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Book Cover For Life 3.0
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.Read more...
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Illustration showing world monuments on a globe.
Now is the time to learn a new language! Mango has a new look and even more language learning courses than ever before! Check it out -- absolutely free at your library!Read more...
Front view of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA
Local historical landmark The Winchester Mystery House will soon hit the big screen. Learn more about the house and the woman behind it, Sarah Winchester.Read more...
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#RightToLibrary hashtag with icons of people improving themselves
This New Year, exercise your #RightToLibrary with some eResource that can help you achieve your goals or create new ones. It's all free with your San José Public Library card.Read more...
Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun and simple activities to do at home are just one way to help develop your child's pre-reading skills for January. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Book Cover: The Chimes by Charles Dickens
If you're looking for a good and relevant read on the final weekend of 2017, try one of these titles.Read more...
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Image:The photo that hangs in the back of the cigar store. It features Carolina Teigeler and presumably her eldest single daughter Louisa, who would have been 16 years old when this c.1885 photo was taken. Photo courtesy of West Coast Cigars.
Have you ever wondered how we research the local history? Look back with us at a little house on Almaden Road as Ralph investigates its history with California Room resources.Read more...
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Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
As the weather turns colder, staying indoors becomes more appealing, but you can still travel without leaving your home by getting lost in a book! Check out these items that take place in different parts of the U.S. and/or international locations. Best. State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry Author Dave Barry takes readers to various sights in the state of Florida, where he has lived for years, and gives us his first-hand impressions and views of the state as written in his humorous style. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander...Read more...
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screenshot of holiday ebooks in an app
Bring the library with you for the holidays! We have all sorts of eBooks and eMedia titles ready for you and your family to download.Read more...
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Nutcracker ballet performance
We have several ways for you to enjoy this annual holiday tradition.Read more...