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Summer, Sun & Stories

Summer, Sun & Stories

Although the year is wrapping up, we want to remind you that your reading doesn’t have to! The library’s ebook and audiobook collection is here for you over the summer on Overdrive.

If you’re looking for things to read, check out our Pinterest page for recommendations by genre, or our Recommended Pleasure Reading List full of handpicked books we love.

Happy summer, and happy reading!

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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Today is William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday! Dr. Ross’s Shakespeare students provided cupcakes and fun themed games at break, so we at the library want to point out some fun Shakespeare themed books we have in the library!

cover of To Be or Not To Be by Ryan North

To Be or Not to Be by Ryan North
A choose-your-own-adventure version of Hamlet!


cover of An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker.
Assassins go undercover in a production of Shakespeare play to stop an attack on Queen Elizabeth.

Cover of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
Inspired by A Winter’s Tale, this novel follows the fallout of an incident at a cheer camp.


cover of Botanical Shakespeare

Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright, written by Gerit Quealy; illustrated by Sumié Hasegawa-Collins.
A beautifully illustrated book about the Bard’s plants.

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May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Gareth Hinds shares his masterful new graphic novel adaptation of The Iliad
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 317 Castro Street, Mountain View
More information here

Civic Action Zine Fest at Burlingame Public Library!
Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm
480 Primrose Rd. Burlingame
More information here.

Meet Julayne Lee, author of the poetry book Not My White Savior
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 – 11:30am
San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room
55 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo
More information here

NYMBC Presents BookTuber Christine Riccio talking about her debut novel with Kat O’Keefe
Tuesday, May 7 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600, Campbell
RSVP here

NYMBC presents Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, with her new book, With the Fire on High
Monday, May 13 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness, San Francisco
Tickets and more information here

Sandhya Menon, author of When Dimple Met Rishi, in conversation with Misa Sugiura about Menon’s new book There’s Something About Sweetie
Wednesday, May 15 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
RSVP here

Elisa Camahort Page, discusses her book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All with Courtney Macavinta, CEO/Founder of The Respect Institute
Tuesday, May 21 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Ste 600, Campbell
More information here

NYMBC Presents Arvin Ahmadi and his new techno-thriller Girl Gone Viral, in conversation with Randy Ribay, author of After the Shot Drops
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

Mason Funk–Founder and Executive Director of OUTWORDS, a nonprofit that documents the history of LGBTQ  people all over the United States–discusses The Book of Pride: Lgbtq Heroes Who Changed the World
Thursday, May 30 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here


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New From Favorite Authors

New From Favorite Authors

Covers of new books: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, Becoming by Michele Obama, and King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

We’ve got loads of new books in the library, and a bunch are sequels or new books by authors you love! Come check them out!

New from Favorite Authors

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. A continuation of her Grishaverse books, picking up after Crooked Kingdom

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Becoming by Michelle Obama

We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers, a new book in the His Fair Assassin universe

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Shout: A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson


The Wicked King by Holly Black, sequel to The Cruel Prince

The Copper Kingdom by S.A. Chakraborty, sequel to The City of Brass

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson, sequel to Truly Devious

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6: Save Our School by Brandon Montclare

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, conclusion to The Bear and the Nightingale trilogy

Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 by Sayantani DasGupta.

Giant Days Vol. 9 by John Allison

Moonstruck Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis


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