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March Author and Literary Events

March Author and Literary Events

NYMBC YA Road Trip Panel with Tricia Levenseller, author of the Viking-inspired Warrior of the Wild and Caitlin Sangster, sharing her sequel to Last Star Burning, Shatter the Suns.
Monday, March 4 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
More information here

 

Beloved author Katherine Applegate presents her new book, Endling: The Last.
Tuesday, March 5 – 6:30pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

 

NYMBC Presents Jennifer E. Smith, Sarah Enni & Nina LaCour At Opera Plaza
Friday, March 8 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

 

Former Castilleja visiting artist, Christian Robinson with his authorial debut, Another 
Wednesday, March 13 – 5:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

 

Graphic Novel Book Club @ Mitchell Park Library
Thursday, March 14 – 7:00
3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto
More information here 

 

Former Castilleja visiting artist, Christian Robinson with his authorial debut, Another 
Thursday, March 14 – 6:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

 

Lisa Moore Ramee in conversation with Sabaa Tahir about Ramee’s debut middle grade novel A Good Kind of  Trouble
Saturday, March 16 – 3:00 PM
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

 

Soman Chainani  with the fifth book in The School for Good and Evil series, A Crystal of Time.
Sunday, March 17 – 2:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

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Celebration of Casti Authors!

Celebration of Casti Authors!

flyer for Celebration of Casti Authors, repeating the information outlined aboveCome join us in the library this Friday, March 1st for our fourth annual Celebration of Casti Authors! We will have readings, live music, a special alumna author, and treats! We will also be sharing opportunities for student writers to showcase their work.

 

RSVP here!

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

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
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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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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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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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Speakeasy Murder Mystery Party in the Library!

Speakeasy Murder Mystery Party in the Library!

Our first murder mystery party was such a success we’re doing it again! Step back in time with us to investigate the death of a flapper…

The Roaring 20’s are in full swing, and The Half Moon Club is one of just two speakeasies in town. Business is booming until a flapper is found dead outside the club. Management and loyal patrons of The Half Moon Club scramble to identify the killer before the police catch wind of the crime and shut down the club for good!

Join us on November 30th from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the library to solve this crime! Costumes are encouraged, and refreshments will be provided.

Please be aware that this event runs until 5:30. We request that all participants commit to staying for the whole time.

Middle Schoolers RSVP here.
Upper Schoolers RSVP here.

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