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The Vanishing Thief
In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few mysteries--both series and stand-alone--that will appeal to romance readers. Happy Reading! Why Didn't They Ask Evens? Agatha Christie A bad slice on the golf course leads Bobby Jones to the discovery of a dying man on the beach. His last words, "Why didn't they ask Evans?", intrigue Bobby, and he confides in his adventurous friend Lady Frances (Frankie) Derwent. Soon the intrepid pair is in hot pursuit of a clever killer. Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries start with: Death at Wentwater Court ​Carola Dunn In the Roaring 20's, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple shocks...Read more...
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Jerry Brown Authorizes AB 60 Governor Jerry Brown authorized AB 60 into the California legal system in 2013, in which the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was directed to begin issuing a driver’s license to any California resident eligible for one, despite of their immigration status in the United States. A resident that does not have proof of lawful residency may apply for the AB 60 license . The license will be issued with distinguishable features stating, “Federal Limits Apply,” in which it will not be able to be used for certain federal purposes (i.e. entering restricted areas of government...Read more...
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Season 3 of Vikings Are you Ready to Set Sail? History Channel's Vikings returns for Season 3 on February 19, 2015. If you haven't seen this show, then get to your nearest library and check out Season 1 and Season 2 . Who Were the Vikings? Vikings is an amazing drama, which shows both the harshness and beauty, the drama and intrigue, of life during the Viking Age. Most of the series focuses upon the character of Ragnar Lodbrok, an adventurer and actual historical person. Of course, the TV series does take liberties with the story of Ragnar. If you...Read more...
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Valentine's Day is coming! As well as the theatrical release of 50 Shades of Grey . If you're looking for some alternatives to this popular book, curl up with some of these steamy reads instead! Maybe Someday For the romantics. A good hearty love story, about two people who are decent human beings, and a forbidden love with an interesting and original twist! Unlike a lot romantic novels, these characters feel like real people. "The way Ridge and Sydney connected through their music was hypnotic, beautiful and downright hot. They each had something that the other needed and pretty soon,...Read more...
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USCIS will reject new cap-subject H-2B petitions that were received after January 26, 2015, and that request an employment start date prior to April 1, 2015. No cap numbers from the first half of FY 2015 will be available in the second half of FY 2015, which begins April 1, 2015. USCIS will continue to accept H-2B petitions that are exempt from the congressionally mandated cap as quoted USCIS . For more information about the H-2B work program, visit https://www.uscis.gov/h-2b or call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
Whether you are waiting for the dentist, the doctor or the veterinarian, use the time spent in the waiting room as another opportunity to work on early literacy skills with your child as well as calm their fears about the visit. Don't forget that these books can count for your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log. Ideas for babies Bring board books and read to your child while you wait. Talk to your child about why you are there and explain what will happen during the visit. Sing songs, nursery rhymes or tell jokes to pass the time. I Kissed the...Read more...
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LED Necklace
Imagine a world where your sneakers send information about your running patterns and stride to your computer, where your shirt monitors your heart rate and vital statistics, sending the data to your doctor weekly, or a jacket that lights up and sings based on where you touch it. All of these products and many more are part of what’s called wearable technology or wearables. Over the last several years we’ve seen lots of new technology integrated into our regular household objects and now tech is transforming our clothing and jewelry too! Wearable technology can come in many forms, from art...Read more...
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Dip into one of these books about books! 84, Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff Through a series of letters, American Hanff recounts her quest to understand literature, and her long-distance relationship with a British bookstore and its staff. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie ​Also available as an electronic audiobook Sijie tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with...Read more...
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Want a date for Valentine’s day? Then visit any one of the participated San Jose Public Library branches and choose from one of the many wrapped "dates" we have! Instructions: ♥ Read the hints ♥ Check out the book ♥ Take it home ♥ Unwrap it and read! ♥ Take it to your favorite places ♥ Spend some time together ♥ Show it off to your friends ♥ Who knows, maybe you'll fall in love. ♥ If you don’t love your book, simply return it with no awkward questions asked (unlike some blind dates). Here are some participating libraries: Alum...Read more...
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harry potter books
It has been almost eighteen years since the first book of the Harry Potter series was published. In that time span, Harry Potter had become one of the best selling series of all time. Beloved by both young and old, Harry Potter entered the English literary canon with a bang that continues to reverberate. It should not be surprising then that as the children who have grown up on the series enter adulthood, they continue to revisit one of their childhood favorites. The popular website BuzzFeed continues to pump out many Harry Potter related articles including amazing Harry Potter themed...Read more...