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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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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
RSVP here

 

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
RSVP here

 

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
More information here

 

Kids Love Science with Jack Challoner
Wednesday, May 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino, Real Menlo Park
RSVP here

 

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
More information here

 

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
RSVP here

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Middle School Book Review Blog

Middle School Book Review Blog

The Middle School’s book review elective has started a book review blog!

Called To Read or Not to Read, the blog features reviews of books from different genres, written by the members of the elective.

Check it out!

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