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September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Adam Silvera in conversation with Sabaa Tahir
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Alex Bracken and Tamara Ireland Stone 
Friday, September 8, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Inaugural Teen Advisory Board Meeting in Santa Clara
Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
Books Inc.
2712 Augustine Drive
Santa ClaraCA
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Michael Chabon
Monday, September 11, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St
San FranciscoCA
Laurie Halse Anderson
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Craft of Building Other Worlds
Featuring Andy Weir (The Martian); Marie Brennan (A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent); Anne Nesbet (The Wrinkled Crown and The Cabinet of Earths); Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate series; The Finishing School series; The Custard Protocol series); and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia).
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo AltoCA
Soman Chainani
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Marie Lu
Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Scott Reintgen and his YA sci-fi debut, Nyxia
Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo AltoCA
Jessica Cluess with Stephanie Garber
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Stephanie Perkins with Nina LaCour
Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Introducing Statista

Introducing Statista

The library has a new database!

Statista is one of the world’s leading online statistics portals, with statistics & studies from 18,000 sources. It provides access to several fields of study including marketing, business, politics, social sciences, law, and finance.

Some points of interest:

  • Fast and comprehensive starting point for research
  • Daily infographics on global issues
  • Insight into the digital economies of 50 countries worldwide
  • Awarded 2012 Best Statistics Portal 2014 by Library Journal

Go check it out on our databases page!

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Summer Sequels!

Summer Sequels!

A lot of sequels, new volumes, and new books by Casti favorite authors came out over the summer! Here’s a round up:

Books and Graphic Novels

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, vol. 3)

Firebrand by A.J. Hartley (sequel to Steeplejack)

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn

Knife’s Edge by Hope Larson (sequel to Compass South)

Wires and Nerve by Melissa Meyer (takes place in the Cinder universe!)

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgewick

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

Ongoing Comics

Faith, vols. 2 & 3

Giant Days, vol. 5

Gotham Academy, vol. 4

Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes
crossover book

Lumberjanes, vol. 6

Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, vol. 3

Ms Marvel, vols. 6 & 7

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 5

 

 

 

 

 

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Exciting News About Our Catalog

Exciting News About Our Catalog

You may have noticed that our catalog got a fresh new look!

screenshot of the new catalog home page

While the color scheme is different, every search function and button is in the same place as it was. There will be one huge exciting change coming at the beginning of the school year, however…(drumroll please)…

You’ll get your own accounts!

No more wondering if you turned that one book in, and no longer will you need to ask a librarian to put a book on hold for you and then wonder if she actually remembered to. Check back right before school starts for a tutorial on how to access and use your new catalog account!

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Pride Month Reads

Pride Month Reads

June is LGBTQIA+ pride month! While you may not be able to check out books from the library, we have a great collection of queer focused books on OverDrive. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet fluffy romance, family drama, or short stories that span the spectrum, you’re sure to find something you love.

a screenshot of the Pride Month collection on OverDrive

Head on over to our ebooks to check it out!

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Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events

June

 

Wonder Woman Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 3:00pm
Books Inc.
301 Castro St
Mountain View
More information here.

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Shvarts, Royal Bastards
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here.

 

 

 

 

NYMBC Pride Panel featuring Tim Floreen, author of Tattoo Atlas; Kristin Elizabeth Clark, author of Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity; and Brie Spangler, author of Beast.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
2712 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara
More information here.

 

 

 

Sarah Dessen, Once and For All
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here.

 

 

 

 

Roxane Gay, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 7:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
Tickets and more information here.

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

cover of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueMackenzi Lee, author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, in conversation with Anne-Marie McLemore, author of The Weight of Feathers and When the Moon Was Ours.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here.

 

 

 

NYMBC Contemporary YA Panel featuring Kim Culbertson, author of The Wonder of Us; Misa Sugiura, author of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret; and Katie A. Nelson, author of The Duke of Bannerman Prep
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
More information here.

 

 

 

Cindy Pon, Wantcover of Want by Cindy Pon
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 4:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
More information here.

 

 

 

 

Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Thursday July 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
Tickets and more information here.

 

 

 

Penguin publishers authors

Penguin Teen Summer Tour, featuring Romina Russell, Danielle Vega, Aditi Khorana, and Morgan Rhodes
Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 2:00PM
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here.

 

 

 

 

NYMBC Road Trip YA Panel, featuring Maurene Goo, author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love; Kayla Kagan, author of Piper Perish; Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez; and Zan Romanoff, author of Grace and the Fever.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
More information here

 

 

 

August

Cover of Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Jason Reynolds, Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Friday, August 4, 2017 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
More information here.

 

 

 

 

cover of From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

Meg Cabot, Royal Crush: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

 

 

 

Cover of A Map for Wrecked Girls

Jessica Taylor, A Map for Wrecked Girls
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

 

Header picture: Confetti in the blue sky by ADoseofShipBoy, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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