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Dress Like A Time Traveler Day!

Dress Like A Time Traveler Day!

Did you know that there is a day devoted to dressing and acting like a time traveler? On Thursday, December 8th, dress like your favorite kind of time traveler, whether it’s literary, or from movies or TV. Sign up here, and then follow these three easy steps to join the chrononauts of the library! Pick […]

Bluefire 1000 Word Story Contest!

Bluefire 1000 Word Story Contest!

Bluefire, an annual literary journal published by the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation, is now accepting entries into their $1000 for 1000 Words contest! Prizes are $1000 for first place and seven $100 prizes for runners up. From their website: “We’re looking for an outstanding piece of short fiction that consists of exactly 1000 words. […]

Ebooks on Break!

Ebooks on Break!

Don’t forget that we have ebooks over Thanksgiving break! With almost 2000 books to choose from, you’re sure to find something to read. The library also has Slate tablets to borrow to use as e-readers over the break. If you’ve forgotten how to use Overdrive, here’s a handy dandy comic to get you started reading […]

Open Access Books at JSTOR

Open Access Books at JSTOR

JSTOR, one of the loves of our collective lives here at the library, is once again doing something neat. From their announcement: “We are pleased to announce a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, […]

Don’t forget! The library has an Instagram!

Don’t forget! The library has an Instagram!

07 November 2016

At the beginning of the year, we sent out a survey to the Upper School asking about what social media you all would like to see us on. A whopping 54% of respondents said they’d follow us on Instagram and you’re in luck, because the library already has one! So if you’d like to see […]

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November Author and Literary Events

November Author and Literary Events

31 October 2016

Tara Sim in conversation with Sabaa Tahir: Timekeeper Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 7:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 RSVP here, steampunk costumes encouraged! Gordon Jack, The Boomerang Effect  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 RSVP here   Kristen-Paige Madonia and Tamara […]

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2016 Election: What’s On The California Ballot?

2016 Election: What’s On The California Ballot?

28 October 2016

This election California has seventeen propositions on the ballot, which is…a lot. Fortunately there are a plethora of sources to help you figure out what they’re about, and to help you make an informed vote on each proposition, should you be of age. Here are some sources we have found to be helpful.   League […]

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Four to Read More: Graphic Memoirs

Four to Read More: Graphic Memoirs

24 October 2016

We know you love Smile, and El Deafo. We know you’ve probably read Persepolis already (and if you haven’t, get on that!), and that you might be staring at the graphic novel section, wondering how you’ll possibly find the memoir comics among all the superheroes and anthropomorphized mice. But never fear my intrepid readers! Your […]

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Castilleja’s Pumpkin Family

Castilleja’s Pumpkin Family

17 October 2016

Laurie P., mother of Mabelle P. ’20 and Eveliena P. ’22, was kind enough to write us an article about the pumpkins you may have noticed in the admin building and the library, and the process of growing and competing with pumpkins! It is hard to miss the bright orange pumpkin greeting visitors at the […]

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New in the Library: The Believer!

New in the Library: The Believer!

12 October 2016

Last year your librarians spent some time choosing new magazines and periodicals for your perusal. We’ve got some excellent ones now, like Lapham’s Quarterly and Creative Nonfiction, and another one I enjoy is The Believer. How can you not enjoy a magazine that explains its contents as “journalism and essays that are frequently very long, […]

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