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Alexandra Fuller Visits Campus

Alexandra Fuller Visits Campus

During Flex, the eighth grade class had the privilege of meeting Alexandra Fuller and being able to experience and relive the life of an aspiring writer growing up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) through her moving stories. Fuller was not what I expected. She was dressed in a plum cashmere sweater and sturdy grey jeans, but […]

Four to Read More – Gloucester

Four to Read More – Gloucester

Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), 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. Check back frequently for a new one, […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Author visits galore are coming up through the end of the semester! Get ready to hear inside accounts of the publishing process, hear inspiring stories of rejection and success, and get your books signed! October 16, 6pm, at Sports Basement SF As part of San Francisco’s weeklong event Litquake, YA superstars A.S. King and Paolo […]

Glass Kite Anthology

Glass Kite Anthology

Nowadays, so many amateur writers are trying to get their work out to the public…ourselves included. Websites like Figment and TeenInk offer an online platform for writers to publish stories, poems, and other written media; however, considering the amount of writing published on the platforms, being noticed is still quite a difficult feat for any […]

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The Big Library Read

13 October 2014

Isn’t it annoying when all of your friends are talking about a great book and you can’t get your hands on a copy? Do you hate being out of the loop on which new books are out? Never fear! The Big Library Read is almost here! Starting October 13 (which is also the start of […]

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Books on the Brain? Brain On Books? Books? Brain!

08 October 2014

Ever wanted to know why you are the way you are? Ever wanted to know what is going on inside your brain? Why your personality is the way it is? Why everyone is different from one another? The answer to all of these questions lies in the study of the human mind and its functions, […]

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8th Graders Chat With Jason Reynolds for Banned Books Week

8th Graders Chat With Jason Reynolds for Banned Books Week

01 October 2014

Last Wednesday, September 24th, the 8th grade class of 2019 got to participate in one of the most interesting Flex Blocks we’ve ever seen: A long discussion about Banned Books Week (or, really, Challenged Books Week) and a Skype call with the author of When I Was the Greatest: Jason Reynolds. That should have caught […]

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Four to Read More – This Time, That Time

Four to Read More – This Time, That Time

25 September 2014

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 some […]

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

23 September 2014

It’s Banned Books Week! This national annual observance celebrates freedom of expression and reading by highlighting the importance of a world (and a library) free of censorship. We celebrate individuals’ rights to read whatever they wish by learning about the history of censorship and book banning – or by picking up an oft-challenged book and […]

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AS King Can Read Like a Pirate–Can You?

AS King Can Read Like a Pirate–Can You?

12 September 2014

Ahoy and avast, ye mateys who love a good guffaw! September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and we library lubbers are styling it Read Like a Pirate Day at Casti. Join in during break and lunch, offer a dramatic reading from your favorite story or poem–but say it in pirate! (“Aaarrg! I do not like green eggs and ham, you scurvy dog!” “You do not like them, so you say, try […]

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