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Events @ the San Rafael Libraries
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Friday, August 7, 2020

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Pint-Size Storytimes

Jill is bringing you a Pint-Size Storytime all about rabbits!
New video posted every Tuesday morning

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!

Staff Picks

Es Cuba by Lea Aschkenas
Una educación by Tara Westover
A flor de piel by Javier Moro
  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
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Window Shopping

Miss browsing the stacks? Now you can window shop at the Downtown and Pickleweed libraries! When you come for your curbside appointment have a glance at our selection of new books. If you see something you want let us know and we'll check it out to you on the spot.

Another option is to give us a call and let us know what you like-- we'll assemble a team of professionals to find you some perfect page turners.

California COVID Diaries

The California State Library is working with local libraries to collect COVID-19 stories from across the state. We invite you to share your experience — so that we can preserve these memories for future Californians. All types of expression are welcome-- share a poem, artwork, a journal entry, a video or any other format that you've captured your story. 
SHARE YOUR STORY

All Things Apple!

with Chic Geek, Beryn Hammil

Beginner & Intermediate Classes via Zoom

Enjoy our ever popular All Things Apple! classes with chic geek Beryn Hammil via Zoom.

New attendees: please email for registration.
 
Schedule of Classes
Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Intermediate Part 1: Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Intermediate Part 2:Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Student Feedback:

"People are engaged...learning...practicing new ways to use their technology...engaging with you and others via the classes. I think it is quite significant and deeply appreciated."
EMAIL TO REGISTER
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.
ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

Storytime Anytime Kits

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.
PLACE A HOLD

StoryTime Online on Facebook Live

Watch live every Thursday, 10:30AM

We're bringing our family storytime to you live on our Facebook page during this time of social distancing!
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Early Literacy Playlist on YouTube

Early Literacy Tip #4--Writing
Join librarian Margaret Stawowy who will explain how to up your game with a simple suggestion that can be utilized in your daily routines.
EARLY LITERACY PLAYLIST


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.

Upcoming titles:

October 1 – The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
November 5 –  The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

REGISTER HERE

Teen Writing Workshop


NON-FICTION: TELLING YOUR COVID-19 STORY
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 9TH-12TH GRADE WORKSHOPS

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.
REGISTER FOR PELLER'S JOURNALING WORKSHOP



...Your Library Delivered!

Zip Books is a way for customers to request books that are not 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!
HOOPLA
KANOPY

Free Online Tools with Your Library Card

Get the most out of your card! Access eBooks and eAudio, language learning, ancestry, popular newspapers and magazines and more. 
ALL ONLINE RESOURCES

Featured Resource: Washington Post

Enjoy free, unlimited access to Washington Post online with your library card. 
WASHINGTON POST

COVID-19 Local Resources


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