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Paraphrasing with Taylor Swift!

Paraphrasing with Taylor Swift!

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 […]

New in the Library: Creative Nonfiction

New in the Library: Creative Nonfiction

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 […]

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

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 […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

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 […]

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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Join Us for the Third Annual Edible Book Festival!

Join Us for the Third Annual Edible Book Festival!

21 March 2016

On Monday, March 28, the library will celebrate its 3rd annual Edible Book Festival. Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for literarily-inspired games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition. Don’t forget to RSVP or volunteer to help out! Community members are invited to create […]

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Four to Read More: Gaslamp Fantasy

Four to Read More: Gaslamp Fantasy

16 March 2016

Gaslamp fantasy is probably my all time favorite sub-genre. The perfect blend of elements from fantasy, romance, and historical fiction, gaslamp fantasy is set in worlds that mirror late eighteenth century to nineteenth century Europe, but where magic outweighs, blends with, or exists next to, technology. And my absolute favorite gaslamp fantasy books are the […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

08 March 2016

Beginning in 1908 with a 15,000 strong march by women through New York City to demand better work hours, better pay, and the right to vote, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For more information, click HERE. At the library, we’re celebrating with some awesome books like these!   […]

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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

01 March 2016

Kepler’s Books: Alex Gino, author of George Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349 Alex Gino’s debut book features a transgender girl who wants to star as Charlotte in the school production of Charlotte’s Web. RSVP Here Kepler’s Books: Lauren Bird Horowitz, author of Shattered Blue Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:00 […]

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Illustrator Christian Robinson Visits Castilleja!

Illustrator Christian Robinson Visits Castilleja!

24 February 2016

Christian Robinson, illustrator of the Newbery Award winning Last Stop on Market Street, visited Castilleja today. He worked with Upper School Drawing and Painting, visited with sixth graders, and helped the entire eighth grade design collage illustrations of characters from their lit circle books.   Your intrepid librarians were on the spot, distributing paper and taking […]

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