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Our Updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List!

Our Updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List!

We have updated our Recommended Pleasure Reading List in time for your break! Coming in at over 120 books, this list is specially selected by your librarians, to help sixth through twelfth graders find great books to read in their free time. The new edition includes our regular range of genres, and now includes nonfiction books […]

Ebooks for Summer

Ebooks for Summer

Looking for something good in our digital library for the summer? Here’s some books to get you started! Dystopias Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: A girl with a killer touch rebels against the society that uses her as a weapon. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau: The last bastion of humanity is failing. Is there a way […]

Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures

TA Elyse has kindly put together some recommendations for books featuring summer adventures! Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall If you love fantasy novels or enjoyed reading The Odyssey, Summer of the Mariposas is a good book for you! This novel is about five sisters who find a dead body and go on an […]

Summertime, and e-reading is easy!

Summertime, and e-reading is easy!

Worried that you’ll miss the Casti Library this summer? You don’t need to be! Our collection of more than 1700 ebooks is open 24/7. You can log in whenever you like. Click here to visit our digital library! Ebooks are readable on many different devices and apps. Learn more on our FAQ or stop by the library […]

Summer Bay Area Literary Events

Summer Bay Area Literary Events

May Evelyn Skye in conversation with Sabaa Tahir The Crown’s Game Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 RSVP here   Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m. 99 Poems: New and Selected Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA […]

Congratulations to Our Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients!

Congratulations to Our Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients!

17 May 2016

This year, thirteen Castilleja students were among the West Region at Large winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Writers, an organization dedicated to celebrating extraordinarily talented student writers and artists. This year, students aged 7-12 across America submitted nearly 32,000 […]

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Celebration of Casti Authors Next Week!

Celebration of Casti Authors Next Week!

10 May 2016

Monday, May 16th from 3:30 to 5:30 in the library, we will have a literary salon featuring student and alumnae authors and artists! Join us for a discussion panel, readings of student work, musical performances, short films, and more! Featured Alumnae Panel:   We will also have tasty treats, writing games, and summer workshop opportunities. RSVP […]

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Booktrends: Cults

Booktrends: Cults

04 May 2016

Cults have been high in the popular consciousness lately, with the success of shows like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. So if you can’t get enough of cult dynamics and the girls who struggle to break away from them, here’s a round up of books on the subject. Inside the compound, everything is guided by rules, […]

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Paraphrasing with Taylor Swift!

Paraphrasing with Taylor Swift!

27 April 2016

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 […]

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New in the Library: Creative Nonfiction

New in the Library: Creative Nonfiction

20 April 2016

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 […]

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

11 April 2016

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 […]

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