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March 26, 2015 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2015. How the Final Receipt Date is Determined The final receipt date is the date when USCIS received enough cap-subject petitions to reach the statutory limit of 66,000 H-2B worker visas for FY 2015. What Happens After Reaching the Cap USCIS will reject new H-2B petitions that: Request an employment start date before October 1, 2015; and Were received after March 26, 2015. Please note that employers may file petitions up to 120 days prior to the employment start...Read more...
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early literacy in everyday places
The mall has a wealth of early literacy potential. From the basic concepts of counting, shapes and sizes to more detailed concepts of basic arithmetic, spelling and reading. Don't forget that these books can count for your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log. In the car Point out all the print you can see from the car; on signs, buildings, inside the car, etc. This activity builds print awareness and can help develop vocabulary. Talk about what you see outside of the window. Discuss shapes, sizes, colors. Ask them to point out cars that are their favorite color (count the blue...Read more...
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Dorothy Parker: Complete Poems
Happy National Poetry Month ! Many people, often through bad early experiences, are convinced that they hate poetry! I'm convinced, however, that there is a poet out there for every person -- they just have to be brought together. Below are ten poets whose works have broad appeal. Check them out and see if you find something to love. While you're at it, check out The Poetry Foundation and The Academy of American Poets for poetry you can search and browse. The possibilities are endless! Maya Angelou The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou A former US Poet Laureate, Angelou...Read more...
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Fans of historical fiction novelist Hilary Mantel won't have to wait very long to see her award winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies on PBS as the BBC miniseries makes its way to the United States. Told through the eyes of Henry VIII's chief advisor, Thomas Cromwell, Mantel takes us into the dissolution of Henry's marriage with Katherine of Aragon, the split between England the Catholic church, as well as the marriage and beheading of Anne Boleyn. The BBC series is set to air on Monday April 5, 2015 at 10pm. If you've already read Hilary Mantel's...Read more...
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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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