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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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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
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Banned Books Week: In the Night Kitchen 1970

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak Daisy Whitney is the author of the young adult novel The Mockingbirds,  included in the 2011 ALA list of Best Fiction for Young Adults and a 2010 NPR Best Teen Read, and its upcoming sequel The Rivals. Mill Valley Public Library’s Young Adult Librarian Katie MacBride interviewed her [...]

September 28th, 2011

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