Leizel Case

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

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I am not throwing away my shot! Hamilton: An American Musical is coming back to the Bay Area, and we at YA Friday are all about it! Megan and I have joined forces to put together a list of fun and informative titles so that Hamilfans can get there Hamilfix whether or not they scored tickets to the show. Fiction Alex & Eliza , written by Melissa De la Cruz The unlikely romance between America's first treasury secretary and a young woman from a socially connected family receives fictionalized treatment that speculates on unknown details, ending on their wedding night...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition Holidays are great, but they can also be a really stressful time. You might be dealing with spending too much (or not enough) time with relatives, travel woes, homework, financial stress...the list goes on and on. You can find lots of ways to relax at the library. We have plenty of books, movies, and music that can entertain you and we have crafts and other events that you can attend to unwind. Sometimes though, you may need some tips on how to cope with stress. Here are some books that cover mediation, mental health, and life tips! Meditation...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition The holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy homemade food with friends and family. Maybe you'd like to bake cookies for your friends, or attending a potluck. Whatever you might want to cook, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you get started. We have books on cuisines from all over the world and for every cook, from complete novice to expert. In this post, I will highlight some books we have in our collection that have some great recipes for a holiday party. Let's Get Cooking! Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy...Read more...
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Non-fiction edition In the fall, I am always looking for a good scary story. Now that I've binge-watched Stranger Things and the new show based on The Haunting of Hill House , I wanted to find some non-fiction creepy stories. I am personally a skeptic , but I love reading about strange happenings and past crimes. This post highlights some historical true crime and ghost stories that we have in our YA non-fiction collection. Historical True Crime and the Paranormal The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sara Miller Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave...Read more...
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Check out these memoirs for our YA Friday Non-Fiction Edition.Read more...
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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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