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Background Information: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 2018 Reading Challenge: Bingo! January Bay Area Author and Literary Events Small Bites: Short Story Anthologies
 
Background Information: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Background Information: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

As Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give remained on the New York Times young adult best seller list for the better part of 2017, the topics the book deals with clearly resonate with readers. The Hate U Give is about a sixteen year old black girl named Starr who splits her time between the world of her fancy […]

2018 Reading Challenge: Bingo!

2018 Reading Challenge: Bingo!

This week marks the start of our annual reading challenge, and this year it’s BINGO! How it works: Pick up a bingo card at the library. Put your name on it. (Hint: take a pic of your bingo card in case you lose it!) Start reading! Each square on the bingo board corresponds to one […]

January Bay Area Author and Literary Events

January Bay Area Author and Literary Events

Tara Sim with Jessica Cluess, launching Chainbreaker, Tara Sim’s much anticipated sequel to Timekeeper Friday, January 5, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park RSVP here   Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, with Unearthed, an action-packed archaeological thriller. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:00 PM Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, […]

Small Bites: Short Story Anthologies

Small Bites: Short Story Anthologies

I love short story anthologies. If you’re in a reading slump, they’re a great way to discover new authors. Almost all of my favorite authors I found through reading anthologies. They’re also great if you’re busy. If you feel like you don’t have the time for pleasure reading, short stories provide a quick reading experience […]

Pride Month Reads

Pride Month Reads

01 June 2017

June is LGBTQIA+ pride month, and the library has plenty of books to help you celebrate and educate! Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet fluffy romance, family drama, or short stories that span the spectrum, you’re sure to find something you love. Head on over to our ebooks to check it out!

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Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Summer Bay Area Literary and Author Events

29 May 2017

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 […]

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

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

24 May 2017

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 […]

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The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!

The library is open all summer…on OverDrive!

15 May 2017

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 […]

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Calling Student Writers–Publishing Workshop!

Calling Student Writers–Publishing Workshop!

01 May 2017

This summer, Books Inc. is hosting a four part series on navigating the publishing world. From their website: “The goal of this series is to convey realistic expectations while still encouraging young writers and providing them the opportunity to gain  knowledge and tools from industry professionals needed to continue in their process and be a […]

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May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

27 April 2017

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 […]

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