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

I am tremendously excited to join the Marin County Free Library as the Director of Library Services. I had the great pleasure of visiting all Marin County Free Libraries each month since my...
Tour de France
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France.  The race began, for the first time in the Tour’s history, on the Island of Corsica, on Saturday, June 29, and progressed to...
As part of the Maker movement, the Webstars created a T-Shirt folding machine. Here are some pics of the creation. Attached are videos and a tutorial if you'd like to create your own.TutorialYou...
This installment: wiggy wisdom from Ram Dass, in the ear; an intense French novel; another dark Scandinavian mystery; and Millet's dream-like novel.        Ram Dass...
Picture of scoops of ice cream
Looking for a way to beat the summer heat?  Have some fun and make your own ice cream.  The Marin County Free Library  has a variety of materials to help you get started.  Try...
Dragonfly by artist M. Kathryn Thompson
“Growing up in Fairfax, where I live today, I have found inspiration for my work in local nature and wildlife.” – M. Kathryn ThompsonVisit the Fairfax Library during July to see...
Un día como hoy el mundo nos dio un regalo con el nacimiento de Pablo Neruda poeta chileno a quien Gabriel García Márquez llamó "el mejor poeta del siglo XX en cualquier idioma."Todavía...
President Obama awarded Fairfax's Kay Ryan the National Humanities Medal and San Anselmo's George Lucas the National Medal of Arts in ceremonies at the White House on Wednesday. The Marin IJ...
This installment: Russo’s memoir; life and death entwined in a novel; short stories by the author of Room; and new poetry by Sharon Olds.       Elsewhere by Richard...
America's Cup
The opening ceremony of the 34th America’s Cup will take place tomorrow, July 4th, at America’s Cup Park on the San Francisco waterfront. The America’s Cup match will take place...