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International Wine Research Database

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New from our own Sonoma County Wine Library, a great source for your research on viticulture, enology, and more!

International Wine Research Database (IWRDB) at iwrdb.org provides indexing and abstracting of articles on wine, winemaking, grapegrowing, the wine business and the history of wine.

Beginning in the 1980s as a clippings file, IWRDB received an initial grant forming winefiles.org, and the latest grant (2013–2014) has brought it to another exciting level. The items in the database include citations, abstracts and links to articles in the technical, academic, trade and consumer wine magazines and journals. There are also citations and summaries for newspaper articles, government documents, press releases, advertising brochures and other ephemera dealing with wine.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. In addition, the project has been supported, financially and otherwise, for many years by the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County and by several wine industry groups.

Library holidays, Catalog upgrade, Annex hours

MegaphoneFrom Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17, all library branches and offices will be closed in observation of Presidents' Day.

On Thursday, February 27, all library branches and offices will be closed for a Staff Training Day. 

Also on February 27, the library catalog, My Account, telephone renewals, and Pay Online will all be unavailable from 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. for a system upgrade.

Starting March 12, the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, in the Annex behind the Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa, will change its hours to:

  • Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Tax forms now arriving

The most common tax forms are beginning to arrive at library branches.  Many of the instruction booklets are still on their way. Check with your local branch to find out which forms they have received.

Tax help sessions start this week at several libraries.  

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

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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.
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