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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
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
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
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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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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November Bay Area Author and Literary Events

November Bay Area Author and Literary Events

Jennifer L. Armentrout and Evelyn Skye in conversation about Armentrout’s new book, The Darkest Star
Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Redwood City Library
1044 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City
RSVP here

 

The first annual #DemigodGoals event: celebrate Rick Riordan’s mythology and demigods books!
Saturday, November 3, 2:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600 Campbell
More information here

 

Science journalist Dr. Michael Wall discusses his book Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious) with Andy Weir, author of The Martian and Artemis.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
317 Castro Street, Mountain View
More information here

 

Shannon Messenger is back with Flashback, the seventh book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Tickets and more information here

 

Traci Chee and Erin Summerill discuss the conclusion to Chee’s Reader trilogy, The Storyteller
Friday, November 16, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

Celebrate the launch of Gordon Jack’s new novel Your Own Worst Enemy
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA
More information here

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