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Collections in Sora

Collections in Sora

Looking for your next ebook or audiobook in Sora? Try browsing the collections in Sora. Collections are curated lists of books that are grouped together based on genre, format, theme, or appeal term. If you’ve scrolled through the Explore tab in Sora, you may have already seen collections like “Great 6th Grade Reads”, “Queer & Here”, or “Literature for Older Readers”. To see all of the collections at once, click or tap “Collections” at the top right of the Explore tab.

We are updating our current collections and adding new ones regularly. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a collection!

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Celebration of Casti Authors

Celebration of Casti Authors

The 5th Celebration of Casti Authors was a great success! A huge thanks to everyone who shared their work. Check out some photos from the event.

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March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Kate O’Shaughnessy launches her new book, The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane.
Tuesday March 3, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
More information here

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl celebrate their newest book, RAD American History A-Z: Movements and Moments that Demonstrate the Power of the People.
Books Inc.
Thursday March 5, 7:00pm
1344 Park Street, Alameda
More information here

E Latimer in celebration of her new novel, Witches of Ash and Ruin.
Thursday March 5, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

Anna-Marie McLemore and Elana K Arnold introduce their newest books: Deep and Darkest Red and Red Hood.
Sunday March 8, 3:00-5:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Catherine Linka discusses her new book, What I Want You to See.
Tuesday March 1o, 7:00-8:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Kate Schatz presents her new book, Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments that Demonstrate the Power of the People.
Thursday March 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Anna Wiener in conversation with Alexis Madrigal about Anna’s new memoir, Uncanny Valley.
Thursday March 12, 7:30pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
More information here

Patrice Caldwell, editor of the new anthology A Phoenix Must Rise, discusses diversity and magic.
Saturday March 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Lindsay Lackey in celebration of her debut novel, All the Impossible Things.
Monday March 16, 6:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S Bascom Avenue Suite 600, Campbell
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Sonja Solter celebrates her debut novel, When You Know What I Know.
Tuesday March 24, 3:30-5:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
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Lindsay Lackey in celebration of her debut novel, All the Impossible Things.
Thursday March 26, 4:00-5:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Pam Muñoz Ryan shares her new book, Mañanaland.
Saturday March 28, 5:00pm
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California Street, San Francisco
More information here

Pam Muñoz Ryan shares her new book, Mañanaland.
Tuesday March 31, 3:30-5:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Joan Steidinger discusses her book, Stand Up and Shout Out: Women’s Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports.
Tuesday March 31, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S Bascom Avenue Suite 600, Campbell
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Tahereh Mafi celebrates the release of Imagine Me, the final installment of her Shatter Me series.
Tuesday March 31, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

 

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Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest

Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest

Comic creators and appreciators: throughout the month of March, Peninsula Libraries will be hosting a Comic Arts Fest! Check out events like author visits, comics and storytelling workshops, DIY screen printing, a small press comics expo, and a documentary screening of She Makes Comics featuring interviews with some of the most influential women in the comics industry.

Find the complete schedule of events here.

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Creativebug: Online Arts & Crafts Classes

Creativebug: Online Arts & Crafts Classes

Crafters! Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops so you can learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. This is a subscription service, but Santa Clara County Library cardholders can access Creativebug for free! All you need is a library card. Click here to fill out a library card application. Once you’ve got your card, click here to explore all the fun projects available from Creativebug.

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Check out a Casti Library Action Pack (CLAP)!

Check out a Casti Library Action Pack (CLAP)!

Have you heard about Casti Library Action Packs (CLAPs)?? Borrow all the materials you’ll need to complete one of three fun activities: cloudspotting, pompom making, and sashiko mending. The upcoming February break is the perfect time to check one out!

The Cloudspotting CLAP comes with cloud and light effects identifiers, an inflatable pillow, and watercolors. Get outside and see what kinds of clouds you can spot using The Cloud Collector’s Handbook. Lay back on the inflatable pillow and draw inspiration from the sky to create a small watercolor painting!

The Pompom Making CLAP comes with four sizes of pompom makers, yarn, scissors, and a cat brush to make super fluffy pompoms. Try out some of the projects in Pompomania, like garlands, cacti, emojis, and more!

The brand new Sashiko Mending CLAP comes with embroidery thread, needles, and hoop, scissors, and fabric so that you can make an embroidered patch. Make + Mend has sashiko stitching patterns, plus project ideas for your completed patch!

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