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Friday, October 2, 2020

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Make an appointment to pick up a banned book,
and join us for talk with Ernesto Cisneros, author of Efrén Divided.

What's New?

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.

See what authors Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, Jennifer Egan and others have to say in this video about what to expect when you are electing.
 
We are excited to once again participate in the annual Día de los Muertos celebration in San Rafael! On Día de los Muertos we honor loved ones who have passed away. Learn about all the ways you can take part in this month-long virtual celebration, and have a look at our miniature altar on display at the Pickleweed Branch!
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Our miniature altar is on display at the Pickleweed Branch. We are honoring 3 late authors: Rudolfo Anaya, Gabriela Mistral and Carlos Fuentes 
Celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people throughout the month and all year long! Looking for your next great Latinx picture book, middle grade novel, or YA novel? Las Musas are a collective of women and non-binary Latinx authors. Their mission is to spotlight the contribution of Las Musas in the evolving canon of children's literature and celebrate the diversity of voice, experience, and power in Latinx communities. 
LAS MUSAS 2020 RELEASES

Author Spotlight: Juli Delgado Lopera

Pint-Size Storytime

Alejandra brings you a storytime all about Las estaciones del año/ Seasons of the Year.

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UC Personal Insight Statements

Saturday, Oct 10, 2pm
 

UC Personal Insight Statements

Saturday, Oct 17, 2pm

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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

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.

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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.

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Black Lives Matter Books for Adults

Black Lives Matter for all of us. It's time 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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  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
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Featured Resource: NYT Online

Get a free one-day pass to access The New York Times Online with your library card! Redeem a new code daily for unlimited access.  
NYT FREE ACCESS CODE
Request books that are not availble in our MARINet Catalog. The item is free and shipped directly to you using Amazon. 
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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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