Megan Hicks

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Reading Interests: 
Pretty much anything!
What I'm Reading Now: 
"Artemis" by Andy Weir

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Prepare for Star Wars: The Last Jedi by learning more about the back stories of some of the characters of the saga's universe.Read more...
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August is here, the weather is clear, and that means it's time for the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! Explore music from featured artists at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at your library.Read more...
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When I was a kid, I was always told that I would grow out of video games. I don't want to admit how many years have gone by since I was first told this, but so far I'm still waiting for that day. My first love was the Classic 8-bit NES. I loved the system (I even had the infamous NES Power Glove ), especially the first The Legend of Zelda game. I spent what felt like eons wandering around, developing problem solving skills, mapping, and hand eye coordination trying to find each hidden secret in order to beat Ganon...Read more...
Book Pages Folded into a Heart
Do you love YA fiction and want to talk to everyone you meet about the newest books you've read? The San Jose Public Library system is home to great YA book clubs where you can do just that, including Santa Teresa Branch's club , The Never Ending Readers! The Never Ending Readers is a club created by two of Santa Teresa's Staff, Samantha and Laura, who love talking about YA books. This club is for both teens and adults who love to have fun. They meet on the last Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Some of...Read more...
Easy Meals for Lazy Cooks
Do you find yourself reaching for frozen meals, cans of soup, and even the dreaded bowl of cereal for dinner because you feel too lazy or tired to cook? Check out these guides to great cheats for making gourmet eats in fewer steps.Read more...
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50 Years of Star Trek September 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the first aired episode of Star Trek . This episode, "The Man Trap," gave audiences a glimpse of the possibilities of all kinds of new life, civilizations, and strange space disturbances outside of our solar system. The show featured memorable, charismatic characters who shared powerful friendships and pushed social and cultural boundaries during the 1960s. Celebrate 50 years of Star Trek with San Jose Public Library (SJPL)! Boldly go to your nearest SJPL branch, or access us through our online eResources. Here is a selection of some...Read more...
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Welcome to Library Hacks! As you may know, life hacks are unexpected uses of tools and techniques designed to increase productivity throughout the day. Likewise, Library Hacks will show unexpected ways your San Jose Public Library (SJPL) card can work for you. This mini-series is designed to help you find quick ways to enhance and expedite your experience with SJPL. All services mentioned in this series are provided free to library card holders. Get your stuff ASAP at the San Jose Public Library! Everyone likes stuff, and in our world of overnight shipping and having many services be on demand,...Read more...
Adult Summer Reading Challenge members! Are you stuck on the "Read a Graphic Novel" activity in your reading log? If you haven't read comics or graphic novels before, this may seem a bit daunting or like something you couldn't imagine being relevant to you. Give them a chance! Many authors have combined their ability to draw and write and have created amazing memoirs and biographies as a result. I love reading them in graphic novel format because the author can recreate their or the person's reactions to events quickly and subjectively. The combination of mixed media and text allows for...Read more...
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I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days. - Bill Dana June is National Adopt-a-Cat month! I've grown up having cats, including a sweet, dignified Siamese that played fetch like a dog with a yarn mouse and an ornery orange tabby that climbed onto my shoulders and lay across them whenever she wanted a good view of her domain. Not too long ago I adopted a wonderful torbie from one of many great local cat rescue organizations in the San Jose area. In celebration of National Adopt-a-Cat...Read more...
Graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers to pick up books. Finding graphic novels appropriate for kids can sometimes be challenging, however. This blog series is designed to help kids, parents, and caregivers find a variety of titles perfect for children in elementary and middle school. Read for the Win with Graphic Novels during this Summer Reading Challenge! San Jose Public Library (SJPL) is ready to start it's 2016 Summer Reading Challenge on Wednesday, June 1! We love Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) at the Library. Not only is it a fun opportunity for readers of all ages...Read more...