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Join Us For the Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival!

Join Us For the Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival!

On Monday March 27th, the library will celebrate its 4th annual Edible Book Festival! Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition. Please RSVP here! Community members are invited to create entries for the competition. The rules: Must […]

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest!

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest!

Palo Alto Weekly is holding their annual short story contest! The contest is professionally judged and stories can be up to 2,500 words. There are two youth categories, one for ages 15-17 and another for ages 12-14. You can submit your story from now until April 13th. For more information, visit the Palo Alto Weekly’s website here.

Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

“…in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors […] If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and […]

March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Rahul Kanakia discussing his debut novel, Enter Title Here. Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 2:00pm Books Inc. 2712 Augustine Drive Santa Clara, CA More information here.   Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral and Getting it Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, creators of the viral game Tampon Run. Monday, March 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. […]

Black History, Black Words, Black Lives

Black History, Black Words, Black Lives

15 February 2017

February is Black History Month, which seems like a good time to highlight some of the new materials we have by and about African-Americans and their lived experiences. Eva S. ’18 writes about some of the stuff we’ve gotten recently. Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, edited by Philip Cushway and […]

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African American Cinema in the Early 20th Century

African American Cinema in the Early 20th Century

15 February 2017

In the period after World War I, up till the 1940s, the genre of “race films” emerged. These were films that starred African American actors, and were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and watched by African Americans. This separate industry provided positive, complex roles for black actors instead of the heavily stereotyped roles provided by […]

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Book Trends: Reality TV

Book Trends: Reality TV

10 February 2017

Whether or you love it or love to hate it, reality television has become a huge part of our culture. So much so it’s seeped into the publishing world. Here’s four books that take involve reality shows, but take the idea in very different directions. Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos When Jackie’s dad […]

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February Literary and Author Events

February Literary and Author Events

31 January 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen discussing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer and his new short story collection, The Refugees Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 7:30pm Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA Tickets here.   Three new voices in YA literature–Simon Curtis, SJ Kincaid, and Erin Summerill–in conversation with Evelyn Skye. Friday, February 3, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s […]

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Got paperbacks? Donate them to a good cause!

Got paperbacks? Donate them to a good cause!

23 January 2017

Your library is collecting books to donate to prisoners! Please bring paperback books to the library from now until February 17th, and the library will donate them to people in prisons. Both fiction and nonfiction books of all reading levels are accepted, but no technical manuals or law books please. We can only accept paperbacks. According […]

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Attention Middle Schoolers: Inklings Book Contest

Attention Middle Schoolers: Inklings Book Contest

16 January 2017

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 […]

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