The Civic Center Building and Civic Center Library will be closed for electrical maintenance on Sat 9/27 and Sun 9/28.

Sep 22, 2014
This installment: original, obscure Swedish films; a compelling teen novel on CD; haunting short stories; Iceland in the 1800s; Weldon’s sly British satire; and a funny New Zealand novel....
Sep 15, 2014
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 shortlist has been revealed.  The list includes writers from Britain, the United States and Australia.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday,...
Sep 15, 2014
This installment: an intriguing blockbuster; Mormons in the field; personal, magical essays; more personal essays like a good friend’s confidences; a fierce musical education (non-fiction);...
Sep 8, 2014
This installment: novels—a father-daughter search for a missing friend; Chinese courtesans from Shanghai to SF in the early 1900’s; vernacular short stories; an absorbing but easy-to-...
Sep 2, 2014
This installment: the joys of choral singing; my take on a big best-seller; the CD and movie versions of a challenging novel;  the CD version of an old favorite; a hot mess of a book (but good...
Aug 25, 2014
Use Marin County Library's ebook service to find popular biographies.  Read them on your iPad, Kindle, or smartphone.Find them at:  http://overdrive.marinet.info/
Aug 25, 2014
This installment: Mommy Dearest squared; McDermott’s latest; death center stage; a novel based on the Amanda Knox case; a CD from Levithan—gay teens theme; and linked stories from...
Aug 18, 2014
This installment: a messy college romance; a multilayered Quebec mystery; a fictional take on a local serial killer; messy progressive boarding school sex; a tale of psychological manipulation; and...
Aug 4, 2014
Note: If you missed my show in Fairfax (My 100 Dresses and What's Underneath Them) I'm doing it one more time at the Bolinas Library tomorrow night, 8/4 at 7 pm.This installment: an odd...
Jul 28, 2014
This installment: mystical Jewish teachings  tangle with a contemporary abduction; a murder in the Midwest circa 1931; short stories from Britain;  short stories based in Hawaii; a bird-...