Civic Center Library will be closed for upgrades Apr 16-30. Reopening tentatively set for May 1. More details.

What was the best book you read in 2011? Share your favorite titles and authors in a comment and I'll compile a list of the top vote-getters.Check back on the Books, Movies & More...
Find this week's SF Chronicle Best-Sellers at the Marin County Free Library.For the week of Sunday, December 11th, 2011. Click on the link to find the title in the library's catalog. An...
Check out a NOOK Color eReader at your local branch!  See what the eBook experience is like first-hand, without having to download the books yourself.The NOOKs come loaded with tons of popular...
Everyone is in the list-making mood in December, as we look back and remember the best of the year.  There is no shortage of book lists, from the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011, to...
 Have you ever noticed the towers of empty bins behind the circulation desk at your library? Those bins contain each branch's daily delivery of new and popular materials. Check out this...
 Library Journal just released their Best Books of 2011 Lists. Included were their recommendations for the best Street Lit.  Click on the pictures below to find them in the library's...
From a staff member at the Civic Center Library:  I'm currently listening to Tina Fey's Bossypants and just loving it.  I'm laughing and learning.  She is funny,...
Mystery lovers will soon have a new way to enjoy the genre--  the cable channel TNT is launching Mystery Movie Night, which will feature original full-length movies based on best-selling...
I just finished reading Bonobo Handshake: a memoir of love and adventure in the Congo, by Vanessa Woods.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It's reminiscent of books by Dian Fossey and...
Two fairly new books that I have read recently stand out. Both are historical fiction.Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (May, 2011): This compelling story is based on fact. Caleb was the...