adilene rogers

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Humor, YA fiction/nonfiction, Fantasy, Realism
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Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

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Biblioteca Latinoamerica Branch Library
It’s the start of a new year which means there’s no better time to start exploring some San Jose Libraries. The San José Public Library system has a total of 24 branches and, unfortunately, we don't get a chance to visit them all. For this blog, we will be examining the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch located on South First Street and see everything it has to offer. Rich History- How a Small Group of Mothers Made Big Waves The Biblioteca Latinoamericana branch currently resides next to the Washington United Youth Center and Brenda Lopez Plaza, but this location hasn’t always been...Read more...
San Jose Public Library Instagram: Nick Hedrick with duduo
Do You Want to be the Very Best? For the last week or so Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and I couldn’t be happier. As someone who grew up during the 90’s when Pokémon was huge, I feel a prick of nostalgia every time I see someone out hunting for Pokémon. It takes me back to days when I would run home from school and turn on the T.V to watch the anime or I would head outside to trade cards with my friends. I devoured the manga and constantly looked for new ways to share my...Read more...
Hillview Branch Library
Welcome back to another Explore SJ Libraries! As many of you know we have a total of 23 branch libraries, soon to be 24, in San Jose. Unfortunately, we don’t all get the pleasure of visiting each of them. While all these libraries offer similar resources such as books, programs and services, each one of them caters to unique communities and the libraries have become a reflection of those communities. For this blog, we will be exploring the Hillview Branch Library located in East San Jose. Location, Location, Location Hillview Library is located on Hopkins Drive and has served the...Read more...
Dr.Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library
How well do you know your local library? There is a total of 23 San Jose Libraries ( Soon to be 24 ), but not all of us get a chance to explore each of them. While all branches have similar structures, programming and a dedication to customer service, they are all designed to cater to the communities they serve. For this blog, we will explore the Dr.Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library located in East San Jose’s Alum Rock community and see what it has to offer. 1. Location, Location, Location The Dr.Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library is located on...Read more...
The everything College Survival book cover
College applications are due for many in just a couple of weeks. By this time next year many students will be starting their college experience. So what are a few things you can expect in college? Well for one thing, you will probably be broke most of the time. Like really broke. Like I used my friend’s Netflix account for four years broke. Last year I wrote a blog on some financial aid tips and resources to help you pay for college, but now I want to focus on how to save money once your already there. It can be...Read more...
Before We Were Free Cover
September 15, 2015 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, so it’s a good time to dive into some Young Adult Literature written by Hispanic authors and also highlighting Hispanic characters. I didn’t read any YA literature written by Hispanic authors until I was in college and I remember being so bummed when I final did read some because I couldn’t help but think how great it would have been if I had read these when I was a teen. The stories mirrored so many of my own experiences and it also shed light on other issues that I never...Read more...
Study SJPL
The biggest challenge for me in college was learning to manage my time and learning how to study. In high school I was able to get away without really studying or with cramming everything the night before. I never realized the importance of studying until I entered my freshman year and I started falling behind on assignments thanks to my bad study habits. Thankfully, I have a younger sister (she's the favorite plus she's studying to be a doctor) who has excellent study skills and has taught me some tricks of the trade. Building good study skills early on will...Read more...
Alum Rock Staff Recommendations
Hey there fanboys and fangirls! Addie and Alyssa here to take you on another fandom filled adventure. This is an adventure that you can take in your very own home! The wonderful world of Youtube is filled with videos on a wide variety of subjects. There are channels on DIY, cooking and world news updates. One of our favorite things about youtube is Booktubes! Booktubes are youtube channels dedicated to books and all things literary. These channels do anything from book hauls, book crafts, and book reviews. The majority of Booktube channels are geared towards young adults and are created...Read more...
I Support We Need Diverse Books
The We Need Diverse Books campaign began in 2014 on twitter when authors, bloggers and readers began talking about the need to have more diverse children’s and YA literature. These conversations led to the creation of the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks and a three day event in May of that same year to brainstorm, collaborate and raise awareness of the need to diversify our shelves! As someone who grew up in such a diverse part of the country, San Jose, the campaign for more diverse books is a welcomed call to action. The idea that books should reflect the diversity of the...Read more...
Kaplan SAT 2015
Not sure how to spend your summer? Summer is a great time to get some valuable work or volunteer experience in. Maybe you want to study for an upcoming SAT or maybe you want to learn a new skill over the summer? Whatever your summer needs may be the San Jose Public Library has resources to help you make this summer productive. Here are some suggestions and resources to help you make this a great summer. 1 . Trying to work this summer? The San Jose Public Library has some great resources to help you land the perfect job. Check...Read more...