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Friday, October 30, 2020

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Register, vote, or drop off signed and sealed ballots this weekend at the Civic Center!

What's New?

Marin County Elections Department Open this Weekend

Residents can register and vote from 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1.

The Marin County Elections Department will be ready to assist residents with registering and voting. Voters may come to the Civic Center office, Suite 121, in San Rafael to drop off their vote-by-mail ballot as well. 

In addition, voters can drop off signed and sealed ballots during regular business hours during the week. Ballots can also be submitted to any official drop box and starting Saturday, at any polling location through 8pm on Nov 3.

MORE INFO
FIND A DROP BOX OR POLLING LOCATION
We're now offering 45 minute express computing appointments in the Pickleweed Library computer lab. Printing is available. Call the Pickleweed Library at 415-485-3483, or the Downtown Library at 415-485-3323 to schedule your appointment!

Express Computing Appointments


Tues: 2:00pm-2:45pm; 3:00pm-3:45pm
Weds: 4:00pm-4:45pm; 5:00pm-5:45pm
Thurs: 4:00pm-4:45pm; 5:00pm-5:45pm
Fri: 2:00pm-2:45pm; 3:00pm-3:45pm
LEARN MORE

Media literacy tools help us fact check news we get from friends and family, and from outside sources. Leading up to the election, we are sharing a series of media literacy tools, tips and reminders to help make sure you can trust the information you receive.

Voting Depends on You - Don't be Fooled
There are people, organizations, and governments trying to trip us up, manipulate our vote, or keep us from voting altogether.

GET MEDIA SMART TIPS
 
Paulo reads Lacrimosa by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, published in the November 2015 issue of Nightmare Magazine. This story contains mature language and themes and is intended for teens and adults.
MORE SPOOKY STORIES

Pint-Size Storytime

It's Halloween time and this week Margaret shares a gentle Halloween storytime with you 🎃🎃🎃   Made with love by your favorite children's librarians 🍁🌞🌈🧡 

Staff Picks: William's Shelf

Events, Services & More

Join Peller for the remaining two classes of this three class series occurring on the 2nd Mondays:  Nov 9, and Dec 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

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

Join our Virtual Book Club with Librarian, Marilyn Boatright via Zoom.
 

First Thursdays at 2pm

November 5 –  The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

December 3 – The Caliph's House by Tahir Shah

Please note new date:
January 21
 at 2pm– title TBD

LEARN MORE
REGISTER
Do you have a green thumb or are you trying to grow one? UC Marin Master Gardeners have a whole slate of interesting programs coming up in November, from fire-smart landscaping to growing persimmons!
MMG PROGRAMMING
What's Your American Dream? Conversations with author Malaka Gharib

Thursday, November 12, 2020  4pm - 5pm
Join our friends from the Alameda County Library for an online talk with author Malaka Gharib about her experiences growing up Filipino-Egyptian-American.  

Malaka's mother is from the Philippines and her father is from Egypt.  Last year Malaka published her zine-style memoir I Was Their American Dream about growing up in southern California and Egypt.  

 
REGISTER HERE
PLACE A HOLD

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

Talking about race - A lifelong journey


Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. Find tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation. 

From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

 
TALKING ABOUT RACE
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 Resource: RBdigital Magazines

Access thousands of popular magazines for free with your library card! 
Access RBdigital (formerly Zinio) right from your computer, or get the RBdigital App for you tablet, or smartphone (help)
GET STARTED
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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