Stacy Tomaszewski

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

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Are you preparing to get a California Driver's License or Permit? Prepare with us before you go. Take a look at Driving Tests at SJPL--they're easy to find and use. Use the direct link, or go to eLearning & Articles - Cars: Driving Tests & Repair and choose "Driving Tests". This will take you to the main page. From there you can navigate by choosing from the tabs in the upper middle of the page. The active tab is underlined in blue: Ready to give it a shot? Prepare for the official test by taking one (or more) of these...Read more...
Happy Thanksgiving
All around The United States this Thursday, people will be watching football, eating copious amounts of food, and giving thanks for the good things and people in their lives. Let us help make the season a little bit yummier, more fun, and more meaningful for the whole family! Food Check out one of these cookbooks -- they might help make Thanksgiving dinner a less daunting task -- and give you more time with your loved ones! Fun for Everyone Not everyone loves football—check out one of these entertaining books and movies. There's something for everyone: Giving Thanks And, lest we...Read more...
Hoopla Axis 360 Library Card
At some point in your life you may find it necessary to get a new San Jose Public Library library card. Maybe you lost the old one, or someone stole your wallet, or your card just wore out and you need to replace it. Changing your library card number won't be an issue with most of our eResources but, if you use Hoopla or Axis 360 , you'll need to take a couple of additional steps. Don't worry though, it's quick and easy! Hoopla Check out this video for full instructions: Axis 360 Unfortunately, Axis 360 does not let you...Read more...
Stranger Music
Leonard Cohen 1934-2016 Last week the world lost a great poet, singer, and songwriter when Leonard Cohen died at the age of 82. He leaves behind a wealth of music, poetry, and wisdom. Cohen's songs have always spoken strongly to me, and I've taken comfort in favorites like "Anthem", "Tower of Song", and "So Long, Marianne". It was very difficult to decide which song to share here, but I finally decided on "Famous Blue Raincoat". I hope you enjoy it. Music Poetry Biography/Autobiography Rock's Back Pages - Articles & Interviews Check out these articles and interviews that span almost fifty...Read more...
eResources Update
Exciting changes are coming (or have come) to four of our eResources! OverDrive Gets a New Look Our new OverDrive site launched yesterday -- take a minute to check it out! The update includes easier navigation, a cleaner look, easier checkout and return, and updated Kids and Young Adult pages. The front page features special booklists, curated just for you! Axis 360's App Gets a Make-Over The new Axis 360 app (debuted in October) features a more modern look and an improved user experience. If you haven't already updated your app, go do so ASAP -- you'll really notice the...Read more...
OverDrive
How do I return an eBook? One of the beautiful things about eBooks is that they don't HAVE to be returned! They return themselves, so you never have overdue fines, or lost fees, or any other headaches of that kind. That said, there are times when you might want to return an eBook or eAudiobook early. You might have checked out your limit and want to return something you've finished to make way for a new book. You might also just want to make sure that others have a chance to read or listen to the book as soon as...Read more...
This is where it ends
Join people around the world for this fun eBook Club! The Big Library Read , a global eBook club facilitated by OverDrive , gives people around the world a chance to read the same book and discuss it through an online forum. For the duration of the program, the book chosen will have unlimited availability. That means that everyone can check it out--no need to wait! The Book This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp This year's choice is a much-lauded young adult novel about 54 minutes in the lives of four people who are experiencing a terrifying act...Read more...
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Hoopla has proved to be a very popular resource at the San Jose Public Library. Through the service, we offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, and even comics! We have access to the entire Hoopla catalog, and we only pay for what our customers use. This means that the more the service is used, the more it costs. That is the reason that we have a monthly limit for each user. We love this resource, and we want everyone to have a chance to use it. That means that we have to figure out a way to make our payment model...Read more...
Indie Author Day
Read an Indie author today! At BiblioBoard , you can read Indie authors from California, or you can choose from top picks reviewed by Library Journal ! Would you like to be an indie author? Check out PressBooks . With a San Jose Public Library card, you can now create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—no matter how far along it may be. To get started, connect to Pressbooks using your BiblioBoard account! Don't have an account? Get started here ! When your book is ready to read, make sure to check out Library Journal's...Read more...
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World Book, Inc.© 2016 100 Years and Counting In December, The World Book, Inc. will begin shipping the 2017 edition of their print encyclopedia. This marks 100 years for the popular resource. Happily, you don't have to wait to get that great content! SJPLoffers a wide range of World Book eResources with the same articles you'll find in the print edition, plus a whole lot more! World Book Kids World Book Kids , which is aimed at Kindergarten to third grade, features easy to read articles, cool pictures, games, activities, and teacher resources. It was developed especially for young users,...Read more...