Library News

Tax forms and tax help in the library

Tax forms and tax help - 1040EZTax forms are not yet available in the library.  Most common State and Federal tax forms should be arriving by the first week of February.  Also that week, free tax assistance sessions start at several library branches as well as other locations throughout the county.

Free tax help in the library - dates and times

Links to online tax forms and information

 

Seeking New Director

Libraries in Sonoma CountySeeking a new challenge?  The Library seeks a new Director to manage a county-wide library system that includes a comprehensive program of library services. Join us in beautiful Sonoma County, California and let's build the next generation of collections and services for our extraordinary communities!

Job announcement

About Sonoma County

  • Book cover from current reading groups

What we'll be reading


We're getting ready for our 2014 book discussion groups. Check out these titles we'll be reading next year!

Health care open enrollment

Covered CaliforniaSignups start this Tuesday, October 1 for health insurance plans under the new health care law.  

Check our Health & Medical information page to find out more and sign up through Covered California or the new expanded Medi-Cal program. 

California residents, do not sign up for "Obamacare" at the national Healthcare.gov site -- use Covered California instead.  Follow the link below for more details about the options for California residents and non-residents:

More info, phone numbers, and links 

Fall teen events

Cartoonist, board game, etched copper, haunted houseAre you in middle school or high school?  Come to the library afternoons and weekends for cartooning workshops - copper etching - board games - haunted house building - or just to chill out at a teen lounge.

List of September-December teen events

PG&E power outage affects services

An electric power outage in Santa Rosa caused library systems to shut down for several hours today:

  • The library web site
  • The library catalog
  • My Account
  • Telecirc automated phone renewals and notifications
  • Pay online
  • Wine Files

All these services should now be back to normal.

Discover & Go!

Discover and go logoNow with Discover & Go you can use your Sonoma County Library card to get free or discounted passes to museums and more.

Current venues offering passes include the Aquarium of the Bay, the Asian Art Museum, Bay Area Discovery Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Oakland Zoo, and Sonoma County Museum.  More are being added all the time!

Just log in with your library card number and PIN, then choose your passes.
About Discover & Go

Meet the Author!

Books

Meet the author at the library in August!  

Come and hear Patricia Driscoll, Michael Hingson, Connie Clark, or Michele Anna Jordan.  At various libraries in the county.

August author events in our calendar

 

Summer Art Lecture Series

The annual Summer Art Lecture Series returns to Petaluma Library.  Featuring speakers from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, each lecture illuminates the art and artists presented in current and upcoming exhibitions at the De Young Museum and the Legion of Honor.  

Free and open to all - presented by the Friends of the Petaluma Library

Impressionists upcoming exhibition

New group: Amigos de la Biblioteca

UPDATE 7/18: Thank you to everyone who attended the kickoff meeting of

Los Amigos de la Biblioteca

"... good energy, good turnout, lots of ideas, and lots of work to do."  Stay tuned for news of the next steps of Los Amigos.

10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Central Library in Santa Rosa

Amigos de la Biblioteca is a non-profit “Friends of the Library” group committed to fostering communication between the Sonoma County Library and the County’s Latino population, and to supporting library services to the Latino community through fundraising efforts.

Please RSVP to Becky Goodsell, Reservations Secretary:
bgoodsell@sbcglobal.net by July 10, 2013

Bilingual flyer to print out

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