Wednesday, August 19
8pm on PBS Books Facebook Live
PBS Books will host a virtual engagement to highlight trailblazing poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1885) in partnership with Poetry In America. Learn behind-the-scenes insights by Poetry In America’s Creator and Host Elisa New and bilingual Dominican-American Poet Rhina Espaillat.
Thursday, August 20
2pm on PBS Books Facebook Live
Meet trailblazing Author Anika Aldamuy Denise as we explore her two newest books about trailblazing women Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré and Actress Rita Moreno. Anika’s recent works highlight the amazing stories of Puerto Rican women, which often go untold. Learn about Anika’s process and get special insights into her latest book A Girl Named Rosita that will be released this fall.
Thursday, August 20, 3pm
NEED Executive Director, Jon Haveman, will introduce Geoffrey Woglom, an emeritus professor from the Department of Economics at Amherst College. Geof will lead a discussion of the impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. economy. A long time teacher of macroeconomics, he will discuss how the recent jobs reports and discuss the road ahead as the virus reemerges in many places around the country.
Recommended books, websites, movies, and videos to support learning about race and doing anti-racist work. This list is far from exhaustive, but we hope it provides a good introduction and launchpad to more resources. All these resources are either free or available using your library card.
Storytime Anytime Kits are the perfect solution for families with young kids when browsing our picture book collection in person isn't an option.
Each kit includes 5-8 books on a theme, a “more to share” sheet which includes a song, a rhyme, and an early literacy tip, and a fun puppet to help you tell the stories. The books were selected not only because they are great for reading aloud, but also because they feature diverse authors and characters. Representation matters!
These kits were inspired by the Sacramento Public Library’s Diverse Storytime Kits.
Thursday, September 3, 2:00 - 3:30 pm online via Zoom
September's book is The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai.
Please register in advance. After you register, you will be emailed a confirmation with a password to enter the Book Club via Zoom at the specified time.
We may have some copies available for attendees. Please call us at 415-485-3323 to reserve a copy and schedule a curbside pickup appointment. If you are unable to physically pickup the book, please email Marilyn for assistance.
October 1 – The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
November 5 – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Adult Writing Workshop: Free Your Creative Voice through Journal Writing with Peller Marion
Instructor Peller Marion will help you discover a portal into your creative voice.
The workshops is online via Zoom:
Monday, August 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Peller Marion is the author of Shark Attack and Other Mishaps, Shopping Lessons, Searching for the G Spot, Crisis Proof Your Career, Career Tune Up, and her forthcoming book: Age of Grace, Challenges to Attaining Elder Wisdom. She leads workshops locally and nationally. More information about Peller is available on her website.
Marin County Coronavirus updates – This is the newly updated, primary source of information for County COVID-19 information, FAQs on Shelter in Place, Hotline, Email, etc.
City of San Rafael Coronavirus website– This is the location for San Rafael-specific information related to our response to COVID-19. This includes links to resources, FAQs regarding city services, daily news updates, links to open businesses, etc