The holiday and furlough closure is over! Libraries are now open regular hours.
Come visit us and pick up some great new books for your new year! Enjoy storytimes, Read to a Dog, musical programs, and gardening workshops starting this week. Welcome back to the Library!
Calendar of events
Books We’re Reading – Check out this list of past, present, and future book discussion group titles. Fiction and non-fiction from contemporary and historical authors.
Titles in bold type are new for the upcoming 2008-2009 book discussion groups.
Also available: Our Picks – Dozens of book lists gathered by our very own librarians. Find your next favorite author, in the topic or genre that interests you!
This year, join us in reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Events at the Library during September and October will include book discussions and film screenings.
More about The Big Read
The Central, Rincon Valley, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Healdsburg, Northwest Santa Rosa (Coddingtown) and Petaluma Libraries now sport full-service wireless Internet access for public use. In the following weeks other branches will follow suit.
Our original wi-fi service only allowed web browsing. E-mail programs such as Outlook did not work with this service. Our new upgraded public wireless Internet service now allows you to use e-mail programs, chat, and other Internet services that have not been available using our original service. Please be patient if your branch does not yet have this service: it should be available soon!
Added Sept. 29: Sebastopol
Still in the middle of reading that last batch of books you checked out? Now, get a reminder in time to renew them.
If we have an e-mail address for you, we now send you an e-mail before your items are due, rather than waiting until after they’re overdue. We have had numerous requests for this feature over the years.
You can have your library account changed from phone to e-mail notification by asking at the desk next time you check out items, or by using this form.
Come enjoy a full day of fun at the Sonoma County Book Festival in downtown Santa Rosa on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Author events take place at Courthouse Square, the Central Library, and other off-site locations within walking distance. For program information and more, go to the Book Festival website.
Order your tickets now for Chocolate and Cinema – the annual fundraising event in October for the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation. Support the Library while enjoying tasty chocolates and a movie at the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside in Santa Rosa.
Ticket order form
Friday Evening Poetry Slam returns for 2008 – 2009 with
Emcees -GO and Armando Garcia-Dávila
Slam begins at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:45) at a different library each month.
2008 schedule of Master Gardener workshops
Saturdays at various branches
From the Sonoma County Master Gardeners
You can now subscribe by e-mail or RSS to lists of new DVDs, CDs, books on tape and CD for children, teens, and adults:
New at Your Library