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Summertime, and e-reading is easy!

Summertime, and e-reading is easy!

Worried that you’ll miss the Casti Library this summer? You don’t need to be! Our collection of more than 1700 ebooks is open 24/7. You can log in whenever you like. Click here to visit our digital library! Ebooks are readable on many different devices and apps. Learn more on our FAQ or stop by the library […]

Congratulations to Our Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients!

Congratulations to Our Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients!

This year, thirteen Castilleja students were among the West Region at Large winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Writers, an organization dedicated to celebrating extraordinarily talented student writers and artists. This year, students aged 7-12 across America submitted nearly 32,000 […]

Summer Bay Area Literary Events

Summer Bay Area Literary Events

May Evelyn Skye in conversation with Sabaa Tahir The Crown’s Game Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 RSVP here   Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m. 99 Poems: New and Selected Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA […]

Booktrends: Cults

Booktrends: Cults

Cults have been high in the popular consciousness lately, with the success of shows like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. So if you can’t get enough of cult dynamics and the girls who struggle to break away from them, here’s a round up of books on the subject. Inside the compound, everything is guided by rules, […]

Celebration of Casti Authors Next Week!

Celebration of Casti Authors Next Week!

10 May 2016

Monday, May 16th from 3:30 to 5:30 in the library, we will have a literary salon featuring student and alumnae authors and artists! Join us for a discussion panel, readings of student work, musical performances, short films, and more! Featured Alumnae Panel:   We will also have tasty treats, writing games, and summer workshop opportunities. RSVP […]

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Paraphrasing with Taylor Swift!

Paraphrasing with Taylor Swift!

27 April 2016

Original: “But I’ve got a blank space, baby/And I’ll write your name.”   (“Blank Space,” by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback) Paraphrase: I’m single, so we should date. (Lindsey E., ’21) It can be challenging to learn to use your own words to express ideas and facts that you get from reading you do […]

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New in the Library: Creative Nonfiction

New in the Library: Creative Nonfiction

20 April 2016

This year we subscribed to a lot of awesome periodicals, like Lapham’s Quarterly, which Kiana B. so kindly reviewed for us. My favorite new periodical, though, is Creative Nonfiction. Creative Nonfiction‘s tagline “True stories, well told” about sums up the magazine. It’s true stories, actual events that have actually happened to actual people, but written […]

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

11 April 2016

April is National Poetry Month! Ms. Seroff is the foremost poetry lover in the library, but all of us enjoy a good romp through the poetry section of the library. We’ll be celebrating all month long–you may have noticed the flyers scattered around campus with poems on them. April 21st is Poem in Your Pocket […]

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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

06 April 2016

Emery Lord, author of When We Collided. Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA RSVP Here       Cecelia Ahern, author of Flawed, in conversation with Caragh O’Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy and The Vault of Dreamers trilogy. Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA RSVP Here […]

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Edible Book Festival!

Edible Book Festival!

29 March 2016

Yesterday was Castilleja Library’s Third Annual Edible Book Festival! We had a huge turnout and over seventy entries. There were games, a Horcrux Hunt, coloring stations, and of course, cake! The winners of the awards were…   Click here to see all the photos of the event. We hope to see you next year!

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