Nancy Macias

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Silicon Valley Reads 2018 - "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion" text appears with seventeen silhouettes of diverse people holding hands
Join our community conversation on "No Matter What: Caring, Coping Compassion" The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is “No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion” focusing on the challenges of caregiving and the need for community support during tough times. The featured books by local authors present stories of families that found renewed love and commitment to one another after being thrust into caregiving roles. Additionally, this year’s Silicon Valley Reads events will include author visits, films, children’s activities and workshops on enhancing family relationships.. Silicon Valley Reads is an annual event sponsored by the Santa Clara County Library District,...Read more...
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Cover art: Oh, the Places You'll Go! book
Fall is here, and the kids are back in school. It might be time for that long-deserved day away. The library is a great resource for finding your get-away location. Perhaps a trip to the Historic BAL theatre in San Leandro or a day sauntering through the Napa Valley Museum followed by a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train would suit the bill. Maybe you'd prefer carnival games and penny arcades? How about visiting El Cerrito's Playland Not-at-the-Beach with exhibits and artifacts from the Sutro Baths and Whitney's Playland in San Francisco? Maybe the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda...Read more...
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Text: Coding 5k Challenge - San José Public Library
Join our coding revolution! We want 5,000 SJ students to participate in coding classes at SJPL by the year 2020.Read more...
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We celebrate Hip Hop History Month with you every November! We offer a series of events that will educate, excite, and inspire people of all ages!Read more...
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More Summer Contests
Instagram Frame Contest - Share the Love Let us know what you are reading this summer and get rewarded for sharing! Want to win a Samsung S2 8 16GB tablet ? Then enter our Instagram Frame Contest! It's Easy! Contest Instructions Find a book you've enjoyed reading this summer Snap a pic using your branch library's Instagram Frame Tag it with #sjplsummer Share it with SJPL on Instagram! Your Instagram account needs to be public for SJPL to see your photo. Multiple entries with different books are allowed. A drawing will be held at the end of Summer Reading Challenge...Read more...
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San Jose Public Library Book Trailer Contest - film strip image with 'play' button
Congratulations to SJPL's 2017 Book Trailer Contest Winners! First Place - The Diary of Anne Frank - Creator, B. Nguyen Second Place - An Ember in the Ashes - Creator, E. McPherson Third Place - TTYL - Creator, K. Tran Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 Book Trailer Contest! We appreciate all the hard work that went into creating the book trailers and encourage you to keep participating in our future Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) contests. Judging & Prizes Prizes: First Place Winner - Teen will receive a $150 Google Play gift card. Second Place Winner -...Read more...
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Four kids enjoy a nutritious lunch together.
Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success: June 12 – August 11 For the fourth consecutive year, San José Public Library is excited to provide a 9-week summer meal program in collaboration with the Summer Reading Challenge . Seven branch libraries will host the Free Summer Food Program from June 12 to August 11, 2017. The Library has partnered with several organizations to help fuel San José children's futures through healthy meals, fun activities, and new friends. Who Can Participate? Any child 18 years and under can participate in the program to get their fill of food and fun, receiving nutritious meals...Read more...
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San José Public Library celebrates National Volunteer Week by recognizing the impact our volunteers have on our community.Read more...
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Yellow card that says: Your New Card
Exchange your library card for one of our new designs today! #408creates #RightToLibraryRead more...
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Library Card Contest: We want your design here.
Library Card Design Contest Congratulations to the winners of our first-ever Library Card Design Contest! The following six designs were selected amongst hundreds of creative and diverse designs: Public Vote – Adult: "Hooked" by Victoria L. Judges Vote – Adult: "Untitled" by Jeffrey B. Public Vote – Teens: "Don’t Stop Reading Like a Robot" by Iris L. Judges Vote – Teens: "Processor" by Annika L. Public Vote – Children: "Book of Magic" by Katelyn H. Judges Vote – Children: "Reading Under the Stars" by Iris M. Branch libraries received a total of 544 designs and of those, 72 were considered...Read more...
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