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Ebooks for Thanksgiving Break!

Ebooks for Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving break is next week! Obviously you should come to the library and stock up on books this week, but we also have a huge selection of ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive. So if you

  • need some entertainment for a roadtrip
  • want a distraction for the hours while the turkey cooks
  • want something to do while you’re staying up ’til 1 am just because you can
  • are trying to avoid your siblings and/or elderly relatives

Casti library’s got you covered. Click here to see what’s new on our Overdrive!

 

 

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November Bay Area Literary and Author Events

November Bay Area Literary and Author Events

NYMBC presents E. Lockhart and Julie Buxbaum in conversation Jandy Nelson, author of I’ll Give You the Sun, about their new books
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco 

 

NYMBC presents MT Anderson at the SF Public Library to discuss his new book Landscape with Invisible Hand
Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 6:30pm
SF Public Library – The Mix Teen Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco

 

Traci Chee in conversation about the sequel to her book The Reader, with Tara Sim, author of Timekeeper
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park

 

Social Media Wellness — Angie Coiro with Ana Homayoun and Nicky Jackson Colaco
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park

 

Shannon Messenger with her new book Nightfall (The Keeper of the Lost Cities, Volume 6)
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park

 

Santa Clara Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 3:00pm
Books Inc.
2712 Augustine Drive #120
Santa Clara

 

Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles, presents her new book Renegades
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

 

Teen Trivia Night: Rick Riordan Books Theme
Friday, November 17, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Linden Tree Books
265 State Street
Los Altos

 

Author Matt Harry and illustrator Juliane Crump present their book Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 2:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

 

Bernd Brunner at Books Inc. Opera Plaza with his book Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

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An Update to Our Collection on Overdrive

An Update to Our Collection on Overdrive

We have exciting news about our ebook collection! We joined a shared collection with a bunch of other libraries. This means we have even more books for you all to read. Hooray!

It also means the link to the our Overdrive collection is different, so you probably need to update it in your app. Here’s how to do that:

illustrations of how to update your libraries in overdrive

 

Step 1: Click the left hand menu and then click “Add a library” under My Libraries.

Step 2: Search for Castilleja in the search bar.

Step 3: Click on Castilleja School in the search results.

Step 4: Click on BAISL Shared Digital Collection on the menu that expands down from Castilleja School.

 

 

 

 

illustration of how to update your libraries in Overdrive  Step 5: Click on Castilleja School from the dropdown menu to sign in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overdrive sign in image

 

 

Step 6: Sign in as usual with your Overdrive sign in.

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October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Code-Breaking Workshop 101 with Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
More information and tickets here

 

Maggie Stiefvater at Kepler’s talking about her new book All the Crooked Saints
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
More information here

 

Maggie Stiefvater at Books Inc. talking about her new book All the Crooked Saints
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
More information here

 

Epic Reads Meet Up: Kendare Blake, Katherarine McGee, and Mindy McGinnis
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:00pm 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
More information here

 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting in Santa Clara
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 3:00pm
Books Inc.
2712 Augustine Drive
Santa ClaraCA
More information here

 

Book Arts Jam 2017
Sunday, October 15, 11am – 5pm
Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California
More information here

 

Sharon Cameron and her new book, The Knowing (companion novel to The Forgetting)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo AltoCA
More information here

 

Robin Benway, author of Far from the Tree, in conversation with Casti favorite author Stephanie Kuehn
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 4:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San FranciscoCA
More information here

 

J.L. Powers in celebration of Broken Circle, the first in a new YA series
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
More information here

 

Science, Technology, Cartoons, and Comedy with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, authors of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
More information here

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Hurricane Harvey Book Club

Hurricane Harvey Book Club

During Gator Gathering, the library invited community members to read books for the Hurricane Harvey Book Club. These readings are now on our YouTube channel! We hope the videos bring comfort to anyone dealing with the effects of the recent hurricanes.

Head over to YouTube to check them out!

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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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