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The Edible Book Festival is here! Once again, there will be butterbeer!

The Edible Book Festival is here! Once again, there will be butterbeer!

On Monday, March 30, the library will celebrate its 2nd annual Edible Book Festival. Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for literarily-inspired games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition! All members of the community are also invited to donate non-perishable foods to the We […]

Non-Perishable Food Drive by WWS Club-Part of the Edible Book Festival

Non-Perishable Food Drive by WWS Club-Part of the Edible Book Festival

Do you remember the Edible Books Festival that the library hosted last year? Well now it’s back, in all of its glory, but with an awesome, community action themed addition! The We Won’t Stop Club, working in collaboration with the library, is hosting a book themed food drive, with proceeds going to the Ecumenical Hunger […]

Why I Love JSTOR

Why I Love JSTOR

One of my best sleepover memories involves JSTOR, the amazing database you might have used for a C&C project or, if you’re like me, you frequent with search terms and curiosity. Some of you may be surprised or a lil grossed out by this. Who would want to read articles filled with unfortunate amounts of […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Springtime means the flowers are blooming, the leaves are reappearing on the trees, and new books are coming out! Check out some of these great authors making appearances near you. February 28, 7pm, @ Kepler’s Are you a fan of thrilling, spine-tingling stories? Meet authors C.J. Omololu (Transcendence), Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Kimberly Derting (The […]

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Our Pinterest Is Busy!

23 March 2015

Have you checked our Pinterest page lately? We’ve been adding hundreds of book recommendations to make sure you always have something to read – and they now include recommendations in our ebook library as well. If you’re a middle schooler who loves realistic and historical fiction, you’ll want to check out our board For Fans […]

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Four to Read More – No Love

Four to Read More – No Love

13 February 2015

And now we present Four to Read More, mini collections of four books that share some common theme, whether it’s the name of a character, a cover design quirk, or something else. Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), this series will highlight […]

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Star-crossed Books – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Star-crossed Books – Happy Valentine’s Day!

09 February 2015

Do you remember Blind Date With a Book from last year? By popular demand, it’s back again – but with a twist. This time, your secret brown bags continue not one, but two books, linked together by a common theme, historical moment, genre, inspiration, character….who knows? Just like Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers, these […]

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Bibliophiles’ Mutual Aid Society: Finding time to read

Bibliophiles’ Mutual Aid Society: Finding time to read

28 January 2015

Last week members of the Casti community gathered to brainstorm strategies for having a rich life as a pleasure reader. Here are the ideas shared by students and adults in our community. We would love to hear your strategies for finding time to read in the comments below! Finding time to read: In addition to the recent […]

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Five Steps For Making An Intentional Practice of Reading

Five Steps For Making An Intentional Practice of Reading

16 January 2015

What does it mean to make an intentional practice of reading? For me, it’s a way of life. When I was younger, I absolutely loved to read all the time. In elementary school, after I finished an assignment I would tuck my latest read inside a workbook and proceed to read about the BFG while […]

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Casti Senior Anna Caltabiano’s New Book Is Here!

Casti Senior Anna Caltabiano’s New Book Is Here!

16 January 2015

Now that the new year is upon us, it seems appropriate to feature on of Casti’s very own students, who has a not-so-secret life as an author! After swallowing the remains of my crumbled granola bar, I cautiously stepped into “Mr. Smoot’s room – the one with the dog bed” and spotted my victim immediately. […]

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