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Viewer's Advisory - two pairs of feet atop movie theater seats
We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
The Best We Could Do, cover
Best New Graphic Novels of 2017 2017 has come and gone (and yes it took me a while to read through them all) but it's finally that time again to review the best new graphic novels and comics ! Below are my top picks for adults, teens and children. While there were many great continuing series, these are comics that have published their first trade paperback or stand alone graphic novel in 2017. Children Pashmina Priyanka has many unanswered questions about her father and her mother's homeland, India. One day, she find a mysterious pashmina that transports her to a...Read more...
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Red Umbrella and Rain icon
Not into jumping puddles on a rainy day? Then, stay inside and get cozy with an eResource!Read more...
Silicon Valley Comic Con art featuring Steve Wozniak
From celebrities to video game giants and a coupon code, we're giving you a preview of Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018! Cosplayers, geeks, and tech nerds rejoice! In less than a month, San Jose will be hosting the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) . The brain child of Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee, what separates this con from countless others is the mash-up of pop culture with science and technology. Did we also mention that we have a coupon code? Just another reason to love the San Jose Public Library! Already excited to attend? You can scroll down...Read more...
tandem bicyclists approaching Vineland Branch Library
UPDATE: Check out photos from the 2018 Tour Join us for the fifth annual Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle on Saturday, May 12 The ride will visit the following libraries: Joyce Ellington Branch Alviso Branch Register Register online at Eventbrite Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Ride Details The Tour date is Saturday, May 12, 2018. Participants may begin arriving at 8:45 AM, at the Joyce Ellington Branch Library. Tour departs branch at 9:45 AM. From 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Community Cycles of California will be onsite to do basic bicycle...Read more...
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Book Cover for Goodbye Vitamin
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for February. Here are the previous lists for December and January . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham Two Kinds Of Truth by Michael Connelly Camino Island by John Grisham Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong End Game by David Baldacci Origin by Dan Brown Unbound by Stuart Woods The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson The Late Show by Michael Connelly Y Is For Yesterday by Sue Grafton Top Non-Fiction My Lovely Wife In The Psych...Read more...
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Get to know the Bay Area with tickets from Discover & Go!Read more...
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April is National Poetry Month Learn more about our literary history. California has inspired many poets and artists over the years. Four Forgotten Local Legends: California Poets at the San Jose Public Library Four Forgotten Local Legends: California Poets, an exhibit that highlights four California poets; Ina Coolbrith, Edwin Markham, Bret Harte and Edith Daley, is on the 5th floor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library through May 31, 2018. Ina Coolbrith Ina Donna Coolbrith was born Josephine D. Smith on March 10, 1842, near Springfield, Illinois. Ina entered California in 1851 as part of a wagon train led...Read more...
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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for March. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Oscar Statuette
The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4. Are you ready for the show? We've got plenty of eBooks, eMedia, and eResources to help you prepare for a party, learn about the nominees, read about the history of the Oscars, or listen to some nominated songs and scores.Read more...
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