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Readers read this! Just for you

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! 

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

The Big Read Sonoma County

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. 

Book Festival

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.

Chocolate and Cinema

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. 

Poetry Slam

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.

Gardening workshops - new fall sessions added

Sunflower2008 schedule of Master Gardener workshops

Saturdays at various branches
From the Sonoma County Master Gardeners

Newest movies, music, and audiotapes at the Library

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

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