Jan 4, 2016
This installment:   an atmospheric quest in the long-ago deep South (f); wolf colony preservation in Idaho and England (!)(f); life near the Arctic Circle (f);hard-boiled thriller set in...
Dec 28, 2015
This installment: the fierce world of college admissions (f); the making of a clinical psychologist (nf); a graphic novelist goes abroad (f);the brutal world of food service (f);  fine short...
Dec 21, 2015
‘Tis the season for critics and publishers to announce their favorite books of the past year.  If you’re looking for recommendations, try these websites: Goodreads, NPR, New York...
Dec 21, 2015
This installment: the Lusitania goes down (nf-CD), tango in 1913 (f); caring for an aging mom (nf); wildlife in Idaho (f);Atkinson’s sequel to Life After Life (f); and a memoir by a...
Dec 17, 2015
This week Marin City Library started progress on our new glading system for children’s picture books. Every Marin County Library Branch intends to create these subject categories to make books...
painting by Dan Thomas
Dec 14, 2015
Local artist Dan Thomas will exhibit landscape paintings that capture his interest in the changing seasons of Marin.  “The inspiration for my landscape paintings of Marin County is...
Dec 14, 2015
This installment : eccentric characters in Utah (f); nudists in Southern California (f); a psychological thriller (f); 3 mysteries in one in Oklahoma City (f); a mystery set in Iceland (f); and a...
Dec 7, 2015
This installment:  a  surrealistic Scandinavian setup (f); a Pacific atoll awash in troubles (f);New South Wales awash in troubles (f); autism, awash in eccentric elements (f); teens face...
Nov 30, 2015
The National Book Foundation recently announced the four winners of the 2015 National Book Awards.  In October twenty finalists were selected in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry,...
Nov 30, 2015
This installment: an intense, dreamlike, original novel (f); a Faustian graphic novel (f); a charming fairytale mash-up on DVD; the “whole catastrophe” in four linked novels (f); gay,...