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

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...
Hoopla Logo
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...
World Book Banner
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...
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...