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Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

It’s time again for Palo Alto Weekly’s short story contest! The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school full-time in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford, Portola Valley, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and East Palo Alto. Stories should be 2,500 words or less, and entrants need to […]

March Author and Literary Events

March Author and Literary Events

NYMBC YA Road Trip Panel with Tricia Levenseller, author of the Viking-inspired Warrior of the Wild and Caitlin Sangster, sharing her sequel to Last Star Burning, Shatter the Suns. Monday, March 4 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco More information here   Beloved author Katherine Applegate presents her new book, Endling: The Last. […]

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Recaptains: A New Reading Resource

Are you excited for Leigh Bardugo’s next Grishaverse book? Counting the days for the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone? Maybe you just learned there’s a third book in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. But if you’re anything like us, there is just one problem: you cannot quite remember where the […]

New Database!

New Database!

Exciting news! We are trying out Project MUSE. Project MUSE is a database from Johns Hopkins university, and has a huge amount of full-text versions of books and scholarly journals from the humanities and social science fields.     From their website: Our Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and […]

Celebration of Casti Authors!

Celebration of Casti Authors!

25 February 2019

Come join us in the library this Friday, March 1st for our fourth annual Celebration of Casti Authors! We will have readings, live music, a special alumna author, and treats! We will also be sharing opportunities for student writers to showcase their work.   RSVP here!

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February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

29 January 2019

Leigh Bardugo and her latest Grishaverse book, The King of Scars Tuesday, February 5, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Fan meet-up will start at 6.00 PM Q&A and signing will start at 7.00 PM RSVP here A Night at Hogwarts: themed games, crafts & treats. Thursday, February 7, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Books Inc. […]

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Four to Read More: AI and Technology

Four to Read More: AI and Technology

16 January 2019

Did you love this year’s Global Week topic? If you want to explore more about AI, technology, and the human imagination, try one of these books!   Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith Noted scientist Kelly and her cartoonist husband Zach explore ten up and coming technologies in this […]

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January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

19 December 2018

NYMBC presents Kiersten White, author of Slayer (book one in her brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) in conversation with Adrienne Young, author of Sky in the Deep Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village Palo Alto More information here   Celebrate the launch of Firestarter, the epic conclusion to the Timekeeper […]

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The Asian American Writers’ Workshop

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop

13 December 2018

This past Tuesday, the Class of 2019 was fortunate to hear poet and PhD candidate Emily Jungmin Yoon read some of her recent work. Yoon’s first full-length collection of poems, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, tells the complex stories of Korean “comfort women” during World War II. She is an inspiring writer who is […]

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New Sequels and Favorites!

New Sequels and Favorites!

06 December 2018

     New Sequels New from Favorite Authors  Arch-Enemies by Marissa Meyer, the sequel to Renegades Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi, sequel to Beasts Made of Night Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao, sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns West by Edith Pattou, sequel to East Spill Zone, Vol. 2 by […]

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