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

two parrots on their perch
This is Max, a Red Lored Amazon Parrot. He is about 20 years old - pretty young for a parrot since they can live to be more than 60.  His favorite foods include nuts, seeds, fruits, and berries...
Little sock monkey toy
       Did you know that March is the month of the Sock Monkey Madness Festival?  Made out of Rockford Red Heel Work Socks, sock monkeys had their heyday in the...
Field of shamrocks
Everyone can be Irish on St. Paddy's Day!  Enjoy the "wearin' o the green", make a Leprechaun trap, eat corned beef and cabbage, dance a jig or watch a parade.  And be...
Well Maile can. When Ted shows Maile a card with a command like "Down" or "Gimmie 5" she actually reads it. Here's proof. This video was taken at a "Read to a Dog Day...
Photo of book cover Art Dog
Thacher Hurd grew up right here in Mill Valley and now lives in Berkeley with his family.  His father is well known as the illustrator for Goodnight Moon.  His mother was a children’...
I recently went on a 4-day trip to Disneyland with my husband and two children (5 and 8) and I must say it was a truly magical time for all of us.  Really.  If you happen to...
lionhead bunny
It's really fun to take care of the animals at our local school. There are five chickens and four bunnies.There's also a Mr. McGregor's garden, but in this barnyard, the...
Oh how I love to watch those seeds grow! I do wish my radishes would grow as fast as these but good things are worth waiting for and radishes are so.......well, dependable.  If you like to grow...
Inspired by a post about a West Marin Librarian's adorable cat Chili, I wanted to share a bit about my dog Stanley. Age: TwoBreed: Puggle (Pug and Beagle)Nicknames: Stan the Man, Stanley...
This amazing video by William Joyce is the winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Watch a clip from it here, then check out William Joyce's wonderful picture books.