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Book Signings in San Jose!


Hicklebee's is an independent bookstore full of dedicated people who are willing to help any eager reader walking through their doors! And during the month of November, Hicklebee's will be holding two book signings at their store!

 

 

Curtsies and Conspiracies cover

On November 5, 2013, Gail Carriger will be coming to Hicklebees to celebrate the launch of her second book in her Finishing School Series. You can check out her first book Etiquette and Espionage at the library, and come to the book signing to get the sequel: Curtsies and Conspiracies. There is will also be a steam punk costume contest for those who wish to dress up, and Gail Carriger herself will be one of three judges.

 

The Launch Party and book signing will be on November 5, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at this address:

Hicklebee's

1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 292-8880

 

 

 

ODiary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck covern November 14, 2013, Jeff Kinney will be coming to Campbell Christian School on behalf of Hicklebees to talk about his brand new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (book 8). You can check out the first seven books at your local library: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, and The Third Wheel. Pre-order Hard Luck at Hicklebee's and get your ticket to attend the event!

 

The event will be held on November 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM at this address:

Christian School
1075 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 

 

Important: In order to go to this event, you must have a ticket. To get tickets, you have to buy Hard Luck from Hicklebees. One book = two tickets.
 



Halloween Fun at your Library!


kids in halloween costumesWould You Let A Ghost Borrow Your Library Book? Story and Craft for Kids

 

Would you like your children to love books? We would too! Come to this special storytime and craft. You and your child will listen to stories and make a felt ghost bookmark to take home. For ages 4 – 8.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Story Times and Crafts

Get in the Halloween spirit with this special storytime for young children. Enjoy books and songs about all things Halloween, and make a cute pumpkin craft.

 

Halloween Parades

Join us for a fun Halloween Parade and trick or treating through the library!

 

Costume Contests

Don't forget to dress up! 

 

Haunted Houses

Come to the Haunted House… if you dare! A chilling, thrilling experience featuring some special tricks and treats!

 

7th Annual Harvest Festival and Holiday Boutique at the Almaden Community Center and Library

Spooktacular Family Fun! Come in your most spooktacular outfits and take part in costume parades through out the day.

 

Check out Halloween from previous years at the library on Flickr!



Author Fair 2013


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library presents an Author Fair

 

Saturday, November 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the King Library.

 

Come meet and support more than 30 local Bay Area authors during King Library's first ever Author Fair! You will have the opportunity to mingle with participating authors as well as listen to them share their inspirations for their books. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Learn more about all the participating authors:

 



Help a Friend Get Online: EveryoneOn.org


1 in 5 Americans Don't Use the Internet. Luckily, Help is all around

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 5 Americans consider themselves non-users of the Internet.
  • 80% of teachers give homework online.
  • Digital literacy is one of the top three reasons Americans don’t use PCs and the Internet, with 46% of non-users responding that they lack the necessary skills according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

 

During the months of September and October San Jose Public Library in conjunction with EveryoneOn.org will help promote the cause of increasing the digital literacy skills of San Jose residents.

 

San Jose Public Library regularly offers many opportunities for residents to learn basic computer and internet skills that are necessary to find employment, help children complete homework, access electronic medical records, and connect with family and friends.

 

Free Internet and Computer Training Events at San Jose Public Library Branches

 

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Back to School Already?


Learning Express logo imageTutor.com logo imageWorld Book Student logo imageLogo image for shmoop

 

Parents might be rejoicing, but for students back to school is no fun.  However, we have resources to make sure you start your school year off right:

 

  • Did you know that we have online tutors through tutor.com that can help you with your homework? Pretty cool, huh! Online tutors are available everyday from 2:00pm to midnight and can assist students, grades K-12 and the first 2 years of college.
     
  • So say you get an essay or research paper assignment and the library is closed, don't worry you can use World Book online with your library card and find research for your paper.
     
  • Also, if you need help with an AP class, the SAT, ACT, PSAT, CAHSEE, or an SAT subject test we have Shmoop and LearningExpress to the rescue!

All of these resources are available online for free with a San José Public Library card.

 

With all these great resources to help you with tests and homework, you will no doubt be looking forward to your next report card.



Teachers! Let San Jose Library Help You Implement the Common Core Standards!


Classroom teNoveList Plus logoachers, school administrators, school librarians and support staff will be happy to know that San Jose Public Library has online help available as schools implement the Common Core Standards. One of our databases, NoveList Plus, offers detailed lessons on how to use engaging non-fiction texts to lead students to extract relevant information from their reading and apply that information in a number of ways (the basis of many of the Common Core reading standards). NoveList Plus provides Common Core Connections, a special feature in which each lesson:

  • Provides three annotated titles matched to the subject and text complexity for the grade
  • Includes two standards-based questions and at least one question comparing two or more of the books
  • Cites the applicable standard making it easy to connect these to your larger lessons
  • Offers suggestions for related resources in NoveList

Check out this invaluable resource!

 

If you are accessing this feature from home, CLICK HERE, then, on the "Books and Literature Resources" web page:

  • Select NoveList Plus (the second choice)
  • Key in your name, library card number and PIN
  • At the NoveList Plus home page, select "Common Core" on the right side of the page under "Professional Resources"

For a two-page overview of all the features of NoveList Plus that can help teachers address Common Core standards, CLICK HERE.

 

NoveList also offers a blog for teachers, "Kids & Books", written by school and public librarians on a number of issues related to the teaching of English/Language Arts. The August blog "Back to School" offers a handful of articles full of advice and inspiration as we set out on the new school year. CLICK HERE to read the blog!



Zinio is Here!


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Zinio allows you to enjoy the complete digital editions of some your favorite magazines for adults, teens, kids, and Spanish language readers.  You can checkout as many magazines as you want with no holds or due dates.  Plus, you can be sure you are reading the latest edition of your favorite magazine since new issues are available right away.

 

With Zinio, you can read your magazines anytime, anywhere, either on your PC, Mac, or mobile device.

 

*Please note you will create a total of 2 accounts; a Library Collection account to check out magazines; and a Zinio.com Reader account to read checked out magazines via streaming online with computers and/or downloaded offline via mobile apps.

 

*Most magazines can be read in browser, some however, require you to download Zinio Reader 4 & Adobe Air. (These magazines will indicate if you need the Zinio Reader).



New Russian Collection (Новая руccкая коллекция) at Calabazas Branch


Russian book's coverRussian book's coverДорогие пользователи нашей библиотеки! Новое, реконструированное отделение - Сalabazas Branch Library, открывшееся недавно, ждет вас! 

 

На полках нашей библиотеки представлен большой выбор новых книг как для взрослых (в печатном формате и в MP3 форматах), так и для детей.  Замечательная книга воспоминание Веры Прохоровой о Рихтере, интересный детектив актера Андрея Мягкова, новые книги Марининой, Устиновой, Донцовой доставят вам много радостных минут.

 

Увлекательные кино и сериалы на DVD ждут своих зрителей. Пoжалуйста, посетите нас как можно скорее!



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Family Learning Center New Materials


Family Learning Center is introducing Reading Explorer series to ESL learners of San Jose Public Library. Reading Explorer is a six-level content-based reading series featuring pictures from National Geographic to help develop reading and vocabulary skills for all learners. The six volumes are ranking from low-beginning of Reading Explorer Intro to advanced reading in Reading Explorer 5. Each volume has 24 reading passages and are divided into units. Reading passages cover a wide range of real-world topics related to culture, science, social studies, travel, and adventure.

 

I like this reading series and strongly recommend to English learners.  The set does motivate real-world content with photographs to help develop learners’ understanding of the wider world in which we live. Reading Comprehension activities cover essential reading skills and question types commonly found on standardized tests. Vocabulary Practice activities and Vocabulary Builder boxes present and reinforce high-frequency vocabulary items.

 

Reading Explorer Intro book cover Book cover of Reading Explorer 1Book Cover of Reading Explorer 2 Book Cover of Reading Explorer 3Book Cover of Reading Explorer 4 Book Cover of Reading Explorer 5

 

About author from Amazon's Editorial Review: "Paul MacIntyre earned his MA in TESL from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an ELT professional for over 20 years. Paul has teaching experience in Japan and the United States, and as an editor participated in the development of numerous ELT courses for classrooms around the world. As a writer, he has contributed to various major course book and testing programs. For National Geographic Learning he is proud to have authored Reading Explorer 2, Reading Explorer 4, and most recently Pathways Listening and Speaking 4."

 

Hope you enjoy the series and please don't hesitate to send Chieu, the Family Learning Center central selector, a comment or suggestion.



Book Trailer Contest


Have a book you really love? But are tired to telling people what's it about? Then why not show them? Make a book trailer and enter your video in the San Jose Public Library's book trailer contest to win prizes!

 

Need some inspiration for your video? Check out the book trailer I made for The Maze Runner by James Dashner right here:& https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMa7o6XUCGY

 

Think you can do better? Sumbit your video to youtube and tag it with SJPL2013SRC and cite any images, audio, pictures etc, that isn't yours.

 

Check this link for rules, regulations, and more information about the contest (and Summer Reading!): http://www.sjpl.org/booktrailer

 

Good luck to you all, and may the odds be ever in your favor!