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May Bay Area Literary and Author Events The Second Annual Celebration of Casti Authors Love Pixar? Want to know their storytelling secrets?
 
May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

The Love Panel: Rachel Cohn, Jennifer E. Smith, Nina LaCour, Stacey Lee, and Elizabeth Eulberg in conversation with Christy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader and Forever Young Adult. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA More information here.     Scott Westerfield: Spill Zone Wednesday, May […]

The Second Annual Celebration of Casti Authors

The Second Annual Celebration of Casti Authors

We had such a great time last year that we’re doing it again! Join us in the library on Monday, May 1st from 3:30-5:30 for a celebration of Castilleja’s writers. Featuring: Student author readings Live music Coffee, tea, and treats Space is limited, so RSVP here!

Love Pixar? Want to know their storytelling secrets?

Love Pixar? Want to know their storytelling secrets?

Pixar has teamed up with Khan Academy to offer a free course on storytelling! The Art of Storytelling will be released over the course of the year, with sections on narrative, character creation, storyboarding, and more. Material is drawn from artists and directors who worked on movies like Inside Out, Up, and Brave. The first […]

Black History, Black Words, Black Lives

Black History, Black Words, Black Lives

15 February 2017

February is Black History Month, which seems like a good time to highlight some of the new materials we have by and about African-Americans and their lived experiences. Eva S. ’18 writes about some of the stuff we’ve gotten recently. Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, edited by Philip Cushway and […]

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African American Cinema in the Early 20th Century

African American Cinema in the Early 20th Century

15 February 2017

In the period after World War I, up till the 1940s, the genre of “race films” emerged. These were films that starred African American actors, and were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and watched by African Americans. This separate industry provided positive, complex roles for black actors instead of the heavily stereotyped roles provided by […]

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Book Trends: Reality TV

Book Trends: Reality TV

10 February 2017

Whether or you love it or love to hate it, reality television has become a huge part of our culture. So much so it’s seeped into the publishing world. Here’s four books that take involve reality shows, but take the idea in very different directions. Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos When Jackie’s dad […]

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February Literary and Author Events

February Literary and Author Events

31 January 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen discussing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer and his new short story collection, The Refugees Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 7:30pm Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA Tickets here.   Three new voices in YA literature–Simon Curtis, SJ Kincaid, and Erin Summerill–in conversation with Evelyn Skye. Friday, February 3, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s […]

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Got paperbacks? Donate them to a good cause!

Got paperbacks? Donate them to a good cause!

23 January 2017

Your library is collecting books to donate to prisoners! Please bring paperback books to the library from now until February 17th, and the library will donate them to people in prisons. Both fiction and nonfiction books of all reading levels are accepted, but no technical manuals or law books please. We can only accept paperbacks. According […]

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Attention Middle Schoolers: Inklings Book Contest

Attention Middle Schoolers: Inklings Book Contest

16 January 2017

Do you love to write? Submit your story or poem to the Society of Young Inklings Book Contest! This contest is only open to students in 8th grade or below, and it closes on March 15th. Contest winners will receive two sessions with a professional writer and a copy of the Inklings Book 2017 with their […]

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