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Friday, September 25, 2020

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Make an appointment to pick up a banned book, and don't forget to visit the Friends Books Sale on the Downtown Library Lawn on Saturday! 
 

What's New?

Saturday, Sept 26
9AM-3:30PM

Downtown Library Lawn
(415)453-1443 or (415)485-3104

Our wonderful Friends are hosting a book sale this Saturday-- all proceeds go to benefit the library! Find books for the whole family, plus CDs, DVDs and sheet music. Don't forget: masks on, sanitize or wear gloves and maintain distance.

Interested in joining or volunteering with the Friends? Find out more below. 
FRIENDS OF THE SRPL

Check-out a banned book this week, and celebrate your freedom to read!

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools across the country. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship and celebrates our right to read. Can you guess the top 10 challenged books of 2019?

TOP 10 CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2019
READ A BANNED BOOK
Celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people throughout the month and all year long! Educators, students and parents: take a look at this PBS video and primary source lesson about labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Perfect for grades 3-7.

Author Spotlight: Junot Díaz

Remembering RBG

Find books and media to learn about the extraordinary life of Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg.

Pint-Size Storytime

Jill's Pint-Size Storytime is all about self-love!

Events, Services & More

UC Personal Insight Statements

Saturday, Oct 10, 2pm
 

UC Personal Insight Statements

Saturday, Oct 17, 2pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

CalMatters Voter Guide

Feeling overwhelmed by the upcoming election? CalMatters has you covered with this comprehensive and user-friendly online voter guide. Don't forget to register to vote!
VOTER GUIDE

The Library of Congress National Books Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity

THIS WEEKEND: Take part in the 20th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival!  More than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets and children's writers will be on hand; register and start building your schedule for this free festival.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Wednesay, Oct 7 at 4PM

Join us for a book discussion followed by an author talk and Q&A with Ernesto Cisneros, author of Efrén Divided. In this new middle-grade novel, middle school student Efrén Nava must balance school work and friendships while finding a way to bring his mother home after she is deported to Mexico.

We have copies available to check-out, or read as an eBook in Hoopla.

REGISTER TODAY

Join Peller for this 3-class series occurring on the 2nd Mondays:  Oct 12, Nov 9, and Dec 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Attend all 3 classes, or drop-in at any point.

Dive into your creativity without all the routines, stress, and obligations that keep us distracted from our dreams. It’s an adventurous mix of writing and some art. This class requires no experience.

LEARN MORE
EMAIL TO REGISTER

Anti-Racist Picture Books

Black Lives Matter for little ones. Kids are never too young to talk about race. Here are some books to start the conversation.
 
MORE ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

Beginner & Intermediate Classes via Zoom

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EMAIL TO REGISTER
  1. Place a hold on items online or by phone
  2. When you receive an email notification that your items are ready:
    • DOWNTOWN: Call to schedule an appointment
    • PICKLEWEED: Call or visit-- no appointment required
  • Face coverings are required for service
  • We do not know when we will open for walk-in service.
  • Northgate Library is not open for curbside service.

 

Curbside Hours


Downtown Library
Sun: Closed
Mon, Tues, & Weds: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thurs: 12:00 to 6:00pm
Fri & Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Pickleweed Library
Sat, Sun, & Mon: Closed
Tues: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weds & Thurs: 12:00 to 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am to 4:00pm
PLACE A HOLD
MORE INFO

Maximize Your Card

Featured Online Resource: JobNow & VetNow

NEW! Get resume and interview tips, live coaching, resume templates, job and career resources for free with your library card. Find support tools and resources for Veterans to help you understand your benefits and community resources.
JOBNOW & VETNOW
ALL ONLINE RESOURCES
Request books that are not availble in our MARINet Catalog. The item is free and shipped directly to you using Amazon. 
FIND OUT MORE

Free Streaming Media with Your Library Card

Enjoy access to popular movies, shows, eBooks and eAudio with Hoopla, and find thoughtful shows and movies for kids and adults on Kanopy. No wait lists or holds!

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