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

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...
A novel about teenage angst, a nonfiction peek into a secret, seamy world, and a thriller with a domestic angle    Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

This novel of adolescent...
Librarian in hardhat
I recently had the good fortune to take a tour of the construction site of the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.We took a boat out to Yerba Buena Island. The brown structure is a temporary...
Basset hound in front of fan with ears blowing
Warm weather in July and August as the Dog Star Sirius shines above us.  Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, the Large Dog.  What better time to enjoy star...
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1958 film Vertigo, a psychological thriller shot  in San Francisco,  has edged out  Orson Welles’s  1941 Citizen Kane as the best movie of...
Surfing Fiction in Bolinas
               Summer is here in Bolinas and if you can’t make it to the beach to enjoy the surf, you can always do it...
 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...
  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...