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The 6th Annual Edible Book Festival!

The 6th Annual Edible Book Festival!

This year’s Edible Book Festival will be on Monday, October 22nd from 3:30 to 6pm in the library! That’s a week and a half away, so start your planning now! All Casti community members are welcome to attend, submit an entry, and vote. This year we’ll also have a scavenger hunt, a food trivia contest, puzzles, […]

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What is a zine, anyway?

Zines (rhymes with “beans”) are small circulation, self-published works created by a person (or small group) with a passion for a particular subject.  Zines can be educational, creative, wry, beautiful, political, whimsical, silly, sarcastic, dark, and even disturbing depending on the aim of the author.  APUSH fans may be interested to know that Thomas Paine’s self-published 1775 pamphlet, Common […]

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

The First Looks Book Club presents author Caitlin Seal in celebration of her novel, Twice Dead: Necromancer’s Song #1. Tuesday, October 2, 6:00pm Books Inc. 1375 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame More information here   Laini Taylor in conversation with Sabaa Tahir about Muse of Nightmares, the sequel to Strange the Dreamer Wednesday, October 3, 7:00pm –  9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park RSVP […]

Author Visit: Nina LaCour

Author Visit: Nina LaCour

Coming to the Castilleja Library in late September is Nina LaCour, author of five young adult novels! LaCour seems to charm every reader with her stories of love, grief, and friendship. Her novels are a true and candid study of her characters’ identities and emotional journey to find themselves in the world around them. Her […]

Introducing Sora, a new ebook app

Introducing Sora, a new ebook app

04 September 2018

Exciting news! Overdrive has a new app just for schools called Sora. Sora makes it easier than ever to browse, download, and read books from our digital library. The best thing about Sora is that your librarians can create collections of books with you in mind! We have collections of everything from books your librarians especially […]

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New Database: EBSCO!

New Database: EBSCO!

27 August 2018

We’re always on the lookout for resources to help you tackle those research projects, and this year we’re adding EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete database for you! A complete index of included journals can be found here. EBSCO says about this database: A leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic […]

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September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

21 August 2018

Author Katharine McGee shares the final installment in her epic Thousandth Floor series, The Towering Sky. Monday, September 10, 2018 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 2251 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA More information here. Mighty Middle Grade: an amazing panel of middle grade authors who will be talking about strong-willed girls who persist, dragons, spies, monsters, dogs and so much more. Friday, September […]

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

21 August 2018

Your librarians are so excited for school to start up again! Come on in and check out our amazing array of brand new books and magazines we got over the summer. We would also love to hear about your summer! Stop by and tell us all about it, especially if you read anything you loved. […]

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July and August Bay Area Author and Literary Events

July and August Bay Area Author and Literary Events

27 July 2018

Ben Costa and James Parks in celebration of the second Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo book, The Middle-Route Run Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 11:00am Books Inc. 1875 Bascom Avenue, Suite #600 Campbell, CA More information here Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic medalist fencer and first hijabi to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games and her autobiography, Proud: […]

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#BooksOnBreak

#BooksOnBreak

01 June 2018

As we start the summer, don’t forget that the library is here for you! We have an amazing selection of ebooks and audiobooks on our Overdrive, for all your vacation reading needs. Check out our Pinterest page and our newly updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List. Happy reading!

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