Most of us don’t think about the library as being a free resource for legal advice, improving foreign language skills, downloading books on your smart device, taking in an art show or listening to a concert. Our library is not only beautiful, but a community resource for all ages.
Monthly Book Sale
Friends of the Library, an all-volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the library, host a book sale on second Saturdays each month in the library’s basement.
Mango Language is a free interactive online resource available to cardholders. Improve your foreign conversational skills in a wide variety of languages, including Pirate.
For the tech savvy reader, there are two e-reader options. Preloaded with the Bay Area’s most popular fiction and nonfiction, Nooks and Kindles are available for checkout. You can also download books to your own smart device. Audio books can be downloaded to your MP3, iPod or smart phone.
In addition to the many items available to kids ages 0-14, the library hosts kid-focused activities and events including story time, Grossology, the Spelling Bee and Teddy Bear Sleepover.
Seven Different Book Clubs
From adult and kid’s book clubs to mystery and food book clubs, there’s something for every reader at the library’s ongoing monthly clubs.
Lawyers in the Library
On the first Thursday of every month, the library plays host to local attorneys offering free legal advice. For 20 minutes you can sit with a lawyer and ask questions regarding many topics.
After School Zone
The library offers an afterschool safe haven for kids ages 8-19 four days a week in the Doña Benicia Room. Kids gather to study, do homework, have a snack or play video games.
Reading, writing and/or English-speaking instruction is available for local adults, including one-on-one tutoring, computer lab, and Families for Literacy.
The library’s Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery showcases works from local artists throughout the year. Exhibits are on display for four to six weeks.