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Summer Curbside Pickup

Summer Curbside Pickup

Great news! Casti Library is now offering curbside pickup Fridays 4-6pm during the summer! First, request your books online by filling out this online request form. Be sure to check the library catalogue to make sure the books you want are available – there’s a handy link (red square) on the right side of this […]

Recommended reading for racial justice

Recommended reading for racial justice

For those of you who are interested in learning more about becoming antiracist, investigating historical and modern-day racism, and exploring social justice, we have many fiction and nonfiction e- and audiobooks available on Sora. Below are just some of the titles you can check out anytime (even during the summer) from your computer or mobile […]

The Updated Pleasure Reading Guide Is Here!

The Updated Pleasure Reading Guide Is Here!

Great news, Readers! The Casti Library Pleasure Reading Guide is now updated for 2020! We’ve hand-selected a variety of books that we love for inclusion on the list. Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, mystery… this list has it all! Titles are available in Sora as ebooks and/or audiobooks that you can check out […]

New eBooks on Sora

New eBooks on Sora

We’ve been adding lots of new ebooks and audiobooks to Sora. Below are just some of the new titles we’re excited about, and there are even more to discover in the app!

Awesome Archives for Hispanic Heritage Month

Awesome Archives for Hispanic Heritage Month

01 October 2019

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, you might be interested in checking out contemporary and historical digital archives covering art, literature, politics, and much, much more!  Here are some examples to explore, and advice for finding even more, but feel free to post other favorites in Comments: UCSB Library, Department of Special Research Collections (on […]

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October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

October Bay Area Literary and Author Events

30 September 2019

Marie Lu celebrates the release of her new book, Rebel: A Legend Novel. Tuesday, October 1 7:00-9:00pm Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco More information here Ashley Elston and Tamara Ireland Stone discuss Ashley’s newest book, 10 Blind Dates. Thursday, October 3 7:00-8:30pm Hicklebee’s 1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose More information here Rainbow […]

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

16 September 2019

Thirty-four years after the publication of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood returns to the Republic of Gilead in The Testaments. Through the narratives of three different women, Atwood explores what life would be like for young people coming of age under a theocratic dictatorship as well as the events that lead to Gilead’s downfall. The […]

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September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

September Bay Area Literary and Author Events

06 September 2019

Kerri Maniscalco with Stephanie Garber celebrating Kerri’s new historical thriller, Capturing the Devil Thursday, September 12 7:00-9:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park More information here Lindsay Lackey with Lisa Moore Ramee discuss Lindsay’s middle grade novel, All the Impossible Things Saturday, Septermber 14 3:00-5:00pm Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park […]

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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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