Stacy Tomaszewski

Reading Interests: 
Mysteries, YA literature, Poetry
What I'm Reading Now: 
I'm re-reading the Nero Wolfe Mysteries!

Blogs by this Author

Batman: The Killing Joke
Banned Books Week, September 25 - October 1, 2016 Think outside the and check out one of these electronic books in honor of Banned Books Week!! Want even more? Browse these collections—created just for you! ...and don't forget—you can find many more eBooks and other eResources at our eBook & eMedia page and at our eLearning page.Read more...
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Happy 100th Birthday to Roald Dahl! September 13 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. Before he was a prolific writer of children's novels, Dahl was a fighter pilot and intelligence officer during the second world war. Early in his career, Dahl wrote humorous and macabre fiction for adults, but he turned to children's fiction when he had children of his own (there were five in all) and found that it was more lucrative. During that period he also adapted two novels by Ian Fleming-- You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang -- as...Read more...
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An easier way to learn about the issues... We are constantly bombarded by news of our country and of the world. There are so many opinions, it is sometimes difficult to figure out what we should think or believe. It can sometimes be helpful to hear more than one side to the story. As election season looms, an ability to sort out the issues becomes even more essential. Opposing Viewpoints In Context can help. This eResource offers more than 20,000 pro/con arguments from authoritative sources on topics ranging from abortion to zero tolerance policies , and touches on hundreds in-between...Read more...
Hoopla Kids
The online world can be a scary place for kids AND their grown-ups. We would like to help make it a little bit more navigable. Hoopla, our popular eResource that offers eBooks, streaming music and movies, eComics, and more, now offers a Kids Mode that lets parents set the Hoopla website/app to show only materials suitable for kids ages 12 and under. Sounds great, right? So, how does it work? Log into your Hoopla Account. If you don't have one yet, click on our eBooks & eMedia page and click on the Hoopla Link. Create an account using your library...Read more...
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Remembering Our Beloved Comedic Icon Actor, writer, director Gene Wilder passed away this week at the age of 83, leaving behind a legacy of film and print that spans more than 50 years. There's so much from which to choose—here are a few of my favorites. Take a look at our catalog for much more. Actor When I think of Gene Wilder, these are the four films that come to my mind. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Little Prince are childhood favorites for many, and Wilder's work with Mel Brooks never fails to make me laugh. Willy...Read more...
ABC mouse
Resources for Every Age Level August is well underway, and the time has come to think about getting into the back-to-school groove. At the San José Public Library, we have resources for every age level—from pre-school to college! Research, Test Prep, & New Skills First, check out these lists of carefully chosen resources: Homework Help & Reading - Kids Homework Help Middle/High School The eResources here are geared towards helping with homework research, preparing for tests, and learning new skills. They are appropriate for kids and teens! Learning with Games, Free Tutoring, & More Here are three eResources that you...Read more...
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
August 9 is Book Lover's Day! Books come in all shapes, sizes, and formats. When we talk about book love we often start by praising the smell and the feel and the energy of a "real" book (that is, a book made of paper, cloth, and glue) but I would argue that electronic books have a lot to recommend them, and are worthy of love.Here are my top seven reasons for "picking up" an eBook today: They're portable Never again be caught with nothing to read! With eBooks and eAudiobooks, you can take something along for every mood and every...Read more...
Peter Rabbit
On this day in 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter was born in London, England. Young Beatrix was encouraged to draw and paint, and used her many pets as models. As she grew and her art matured, she became a respected scientific artist. During a family vacation in the Lake District of England, the teenage Miss Potter fell in love with the area and, when she was a published author with her own income, she bought Hill Top Farm, the first of many pieces of farmland she would own. The Lake District and the area around Hill Top Farm would figure heavily...Read more...
Curious George
Put on your party clothes and get ready to move, groove, read, and play with your favorite storybook characters! ...and don't forget to register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and pick up a reading log! Check out one of these parties ! Bring Down the House with Cookie Mouse ! Saturday, July 30 from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm at Educational Park! Educational Park Branch Library 1772 Educational Park Ave Zumba with Curious George ! Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm at Tully! Tully Community Branch Library 880 Tully Road Pete the Cat Disco Party! Saturday, August...Read more...
Austenland
Although it's been almost 199 years since Jane Austen's death, she's still a hot commodity in Hollywood (and beyond) -- just take a look at her IMDb page! Check out these seven movies that are based on her work! Bride & Prejudice Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice , with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita (Aishwarya Rai), meets American Will Darcy (Martin Henderson) - is it love? Clueless Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is the most popular girl at Beverly Hills High, and...Read more...