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

A mixed bag this round: a cockamamie film, a cockamamie marriage, a mystery set in the wilds of Arizona, and (after all that), a book that takes a thoughtful look at the nature of faith when the...
Por si pensabas que el lenguaje era una cosa cierta como los impuestos o la muerte, la Real Academia de la Lengua Española (RAE por sus siglas) ha hecho algunos cambios a nuestra lengua madre:1.-...
Cover of the book "The Water Giver" by Joan Ryan
It's an occupational hazard for librarians - stumbling across a compelling read.  The other night, just before going to sleep, I decided to take a quick look at The water giver : the story...
 World Book Night has come to Marin! World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading. This event began in England and Ireland where millions of books, which are...
BEST NEW MYSTERIES The editors of Booklist magazine, a publication of the American Library Association, pick the best new mysteries.Broken HarborBy Tana French
Irish cop Mick "Scorcher...
Picture of lupine wildflower
is a Bluebonnet!  Beautiful wildflowers are on the Marin hills right now and we've got 2 wonderful children's books featuring lupine:
Marin Museum Of Contempory Art in Novato has a wonderful show of altered books. I am pleased to have a piece in it. My book is collages of beautiful roses with both the front and back covers of...
via Time Picture an ambitious, yet conflicted Columbia graduate. At twenty-two, the clarity and rigor of campus life has faded, and in its place, a cruel dispersion of meaning that is--adult...
nyan cat
Three different people recommended this meme to me in a span of a week. Does it say something about me? About them? About us? Does the spread of memes or popular Internet content matter?...
 Not everyone has the amazing skill of Maura Pozek (the high school student who made a prom dress out of corrugated cardboard) but almost anyone can upcycle a t-shirt. Here are some links to...