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Aug 2, 2012
 While on a beach vacation recently I decided to tally how and what beachgoers where reading. I expected to see more e-readers and although two of the three college girls I was with were...
Aug 1, 2012
  Author Gore Vidal  died yesterday in Hollywood Hills, California.  In his long career, he published essays, novels, plays and screenplays.  He became well  known as a...
Teddy bear reading on a Nook
Jul 31, 2012
Looking for that bestseller, but don't want to wait?  Or, maybe you've been hearing about eBooks and eReaders, and wondered what all the fuss is about?Well, now's the time to try...
Jul 30, 2012
My take on a wildly popular book, a novel about ideals gone awry, and a very weird DVD.    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Subtitled From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail....
Jul 30, 2012
Two of my favorite writers have published new novels this summer.  Alan Furst and Joseph  Kanon are somewhat similar in their subject matter and style.  Both write historical novels...
Jul 28, 2012
It's the one on the top, expertly folded by origami aritist Kiyoshi Okada. Take a look at his amazing portfolio, then drop by one of his Thursday classes at the Corte Madera Library. There will...
Jul 27, 2012
Thirty teens came to the Stinson Beach Library last Friday for snacks and have fun with henna. Rachael Anne Palacios gave  a wonderful presentation about the culture of henna tattooing and then...
Jul 25, 2012
London 2012 Predictions: Teenagers with Best Chance at GoldIn this year's Games, there will be many athletes who are still of high school age or slightly older that will make their mark with a...
Jul 25, 2012
Affordable housing for all in Marin!  Build your own sandcastle and be king or queen----if only for a day.  Here are two great books from your library to get you started:  ...
Jul 25, 2012
I am an avid listener of audio books.  I generally download them from the Library’s website.  As anyone who listens to audiobooks knows, a good reader is essential.  One ...