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February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Leigh Bardugo and her latest Grishaverse book, The King of Scars
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Fan meet-up will start at 6.00 PM
Q&A and signing will start at 7.00 PM
RSVP here

A Night at Hogwarts: themed games, crafts & treats.
Thursday, February 7, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 3515 California Street, San Francisco
Costumes are encouraged, all ages welcome.
More information here

Alexandra Bracken and Tamara Ireland Stone celebrate their middle grade book sequels: The Last Life of Prince Alastor, and Swap’d
Friday, February 8, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
RSVP here

Susan Dennard releases the third Witchlands novel, Bloodwitch
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
RSVP here

Robin LaFevers talks with Sabaa Tahir about LaFevers new book in the His Fair Assassin universe, Courting Darkness
Friday, February 15,  Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents Sara Holland with book two in the Everless series, Evermore; Laura Sebastian discussing her new work, Lady Smoke: Ash Princess #2; and Tara Sim with book three of her Timekeeper trilogy, Firestarter.
Monday, February 18 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

Christopher Paolini with his new anthology of stories set in the world of the Inheritance Cycle: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia
Monday, February 25, 2019 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

Charlie Jane Anders talks about her latest novel, The City in the Middle of the Night
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

header picture: texture 138 by Ellen van Deelen, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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New Database!

New Database!

Project MUSE logoExciting news! We are trying out Project MUSE. Project MUSE is a database from Johns Hopkins university, and has a huge amount of full-text versions of books and scholarly journals from the humanities and social science fields.

 

 

From their website:

Our Mission

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Because we’re just trying it out, you can only access Project MUSE from on campus. But we would love for you to give it a try and tell us what you think! Visit Project MUSE here or find the link on our databases page.

 

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Four to Read More: AI and Technology

Four to Read More: AI and Technology

Did you love this year’s Global Week topic? If you want to explore more about AI, technology, and the human imagination, try one of these books!

 

The cover of the book Soonish. It depicts a cartoon illustration of a person in a space suit on the surface of the moon. The moon is tethered by a long metal cable to the earth in the distance. The person is watching a spaceship holding scissors about to cut the cable.

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

Noted scientist Kelly and her cartoonist husband Zach explore ten up and coming technologies in this engaging illustrated book.

 The cover of the book Scythe. It shows a minimalist illustration of a figure in a red cloak holding a black scythe.

The Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Schusterman

In a world where death is conquered, you only die if you’re chosen. Who chooses? An AI called Thunderhead.

 

The cover of a book titled Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. It depicts the face of a young, Caucasian woman with light brown eyes and brown hair. Her face is being held by white robotic hands, one on the top of her head and one on her chin.

Faster, Stronger, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

Six interconnected stories spanning from the near to distant future explore the potential of human advancement in medicine and technology.

The cover of the book The Scorpion Rules. It shows a red and black throne covered in a pattern of scorpions against a grey background.

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

The children of royals in this world are hostages for peace in a prison ruled by an amoral and sadistic AI.

 

 

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January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

NYMBC presents Kiersten White, author of Slayer (book one in her brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) in conversation with Adrienne Young, author of Sky in the Deep
Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto
More information here

 

Celebrate the launch of Firestarter, the epic conclusion to the Timekeeper trilogy, with author Tara Sim and E.K. Johnston, author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Friday, January 18, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

Evelyn Skye and Dana Elmendorf introduce Skye’s new book, Circle of Shadows
Sunday, January 20, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

A flyer for YANovCon 2019. Small pictures of authors over a yellow background. The text reads: Your Local Libraries Present YANovCon. Young Adult Novelist Convention. Panel discussions, breakout sessions, book signings, author hangouts, and more!

YANovCon at the Millbrae Library: your exclusive connection to some of today’s top authors of books for middle and high school youth
Guests include: Nina LaCour; Erin Entrada Kelly; Mitali Perkins; Mark Oshiro; Dashka Slater; Akemi Dawn Bowman; Meg Medina, and so many more!
Saturday, January 26, 12:00pm
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Avenue
Millbrae
More information here

 

NYMBC Presents the Bloomsbury YA Fantasy Panel at Opera Plaza with authors Brigid Kemmerer, A.C. Gaughen, and Mimi Yu
Thursday, January 31, 7:00pm
Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
More information here

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New Sequels and Favorites!

New Sequels and Favorites!

A photo of several books

 

 

 New Sequels New from Favorite Authors
 Arch-Enemies by Marissa Meyer, the sequel to Renegades

Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi, sequel to Beasts Made of Night

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao, sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

West by Edith Pattou, sequel to East

Spill Zone, Vol. 2 by Scott Westerfeld

 

 

 

 

 

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Pulp by Robin Talley, author of What We Left Behind

Dry by Neal Shusterman

G’Morning, G’Night by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, author of The Naturals series

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Adam Silvera

 

 

 

 

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December Bay Area Literary and Author Events

December Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Congresswoman Jackie Speier: This is Now with Angie Coiro
Sunday, December 2, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tickets and more information here

 

Books Inc’s First Looks Book Club at the Burlingame Library
Tuesday, December 4, 6:00pm
Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Rd, Burlingame
More information here

 

Youth Poetry Slam @ Milpitas Library
Wednesday, December 12, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
160 North Main Street, Milpitas
More information here

 

Michelle Obama at the SAP Center
Friday, December 14, 8:00pm
SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose
Tickets and more information here

 

The JCCSF Presents Ta-Nehisi Coates
Monday, December 17, 7:00pm
JCCSF
3200 California Street, San Francisco
Tickets and more information here

 

Header picture: “Raindrops” by Benjamin Watson, under CC BY 2.0

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