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

The field guide to fields : hidden treasures of meadows, prairies, and pastures
 With the arrival of spring, and the return of warm weather, many plants and animals are on full display.  From the flowers in our gardens, to the birds in the trees, and the sounds of the...
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, and the kick-off for outdoor cooking.  To learn how to cook on your barbecue, or to find some new recipes, turn to your local library...
May is short story month
May is Short Story Month.  Check out some collections at your local library.  You can find what’s available by going to the classic catalog in Marinet and typing in “short...
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is the day we honor our mothers and/or mother figures, and celebrate their contributions to our lives.  The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908...
Wolves
Wolves are the largest members of the dog family.  Gray wolves are the most common, and were once found all over the Northern Hemisphere.  Because wolves kill domestic animals, however,...
Earth Day
Earth Day was created to increase awareness of the Earth’s natural environment, and it led to the modern environmental movement.  The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and was the...
Beginner's illustrated guide to gardening
April is a great time to get your garden in shape.  Provided that soil and air temperatures are sufficiently warm, the sooner plants are put into the garden, the sooner they’ll start to...
Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez Day, an official state holiday in California, is intended to promote community service in honor of the Latino labor leader’s life and work.  Cesar Chavez, a first generation...
National Book Critics Circle
The National Book Critics Circle announced its finalists for publishing year 2012 on January 14, and the winners will be revealed tomorrow, February 28, at 6PM in New York City.  The NBCC...
The library is pleased to introduce a new mobile catalog site, AirPAC, optimized for smart phones, that enables quick and easy browsing. You can check your library account, renew library items...