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

Liebe Wetzel of Lunatique Fantastique
Don't miss this unique opportunity to participate in a workshop with the "Bay Area's Mistress of Mirth," Liebe Wetzel  of Lunatique Fantastique. During these 2-hour workshops...
The crabapple tree and the Ceanothus Julia Phelps are now blooming in the garden at the Inverness Library. It's almost wildflower season when people from all over the County venture out to West...
I'm back. It’s been a long stretch since my maiden blogging voyage in December. An injury sidelined me but gave me lots of time to read (though I had to type with one hand for awhile). So...
Nook eBook Tablet
 February was a bad month for eBooks and public libraries. Despite the thrilling announcement that J.K. Rowling’s complete Harry Potter series would be available to libraries starting...
Well Maile can. When Ted shows Maile a card with a command like "Down" or "Gimmie 5" she actually reads it. Here's proof. This video was taken at a "Read to a Dog Day...
Photo of book cover Art Dog
Thacher Hurd grew up right here in Mill Valley and now lives in Berkeley with his family.  His father is well known as the illustrator for Goodnight Moon.  His mother was a children’...
Isla flotante de lavanda y vainilla
Ser la catalogadora del condado tiene sus beneficios. Por mis manos pasan todos los libros nuevos que llegan a la biblioteca antes que nadie más los haya visto. Libros de recetas que miro de punta a...
Head over to Smithsonian Magazine's web site and vote for your favorite photos from the 50 finalists. The photos are divided in categories: Altered, Americana, The Natural World, People and...
Welcome to the very first Director’s Blog post!   I’m hoping to touch on a wide range of topics, some personal, some professional, that will help you get to know me better and...