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Even as the world is falling down around them, the girls in these books are always there for each other, saving lives, cracking jokes, and just making things a bit more bearable overall.Read more...
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Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life.Read more...
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The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher
These wet winter days get many people thinking about comforting, home cooked food. Happily, the San Jose Public Library has LOTS of electronic cookbooks and other resources for making good food -- and you don't even have to leave the house!Read more...
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I'm so sorry but this whole post is going to be CRINGY! "Do you have a library card, because I've been checking you out." "You look ill, you must need some vitamin ME!" "Do you have a map, because I keep getting lost in your eyes." ...Ok so maybe these pick up lines won't work for you this Valentine's Day, but do you know what will work for you? Your SAN JOSE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD! Because books should always be your #1 bae. ...Remember how I warned you at the beginning of this post?? This month I'm going to be...Read more...
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The San José Public Library (SJPL) is proud to partner with the San Jose Sharks to present the first-ever Sharks library card. Find out how to SCORE yours!Read more...
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If you are an electronic resources user and are thinking about replacing your library card, it's important to know how it might affect your eResources use. If you use one of the following resources, it will be important to know what to do next.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 November and December. Enjoy! Top Fiction The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Past Tense by Lee Child Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly The Reckoning by John Grisham Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks Ambush by James Patterson Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama Fear: Inside The...Read more...
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Find out who won San José Public Librarians' Mock Printz Award. Did your favorite win this year?Read more...
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Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape… After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for...Read more...
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Our current low rider exhibit got me to thinking about the many old trucks I've owned. About 1977, I was riding down Koch Lane in a high school friend's 1955 Chevy pick-up , when it occurred to me that an old truck was just the vehicle for me. Sitting up high looking out over an old style hood, and the ability to move furniture or water heaters or make a run to the dump... I could do anything with an old pick-up. The 1980s were my bachelor years, and during that period I fixed-up a great many old trucks. I...Read more...
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