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Need A Book Recommendation? Try Pinterest!

Need A Book Recommendation? Try Pinterest!

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 – […]

What Is Steampunk?!?

What Is Steampunk?!?

“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 […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

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 […]

Flame 2014 is here!

Flame 2014 is here!

Flame, the middle school’s annual literary magazine, is here! You’ll definitely want to check out the amazing artwork, photography, poetry and prose in the 2014 edition. Click in the box below to read it online!

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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The Running Dream: A Review by Sara L ’20

16 May 2014

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen is an inspirational book that everyone can relate to. Even though it is sad starting out, there is one happy ending, which makes it more inspirational. Running means everything to 11th grader Jessica Carlisle. She and her dog, Sherlock, run a five-mile loop every morning. Jessica and her […]

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Casti Students Share Their Summer Reading Plans!

Casti Students Share Their Summer Reading Plans!

15 May 2014

Our library TAs know what summer is all about – reading, of course! Corinne M. ’15 says, Summer vacation is the perfect time to sit down with a juicy book and read the day away. The summer seems to be a relatively empty one for me so I thought the best way to spend my […]

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

12 May 2014

In May, the United States observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! This month-long observance honors the great contributions and sacrifices Asian Americans and Americans of Pacific Islander descent have made to the US. And we in the library want to do the same! Come on in all month to check out our amazing display of novels, […]

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Our Library, Our Community… ebooks?

04 May 2014

Back in January, we sent out a survey to Casti students and employees to gauge their interest, familiarity, and facility with ebooks. We were curious about your thoughts and feelings as we begin to explore new options for our library collection. Don’t worry: we’re still in the thinking phase; no radical changes are imminent! We’ll keep you […]

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