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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Thirty-four years after the publication of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood returns to the Republic of Gilead in The Testaments. Through the narratives of three different women, Atwood explores what life would be like for young people coming of age under a theocratic dictatorship as well as the events that lead to Gilead’s downfall. The […]

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Kerri Maniscalco with Stephanie Garber celebrating Kerri’s new historical thriller, Capturing the Devil Thursday, September 12 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park More information here Lindsay Lackey with Lisa Moore Ramee discuss Lindsay’s middle grade novel, All the Impossible Things Saturday, Septermber 14 3:00-5:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park […]

New Audiobooks!

New Audiobooks!

Castilleja’s e- and audiobook collection continues to grow! We’ve recently added dozens of new audiobooks that you can borrow anytime, from anywhere. Click here to access our collection through the Sora app. Questions? Just ask a librarian!

Remembering Toni Morrison

Remembering Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison’s contribution to the American literary canon cannot be overstated. In light of her recent passing, we’ve been reflecting on her remarkable life and work, and her profound influence on readers and writers. Morrison’s debut novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. She went on to craft ten more novels, as well as […]

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

06 March 2019

It’s time again for Palo Alto Weekly’s short story contest! The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school full-time in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford, Portola Valley, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and East Palo Alto. Stories should be 2,500 words or less, and entrants need to […]

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March Author and Literary Events

March Author and Literary Events

28 February 2019

NYMBC YA Road Trip Panel with Tricia Levenseller, author of the Viking-inspired Warrior of the Wild and Caitlin Sangster, sharing her sequel to Last Star Burning, Shatter the Suns. Monday, March 4 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco More information here   Beloved author Katherine Applegate presents her new book, Endling: The Last. […]

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Celebration of Casti Authors!

Celebration of Casti Authors!

25 February 2019

Come join us in the library this Friday, March 1st for our fourth annual Celebration of Casti Authors! We will have readings, live music, a special alumna author, and treats! We will also be sharing opportunities for student writers to showcase their work.   RSVP here!

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February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

29 January 2019

Leigh Bardugo and her latest Grishaverse book, The King of Scars Tuesday, February 5, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Fan meet-up will start at 6.00 PM Q&A and signing will start at 7.00 PM RSVP here A Night at Hogwarts: themed games, crafts & treats. Thursday, February 7, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Books Inc. […]

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New Database!

New Database!

25 January 2019

Exciting news! We are trying out Project MUSE. Project MUSE is a database from Johns Hopkins university, and has a huge amount of full-text versions of books and scholarly journals from the humanities and social science fields.     From their website: Our Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and […]

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Four to Read More: AI and Technology

Four to Read More: AI and Technology

16 January 2019

Did you love this year’s Global Week topic? If you want to explore more about AI, technology, and the human imagination, try one of these books!   Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith Noted scientist Kelly and her cartoonist husband Zach explore ten up and coming technologies in this […]

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