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Events @ the San Rafael Libraries
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Friday, June 19, 2020

Our online library is still active: get ebooks and eaudiobooks, streaming media, online programs, and more!

VISIT THE LIBRARY ONLINE
This year San Rafael Public Library has partnered with Marin County Free Libraries to offer a simple, fun reading program. Register online, read, log your minutes, and earn online badges! You can participate online or print out a paper log.
Join with others in our communities in reaching the summer reading goal of one million minutes! This year all the rewards are intrinsic (or you can find creative ways to reward yourself); we aren’t offering in-person prizes.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER READING CHALENGE

Curbside Pick-Up


We are now offering curbside pick-up by appointment at the Downtown library and by appointment or walk-in at Pickleweed. Northgate Library is not open for curbside service at this time. 
For our safety and yours, staff will not engage with patrons face-to-face except to place checked-out materials outside on a table.
Patrons must wear a face covering.
You do not need an appointment to return library materials.
Please use the large barrels in the driveway during open hours and the book drop when we're closed. Items will be quarantined for 3 days before checking them in.

To make an appointment for items that are ready to pick up, please have your library card ready and call us during curbside hours (below):
  • Call 415-485-3323 for Downtown
  • Call 415-485-3483 for Pickleweed (or you can also walk-in)
  • Chat us on our website.
At the time of your appointment, just approach the front door and we will have your items already checked out to you. No need to call us to tell us you have arrived.

NEW! Our online catalog is now available for the public to place holds. 
  • Look for items in the Marinet Catalog and place your holds.
  • Wait to get an email that your holds are ready to pick up, then call to make a pick-up appointment.
At this time, we do not know when the libraries will be open for walk-in service.

Curbside Hours:

Downtown Library 1100 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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 50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Sat, Sun, & Mon: Closed
Tues: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weds & Thurs: 12:00 to 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Northgate Library is not open for curbside service at this time.

Questions? Chat with Us!

We're here to answer your questions, whether you need help with your library account, help placing holds or accessing our digital resources. You can reach us during these times:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am - 4pm 
Thursday: Noon - 6pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Look for the blue chat widget on our home page at srpubliclibrary.orgl

Adult Writing Workshop: Free Your Creative Voice through Journal Writing with Peller Marion 

Journaling instructor Peller Marion will present a 3-class workshop series that will help you discover a portal into your creative voice. Journaling helps you make sense out of your life, gather yourself and reflect, dig deep and discover what you really think and feel, figure out who you used to be and how you got to be who you are today, connect the dots of your life, and keep the door open to sparks and fireworks of original ideas.
These workshops are via Zoom video conferencing. By registering, you will get a confirmation email with a password and a link to join all 3 classes.
Monday, June 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Monday, July 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Monday, August 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Plan on attending all three classes, as one builds on the next: Please have a blank journal or sketchbook handy, or use your computer, if you prefer.

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 has led workshops at Esalen Institute, Book Passage in Corte Madera, and the O’Hanlon Center in Mill Valley, and leads workshops nationally. More information about Peller is available here: www.pellermarion.com

REGISTER FOR PELLER'S JOURNALING WORKSHOP

Kids & Teen Writing Workshops

What's your story? Tell us, tell the world, in your own voice, as only you can. Don't know how to get started? We have a workshop series for you to explore creative self-expression through poetry, flash fiction, and non-fiction. There are two age levels: grades 4-8 and  9-12. Registration signs you up for all three workshops. 
All sessions start at 4:00 pm.
FICTION:
Tuesday, July 21st (9th -12th grades)
NON-FICTION: TELLING YOUR COVID-19 STORY
Tuesday, August 4th (4th - 8th grades)
Tuesday, August 18th (9th -12th grades)

Your teachers are California Poets in the Schools teacher, librarian, and published travel writer Lea Aschkenas, and published poet/editor and librarian Margaret Stawowy.  

REGISTER FOR 4TH-8TH GRADE WORKSHOPS
REGISTER FOR 9TH-12TH GRADE WORKSHOPS
Black Lives Matter for Little Ones

They're not too young to talk about race! Very young children are already noticing and thinking about race. Silence about race reinforces racism and white supremacy. Lookling to start a conversation with your family about race and racism in our culture? Here are some books and resources to help. 
 
BOOKS FOR KIDS
BOOKS FOR TEENS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
BOOKS FOR EDUCATORS
Pint-size Storytime

New video posted every Tuesday morning on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube 


Short and sweet stories, songs, and rhymes for kids aged 0-6. Every week we'll post a new 5-10 minute storytime video to social media, made by your favorite children's librarians for your family to enjoy!
WATCH ON FACEBOOK
WATCH ON YOUTUBE
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

StoryTime Online on Facebook Live

Watch live every Thursday, 10:30 - 11:00 am
We’re bringing our family storytime to you live online during this time of social distancing and sheltering in place.
Starting in June, we'll be having StoryTime Online on Thursdays only.

Also follow us on Facebook! It's a great way to discover all the ways we're moving our services and programs online.
WATCH LIVE OR ACCESS THE ARCHIVE

Early Literacy Playlist on YouTube


Please visit our Early Literacy YouTube playlist with tips and activities for your child, birth to 5 years of age.  Brought to you by librarian, Margaret Stawowy.
EARLY LITERACY PLAYLIST

Circus of Smiles Online

We're excited to offer a pre-recorded Circus of Smiles performance to watch whenever you want from the comfort of shelter in place! Don’t miss the wild acrobatics and juggling of Circus of Smiles. This show is guaranteed to make you laugh and gasp with amazement. We are sad to miss them this summer, but hopefully this performance will give you some much needed merriment until we can be together again in-person!
To watch the show click on the link below and enter the password: moredanger

WATCH THE SHOW

Keep on Learning...

Lynda.com will be available to us, but only through July 17, so take advantage of this popular platform for learning new skills in business, software, technology, education, and the creative arts.

Here are some course titles to explore:

  • Writing a Tech Resume 
  • Recession-Proof Career Strategies
  • Tips for Better Business Writing
  • Windows 10 Essential Training
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Economics for Everyone: Understanding a Recession

Lynda.com offers top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Access it through the library's subscription, below, then login with your library card number and PIN/password. You can find this link on SRPL website's eResources tab.

ACCESS LYNDA.COM

Free Library Subscriptions!

Please visit the library's website at srpubliclibrary.org  for these and many more FREE online resources. Log in with your Library card number and PIN/password.

  • Ancestry.com was in-library use only, but is now extended to be available remotely at home through July 1st.
  • Enki California Digital Collections eBooks - no library card required, no waitlists!
  • Kanopy - It’s back! Kanopy Streaming Films will be available to San Rafael residents for a limited time.
  • Hoopla Bonus Borrows Patrons can check out titles from a special collection of 'Bonus' materials without using one of their 6 monthly checkouts.
  • Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning - It's back now through July 17.
  • Washington Post - now available online for San Rafael Patrons residents only.
ACCESS MORE eRESOURCES
ACCESS MORE eBOOKS

Libby/Overdrive eBooks Video Tutorial 

Have you wanted to try checking-out downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from the library but felt intimidated? It's easy! Learn how with this helpful video.

COVID-19 Local Resources

        Reminders


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