Books, Movies & More blog

This installment: the history and legacy of autism (nf); cooking yourself out of a bad mood (nf);a black girl, a horse, and a collision course (f); short stories by Colum McCann (f); fierce, cartoon-like social commentary (f);and a teen zombie book...
This installment: an exploration of Good Samaritans in action (nf); short stories set in Leningrad, Chechnya and beyond (f); the latest Pushcart (nf); swimming, HIV and teenage angst (f); a picaresque, surrealistic ride (f); and a broke taxidermist...
This installment:  self-fiction--brilliant! (f); an intelligent romp through high finance (f) ;a very dark novel (f); the psychological effects of test-tube conception (f); a stirring but difficult transgender story (nf); and intense, original...


Visit the Books Page

"Books are the greatest device for transporting you into another person's mind.  ...books can take you deeper into people's thoughts and feelings than any other media.  Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity."  Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon

"Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators."  Stephen Fry

Explore the world of books at the library by browsing our Books page--find suggestions for great books to read, see new titles, popular titles and best-sellers, award-winners, and what library staff members are reading.


Visit the Downloads Page

"The world is dark, and light is precious.  Come closer, dear reader.  You must trust me.  I am telling you a story." Kate DiCamillo

"Something very important and very weird is happening to the book right now: It’s shedding its papery corpus and transmigrating into a bodiless digital form, right before our eyes."  Lev Grossman

Download free books and audiobooks from the library on your Kindle, iPad, NOOK, and most other eReaders.  Find out what the eBook buzz is all about on our Downloads page!


Visit the Movies Page

"The secret to film is that it's an illusion."   George Lucas

"A film is a petrified fountain of thought."  Jean Cocteau


Find movies, documentaries, TV shows, concerts and more in the library's DVD collection.  Check out the Movies page for tips on finding films in the catalog, sources for digital video streaming, including educational sites, resources for film fans, film festivals, and the history of movies in Marin. 



Visit the Music Page

"You are the music while the music lasts."  T.S. Eliot

"Music is the universal language of mankind."  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

See what music the library has to offer by browsing the Music page.  You'll find shortcuts to searching for music by genre, like world music, or wedding music, tips for searching in the library catalog, resources for local music and musicians, and links to musician bios and music sites.