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The Second Annual Celebration of Casti Authors

The Second Annual Celebration of Casti Authors

We had such a great time last year that we’re doing it again! Join us in the library on Monday, May 1st from 3:30-5:30 for a celebration of Castilleja’s writers.

Featuring:

  • Student author readings
  • Live music
  • Coffee, tea, and treats

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April Bay Area Literary and Author Events

April Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Faith Erin Hicks and Raina Telgemeier at Santa Clara Library!
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00pm
Santa Clara City Library – Central Park Branch
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA
More information here.
Robert Hass: An Education in Poetry
Wednesday, April 12 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
More information and tickets here.
Chelsea Clinton, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going
Tuesday, April 18 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park
More information and tickets here.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Wednesday, April 26 – 7:30 pm
Nourse Theater, San Francisco
More information and tickets here.

 

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Edible Book Festival Winners!

Edible Book Festival Winners!

The library celebrated the fourth annual Edible Book Festival on Monday, Mach 27th. A great time was had by all. Check out the slideshow below!

 

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Join Us For the Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival!

Join Us For the Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival!

Entries from the 2016 Edible Book Festival

On Monday March 27th, the library will celebrate its 4th annual Edible Book Festival! Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition. Please RSVP here!

Community members are invited to create entries for the competition.

Scones playing baseball, a pun on Game of ThronesThe rules:

  • Must be made out of edible components
  • Must either illustrate a concept from a book or be food that appears in a book.

Families or groups of students are welcome to collaborate on entries. They may be dropped off in the morning or just before school ends for the day. Please label all entries with creators’ first and last names, and bring in the book that inspired your creation, or a printout of the cover.

All attendees will get to vote to award prizes to their favoritea cake with a book shaped piece missing, a pun on The Book Thief entries…and then eat the creations!

Prize categories are:

  • Most Shakespeare-licous
  • Healthiest
  • Funniest/Punniest
  • Best Food Eaten in a Book
  • Technical Mastery
  • Best Simple Idea
  • People’s Choice

Whether you create an edible book, want to play games, do word-inspired art, or admire the creative work of our community (and groan over bad puns), we look forward to seeing you there! RSVP here!

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Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest!

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest!

Palo Alto Weekly is holding their annual short story contest!

The contest is professionally judged and stories can be up to 2,500 words. There are two youth categories, one for ages 15-17 and another for ages 12-14. You can submit your story from now until April 13th. For more information, visit the Palo Alto Weekly’s website here.

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March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

cover of Enter Title Here Rahul Kanakia discussing his debut novel, Enter Title Here.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 2:00pm
Books Inc.
2712 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, CA
More information here.

 

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral and Getting it Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, creators of the viral game Tampon Run.
Monday, March 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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cover of The Mother of All Questions
Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me, talks about her new book The Mother of All Questions with Angie Coiro.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 7:30pm – Seating opens at 6:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Katherine Webber shares her debut book for young adults, The Heartbeats of Wing Jones.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
cover of The Heartbeats of Wing Jones
Kamau Right Now! promotional picture
W. Kamau Bell: Live show of Kamau Right Now! featuring political comedy, cultural conversation and special guests.

Nourse Theater
 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Notorious RBG Day at Books Inc!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 3:00pm
Books Inc.
301 Castro St
Mountain View, CA
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cover of Strange the Dreaer
Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, talks about her new book, Strange the Dreamer, with Jandy Nelson.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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