Job & Career Kiosk!

Use the research computers in the library for free access to job hunting and career research, with no time limit.  On the main page of these computers, click Job & Career Kiosk for a quick list of top starting points.

JobScoutNew in the list: JobScout – take lessons, earn badges, and learn basic Internet skills to find a job.  Many employers these days expect online job applications or e-mailed resumes.  We recommend JobScout for your friends who need to get up to speed on the Internet in order to apply for jobs!

Ask a librarian to show you the location of the research computer at any regional library.

You can also browse our list of career resources anytime, by going to the Careers & Jobs page on our website.

Library and system closures March 30 – April 1

All Library branches will be closed Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, in observance of César Chávez Day and Easter.

All Library websites, automated phone renewals, My Account, and other systems will be unavailable Monday, April 1 starting at 7 a.m. while we replace some network communication equipment.  The systems will be available again by 7 p.m.

communications equipment


Late start for tax season

Tax calculatorMost IRS tax forms will be late to arrive in the libraries, due to last-minute tax law changes.

Free tax help sessions will begin in February at some library branches. 

Please see our tax info for

  • Links to details on forms and e-filing, from the IRS
  • Schedule of free tax help in the libraries
  • Other free tax assistance
  • Downloadable forms


End-of-year Schedule

Stop by the library over the holiday week and pick up a good book or great movie to start your new year off!

Books and Movies

Library hours over the holidays:

Close at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, through Christmas Day, December 25

Open Wednesday, December 26 through 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29

Close at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9 through New Year's Day, January 1

Open regular hours starting Wednesday, January 2

Gingerbread houses and shorter closures

Gingerbread HouseCome to the library in December for special programs for all ages: gingerbread houses, author and music events, puppet shows, teen crafts, and even a teddy bear tea party!

This year the library will be OPEN the last week of December. 

  • Open regular hours until 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22
  • Open regular hours Wednesday, December 26 until 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29 – including regular storytimes and Read to a Dog
  • Open regular hours starting Wednesday, January 2

Libraries will be closed for two holiday weekends:

  • Closed 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 25
  • Closed 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29 through Tuesday, January 1
  • Occidental Library will be closed all day Saturday, December 22 and Saturday, December 29.

Late December calendar of events

Books for book clubs

New titles for your book clubThinking of starting a book club? Already have a book discussion group going? The latest list of titles available to your group is now available.

Books include fiction and non-fiction from our general book discussion groups as well as mystery titles from our past mystery discussions.


All titles available to book clubs