Art, music, books, Xtreme Science Magic!

Lots to do at the Library this August! An art show is at Guerneville Library August 4 – 18 and at Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, a photo exhibit runs August 14 – 25.

Enjoy music of William Florian, the Susan Comstock Swingtet, and Catfish Jack, performing at libraries around the county.

At Petaluma Library and Sonoma Library there are book sales August 15 – 18, and at Guerneville Library, a book and bake sale August 22 – 25.

Xtreme Science MagicAnd on August 25, Xtreme Science Magic comes to Sebastopol Library and Northwest (Coddingtown) Library. Kids 5 and older, get ready for a fast-moving and interactive show full of experiments, demonstrations, and oodles of audience participation!

CalendarThis month at the Library

P.S. Thank you, Friends! Friends of the Library coordinate exhibits and book sales, support special programs for kids and adults, and help make August a great time to visit your Library!

New tools for genealogists

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries,New for Genealogists we have two new resources available for your genealogical and historical research!


  • Find local news from small-town newspapers dating as far back as 1690. Research in local histories, military records, and other hard-to-find documentation of family history.

San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922

  • Search through the full text of early issues, and see exact copies of the articles as printed on the original pages of the Chronicle.

These are available only at the Local History & Genealogy Library, located behind the Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa.