adilene rogers

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Reading Interests: 
Humor, YA fiction/nonfiction, Fantasy, Realism
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Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

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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...
Alyssa Mendoza with David Bowie cosplayer
Hello there Fangirls and Fanboys! It's your local neighborhood bloggers, Addie and Alyssa, here to share with you another fun experience for all you comic book fans out there. Big Wow Comicfest is an annual event that celebrates all things comic book.We had the chance to enjoy the convention and here are our thoughts on what's great about Big Wow Comicfest for those of you who may be on the fence about attending next year. Pros: Easy to navigate! There are panels and booths throughout the convention and thankfully there are big walkways so it is easy to walk around...Read more...
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...
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child Cover SJPL catalog
Are you interested in raising your child to be bilingual? Not sure where to start or find resources? Why not go to your local San Jose Public Library and check out what we have to offer! I was raised in a bilingual environment back in the 90’s when bilingual education was around, but not widely used. My school had no bilingual education program therefore my parents and teachers took it upon themselves to promote both my English and Spanish skills. There were very few bilingual books, very few bilingual kids’ shows and a lot of misconceptions about raising your child...Read more...
Financing College by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
So you got into the college of your dreams and now you’re wondering how you are going to afford it? First off, don’t panic and remember to breathe because you can’t attend the college of your dreams if you’re dead. Secondly, it is time for you and your parents to apply for financial aid and the San Jose Public Library is here to help you along the way. These quick tips and resources are sure to help both students and parents navigate the murky waters of paying for college. Now some quick tips: Applying for financial aid is FREE and...Read more...