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early literacy in everday places
The grocery store is a fun opportunity to incorporate easy early literacy activities into a regularly mundane errand. Before you leave for the market: Write the shopping list together. Have your child practice their writing skills by having them write out the list before you leave for the store. If they haven't learned to write yet, ask them to draw the food (milk cartons, bananas, etc). Discuss what you need to buy. Talk about the different items of food that you plan on buying. Explain how fruit is different from a vegetable. Discuss ways to cook the food on the...Read more...
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Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore cover
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for December. Here are the previous lists for October and November . Enjoy! Top Fiction Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hr Bookstore by Robin Sloan Inferno by Dan Brown Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn And The Mountains Echoed by Hosseini Khaled Personal by Lee Child The Book Of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly Sycamore Row by John Grisham Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich W Is For Wasted by Sue Grafton Top Non-Fiction The Shallows:...Read more...
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Heidi Dolamore
Contact: Elizabeth Castañeda San José Public Library Elizabeth.Castaneda@sjlibrary.org (408) 808-2175 Heidi Dolamore Named Assistant Director of San José Public Library SAN JOSE, C alif., Jan. 5, 2015 -- Heidi Dolamore has been named assistant director for the San José Public Library by City Librarian Jill Bourne. She will have oversight of major operational areas of the Library and coordinate the implementation of new programs geared to expand branch hours and services. Dolamore comes from the Solano County Library , where she has served as deputy director of public services and managed a staff of nearly 200 at eight branches within...Read more...
The end of the year is upon us and it's time to look back at the best books of the year! These are some of the most widely acclaimed books to come out of 2014, and they can all be found at San Jose Public Library. Click on the link to see each book's location and availability. Euphoria: A Novel by Lily King English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated...Read more...
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cover of Ms. Marvel vol. 1
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal Marvel Comics and presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Written by Willow G. Wilson , Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts from Captain Marvel. This is one of the best superhero comics of the year. It has become an internet sensation and already has a large fanbase for being such a new comic. Because this comic is THAT good. It's very different from most superhero comics, and that's what makes it so much fun!...Read more...
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An Age-Old Year-End Tradition: Predicting the Future
One of humankind’s more elusive endeavors is trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. We try our best, in a number of different ways – some scientific, some spiritual, some economic and some quite a lot like stabbing in the dark. As the end of the year approaches, forecasts and predictions become especially popular pursuits as everyone tries to imagine what’s going to happen in the new year. Here are some books that deal with predicting the future as either an art or a science, drawing from everything from the occult to mathematics. The Signal and the Noise:...Read more...
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Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry
Homemade gifts are always a great idea for the holidays. Here are five beading books that will help you to produce beautiful jewelry--not matter what your skill level might be! Happy Beading!! Beading Basics by Carole Rodgers This book provides guidance for anyone who wants to know the techniques and equipment of beading. Bohemian-inspired Jewelry : 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon, and Cords by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel The designs in this gorgeous book are classy, classic, and surprisingly easy! The Art of Forgotten Things: Creating Jewelry From Objects From the Past by Melanie Doerman ​This book combines classic...Read more...
2 classy dames reading piles of books. Text: Stay Classy, my friends
Read in British Accent for Best Effect: Are you getting tired of vampire/werewolf/paranormal romances? Have all these dystopias got you down? Perhaps you are beginning to doubt your love for YA fiction or maybe you can’t remember the last time a YA novel didn’t have a love triangle. Perchance it is time you look back at the novels that made you fall in love with YA fiction in the first place! If that is the case then we have a treat for you. Let us revisit some of the classics that started your fascination of YA fiction to bring back...Read more...
Yes Please By Amy Poehler Cover San Jose Public library catalog
The holidays are a time of joy, but they are also a time of stress. Between the planning, cleaning and trying to impress your in-laws, it’s a miracle any of us get through the holidays. What better way to relieve that stress then by having yourself a good laugh! And what better way to tickle your funny bone then by diving into some hilarious books made by some very funny ladies. These books are sure to have you LOLing (laughing out loud for my fellow not-so text savvy peeps) and smiling all the way to the dinner table at your...Read more...
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USCIS reminds all approved EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before Sept. 30, 2014, that they must file Form I-924A , Supplement to Form I-924, for fiscal year 2014. Regional centers must submit Form I-924A no later than Dec. 29, 2014 . If a regional center fails to file Form I-924A, USCIS will issue a notice of intent to terminate participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program . If a regional center files an incomplete Form I-924A, USCIS may issue a notice of intent to terminate participation as quoted on USCIS News . See More Immigration News!Read more...
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