All branches of the Marin County Free Library will be closed on Friday, September 19 for MCFL's All-Staff Day. More info.

Sep 12, 2012
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...
Sep 9, 2012
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...
Sep 8, 2012
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...
Introducing Encore a new way to search
Sep 6, 2012
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...
Sep 1, 2012
 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...
Aug 27, 2012
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...
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Aug 15, 2012
Great news!OverDrive, our primary provider of eBooks and digital downloads such as audiobooks, has announced new social media features. From Michael Lovett OverDrive:"New versions of the...
Aug 6, 2012
What is a LAPPAR you say?  Well a LAPPAR is a Librarian Against Pawnee Parks and Recreation.  Parks and Recreation is a reality show on NBC with Leslie Knope as the focus.  On the...
Jul 18, 2012
In her new book, Slouching Toward Adulthood,  Sally Koslow discusses a new phenomenon in America, according to the Pew Research Center, one-fifth of young adults aged 25-34 live in...
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Jul 16, 2012
California Academy of Sciences Astronomer Bing Quock has been giving a series of talks on the summer sky at various branches of the Marin County Free Library.  Mr. Quock discusses observing the...