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Four to Read More – This Time, That Time

Four to Read More – This Time, That Time

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 […]

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

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 […]

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 […]

My Favorite Things: Date Range Filtering

My Favorite Things: Date Range Filtering

Have you ever wished you could look at webpages on a particular topic…but only from the last month? Identify books about FDR, but only those written during his presidency? Find pictures of One Direction, but only those posted during their X Factor days? Google’s Date range filter allows you to specify a time period from which […]

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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Need A Book Recommendation? Try Pinterest!

Need A Book Recommendation? Try Pinterest!

25 August 2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We librarians have already begun working hard getting the library ready for you. We have piles of new books, many of which are already on display on racks and shelves around the library. We’re excited to recommend some excellent reads for you. Take a look to your right – […]

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What Is Steampunk?!?

What Is Steampunk?!?

25 August 2014

“What is steampunk, anyway?” We got that question a number of times last year, so we are here to explain. After looking at a lot of different definitions, one source sums it up handily: Steampunk is modern technology—iPads, computers, robotics, air travel— powered by steam and set in the 1800’s. Often, steampunk is referred to […]

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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

24 August 2014

Welcome back to campus! There’s no better time than the beginning of the school year to get your read on. Check out these nearby events with authors and creative types. September 7 @ 4:00pm, A Great Good Place for Books Love romance? Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy […]

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Recommended Pleasure Reading

Recommended Pleasure Reading

05 June 2014

Just in time for summer, we’ve revised and expanded our Recommended Pleasure Reading book! This is a list of book recommendations for 6th through 12th graders specially chosen by your librarians for their high quality, interesting plots and characters, and enjoyable reading experiences. You can click below to view it online; it is also available […]

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New Resources for Choosing What To Read Next!

New Resources for Choosing What To Read Next!

22 May 2014

Just in time for summer, we’ve added two amazing resources for students and families searching for great reads. First, the new edition of our Recommended Pleasure Reading booklet is here! Just click on the Recommended Reading square to your right to view the booklet online. Second, we’ve added an amazing new database to our collection […]

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