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Adam West passed away on June 9, 2017. Perhaps best known for his role as "Batman" in the television series of the 1960s, West also had an extensive career in film and voiceover work that can be seen on his official website and on IMDB.com . Here are a few items from the San Jose Public Library's catalog that feature the actor as well. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is an animated movie featuring West as the voice of Batman with Burt Ward, his co-star in the live-action series from the '60s, voicing Robin. The two heroes face off...Read more...
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Exciting News! On Tuesday, June 27, Zinio and OneClickDigital will come together in one app – RBdigital! Now you’ll be able to use both services in one place. The new RBdigital app improves the reading/listening experience, and makes it easier for you to enjoy eAudiobooks and eMagazines! To get ready for this change, the Zinio and OneClickDigital websites and apps will be down from 5 pm on Monday, June 26 until about 7 am on Tuesday, June 27. At that time they will be under the new banner RBdigital. What to Expect If you are already a OneClick Digital app...Read more...
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As described in an earlier post , starting June 27, 2017 there will be changes in how San Jose Public Library (SJPL) cardholders access and view San Jose State University (SJSU) materials. SJPL and SJSU are both committed to providing access to their materials and collections. These are the changes that will be occurring: There will be links on the SJPL site to help customers navigate to the new SJSU catalog. SJSU items will no longer be visible in the SJPL catalog . SJPL customers will be able to apply for Community User access that will allow them to checkout...Read more...
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Celebrate LGBT Pride! June is national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. We celebrate every June to commemorate the historic Stonewall riots (a key point in the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S.), celebrate our LGBT communities, and honor the contributions that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people have made to our world. LGBT eResources Here are some excellent LGBT eResources for teens to check out: Enjoy these LGBT eResources for adult readers: Explore these LGBT eResources for children: George is also available in Spoken eBook format You can find all of these LGBT-themed titles (and much more)...Read more...
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Start your own hobby video game project. Whether you want to build the next cell phone addiction, or your own personal simulation game, your local branch has the information you need to begin your journey into video games development.Read more...
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Adobe Creative Cloud is available on all SJPL Works computers for your small business' creative needs! Click on the logos below to learn more about these applications through the library's Lynda.com resource. Adobe Dreamweaver Increase the traffic to your business' online web presence by using the industry's standard for creating, coding, and managing websites. View your website as you code or place elements. And don't be afraid if you are new to coding. Dreamweaver's new coding engine offers code hints and visual aids that reduce errors and improve readability. Preview sites on multiple devices at the same time, including actual...Read more...
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Here are some green recipes and concoctions to save you green. And remember to log these reads as we continue our Summer Reading Challenge!Read more...
Big Library Read You don't have to be a genius to fall in love with this book!
Join us June 12th through June 26th for another Big Library Read! This time, the book is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Get your eCopy at OverDrive , or place a hold on a paper copy !Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Fanime
From meeting movie-quality cosplayers to rocking out at MusicFest, Fanimecon 2017 was better than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we once again attended Fanimecon for the second year in a row. Fanime is Northern California’s largest anime convention and is held in our beloved downtown San Jose during Memorial Day weekend. Couldn't make it? No problem! Below we’ve got the Top 5 Highlights of Fanime to beat those FOMO (fear of missing out) blues. 1. Artist Alley Artwork is a huge component of Fanime, and everywhere you look, there were loads of people carrying bags of artwork...Read more...
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Although winter appears to be selfishly hanging on into summer, the staff of the San Jose Public Library is busily reading full steam ahead. This month find our picks, which include heartfelt family reads, atmospheric ghost stories, and YA books with strong female leads. Let us know what you've been reading in the comments below. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman This is a wonderfully poignant and touching story about the effects of Alzheimers on a generational scale. Although the book is very short, the audiobook is only a brief hour in length,...Read more...