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Weird Weather and Natural Disasters Exhibit

Most of us do not think about disasters until they strike.  A severe or heavy rainstorm, coupled with a high tide, can quickly turn Miller Avenue, Camino Alto, and the Manzanita Park and Ride into lakes.  A low snow level paired with several freezing days can bring snow to Mount Tamalpais.  Mix high temperatures with […]

October 12th, 2011

100 Years of the Mill Valley Library Exhibit

100 Years of the Mill Valley Library Exhibit “100 Years of the Mill Valley Library,” latest historical exhibit by the Lucretia Hanson Little History Room, opened on July 1. The exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Library with 44 rare photographs, documents, and flyers from both the old Carnegie library on Lovell Avenue and […]

July 15th, 2011

Introduction to Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Romance, aka PNR, is very difficult to define.  In publishing terms it is a subgenre of Romance, however many readers argue that the SFF (Science Fiction/Fantasy) and Horror elements are equally as important.  PNR heroines tend to be witty, independent, and strong.  Her hero/love interest is often Darcy-like, an emotionally distant man with flaws […]

June 9th, 2011

Introduction to Queer Science Fiction/Fantasy

Queer Fiction describes a subset of fiction wherein the main character or characters fit somewhere in the LGBTQ spectrum – that is Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans (-gender, -sexual), Queer or Questioning – and typically where that identification has an effect on the plot.  SFF stands for Science Fiction/Fantasy. Queer SFF can – and should – […]

March 11th, 2011

From the History Room:
Early Days of Mill Valley

January 7 marks the opening of the latest historical exhibit by the Lucretia Hanson Little History Room in the Mill Valley Public Library.  “Early Days of Mill Valley: 19th Century – 1900” is the first of a two-part Library Centennial exhibit on the storied history of Mill Valley. Thirty-three photographs were selected out of the […]

January 7th, 2011