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Audiobooks for Your Winter Trips

I like my audio books fast-paced, dense with atmosphere, and smart. I want them almost (almost!) so engrossing that I forget what I’m doing. I want them to catch me unawares and deliver me at my destination surprised by how quickly I arrived.  Finally, I want them to be just awesome to listen to, read [...]

February 29th, 2012
Teen poetry slam

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
oracle of stamboul

One Book One Marin–The Oracle of Stamboul, p.1-50

Hello fellow One Book One Marin readers! As you’re reading David Michael Lukas’ The Oracle of Stamboul, what strikes you most about the novel? Is is the language? The characters? The setting? I’m a character fan–well-developed characters usually make or break the story for me. (I’m particularly struck, more than any other character, about the [...]

February 24th, 2012
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Tips from the Library: Reading Aloud to Your Children

“Reading is important because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie DePaola 1.    Read to your children frequently. In particular, babies’ and toddlers’ attentions will wander, but they can still hear you whether they seem to be paying attention to the books or not. They are [...]

February 22nd, 2012
Night Collage

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
Tashi and the flower cure

Knitting, Penguins and Trains – New Books for Younger Readers

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon KlassenI In a bleak and monochrome landscape, a little girl, Annabelle, finds a box “filled with yarn of every color”. So she knits herself a sweater, and when she’s done she still has some extra yarn. So she knits her dog a sweater and then one for [...]

February 15th, 2012
Health

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
Toys Come Home

Horses, Black History, and Fairy Tales – New Books for Older Readers

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (2011) edited by Noel Daniel, newly translated by Matthew P. Price with Noel Daniel 2012 is the two-hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s famous fairy tales. This extravagant volume celebrates that milestone with 27 newly translated stories decorated by the work [...]

February 8th, 2012