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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 […]

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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January Author and Literary Events

January Author and Literary Events

06 January 2017

Susan Dennard and Alexandra Bracken Come see the authors of Truthwitch and Passenger at the release of their sequels! Windwitch is the sequel to the exciting high fantasy Truthwitch, and Wayfarer is the sequel to the time travel adventure Passenger. Friday, January 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, […]

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Four to Read More: Criminal Families

Four to Read More: Criminal Families

14 December 2016

From confidence tricksters to thieves to magicians, the families of these protagonists are not going to win any awards for good citizenship. White Cat by Holly Black Cassel comes from a family of curse workers, people who can change your looks, your feelings, your luck with the touch of a hand. Cassel has no powers–or […]

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Got Audiobooks? (Your Library Does!)

Got Audiobooks? (Your Library Does!)

09 December 2016

The library is delighted to announce that we now have audiobooks that you can check out! Our collection, offering a range of choices for listeners age 11-18 and beyond, is with the ebooks in Overdrive. If you want to see which of our audiobooks are recommended for someone your age, check out our Pinterest board. […]

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Dress Like A Time Traveler Day!

Dress Like A Time Traveler Day!

30 November 2016

Did you know that there is a day devoted to dressing and acting like a time traveler? On Thursday, December 8th, dress like your favorite kind of time traveler, whether it’s literary, or from movies or TV. Sign up here, and then follow these three easy steps to join the chrononauts of the library! Pick […]

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Bluefire 1000 Word Story Contest!

Bluefire 1000 Word Story Contest!

28 November 2016

Bluefire, an annual literary journal published by the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation, is now accepting entries into their $1000 for 1000 Words contest! Prizes are $1000 for first place and seven $100 prizes for runners up. The deadline to submit a story is February 1st. From their website: “We’re looking for an outstanding piece […]

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