Thursday, November 29, 2007
The library has a special collection of high interest easy to read materials for adults who are seeking to improve their basic reading and writing skills. The collection called Adult New Reader has both fiction and non-fiction books on diverse topics as well as audio books and special newspapers written for adults learning to read, such as News for YOU. The books have colored dots on their spines to indicate their readability level.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Pixenate (PXN8) http://pixenate.com/
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
- Fiction – Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
- Nonfiction – Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, by Tim Weiner (Doubleday)
- Poetry – Time and Materials, by Robert Hass (Ecco/Harper Collins)
- Young People’s Literature – Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown & Company). Click on the links to reserve a copy for yourself.
The National Book Awards, given to writers by writers, were established in 1950 to recognize literary excellence in American literature and to raise the public’s awareness of great writing by fellow Americans. To learn more about the awards and see a complete list of finalists, click on the link above.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Santa Clara City Library contributed more than 100 photos in 2005 and recently added several more including the one at left.
Postcards, maps, letters and other items can be found in the database. The California History Center at DeAnza College, History San Jose, Intel Corporation Museum, The California Room at San Jose Public Library, San Jose State University Special Collections, Santa Clara University Archives also contribute materials.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Ages 5 through adult. Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. Central Park Library Redwood Room. Native American drum group, Swift-Cloud, performs traditional songs and drumming accompanied by Native American dancers. Learn about the songs and dances of some of our nation's First Peoples. Seating is limited. Please arrive early. No registration required. For more information, please call (408) 615-2916.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
These adults have limited literacy skills due to a variety of reasons. Many suffer from a learning disability, such as dyslexia. What makes the dyslexic brain different? What methods hold out hope for dyslexics to improve their reading and writing skills? Overcoming Dyslexia: a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level by Sally Shaywitz, explains how neuro-imaging techniques have helped researchers answer these questions. Click here for a list of resources in the library about dyslexia.
Try our ReferenceUSA database.
To learn to create company lists try searching for retail grocers in
Did you find fifty-five retail grocers in the city of
If you need further assistance, call a reference librarian at 408-615-2900.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Learn to find information on the Internet by using exact URLs and search engines, like Google. There are plenty of computers so students can learn by doing. Come to the Technology Center this Thursday, November 15 from 10 a.m. -11 a.m.
Spread the word to those you know who would like to learn the basics of the Internet or find a friendly place to ask questions. Let us know who is coming by signing up in the Technology Center or at the 2nd floor Reference Desk or by calling (408) 615-2900.
It is helpful if students know how to operate a computer mouse. If someone needs practice, try this practice program, Mousing Around.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
A Centennial Software study found that 66% of owners of USB Flash/thumbdrives report losing them. Additionally 60% of those reporting loss say that the drive stored private data.
Here are simple solutions to protect the data on the lost media:
1. Some newer flash drives have built-in encryption. Windows users should look into using something like TrueCrypt(http://www.truecrypt.org/)
2. Password protect sensitive documents
3. Put it on a lanyard or key chain
4. Create a document that will have your email contact
5. Check new products coming out with PIN's such as Corsair' Flash Padlock (http://www.corsair.com/products/padlock.aspx)
Friday, November 9, 2007
Do you need information before buying a mattress? Are you writing a paper on stem cell research, the Iraq war or the current situation in Pakistan? Are you looking for a review for your book club?
Gale General OneFile, an online collection of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles is available free from the Library's Web site. More than 11,000 journal and magazines are indexed and the full text of the article is available for over 6,000 of them. Find OneFile from the Library's Web site, by choosing Research Databases, find Magazines and Newspapers and selecting General OneFile.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
If you see a book you'd like to know more about in our catalog, click the "More Information Button." Often summaries, book reviews, and first chapters will be available!