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Attention Middle Schoolers: Inklings Book Contest

Attention Middle Schoolers: Inklings Book Contest

Do you love to write? Submit your story or poem to the Society of Young Inklings Book Contest! This contest is only open to students in 8th grade or below, and it closes on March 15th. Contest winners will receive two sessions with a professional writer and a copy of the Inklings Book 2017 with their […]

Readers Without Borders: International Literature Reading Challenge

Readers Without Borders: International Literature Reading Challenge

Introducing the 2017 Castilleja Library reading challenge! This year, we’re broadening our collection and your reading experience even more by challenging you to read books published outside the United States. Read a book from each continent! If you read three books from three different continents, you get a prize! If you read books from six […]

January Author and Literary Events

January Author and Literary Events

Susan Dennard and Alexandra Bracken Come see the authors of Truthwitch and Passenger at the release of their sequels! Windwitch is the sequel to the exciting high fantasy Truthwitch, and Wayfarer is the sequel to the time travel adventure Passenger. Friday, January 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, […]

Four to Read More: Criminal Families

Four to Read More: Criminal Families

From confidence tricksters to thieves to magicians, the families of these protagonists are not going to win any awards for good citizenship. White Cat by Holly Black Cassel comes from a family of curse workers, people who can change your looks, your feelings, your luck with the touch of a hand. Cassel has no powers–or […]

Got Audiobooks? (Your Library Does!)

Got Audiobooks? (Your Library Does!)

09 December 2016

The library is delighted to announce that we now have audiobooks that you can check out! Our collection, offering a range of choices for listeners age 11-18 and beyond, is with the ebooks in Overdrive. If you want to see which of our audiobooks are recommended for someone your age, check out our Pinterest board. […]

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Dress Like A Time Traveler Day!

Dress Like A Time Traveler Day!

30 November 2016

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 […]

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Bluefire 1000 Word Story Contest!

Bluefire 1000 Word Story Contest!

28 November 2016

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. The deadline to submit a story is February 1st. From their website: “We’re looking for an outstanding piece […]

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Ebooks on Break!

Ebooks on Break!

17 November 2016

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 […]

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Open Access Books at JSTOR

Open Access Books at JSTOR

15 November 2016

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, […]

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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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