Featured
October Bay Area Literary and Author Events Poet Tracy K. Smith Visits Castilleja Next Week! American History with the U.S. Census Four to Read More: September 11, 2001
 
October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Ridley Pearson, author of Lock and Key: The Initiation Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 2:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 RSVP and more information here.   Dylan Thuras, one of the authors of Atlas Obscura, in conversation with Mary Roach Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park […]

Poet Tracy K. Smith Visits Castilleja Next Week!

Poet Tracy K. Smith Visits Castilleja Next Week!

Poet Tracy K. Smith, in addition to being one of the most awarded poets of her generation, is a poet who explores race, family, faith, and the strange idiosyncrasies of our existence through a deeply personal lens. Her hypnotic, surprising, even absurd, work offers elegant socio political commentary in vivid verse. She has explored her […]

American History with the U.S. Census

American History with the U.S. Census

History lovers ahoy! Back in 2014 the U.S. Census website started doing something awesome. Each month on their homepage they take a significant event or person and do a fascinating write-up about it using Census data. Topics they’ve covered include: Gone with the Wind and the early American film industry The Galveston Hurricane, still the […]

Four to Read More: September 11, 2001

Four to Read More: September 11, 2001

This Sunday marks the anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. Of course, most of our students are too young to really remember the attack, so if you’re curious about what living through that day and the aftermath was like, here are four books that give a good window […]

Upcoming Bay Area Author and Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Author and Literary Events

12 September 2016

Jeff Chang, author of We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:30pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025               Calla Devlin, author of Tell Me Something Real Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:00pm Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA […]

Continue reading

Posted in Events & Celebrations0 Comments

My Favorite Things: Tumblr Round Up

My Favorite Things: Tumblr Round Up

29 August 2016

If you’ve hung around the library for any length of time, you may have heard me (Ms. Huyck-Aufdermaur) wax poetic about how fascinating social media is. It’s probably not a huge surprise then, that I am all about the cool tumblrs. So here’s some entertaining, informative, or just plain fun tumblrs to add to your dashboard. JSTOR […]

Continue reading

Posted in Reviews & Recommendations0 Comments

Your Librarians’ Favorite Reads This Summer

Your Librarians’ Favorite Reads This Summer

22 August 2016

We, as librarians, tend to read a lot. We read because we love to, but we also read because we need to know what to recommend to you all, our students, when you come back from summer break. So here are our favorite things we read this summer:   Ms. Seroff: Boy, Snow, Bird by […]

Continue reading

Posted in Reviews & Recommendations0 Comments

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

22 August 2016

August William Ritter Ghostly Echoes, the third book in the Jackaby series Monday, August 29, 2016 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 3515 California St San Francisco, CA More information here.         Sabaa Tahir in conversation with Stephanie Garber A Torch Against the Night, sequel to An Ember in the Ashes Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00pm Kepler’s Books […]

Continue reading

Posted in Events & Celebrations0 Comments

Our Updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List!

Our Updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List!

07 June 2016

We have updated our Recommended Pleasure Reading List! 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 and memoirs. There should be something […]

Continue reading

Posted in Reviews & Recommendations0 Comments

Ebooks for Summer

Ebooks for Summer

07 June 2016

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 […]

Continue reading

Posted in Reviews & Recommendations, Student Work0 Comments