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Author Visit: Lily Williams and Kate Schneemann

Author Visit: Lily Williams and Kate Schneemann

This week we hosted an exceptional author visit at our library. The Class of 2025 heard from Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann about their brand new book Go With the Flow, which focuses on menstruation, equity, activism, and friendship. In preparation for the visit, our 7th graders had the opportunity to read Williams and Schneemann’s […]

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

San Mateo County Library’s 5th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is coming up soon! Saturday January 25, 12:00-6:00pm to be exact. This year’s YANovCon will be held at Millbrae Library and will feature panel discussions, hangouts, and signings with about 20 YA authors, including Gloria Chao, Anna-Marie McLemore, CB Lee, and others. And the […]

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

January Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Abigail Hing Wen with Sabaa Tahir in celebration of Abigail’s debut novel, Loveboat, Taipei. Monday January 6, 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park More information here Tara Sim with Kat Cho for the launch of Tara’s novel, Scavenge the Stars. Tuesday January 7, 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park […]

2019 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

Check out some of the books that won awards in 2019… available at Casti Library! Stonewall Book Award Lambda Literary Award Morris Award Coretta Scott King Award Booker Prize National Book Award: Fiction Pulitzer Prize: Poetry National Book Award: Poetry National Book Award: Young Adult Alex Award  

New Audiobooks!

New Audiobooks!

22 August 2019

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!

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Remembering Toni Morrison

Remembering Toni Morrison

22 August 2019

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 […]

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July and August Bay Area Literary and Author Events

July and August Bay Area Literary and Author Events

05 July 2019

Mathangi Subramanian, author of A People’s History of Heaven Wednesday, July 10 2019 7:00pm Books Inc. 317 Castro Street, Mountain View More information here Kalyn Josephson with Tara Smith launching Kalyn’s debut novel The Storm Crow Saturday, July 13 2019 3:00-5:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park More information here Gaby Dunn and […]

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June Bay Area Literary and Author Events

June Bay Area Literary and Author Events

11 June 2019

Reclaiming the Future: Privacy, Ethics & Organizing in Tech with Meredith Whittaker & Kade Crockford Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco Tickets and more information here YA authors Randy Ribay and Mitali Perkins Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park RSVP here […]

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Summer, Sun & Stories

Summer, Sun & Stories

21 May 2019

Although the year is wrapping up, we want to remind you that your reading doesn’t have to! The library’s ebook and audiobook collection is here for you over the summer on Overdrive. If you’re looking for things to read, check out our Pinterest page for recommendations by genre, or our Recommended Pleasure Reading List full […]

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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

24 April 2019

Today is William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday! Dr. Ross’s Shakespeare students provided cupcakes and fun themed games at break, so we at the library want to point out some fun Shakespeare themed books we have in the library! To Be or Not to Be by Ryan North A choose-your-own-adventure version of Hamlet!   An Assassin’s Guide […]

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