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Summer, Sun & Stories

Summer, Sun & Stories

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

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 […]

May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Gareth Hinds shares his masterful new graphic novel adaptation of The Iliad Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 317 Castro Street, Mountain View More information here Civic Action Zine Fest at Burlingame Public Library! Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm 480 Primrose Rd. Burlingame More information here. Meet Julayne Lee, author of the poetry book Not […]

New From Favorite Authors

New From Favorite Authors

We’ve got loads of new books in the library, and a bunch are sequels or new books by authors you love! Come check them out! New from Favorite Authors King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. A continuation of her Grishaverse books, picking up after Crooked Kingdom The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi Becoming by Michelle […]

zines

What is a zine, anyway?

10 October 2018

Zines (rhymes with “beans”) are small circulation, self-published works created by a person (or small group) with a passion for a particular subject.  Zines can be educational, creative, wry, beautiful, political, whimsical, silly, sarcastic, dark, and even disturbing depending on the aim of the author.  APUSH fans may be interested to know that Thomas Paine’s self-published 1775 pamphlet, Common […]

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October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

01 October 2018

The First Looks Book Club presents author Caitlin Seal in celebration of her novel, Twice Dead: Necromancer’s Song #1. Tuesday, October 2, 6:00pm Books Inc. 1375 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame More information here   Laini Taylor in conversation with Sabaa Tahir about Muse of Nightmares, the sequel to Strange the Dreamer Wednesday, October 3, 7:00pm –  9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park RSVP […]

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Author Visit: Nina LaCour

Author Visit: Nina LaCour

17 September 2018

Coming to the Castilleja Library in late September is Nina LaCour, author of five young adult novels! LaCour seems to charm every reader with her stories of love, grief, and friendship. Her novels are a true and candid study of her characters’ identities and emotional journey to find themselves in the world around them. Her […]

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Introducing Sora, a new ebook app

Introducing Sora, a new ebook app

04 September 2018

Exciting news! Overdrive has a new app just for schools called Sora. Sora makes it easier than ever to browse, download, and read books from our digital library. The best thing about Sora is that your librarians can create collections of books with you in mind! We have collections of everything from books your librarians especially […]

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New Database: EBSCO!

New Database: EBSCO!

27 August 2018

We’re always on the lookout for resources to help you tackle those research projects, and this year we’re adding EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete database for you! A complete index of included journals can be found here. EBSCO says about this database: A leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic […]

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September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

21 August 2018

Author Katharine McGee shares the final installment in her epic Thousandth Floor series, The Towering Sky. Monday, September 10, 2018 – 7:00pm Books Inc. 2251 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA More information here. Mighty Middle Grade: an amazing panel of middle grade authors who will be talking about strong-willed girls who persist, dragons, spies, monsters, dogs and so much more. Friday, September […]

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