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

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January to commemorate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King.  King is remembered for his nonviolent activism during...
John Bellairs wrote his most popular series of gothic children’s mysteries while living in Massachusetts.  Bellairs was born and grew up in Michigan which he used as the setting for his...
The first of the spring wildflowers are beginning to appear on Marin hillsides and trails.  This California native perennial was seen on the Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow trail.  The flowers...
  The Civic Center Building Conservancy has formed an Ad Hoc committee to plan a series of events and outreach activities in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Marin...
Roses
According to the Marin Master Gardeners now through mid-February is the ideal time to prune your roses.  Identify which types of roses you have, and decide how you want them to look.  Arm...
Six of the nine movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award of 2012 are based on books.  Read the book, see the movie, and be the judge: which is better?Argo is based on the book by the...
More picture books from 2012 that are worth a read! What do children, potatoes and flamingos have in common-----try I'm Bored to find out:         ...
Quarantine: The Losers Book Cover
When you do a lot of reading it can be hard to come up with a top 5 list. That being said here are mine for 2012:Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, is a satisfying sequel to The Daughter...
The web and print media are rife with “best book of 2012” lists right now.    I’m curious about what our local Marin County “Best Reads of 2012” list...
This installment: three novels-- a complex story exploring cyber-bullying, adoption trials, and a lost daughter; Asian-American college students politicized and confused two decades later; and the...