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

September is Organic Harvest Month, initiated in 1992 by the Organic Trade Association.  This is a time to highlight organic agriculture and the growing organic products industry.  It is...
Are you wondering what you have missed so far this long, hot summer?Maybe you have forgotten the simple pleasure of a tomato sandwich. No, not a BLT, but its savvy sister, the oh so ripe, slices of...
Bus with word school on it
How can it be that summer vacation is over?  Time for back to school and time to see friends and teachers and maybe make new friends as well.  Here are some fun books about school that are...
An absurb yet heatbreaking road trip, a nasty yet funny DVD, and another compelling dark English childhood mystery    Another Happy Day (DVD)

This film puts the fun in...
¿Sabes que celebramos en septiembre? Aparte del cumpleaños fabuloso de mi mami, septiembre es el mes dedicado a obtener tu tarjeta de biblioteca. Los beneficios son numerosos, con una tarjeta...
New book reviewed on NPR, Fresh AirFeathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor HansonIn an effort to better understand the composition of feathers, author Thor Hanson disassembled a wren...
Who isn’t smitten with Curious George? No matter your age, the inquisitive little fellow who always seems to get into one scrape after another has, in all likelihood, captured your heart....
National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday in September after Labor Day.  The idea for this holiday originated with Marian McQuade, a homemaker in West Virginia, who wanted to champion the...
Jean Craighead George 1920-2012Jean wrote for children. Children are still in love with the wonders of nature, and she was, too. She told them stories about a boy and a falcon, a girl and an elegant...
Cover to Raina Telgmeier's graphic novel Drama
Raina Telgmeier’s highly anticipated Drama, her follow-up to the Eisner-award winning Smile is now available.Don’t mistake Drama for a sequel to Smile. It’s a stand-alone story of...