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Smart Babes, Trashy Books
So many romance novels, so little time! Not sure what to read next? Smart Babes have got you covered.Read more...
Image: Faber's Cyclery on the corner of First and Margaret Streets in San Jose about 1992.
Discover the history of Faber's Cyclery building.Read more...
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Oscar Statuette
We're here to help you get ready for the Academy Awards! Read more about the show's history, current nominees, and how to prep for your own Oscar party.Read more...
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Linus, a character from Peanuts, is holding his security blanket.
Do you crochet, knit, quilt? Or do you want to learn how? Donate your cozy talents to Project Linus.Read more...
Book cover image for "The Many Faces of Josephine"
Discover the real life characters feature on the NBC series Timeless .Read more...
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Studying for the American citizenship test is easy with ProCitizen!Read more...
Silicon Valley Reads 2017 - "...and justice for all"
How can we reduce bias in our legal system and our daily lives? Join this community conversation with a Silicon Valley Reads event.Read more...
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Child on computer
Interested in learning more about computer science, programming, and how to launch your own startup? Join this Startup Bootcamp for students ages 10–17.Read more...
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random teen books
One of my favorite things about working in the library, is perusing the newest trends in the YA literary genre. Why would someone my age be so interested in this particular genre? Because of all the amazing, well-written, and overall quirky level of it. When I was a teen, YA literature didn't really exist quite yet. My generation went from reading Judy Blume books, straight into Anne Rice and Danielle Steel . When I began working for San Jose Public Library, I was amazed at the amount of books in the Teen Room and how the writing was engaging and...Read more...
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Alyssa and Addie holding lipsticks.
Lips were one of the biggest trending beauty features of 2016 that continues today, and we’ve got some tips and tricks to put your best pout forward. Beauty junkies rejoice! Lips are our favorite part of our face to make up, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re going to show you our tried and true tips with items you might already have in your arsenal. 1. Primer Lipstick always bleeding onto your chin, or end up on your teeth? Fear not, for those days, are over. All you have to do before applying your lipstick is lining and...Read more...