Leizel Case

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Reading Interests: 
A little bit of everything, but my favorites are: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, Suspense, Cookbooks, Nutrition, Travel, Science

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YA Friday
Check out these memoirs for our YA Friday Non-Fiction Edition.Read more...
Non-Fiction Edition Hi! I'm Leizel, and once a month I'll be taking over YA Friday to highlight some awesome YA non-fiction that we have in our collection. Since school is starting up again, you might as well get a head start by learning about something you are interested in, like science! From astrophysics to forensics, you can find a topic that will fascinate you. Science! StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond: Young Readers Edition , written by Neil Degrasse Tyson Ever wonder what you would pack for a...Read more...
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Calling all middle and high school students! Ever want to try your hand at 3D printing or Sewing? Come learn at TeenHQ !Read more...
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Virtual reality is coming to the Evergreen Branch Library and TeenHQ! Watch our unboxing video, and find out when you can try the new VR gear!Read more...
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Generation Why Podcast Logo by mahoneydesign.ca Podcasts are having a golden age. Modern radio drama, true crime, make-up, geekery, health, cooking...you name it, you can find a podcast on it! Both established media companies and hobbyists create podcasts, and the best part is they are free! I spend a lot of time in my car for my commute to work. and podcasts have helped me keep my sanity when I am stuck in traffic. This will be the first in a series highlighting various podcasts. Hopefully, you'll be able to find one that suits your interests! The first podcast I'd...Read more...
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San Jose Public Library offers a variety of ESL (English as a Second Language) and citizenship classes for immigrants and English learners. Recently, I sat down with Cris Johnson, the Family Learning Center Coordinator at Seven Trees Branch Library, to discuss the classes that she teaches . Cris has been teaching English for over ten years, and has a Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of San Francisco. For Cris, teaching English is more than just a career; it is her passion. How long have you been an ESL teacher for the library? I've...Read more...
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Last week, the world lost some immensely talented artists. David Bowie passed away on January 10th and Alan Rickman passed one week ago today, on January 14th. Alan Rickman played some memorable characters, from the villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard (my favorite Christmas movie) to the complex Professor Snape (my favorite Hogwart's teacher) in the Harry Potter films . In Die Hard, Rickman redefined the role of action movie villains. On Vulture.com, Adam Sternbergh described why : Rickman brought Shakespearean-level acting chops to a film about a New York cop trapped in a building full of bad guys. And...Read more...
Anna Dressed in Blood
Still looking for a good horror story for Halloween? YA fiction is full of ghosts and monsters (of both the human and non-human variety). Find a new favorite scary story for Halloween. Fans of the TV show Supernatural will enjoy Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Cas is a ghost hunter who travels the country dispatching bloodthirsty ghosts. Supremely confident in his skills, he has no trouble with his job until he encounters Anna, a ghost who has killed everyone who has ever set foot in the home where she was murdered. For unknown reasons, Anna spares Cas' life,...Read more...
Even though the weather has only just started to cool down, the first official day of Fall was September 23, 2015. I have never been one to obsessively follow fashion trends but as the seasons change, I look forward to adding some new pieces to my closet or experimenting with new hair or makeup. I get a lot of my ideas from blogs, Pinterest and YouTube, but the library has plenty of resources for the fashion lovers among us, so why don't you check out these books and get inspired? Clothes Tumblr sensation Jessica Quirk has written a style guide...Read more...