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Books, Movies & More blog

This installment: Odessa to Brooklyn and back, rueful and juicy (f); a contemporary fairy tale set in the world of newspaper publishing (!?); hysterical illness among teenage girls (f); an experimental school in Scotland (f); essays by an very...
While You’re Waiting for  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.On the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania,  New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson tells the tale of the events that...
This installment: girls’ competitive swimming—what a nest of snakes (f); an Irish dysfunctional family in England, on CD (f); English/Indian culture clashes, with a psychological twist (f); Gardam’s stories—a treasure trove...

Books

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"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.

Downloads

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"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!

Movies

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"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. 

 

Music

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"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.