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July and August Bay Area Author and Literary Events

July and August Bay Area Author and Literary Events

Ben Costa and James Parks in celebration of the second Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo book, The Middle-Route Run
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 11:00am
Books Inc.
1875 Bascom Avenue, Suite #600
CampbellCA
More information here

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic medalist fencer and first hijabi to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games and her autobiography, Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
Tickets here

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday and 20 Years of Magic
At Laurel Village/San Francisco Books Inc.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 4:00pm
3515 California Street
San FranciscoCA

At Campbell Books Inc.
Tuesday July 31, 2018 – 7:00pm

1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600
CampbellCA

Marvel Trivia Night
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 7:00pm
Palo Alto Downtown Library
270 Forest Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
The Craft of Storytelling with Bree Barton, debut author of the YA feminist fantasy Heart of Thorns, and Andrew Shvarts, critically-acclaimed author of the Royal Bastards series, and Mark Walsh, Animation Lead for Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Ratatouille
Monday, August 6, 2018 – 7:00pm
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
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Stephanie Kuehn talks with Gretchen McNeil about her new book #murdertrending
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
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June Bay Area Literary and Author Events

June Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Saturday Board Games Day
Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Main Library, 270 Forest Ave.
Palo Alto
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Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents Sara Wolf and her new book Bring Me Their Hearts
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00pm
Books Inc. 1375 Burlingame Ave.
Burlingame
More information here

The First Looks Book Club: Come read Advanced Reader’s Copies of books coming out soon!
Tuesday, June 5, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Books Inc. 1375 Burlingame Ave.
Burlingame
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Teen Writing Club
Thursday, June 7, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto
Sign up here

The Art of Getting Published for Teens: Part 1
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 11:00am
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
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Let’s Talk YA with Tamara Ireland Stone and Andrew Shvarts
Saturday, June 9, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
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Stephanie Garber talks with Stacey Lee about the upcoming sequel to Caraval, Legendary Wednesday, June 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
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Sabaa Tahir presents the final book in her Ember Quartet, The Reaper at the Gates, with Renee Ahdieh
Saturday, June 16, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
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Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents Morgan Matson and her new novel, Save the Date; Kim Culbertson, author The Wonder of Us; Claire Kann, author of Let’s Talk About Love; and Stacey Lee, author of The Secret Heart of a Note.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
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Teen Writing Club
Thursday, June 21, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto
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Teen Summer Book Club, 7th to 12th Grade
Friday, June 22, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street
Menlo Park
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Masquerade Murder Mystery in the Library

Masquerade Murder Mystery in the Library

Join us on Friday 5/18 from 3:30 – 5:30 in the library for a murder mystery masquerade! Please only sign up if you are able to stay until 5:30 so you can be a full participant.

Questions? Great, asking questions is the best way to solve a mystery! Come see a librarian for more information!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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May Literary and Author Events

May Literary and Author Events

Adrienne Young and her new book Sky In the Deep, with Traci Chee, author of The Reader series
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

 

George O’Connor with volume 10 of his Olympians graphic novel series, Hermes: Tales of the Trickster
Tuesday, May 8, 6:00pm
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

 

Refugee Writers Panel: When “Home” Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Escape and Refuge
Thursday, May 10, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
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Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents a panel on LGBTQ+ representation in YA Science Fiction and Fantasy. Featuring local authors C.B. Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick; Tara Sim, author of the Timekeeper series, Tim Floreen, author of Anatomy of a Murderer; Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Protectorate series; and Jenn Polish, author of Lunav.
Friday, May 11, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Spring 2018 Fierce Reads Tour with Maurene Goo, author of The Way You Make Me Feel; Mary E. Pearson, author of Dance of Thieves; Taran Matharu, author of The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy; and Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Siren Queen
Monday, May 14, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Kids Love Science with Jack Challoner
Wednesday, May 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino, Real Menlo Park
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Local author Danielle Teller launches her book All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

 

Sandhya Menon, with her new book, From Twinkle, With Love, in conversation with Krystal Sutherland, author of Our Chemical Hearts and A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares.
Friday, May 25, 2018, 7:00pm – 9:00 PM
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park
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Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift, with Nina LaCour, author of We Are Ok  and Everything Leads to You
Wednesday, May 30, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Third Annual Celebration of Casti Authors!

Third Annual Celebration of Casti Authors!

Join us in the library on Monday, April 30th from 3:30 to 5:30PM for our yearly Celebration of Casti Authors!

We will have readings from student authors, live music, and tea and nibbles. Come celebrate our amazing authors and musicians!

RSVP here.

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Burlingame Public Library Creative Writing Contest

Burlingame Public Library Creative Writing Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burlingame Public library is running a writing contest for teens! You can enter your flash fiction, short story, or poetry. Winners will receive a Visa gift card and have their writing featured in the Teen Room and in the Fall issue of the BPL Teen Zine.

Submit your entries at the Main Library. The deadline to submit is April 27th! More information can be found here on the Burlingame Library website.

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