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2013 Adult Reading Challenge: Books & Bingo!

From July 1st to December 31st, play our version of Bingo with a new literary twist.  Win a Bingo by reading books in categories such as Man Booker Award Winners, Food Writing, or Something That Scares You. Each Bingo earns you an entry into our fantastic raffle for prizes including a $100 gift certificate to […]

June 28th, 2013

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

Adult Summer Reading Challenge!

Join the Mill Valley Public Library’s 2nd annual reading challenge! Passport to the World challenges you to read books set in or about as many different countries as possible. When you register we’ll give you a library-issued passport to keep track of your literary excursions, and you’ll come in to the library for passport stamps […]

May 8th, 2012
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Picture Books & More! Spaceships, Wings and Other Flying Things

This past week,  MV Children’s librarians have been visiting the 1st and 2nd grade classes around Mill Valley to promote “Picture Books and More,” our four-week program of stories, crafts and snacks focused on a fanciful, fun topic. We’ve been doing Picture Books and More in some variation for almost 10 years–tackling topics like Sharks, […]

February 17th, 2012

Upcoming Health Databases Workshop

Health Databases Workshop Friday February 24, 2pm Looking for accurate, current, comprehensive information about health and wellness? A simple Google search retrieves a lot of sources–but which ones are reliable? Is it the most current information? Are you finding information that is too technical or too simple for you? Whether you’re interested in how St. […]

February 8th, 2012

One Book One Marin 2012

Alright folks, it’s time for the county-wide One Book One Marin program. Each year, the One Book One Marin (OBOM) committee (made up of librarians from all of the public libraries, a representative from Dominican University, and a representative from Book Passage in Corte Madera) get together and choose one distinguished book  that they encourage […]

February 3rd, 2012

“Document Your Life” Genealogy Resources & Workshops

Interested in your family history? The Library has great resources to support your research. Online Resources: The Library’s Research Portal has two excellent genealogy databases. is the premier genealogy database. Through it you can find and download a wide range of documents—from immigration and travel documents, including ship manifests and passport applications, military records, […]

January 9th, 2012

First Friday: The True Cost of Oil, 1/6/12

The Library’s First Friday series continues in 2012, kicking off with The True Cost of Oil. Author and award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli will take us on a provocative tour of the true cost of gasoline from our local gas station, to oil spills in the Gulf, to militias in the Niger Delta, to Middle East […]

December 23rd, 2011