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

Postage stamp of Duke Kahanamoku, father of surfing
Our Bookmobile goes to Dillon  Beach 2 times a month which gives us time to watch the amazing surfers in between customers.  Although I can't say that I have ever been on a surfboard,...
Book Cover for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell will open the fall series of the Corte Madera Library Book Club.  The discussion will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday September 13 at...
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Great news!OverDrive, our primary provider of eBooks and digital downloads such as audiobooks, has announced new social media features. From Michael Lovett OverDrive:"New versions of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...