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PrivCo has all sorts of interesting information about privately held companies, including current finances, ownership and history. You'll just need your library card to log in. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); SPOTLIGHT on eRESOURCESPrivCo has all sorts of interesting information about privately held companies. Visit " http://0-www.privco.com.catalog.sjlibrary.org/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Pri... " and log in with your library card! Posted by San Jose Public Library on Monday, March 30, 2015...Read more...
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The Secret of the Old Clock
If you love mysteries, or if you're curious to find out what about all the fuss is about, check out one of these classic stories/series. This list is, by no means, exhaustive! If you crave even more classic mysteries, reach out to your local librarian. Margery Allingham Detective: Albert Campion Start with: The Crime at Black Dudley (1929) Though rumored to have been created as a parody of Lord Peter Wimsey, Albert Campion soon became a popular detective in his own right. Campion is a thin, blond aristocrat with a penchant for helping those in need and for finding trouble!...Read more...
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“When the groundhog casts his shadow And the small birds sing And the pussywillows happen And the sun shines warm And when the peepers peep Then it is Spring” - Margaret Wise Brown Start the Spring season with a new batch of books on your next trip to the library. These refreshing reads will have you smelling the roses and enjoying the warmth of the sun, and possibly getting a little messy planting in the garden. Board Books (J Hardpage) Baby Loves Spring by Karen Katz Peep Peep by Charles Reasoner Spring Joy by Liesbet Slegers Picture Books (J Picture...Read more...
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Fifty Shades of Chicken San Jose Public Library Catalog
Have you ever wanted to bring some pizazz to your cooking? Tired of bringing the same old dishes to the company party? Do you have a really nerdy significant other? Well put on your nerd glasses and get an apron because SJPL is here to satisfy your cravings. Here are some resources for you bibliophiles, nerdy and geeky fans out there. These are some cookbooks that are sure to satisfy your love of pop culture and your hunger for delicious food: The Star Wars Cook Book May the force be with you while you make these great recipes. This cook...Read more...
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More than 75% of girls show interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers; however, as of today, only about 0.3% of girls are pursuing a career in computer science. Without the necessary opportunities to be educated in such a heavily male-dominated field, girls are less likely to pursue career in STEM fields. However, Girls Who Code is an organization aiming to give these girls the opportunities to part of this amazing field and pursue careers in technology and engineering. Through the programs Girls Who Code offers, teens are learning: web design, using JavaScript, utilizing robotics, and are gaining...Read more...
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March madness can wait, what can't wait is celebrating Women's History month! And what better way to appreciate women, who by the way should be appreciated everyday, is to spotlight some of the most influential women in Pop Culture! From animated characters to supernatural superheroes, these women are definitely worth your respect. Amy Farrah Fowler Amy is a perfect example of a female character who proves STEM jobs aren’t just for dudes. As a Neurobiologist with a Ph.D . on the show, she transcends the stereotypical careers society places on women. And not only is Amy a super genius, but...Read more...
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Warning: This review contains spoilers from both the book and the movie. According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary , "Insurgent" is “a person who fights against an established government or authority”. That is exactly what Tris Prior is in the second movie installment of the Divergent series. Insurgent is directed by Neil Burger and stars Shailene Woodley , Theo James , Ansel Elgort , and Kate Winslet . Insurgent is based on the second book of the same name written by Veronica Roth in the Divergent series, which includes Divergent and Allegiant . As with my previous blogs, I will be...Read more...
PowerKnowledge Life Science
PowerKnowlege Life Science has lots of fun facts about plants and animals. The site is geared toward students in grades 3-6, but adults can also enjoy browsing through the fascinating world of plants and animals. If you're more interested in the broader universe, you may prefer PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science or PowerKnowledge Physical Science. Watch this video for a short demo or go to the PowerKnowledge site to learn more. You'll need your library card to log in. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1";...Read more...
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March is Women's History Month. Spread the Word.
March is National Women's History Month, or Women's HerStory Month! Here are some wonderful books about bold women: Some great books for children include Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children , how one woman created the first children's book collection in a library. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World , each letter of the alphabet an amazing woman. Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell , the first the first American female doctor and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women. And...Read more...
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The San Jose Asahi at Asahi Field in 1936. Russell Hinaga is seated in the center of the bottom row. Photo courtesy of Ralph Pearce
The San Jose Asahi at Asahi Field in 1936. Russell Hinaga is seated in the center of the bottom row. Photo courtesy of Ralph Pearce. This year marks the 80 th anniversary of the Tokyo Giants baseball team’s visit to San Jose in March of 1935. The Tokyo Giants had been created in 1934 as a team of Japanese all-stars to challenge Babe Ruth and other American all-stars who toured Japan at the end of the year. The Japanese “All Japan” team was then reformed and renamed, and in 1935 toured the United States in order to promote a formation...Read more...
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