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

   Did you know that your own little town of Fairfax has a volunteer community garden? Just a hop, skip and a jump beyond the back door of the Fairfax Library and down a shady little path...
 More intriguing first lines from books that are currently available for “Lucky Day” first-come-first-served checkout: “The man flew through the air, propelled by one of...
This round: something to watch,  a novel set in an exotic land, and backpacking tips.   (I’m nothing if not eclectic).The House on Dream Street by Dana Sachs

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picture of the outer shell, inner cover and and an open Nook
Library Beyond Walls, the MCFL in-home delivery service for library users no longer able to visit our facilities, is now lending pre-loaded Nook Simple Touch e-readers to qualified applicants....
Cesar Chavez Day is an official state holiday in California, and is intended to promote community service in honor of the Latino labor leader’s life and work.  Cesar Chavez, a first...
Rápido. ¿Cuál es la imagen que te viene a la mente cuando piensas en una bibliotecaria? A que es el de la solterona dócil con moño severo (como Dona Reed en It’s A Wonderful Life)....
two parrots on their perch
This is Max, a Red Lored Amazon Parrot. He is about 20 years old - pretty young for a parrot since they can live to be more than 60.  His favorite foods include nuts, seeds, fruits, and berries...
Little sock monkey toy
       Did you know that March is the month of the Sock Monkey Madness Festival?  Made out of Rockford Red Heel Work Socks, sock monkeys had their heyday in the...
A new-but-familiar face behind the circulation desk!                   You may know Etienne as our...
I said last time that I'd talk some about being Library Director.  My job is to manage resources, and at Marin County Free Library we are blessed with many.  We have financial...