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#BooksOnBreak

#BooksOnBreak

a picture of a pineapple on a blue background with yellow text that says Books On BreakAs we start the summer, don’t forget that the library is here for you! We have an amazing selection of ebooks and audiobooks on our Overdrive, for all your vacation reading needs. Check out our Pinterest page and our newly updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List.

Happy reading!

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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
More information here

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
Register here

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
RSVP here

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
RSVP here

Teen Writing Club
Thursday, June 21, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto
Sign up here

Teen Summer Book Club, 7th to 12th Grade
Friday, June 22, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street
Menlo Park
Register here

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Newly Updated: The Recommended Reading List!

Newly Updated: The Recommended Reading List!

cover of the 2018 Recommended Reading ListCasti Library’s Recommended Reading List has been updated for 2018! These books have been handpicked by your librarians as truly excellent reads. We have a mix of genres, and many of the books are available on our digital library as ebooks or audiobooks. If you want more personalized recommendations, come on in and talk to a librarian.

Click here to view the new list!

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The Joy of Ebooks

The Joy of Ebooks

Text: The Joy of Ebooks over a picture of a rainbow and the link https://baislca.libraryreserve.com

Summer’s approaching, classes and final projects are wrapping up. We know that you’re worried how you’ll survive without the library this summer. But never fear! We have a huge ebook library online just waiting for you. You can access it online anywhere: at home, at camp, in the car. Ebooks are super easy to pack; you can pack 10+ ebooks in your suitcase, and the suitcase won’t get any heavier. You don’t need wifi to read an ebook; you can easily download ebooks onto your phone or computer and read them offline.

Recently, our ebook library merged with other Bay Area schools, so there are even more options than before, including books and audiobooks. Have you discovered the joy of audio books? They are a wonderful way to pass time on a long road trip or plane flight.

There are so many books available in the ebook library, you won’t know how to decide between the numerous possibilities. But we’ve got your back! The librarians are more than happy to give recommendations for good ebooks or audiobooks available.

-Ella H. ’19

 

Header picture: “Last Minute Rainbow” by Andrew is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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