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Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

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 […]

March Author and Literary Events

March Author and Literary Events

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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Recaptains: A New Reading Resource

Are you excited for Leigh Bardugo’s next Grishaverse book? Counting the days for the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone? Maybe you just learned there’s a third book in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. But if you’re anything like us, there is just one problem: you cannot quite remember where the […]

New Database!

New Database!

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 […]

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

21 August 2018

Your librarians are so excited for school to start up again! Come on in and check out our amazing array of brand new books and magazines we got over the summer. We would also love to hear about your summer! Stop by and tell us all about it, especially if you read anything you loved. […]

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July and August Bay Area Author and Literary Events

July and August Bay Area Author and Literary Events

27 July 2018

Ben Costa and James Parks in celebration of the second Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo book, The Middle-Route Run Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 11:00am Books Inc. 1875 Bascom Avenue, Suite #600 Campbell, CA More information here Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic medalist fencer and first hijabi to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games and her autobiography, Proud: […]

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#BooksOnBreak

#BooksOnBreak

01 June 2018

As we start the summer, don’t forget that the library is here for you! We have an amazing selection of ebooks and audiobooks on our Overdrive, for all your vacation reading needs. Check out our Pinterest page and our newly updated Recommended Pleasure Reading List. Happy reading!

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June Bay Area Literary and Author Events

June Bay Area Literary and Author Events

29 May 2018

Saturday Board Games Day Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Main Library, 270 Forest Ave. Palo Alto More information here Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents Sara Wolf and her new book Bring Me Their Hearts Tuesday, June 5, 7:00pm Books Inc. 1375 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame More information here The First Looks Book Club: Come read Advanced […]

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Newly Updated: The Recommended Reading List!

Newly Updated: The Recommended Reading List!

21 May 2018

Casti Library’s Recommended Reading List has been updated for 2018! These books have been handpicked by your librarians as truly excellent reads. We have a mix of genres, and many of the books are available on our digital library as ebooks or audiobooks. If you want more personalized recommendations, come on in and talk to […]

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The Joy of Ebooks

The Joy of Ebooks

17 May 2018

Summer’s approaching, classes and final projects are wrapping up. We know that you’re worried how you’ll survive without the library this summer. But never fear! We have a huge ebook library online just waiting for you. You can access it online anywhere: at home, at camp, in the car. Ebooks are super easy to pack; […]

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