All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed from 1pm Wed 12/31 & all day Thu 1/1 for New Year.

Aug 14, 2012
Experience a piece of California history and enjoy the thrill of sailing on the Bay.  Board the scow schooner Alma to go back in time.   Built in 1891, Alma carried cargo all around...
Aug 13, 2012
If you haven't read books by Diana Wynne Jones, you are in for a treat.  Many have seen the animated movie Howl's Moving Castle by animator Hayao Miyazaki and are unaware of the book by...
Aug 13, 2012
Now that the Summer Olympics are over you can see the distribution of medals around the world.  The Wallstreet Journal has an interactive map showing where all that gold, silver and bronze will...
Aug 13, 2012
I think of libraries as people places – our buildings are lively with the hum of staff going about their jobs, of children discovering possibilities, of adults learning and visiting and...
Aug 9, 2012
Alguien le preguntó al Dalai Lama que es lo que más le sorprende sobre la humanidad. Su respuesta fué bien sencilla:El hombre...porque sacrifica su salud con el fin de hacer dinero. Después...
Aug 9, 2012
Some more interest-grabbing first lines from “Lucky Day” books:“The dying actress arrived in his village the only way one could come directly—in a boat that motored into the...
Aug 6, 2012
What is a LAPPAR you say?  Well a LAPPAR is a Librarian Against Pawnee Parks and Recreation.  Parks and Recreation is a reality show on NBC with Leslie Knope as the focus.  On the...
Aug 6, 2012
A novel about teenage angst, a nonfiction peek into a secret, seamy world, and a thriller with a domestic angle    Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

This novel of adolescent...
Librarian in hardhat
Aug 4, 2012
I recently had the good fortune to take a tour of the construction site of the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.We took a boat out to Yerba Buena Island. The brown structure is a temporary...
Basset hound in front of fan with ears blowing
Aug 2, 2012
Warm weather in July and August as the Dog Star Sirius shines above us.  Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, the Large Dog.  What better time to enjoy star...