Street between City Hall and San Fernando Street.Read more...
Book Cover: The Art of The Iron Giant
Celebrate International Animation Day with these gorgeous artbooks. Also, become an animator with free access to Lynda.com!Read more...
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pile of pumpkins
Celebrate pumpkin day with fun history facts, decoration ideas, and tasty recipes!Read more...
hands working clay on a spinning pottery wheel
Check out these five titles that show you how to make and thrive!Read more...
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