All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov 27 & Friday, Nov 28 for Thanksgiving.

Corte Madera Library will be closed for upgrades Nov 27 - Dec 15, reopening on Dec 16. More details.

Mar 13, 2012
Just in case you don’t get enough live basketball in the next couple of weeks, here are some great basketball films to fill in the days between the NCAA Tournament games. Coach Carter....
Mar 10, 2012
The DVR is programmed, the sofa is cleared, the snacks are ready, the remote is in hand, and the TV is tuned to ESPN2. Now, leave me alone, it’s March Madness!You know March Madness, right?...
Handling the Undead cover image
Mar 8, 2012
I'm a big fan of the horror genre - I have been ever since I read Stephen King's The Shining at the tender age of 11.  I love it when I can recognize the canon of a...
Librarians with pink tights
Mar 8, 2012
Today we had a bit of a fashion faux pas here at the Novato Library - two of us were wearing hot pink tights! Pink tights? Librarians? Are you someone who thought librarians wore cardigans,...
Mar 5, 2012
I'm back. It’s been a long stretch since my maiden blogging voyage in December. An injury sidelined me but gave me lots of time to read (though I had to type with one hand for awhile). So...
Nook eBook Tablet
Mar 5, 2012
 February was a bad month for eBooks and public libraries. Despite the thrilling announcement that J.K. Rowling’s complete Harry Potter series would be available to libraries starting...
Feb 24, 2012
Just in time for President's Day, the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC featured this staggering 34-foot pillar of literature. The...
Feb 23, 2012
Six of the nine films nominated for Best Picture 2011 were adapted from books.  Check them out and decide: which is better, book or film? The Descendants, by Kaui Hart HemmingsExtremely...
Feb 22, 2012
New book reviewed on NPR – Fresh AirWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank  by Nathan EnglanderIn  What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Englander writes about...
There's nothing like a real book
Feb 22, 2012
Have you ever wondered what the bookstore looks like at night? Well, wonder no more. The owners of Type Books in Toronto, Canada have created The Joy of Books to cue us all in.Like the video says...