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One Book One Marin: Packing for Mars–Fin

“Getting humans on Mars is super easy… getting them here alive and not all dead and gross and squished – that’s harder.” – the Mars Sarcastic Rover Thus, we come to the end of our delightfully entertaining and occasionally too-scatological trip through space via Ms. Roach’s Packing for Mars. Final thoughts, anyone? Roach brings up [...]

April 18th, 2013
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One Book One Marin 2013 Begins!

Greetings lovely readers. On Wednesday evening at 1900, Marin county in conjunction with Dominican University and Book Passage kicked off the launch of this year’s One Book One Marin Program. Mary Roach was present for the launch party, and judging from the number of guffaws from the audience,  she was quite a hit. She also [...]

February 1st, 2013
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One Book One Marin: Oracle of Stamboul Discussion at MVPL!

Hello Folks, The end of One Book One Marin 2012 is closing in! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this year’s pick and are planning on attending the culmniating event–author Michael David Lukas will converse with none other than KQED’s Michael Krasny on Wednesday April 25th, 7pm at Dominican University’s Angelico Hall. Please come–it’ll be fantastic. Prior to [...]

April 13th, 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

“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. Ancestry.com 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
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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