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

Introducing Encore a new way to search
Fall is in the air in the Bay Area, and that means going back to school, updating your look, and getting ready for the latest batch of tech gadget rollouts.  Here at the library, we've...
Mystery lovers know there are many mystery sub-genres, such as historical mysteries, “cozy” mysteries, police procedurals, culinary mysteries, various craft-related mysteries, dog and...
 Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a day to celebrate the social and economic contributions of workers.  It also symbolizes the end of summer.  The first Labor Day was...
historic photo of the Inverness Yacht Club
Now through the end of October, come and see a photograhic history of the Inverness Yacht Club at the Jack Mason Museum, Inverness Library. Inverness historian Meg Linden describes the show here.
Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, the moon, has died at age 82. When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, he...
I'm back from a 10 day vacation in which I managed to  read 10 books (you'll hear about them down the line) but here is a novel about contemporary Berkeley, a book of photos of folks...
Amelia Roskin-Frazee
As a seventh-grader, Amelia Roskin-Frazee was frustrated to discover that there were no LGBT books in her school library. In November she started the Make It Safe Project which donates boxes of...
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 The Open Books project for seniors was created to actively engage seniors via literature. This project through Small Press Distribution in Berkeley, and funded by the Marin Community...