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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, and the library has plenty of books to help you celebrate and educate! 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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The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!

The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!

Our collection of more than 1700 ebooks is open all summer long. And now we offer audiobooks, for all your “stuck in a car with my obnoxious siblings on a road trip” needs! You can log in whenever you like. Click here to visit our digital library!

 

Ebooks and audiobooks work on many different devices and apps. Learn more on our FAQ for ebooks here, and audiobooks here, or stop by the library to talk to one of your librarians before you head out on summer vacation.

From childhood classics to YA to adult; from science fiction to contemporary realism; from popular bestsellers to great under-the-radar releases; the collection has a lot to choose from. If you want book recommendations, we would love to meet with you to put together a personalized reading list for your summer. Happy reading!

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