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Exciting News About Our Catalog Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events A Man’s Woman: The Portrayal of Women in Television The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!
 
Exciting News About Our Catalog

Exciting News About Our Catalog

You may have noticed that our catalog got a fresh new look! While the color scheme is different, every search function and button is in the same place as it was. There will be one huge exciting change coming at the beginning of the school year, however…(drumroll please)… You’ll get your own accounts! No more wondering […]

Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events

June   Wonder Woman Day Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 3:00pm Books Inc. 301 Castro St Mountain View More information here.           Andrew Shvarts, Royal Bastards Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park RSVP here.         NYMBC Pride Panel featuring […]

A Man’s Woman: The Portrayal of Women in Television

A Man’s Woman: The Portrayal of Women in Television

A Man’s Woman Nancy L. ’17 & Alexa M. ’18 The average American adult watches over five hours of television everyday. (Kobley, 2016) hours of tv. We are constantly exposed to the entertainment industry’s interpretation of modern society. Media’s portrayal of women, particularly women of color, is often skewed and even discriminatory. Audiences are brainwashed […]

The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!

The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!

Our collection of more than 1700 ebooks is open all summer long. And now we offer audiobooks, for all your “stuck in a car with my obnoxious siblings on a road trip” needs! You can log in whenever you like. Click here to visit our digital library!   Ebooks and audiobooks work on many different devices and […]

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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Readers Without Borders: International Literature Reading Challenge

Readers Without Borders: International Literature Reading Challenge

10 January 2017

Introducing the 2017 Castilleja Library reading challenge! This year, we’re broadening our collection and your reading experience even more by challenging you to read books published outside the United States. Read a book from each continent! If you read three books from three different continents, you get a prize! If you read books from six […]

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