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Author Visit: Lily Williams and Kate Schneemann

Author Visit: Lily Williams and Kate Schneemann

This week we hosted an exceptional author visit at our library. The Class of 2025 heard from Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann about their brand new book Go With the Flow, which focuses on menstruation, equity, activism, and friendship. In preparation for the visit, our 7th graders had the opportunity to read Williams and Schneemann’s […]

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

San Mateo County Library’s 5th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is coming up soon! Saturday January 25, 12:00-6:00pm to be exact. This year’s YANovCon will be held at Millbrae Library and will feature panel discussions, hangouts, and signings with about 20 YA authors, including Gloria Chao, Anna-Marie McLemore, CB Lee, and others. And the […]

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Abigail Hing Wen with Sabaa Tahir in celebration of Abigail’s debut novel, Loveboat, Taipei. Monday January 6, 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park More information here Tara Sim with Kat Cho for the launch of Tara’s novel, Scavenge the Stars. Tuesday January 7, 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park […]

2019 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

Check out some of the books that won awards in 2019… available at Casti Library! Stonewall Book Award Lambda Literary Award Morris Award Coretta Scott King Award Booker Prize National Book Award: Fiction Pulitzer Prize: Poetry National Book Award: Poetry National Book Award: Young Adult Alex Award  

Book review: Salt in My Soul

Book review: Salt in My Soul

09 December 2019

Mallory Smith inspired many people through her passionate advocacy for those living with cystic fibrosis. Salt in My Soul reveals another facet of her story: her own internal struggles with her illness. Mallory grew up in Los Angeles (but had connections to the Silicon Valley as an alumna of Stanford University, and through cousins who […]

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ICYMI: New in November

ICYMI: New in November

02 December 2019

In case you missed it, here are some of the new books from November that we’re excited about. Check them out now in the library or online with Sora! The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern eBook and audiobook available The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys eBook available The Stars and the Blackness Between by […]

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Global Week 2020 Reading List

Global Week 2020 Reading List

21 November 2019

Interested in learning more about this year’s Global Week theme, Seats at the Table: Women, Peace, and Security? ACE Center TA Riley ’20 helped us compile these book recommendations to help anyone from sixth graders to faculty explore the topic. All of the books listed below are available in the library! Leading the Way: Women […]

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Interview with Chrishaunda Lee Perez

Interview with Chrishaunda Lee Perez

21 November 2019

We’ve been lucky to host a number of author visits already this year! Our TA Lishan ‘20 sat down with one visiting writer. Read the interview below!   In early September, I had the opportunity to interview Chrishaunda Perez, the author of We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women when she came to visit […]

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Printing and Book Arts Workshops at Casti!

Printing and Book Arts Workshops at Casti!

07 November 2019

The love of books meets hands-on making in this new series of workshops. Everyone’s invited – students, siblings, parents and grandparents – come one, come all! But space will be limited, so sign up promptly. First workshop: 11/22/19 at 3:15 – Making Matchbox Books with Casti Alumna Kit Day! Questions? Email a librarian. Matchbox Books […]

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Edible Book Festival Winners!

Edible Book Festival Winners!

05 November 2019

Between the games, trivia, and abundance of cakes and tasty treats, yesterday’s Edible Book Festival was a great event! Thanks to everyone who helped out, attended, or participated, and a big congratulations to this year’s winners! For those who couldn’t make it for the awards presentation, here are the results of the vote: Best Simple […]

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