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Printing and Book Arts Workshops at Casti!

Printing and Book Arts Workshops at Casti!

The love of books meets hands-on making in this new series of workshops. Everyone’s invited – students, siblings, parents and grandparents – come one, come all! But space will be limited, so sign up promptly. First workshop: 11/22/19 at 3:15 – Making Matchbox Books with Casti Alumna Kit Day! Questions? Email a librarian.

Matchbox Books
Instructor Kit Davey
Book artist and Casti Alumna Kit Davey offers a hands-on workshop for young and old! Integrating paper collage and three dimensional components, matchbox books allow for originality and creativity to shine through. Check out some of Kit’s work on Instagram @daveykit and at found-object-art.com
Location: Casti Library
Friday 11/22/19 3:15 – 5:30 pm  – no need to stay the whole time. The goal is to start and finish your own project!
Limited to 25 participants RSVP here

Tinkering with Type 
Instructor Patrick Fenton
Instructor Patrick Fenton Brooklyn’s Swayspace Studio introduces traditional typesetting techniques. Participants will set type for a collaborative project and create finished pieces to take home.
Location: Lockey House Printing Studio
Saturday 4/25/19 10:30 am – 2 pm with a break for lunch
RSVP will be available in April.

Text and Image in Letterpress 
Instructor Lara Durback
This class will incorporate multiple printing techniques. We will experiment with layering graphic imagery, using polymer plate printing, and text, using classic wooden type. Leave with some creative prints!
Friday 1/10/19 (a non-school day) 10:30 am – 2 pm with a break for lunch
RSVP will be available in January.

 

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Edible Book Festival Winners!

Edible Book Festival Winners!

Between the games, trivia, and abundance of cakes and tasty treats, yesterday’s Edible Book Festival was a great event! Thanks to everyone who helped out, attended, or participated, and a big congratulations to this year’s winners!

For those who couldn’t make it for the awards presentation, here are the results of the vote:

Best Simple Idea “A Snicker” Nina F. ’22

Healthiest “Two Healthy Sisters” Ademi R. ’26

Punniest/Funniest “Lord of the Funyun Rings” Alida C. ’26 and Clara K. ’26

Best Food Eaten in a Book “Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes” Finn L. ’23

Most Original “The Pied Piper” Hannah R. ’23

Most Shakespeare-licious “The Horrible Hand of Murder” Claire C. ’22

Technical Merit “Tea Time in Wonderland” Zara M. ’25

People’s Choice “Between Shades of Oreos” Ella D. ’24, Julie S. ’24, Sam S. ’24

 

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November Bay Area Literary and Author Events

November Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Shannon Messenger with Lisa McMann discuss Legacy, the newest installment in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
Thursday November 7, 6:00-9:00
Smithwick Theater, Foothill College presented by Kepler’s Books
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
More information here

Marissa Meyer in celebration of Supernova, the final book in the Renegades trilogy.
Friday November 8, 7:00-9:00
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Sally Rooney, author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends, in conversation with Heidi Julavits and benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program.
Friday November 8, 7:30
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
More information here

Local writer Shannon Price talks to Randy Ribay about her debut novel, A Thousand Fires.
Saturday November 9, 4:00
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

Laura Taylor Namey in celebration of her debut novel, The Library of Lost Things.
Thursday November 14, 7:00
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

Eoin Colfer introduces his new book, The Fowl Twins, part of the expanded Artemis Fowl universe.
Friday November 15, 7:00-9:o0
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

 

 

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Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival

Get excited!!!

The highly anticipated Edible Book Festival is right around the corner! Feel free to stop in during the day on Monday, November 4 but be sure to join us after school until 5:30 for trivia, prizes, tasty treats, and a chance to win a super cute and cuddly avocado!

Award categories are: Best Simple Idea, Healthiest, Funniest/Punniest, Best Food Eaten in a Book, Most Original, Technical Merit, Most Shakespeare-licious, and People’s Choice. We can’t wait to see what you all cook up! Pre-register here. Here are a few of last year’s entries for inspiration:

 

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October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Marie Lu celebrates the release of her new book, Rebel: A Legend Novel.
Tuesday, October 1 7:00-9:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

Ashley Elston and Tamara Ireland Stone discuss Ashley’s newest book, 10 Blind Dates.
Thursday, October 3 7:00-8:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Rainbow Rowell in celebration of her new novel, Wayward Son, presented by Books Inc.
Friday, October 4 7:00-9:00pm
Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
More information here

Ruta Sepetys talks about her new book, The Fountains of Silence, presented by Linden Tree Books.
Thursday, October 10 7:00-9:00pm
Rinconada Library
1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto
More information here

The Grace Tour: Kim Liggett featuring Stephanie Kuehn, Adrienne Young, Alexis Bass, and Francesca Flores in conversation with Sasha Alsberg.
Thursday, October 10 7:00pm
Books Inc
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

Christy Lenzi launches her new book, The Forty Thieves: Marjana’s Tale.
Sunday, October 13 3:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

Nic Stone with Dashka Slater to discuss Nic’s new book, Jackpot.
Thursday, October 17 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Caitlin Steele launches her new book, Trinity of Bones.
Tuesday, October 29 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

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September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Kerri Maniscalco with Stephanie Garber celebrating Kerri’s new historical thriller, Capturing the Devil
Thursday, September 12 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Lindsay Lackey with Lisa Moore Ramee discuss Lindsay’s middle grade novel, All the Impossible Things
Saturday, Septermber 14 3:00-5:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

David Yoon in conversation with Sabaa Tahir to discuss his debut novel, Frankly in Love
Monday, September 16 6:00-8:00pm
Linden Tree Children’s Books
265 State Street, Los Altos
More information here

Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson) celebrating her new memoir, Child of the Dream
Wednesday, September 18 3:30-5:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Rebecca Kim Wells discusses her debut novel, Shatter the Sky, with Megan Whalen Turner and Elizabeth Fama
Wednesday, September 18 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Katy Rose Pool in conversation with Adrienne Young to celebrate Katy’s debut book, There Will Come a Darkness
Wednesday September 18 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

Victoria Schwab talks to Tara Sims about Victoria’s new book, Tunnel of Bones
Thursday, September 19 6:00-8:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Raina Telgemeier in conversation with Gene Luen Yang about her new graphic novel, Guts
Sunday, September 22 1:00-4:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Akwaeke Emezi in celebration of their genre-defying debut novel, Pet
Thursday, September 26 7:00pm
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park Street, Alameda
More information here

Naomi Klein discusses her new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Friday, September 27 7:30-9:00pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N Delaware Street, San Mateo
More information here

Rick Riordan discusses The Tyrant’s Bomb, book four in the Trials of Apollo series
Sunday, September 29 3:00-4:00pm
Fox Theater
2215 Broadway, Redwood City
More information here

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