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First Thursday: From Streets to the Screen

From the dancehalls of Jamaica and the South Bronx to the nightclubs of London and the streets of Manchester, filmmaker Dan Bruun will discuss how he uses the camera to expose lesser-known cultures of cities around the world. Bruun will show clips from his films, talk about the challenges and rewards of immersing himself in [...]

January 23rd, 2013
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For High School Students: The Best Way to Prepare for Finals and Stuff About Robbing Banks

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who came to the First Thursday: Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt. If you haven’t seen pictures from the event, you can check them out here. Next up: Late Night Study Hall 12/18, 12/19 & 12/20 from 9-11 PM Finals week is fast approaching, and you know what that means–Late Night [...]

December 11th, 2012
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First Friday: Slam Poetry Competition

Doors open at 6:30 for pre-registered guests; 6:45 for everyone else Competition begins right at 7pm Raw, intimate, musical, insightful, dynamic . . . on Friday March 3, the Library is continuing its popular First Friday series with a Poetry Slam.  Fourteen poets, chosen from high schools around Marin, will use their writing and performance [...]

February 29th, 2012

First Thursdays at the Mill Valley Public Library

First Thursday events are for high school students or individuals 15-18 years old. All events are from 7-9 PM.  Food and beverages provided. First Thursday: What Now? October 6th, 2011, 7p.m. After high school, you go to college, right? Well, maybe. Whether you want a break from school, are worried about tuition or you simply [...]

September 22nd, 2011
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YA: Extreme Environmentalism, First Thursday, 8/4

Extreme Environmentalism: First Thursday, August 4th, 7p.m. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I won’t even begin to describe this 44 second video: What I can tell you is that the man you see in the video does more than just exhibit extreme kayaking skills—his name is Trip Jennings and he sets out [...]

July 15th, 2011

YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck

Non-fiction books I haven’t had a chance to read, but can’t wait to devour: Earth: a visitor’s guide to the human race written and edited by Jon Stewart … et al. Hello Cruel World: 101 alternatives to suicide for teens, freaks, and other outlaws by Kate Bornstein Illustrations from the inside by The Beat Within [...]

May 20th, 2011
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YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck: Fast Girls

Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut by Emily White “She is a fugly slut!” Regina George, Mean Girls You don’t have to have seen Mean Girls to know the phrase “slut” is tossed around as casually in high school as peanuts at a baseball game. Why is it so prevalent in [...]

May 19th, 2011
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YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck: The World’s Religions

The World’s Religions by Huston Smith I first read this book in my high school World Religions class. So why did I buy something for the library that I read over 10 years ago? Because, after 10 years, I still remember a shocking amount of information from this book. (The book was updated in 2009, [...]

May 18th, 2011