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Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Steps For Curbside Pickup

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Sonoma County Library is committed to protecting our community members and employees. Under the “Stay Well Sonoma County” health order, we follow the County Health Officer’s recommendation to provide services via curbside pickup and remote/virtual activities. While library facilities are closed to the public for general use, we are here for you online, by phone and with curbside pickup!

  • Curbside pickup is available at all library branches, Monday–Saturday. Visit our locations page for open hours and contact information. Curbside requests can be placed in the online catalog (and by phone) and delivered to your local library. You can also request tax forms – call your library for more information!
  • Returns are accepted Fridays and Saturdays ONLY from 10 am until the book drop is full. Please do not leave items if the book drop is locked or full. Because we quarantine returned materials, your items may not be “checked in” for up to a week or more. We do not charge fines for overdue materials.
  • At this time, the library cannot accept book/media donations.
  • Librarians are available to answer questions, help with digital resources and eBooks, update library accounts and explain services. Contact us by webform, email, phone, or text 707-632-4591.
  • Looking for your next book? Request reading recommendations.
  • Enjoy virtual programs like storytime, crafts, book clubs, and other online workshops, sign up for Summer Reading or try a creative challenge.
  • Your 24/7 online library never closes! Check out films, TV shows, eBooks, databases, magazines, classes and much more, and try these expanded offers!
  • Tell your story! Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive is the Library's collective effort to document, preserve, and share our experiences, perspectives, and memories during the ongoing COVID pandemic.
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La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma se compremete a proteger a nuestra comunidad y empleados. Bajo la orden de salud “Manténgase saludable Condado de Sonoma" observamos la recomendación de la Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, de ofrecer servicios a través de la recogida en la acera y actividades remotas / virtuales. Aunque la biblioteca está cerrada al público para uso general, estamos aquí para ustedes en línea, por teléfono y para recoger desde la acera.

  • El servicio de recoger desde la acera está disponible en todas las sucursales de la biblioteca, de lunes a sábado. Visite nuestra página de “Hours & Locations” para obtener información sobre horarios, direcciones y contactos. Puede pedir materiales del catálogo en línea (o por teléfono) y recoger en su biblioteca preferida. También puede solicitar formularios de impuestos. ¡Llame a su biblioteca para obtener más información!
  • Aceptamos devoluciones de materiales SOLO los viernes y sábados desde las 10 am hasta que los buzones de devolución estén llenos. Por favor no deje materiales si el buzón está lleno o cerrado. Los materiales serán puestos en cuarentena y no serán registrados de inmediato, hasta una semana o más. Hemos eliminado las multas por los prestamos vencidos.
  • Actualmente no aceptamos donaciones de libros u otros materiales.
  • Los bibliotecarios están disponibles de lunes a sábado para responder a preguntas, ayudar con recursos digitales y libros electrónicos, actualizar cuentas de la biblioteca y explicar servicios: formulario web, correo electrónico, teléfono, o mensaje de texto 707-632-4591.
  • En busca de su próximo libro? Solicitar recomendaciones de lectura.
  • Disfrute de programas virtuales como hora de cuentos, programas de manualidades, clubes de lectura y otros talleres en línea, inscríbase en Lectura de Verano o pruebe una reto creativo.
  • ¡Su biblioteca en línea nunca está cerrada! Disfrute de películas y programas de televisión, libros electrónicos, recursos de aprendizaje, periódicos y revistas, cursos en línea y mucho más con servicios nuevos o ampliados.
  • ¡Cuenta tu historia! Sonoma Responds: Un Archivo de Memoria Comunitaria es un esfuerzo colectivo para documentar, preservar y compartir nuestras experiencias, perspectivas y recuerdos durante la pandemia de COVID.
  • ¿Nuevo en la biblioteca del condado de Sonoma? Obtenga una tarjeta electrónica en línea para usar los recursos de inmediato.¡Es gratis!
  • Manténgase actualizado sobre la biblioteca en nuestro sitio web, síganos en las redes sociales @sonomalibrary y suscríbase a nuestro boletín.

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All Sonoma County Library facilities are Closed

Effective 6 pm Saturday, March 14, 2020, all Sonoma County Library facilities are closed to the public.

This decision was not made lightly. It comes after a week of increasingly strict notices and advisories. We will continue to follow the recommendations of county and state officials, and will reopen as soon as we are told that it is safe to do so.

Book drops will be closed and locked. You are encouraged to hold onto and enjoy loaned items – due dates will be extended on all materials, including technology such as hotspots and Chromebooks. Our digital resources are available 24/7, as always.

I am confident that we will manage this crisis together, and I take comfort from your support for our libraries in this uncertain time.

Ann Hammond, Library Director

 

What's the Story? - Nov. 3 to Dec. 1

“What’s the Story?”
is a KRSH Radio podcast

Hosted by Joy Lanzendorfer and
co-sponsored by the Sonoma County Library

Listen to "What’s the Story"

Podcasts


Selection for December 1

The Best American Short Stories 2020

The Best American Short Stories 2020

A striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To read these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation, and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish.

(Book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

A people's future of the United States

A people's future of the United States
Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams

25 speculative stories imagining the future of America, with the collection featuring tales of both dystopias and utopias.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Refugees

Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A collection of stories, written over a 20-year period, examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity.

(Print book, eAudiobook)

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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Opt for the audiobook version, narrated by the author/actor himself.

(Print book, large print book, book on CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

Flash!: Writing the Very Short Story

Flash!: Writing the Very Short Story by John Dufresne

Flash fiction is like the Twitter of the literary world. Dufresne offers an insightful guide to writing this increasingly popular form of fiction.

(Print book)

A Phoenix First Must Burn

A Phoenix First Must Burn
Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope
Edited by Patrice Caldwell

From folktales retold to futuristic societies, this collection of stories centers on Black women and gender nonconforming individuals dealing with love and betrayal, strength and resistance.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)


A House is a Body Stories by Shruti Anna Swamy

Dreams collide with reality, modernity collides with antiquity, myth with true identity; women grapple with desire, with ego, with motherhood and mortality.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

The Moths and other stories/Las Palomillas de la Noche

The Moths and other stories/Las Palomillas de la Noche by Helena Maria Viramontes

Beautifully translated Spanish-English bilingual version. Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos form the backdrop for these haunting stories.

(Print book)

Stories from suffragette city: stories of a fine and proper nuisance

Stories from Suffragette City
Stories of a Fine and Proper Nuisance
by M. J. Rose and Fiona Davis

An anthology set during the Fifth Avenue women’s suffrage march of October 1915 includes depictions of leading rights advocates, from Ava Vanderbilt to Ida B. Welles.

(Print book)

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh

From family fiascos to first crushes, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

(Print book, book on CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

Super Puzzletastic Mysteries

Super Puzzletastic Mysteries
Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America
Edited by Chris Grabenstein

A group of interactive short stories that invite the reader to solve the mystery themselves.

(Print book, eBook)


Selection for November 24

Brontë's Mistress

Brontë's Mistress by Finola Austin

Yorkshire, 1843: Lydia Robinson - mistress of Thorp Green Hall - has lost her precious young daughter and her mother within the same year. She returns to her bleak home, grief-stricken and unmoored. With her teenage daughters rebelling, her testy mother-in-law scrutinizing her every move, and her marriage grown cold, Lydia is restless and yearning for something more. All of that changes with the arrival of her son's tutor, Branwell Brontë, brother of her daughters' governess, Miss Anne Brontë and those other writerly sisters, Charlotte and Emily.

(Book)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

An expert portrait of Charlotte’s life and writings, life at Haworth Parsonage and its eccentric inhabitants.

(Print book, eAudiobook)

Vanessa and Her Sister

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

A historical novel examining the lives of Vanessa Bell, her sister Virginia Woolf, and the controversial and popular circle of intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.

(Print book, Large Type Book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Glass Town

Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg

The entrancing story of the Brontë siblings' childhood imaginary world in graphic novel format.

(Print book, eBook)

Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars

Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade

A gripping account of the lives of five women who lived at various times in the same square in London’s Bloomsbury district between 1916 and 1940.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Empress Orchid

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

A fictional portrait of the last empress of China follows Orchid, a beautiful teenager from an aristocratic family, who is chosen to become a low-ranking concubine of the emperor and rises to a position of power in the Chinese court.

(Print book, book on CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

The Daring Ladies of Lowell

The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

Moving to the mill city of Lowell in 1832 to escape farm life, young Alice is disillusioned by the local factory's harsh working conditions and struggles to advocate on their behalf while recklessly falling in love with the mill owner's son, a situation that is complicated by a murder and sensational trial.

(Print book, eBook)

Proust's Duchess

Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber

A brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Retrato en Sepia

Retrato en Sepia por Isabel Allende

Una saga familiar situada a finales del siglo XIX en Chile, narrada por una joven mujer. La novela explora los temas del amor y su traición, privilegio, y secretos de familia.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

The Glass Town Game

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality.

(Print book)


Selection for November 17

Solutions and Other Problems

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood, the adventures of her very bad animals, merciless dissection of her own character flaws, incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.

(Book, eBook)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

Adulthood is a Myth

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Confronts head-on the horrors, anxiety, and awkwardness of modern adult life.

(Print book, eBook)

Killing and Dying

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Collects six graphic stories that create a portrait of contemporary life, exploring the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive, and the weight of love and its absence.

(Print book)

Furiously Happy: a Funny Book About Horrible Things

Furiously Happy: a Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

The popular blogger presents a humorous and candid memoir about her lifelong battle with severe depression and anxiety, discussing how embracing both the flawed and the beautiful parts of life have enabled her to find joy in outrageous ways.

(Print book, Book on CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants by Matthew Inman

A collection of comics, facts, and instructional guides from the online cartoonist and #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author known as The Oatmeal.

(Print book, eBook)

Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir

Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir by Jon H. Benjamin

The lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.

(Print book)

You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples

You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by Patricia Marx

An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.

(Print book, eBook)

The Odd 1s Out

The Odd 1s Out by James Rallison

Telling his own stories of growing up as the “odd one out,” the YouTube star, presenting his fan-favorite comics as well as some never-before-seen material, shares the life lessons he has learned on the road to adulthood.

(Print book, eBook)

The Bride Was a Boy

The Bride Was a Boy by Chii

A diary comic with an upbeat, adorable flair that tells the charming tale of Chii, a woman assigned male at birth.

(Print book)

Be Prepared

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps, but Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury. There's only one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp. Nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

(Print book, eBook)


Selection for November 10

The Last Story of Mina Lee

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Margot Lee’s mother, Mina, isn’t returning her calls. It’s a mystery to 26-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unraveling the tenuous invisible strings that held together her single mother’s life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother.

(Book, Large Print Book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

Little Gods

Little Gods by Meng Jin

Explores the complex web of grief, memory, time, physics, history and selfhood in the immigrant experience, and the complicated bond between daughters and mothers.

(Print book, audio CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

The Seasons of My Mother

The Seasons of My Mother by Marcia Gay Harden

An uplifting memoir that traces the story of Harden’s childhood and career using the imagery of flowers to represent the unique bond she shares with her mother, who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

(Book, Large Print Book)

Los Falcón

Los Falcón by Melissa Rivero

Una impresionante novela debut sobre la lucha de una joven madre peruana indocumentada que está dispuesta a darlo todo por su familia y su nueva vida en Nueva York.

(Book, eBook)

Homeland Elegies

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

A wrenching family drama about a Pakistani father and son making a home in the US in the aftermath of 9/11.

(Book, Audio CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

Almost American Girl

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

A Korean teen struggles in a hostile blended home and a new school where she does not speak English before forging unexpected connections in a local comic drawing class.

(Book, eBook)

Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces.

(Book, Large Print Book, Audio CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

The Namesake

The Namesake

A young Indian immigrant in America balancing the ties to where he came from and where he's living now.

(DVD)

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

A Cape Verdean woman travels to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, only to arrive mere days after his funeral.

(DVD)

I Can Make This Promise

I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

Twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption.

(Children's Book, Audio CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Playaway)


Selection for November 3

Fathoms

Fathoms by Rebecca Griggs

When Griggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales reflect the condition of our oceans. Here she blends natural history, philosophy, and science to learn about whales so rare they have never been named; whale songs that sweep across hemispheres in annual waves of popularity, and whales that have modified the chemical composition of our planet's atmosphere. She takes readers to Japan to board the ships that hunt whales, and delves into the deepest seas to discover how plastic pollution pervades our earth's undersea environment.

(Book, eBook)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

The Whale

The Whale
by Philip Hoare

A lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea.
(Print book, eAudio)

Into the Deep

Into the Deep
by Christy Peterson

Scientists are realizing that to address issues plaguing the ocean, we need to better understand this incredible feature of our planet.
(Print book, eBook)

Spying on Whales

Spying on Whales
by Nick Pyenson

A leading scientist dives into the secret lives of whales.
(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Voices in the Ocean

Voices in the Ocean
by Susan Casey

A two-year global adventure to explore the nature of dolphins.
(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

The Soul of an Octopus

The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

The author’s extraordinary experience bonding with three octopuses housed in the New England Aquarium.
(Print book, Audio CD, eBook, eAudiobook)

Mama's Last Hug

Mama's Last Hug
by F.B.M. Waal

The eminent primatologist takes readers deep into the world of animals to show us that humans are not the unique creatures we think we are.
(Print book, large print book, eBook)

Our Wild Calling

Our Wild Calling
by Richard Louv

The renowned nature writer explores how we can find better ways to coexist with animals in the future.
(Print book, large print book, eBook)

Bowhead Whale

Bowhead Whale
by Joanasie Karpik

In this book, kids will learn how bowheads raise their babies, where they live and other interesting information, like how they can eat when they don't have any teeth!
(Children's book)

Whale of the Wild

Whale of the Wild
by Roseanne Parry

Vega and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable.
(Children's book)

The Whale Detective

The Whale Detective

A filmmaker investigates his encounter with a 30-ton humpback whale that breached and almost landed on him while he was kayaking.
(DVD)

 

 

 

 

Library Videos & Virtual Events

YouTube

Sonoma County Library staff works hard to engage with our community with programs that supports literacy,
civic engagement, skill development, and community-building. Since the pandemic has limited public access to our buildings, our creative staff has found many new ways to provide services through Virtual Programming.


Video Programming from the Library

Are you curious about science, or looking for artistic inspiration or cooking tips? How about new story times for the kids?
We have hundreds of staff-recorded YouTube videos to amuse, entertain, inspire and educate. Our videos are relevant
and frequently focus on current seasons, news, trends, and commemorative observances, such as heritage months.
Our collection is always expanding, so bookmark this page or subscribe to our YouTube channel.



Virtual Events with the Library

We regularly schedule Virtual Events, which are live presentations with a librarian or other presenter.
These differ from recorded-video events because participants can interact with librarians as well as with the other patrons.
Most virtual events are hosted on the Zoom platform and require advance registration to protect patron privacy.

Check the library's virtual events calendar for dates and times, and to register to attend.



Virtual Readers’ Advisory

Do you miss browsing books in the library to find new reading materials? Are you wishing for one-on-one book
recommendations tailored just for your reading interests? Check out these virtual avenues to connect with library
staff to learn about something new, read something you’ve never read before and maybe even get a surprise!



Podcasts are the future!

New Podcasts to come!


 

What’s the Story? - October 27

“What’s the Story?”
is a KRSH Radio podcast

Hosted by Joy Lanzendorfer and
co-sponsored by the Sonoma County Library

Listen to "What’s the Story"

Podcasts

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

(Print, eBook & eAudiobook)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

Things We Lost in the Fire

Things We Lost in the Fire
by Mariana Enriquez

A haunting collection of short stories all set in Argentina.
(Print book, eBook & eAudiobook)

Las Cosas que Perdimos en el Fuego

Las Cosas que Perdimos en el Fuego
by Mariana Enriquez

Una colección inquietante de historias cortas ambientadas en Argentina.
(Print book & eBook)

House of Leaves

House of Leaves
by Mark Z. Danielewski

A blind old man, a young apprentice working in a tattoo shop, and a mad woman haunting an Ohio institute narrate this story of a family that encounters an endlessly shifting series of hallways in their new home, eventually coming face to face with the awful darkness lying at its heart.
(Print book)

The Good House

The Good House
by Tananarive Due

Award-winning author Due's spine tingling tale of supernatural suspense weaves a stronger net than ever as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from the forces of evil.
(Print book)

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel follows the experiences of a courageous socialite in 1950s Mexico who is drawn into the treacherous secrets of an isolated mansion.
(Print book, eBook, or eAudio)

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

A governess comes to believe her two charges, ten-year-old Miles and eight-year-old Flora, are being haunted by the ghosts of former servants.
(Print book, eBook, eAudio, or DVD)

Midsommar

Midsommar

A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a Swedish festival where things quickly go awry.
(DVD)

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
(DVD)

Us

Us

Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
(DVD)

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Santa Rosa ZINE Fest 2020

What: Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020
When: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 2pm - 5pm
Where: Virtual (Zoom) / Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County Library and the volunteer collective SRZF are excited to announce Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 (#SRZF2020), a free online event for all ages happening on Zoom on November 7, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Rosa Zine Fest will feature an interactive artist conversation between Amanda Ayala and RJ Simon, a discussion between authors Maia Kobabe and Tessa Hulls, a workshop by Yael Levy, and a digital artists’ alley in celebration of zines, mini-comics and local talent.

If you haven't received your Zoom log-in by 1pm, email zdelgado@sonomalibrary.org.

Attendance is limited to 100 participants per session, and sessions will be recorded and made available on YouTube after the event.

Spanish interpretation will be available for all sessions.


Schedule of Events - Saturday, November 7, 2020

Registration is now open: https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4599247.

  • Session 1, 2:00 - 3:00pm
    RJ Simon (he, him, they, them) & Amanda Ayala (she, her) in Conversation
    Register for this session
    RJ and Amanda will be hosting a workshop and discuss their different processes when creating art! They will go over what kinds of art they make and how they go from idea to finished art piece.
  • Session 2, 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Panel Discussion with Maia Kobabe (e, em, eir) & Tessa Hulls (she, her)
    Register for this session
    Both Maia and Tessa have been creating powerful political art during this tumultuous time. But how do personal projects and self care fit into the art of protest? This discussion will be moderated by an SRZF organizer. If you would like to ask Maia or Tessa questions during this discussion, please submit them via the Q&A. We will do our best to answer as many questions as we can.
  • Session 3, 4:00 - 5:00pm
    Zine Demo by Leah Yael Levy (she, her)
    Register for this session
    Yael will be hosting an all ages zine demo. Whether you’ve been drawing comics for years or you’ve never drawn in your life, Yael’s enthusiastic and expressive teaching is sure to inspire you. Grab some pens and paper and get creative!

See one of Yael’s zines here.

Digital Artists’ Alley

This artists’ showcase will be available on YouTube in late October.

Celebrate local talent in a pre-recorded artists’ showcase!


What are Zines?

Zines (rhymes with greens) are small do-it-yourself publications that can be about anything—how-to guides, comics, a collection of poetry, an art book, etc. These DIY publications are generally reproduced and distributed in small batches.

The history of zinemaking is closely tied to social and political movements because as the Milwaukee Zine Fest organizers state, “Zines provide a safe, independent platform of expression for underrepresented and marginalized voices: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, young people, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ(+) community, persecuted religious groups, and people with limited economic resources” (https://www.binderymke.com/what-is-a-zine).

You Are Invited To Create A Zine!

DIY zine starter kits will be available for individuals aged 12 to 18 in limited quantities for curbside pick-up at the Central Santa Rosa, Guerneville Regional, Northwest Santa Rosa, Roseland Regional, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Sebastopol Regional, and Windsor Regional Library branches.

Please call your nearest branch to reserve a kit.

Each kit includes:

  • Zine template (Feel free to use or create your own!)
  • Paper
  • Sharpie
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Official Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 sticker
  • Zine donation form
  • A stamped envelope to submit your zine to the archive

Share and Archive Your Zine!

The Library wants to preserve your zines! You may submit your SRZF creation to be archived in the library’s special collections.

Submitted zines will be made into a collective zine of 2020 memories!

You may submit in two ways:

  • Scan your zine or save a digital copy of your zine and upload to the Sonoma Responds portal.
  • Sign the Zine donation form and send your zine through the mail to:
    SR Zine Fest
    PO Box 9635
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Digital and physical submissions agree to the Sonoma Responds Terms and Conditions.

Email the Sonoma Responds team with questions about archiving your zines, sonomaresponds@sonomalibrary.org


Resources

Here are some staff curated resources about zines! Want more resources? Use the library’s What to Read Next service!

Books about Zines

Zine Scene: The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

Zine Scene
The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

by Francesca Lia Block
(Available as
a print book)

Make a Zine! When Words and Graphics Collide

Make a Zine!
When Words and Graphics Collide

by Bill Brent
(Available as
an ebook)

The Riot Grrrl Collection

The Riot Grrrl Collection
Edited by Lisa Darms
(Available as
a print book)

Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

Sick
A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

by Ben Holtzman
(Available as
an ebook)

‘Zine

‘Zine
by Pagan Kennedy
(Available as
an ebook)

Moxie : A Novel

Moxie: A Novel
by Jennifer Mathieu
(Available as
a print book)

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? : The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?
The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

by Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson
(Available as
a print book)

 

Articles

D.I.Y. Until We Die: Support These Zines Made by BIPOC Artists by Mary Elizabeth

In zines, LGBTQ creators find a place to tell their own stories by Dorothy Hastings

9 Zines by Black and PoC Artists That You Need to Read Right Now by Antwaun Sargent

What Do We Do About Whiteness and the ZINE Scene? by Rabeea Syed

Need Inspiration? Explore these zine libraries:

 

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Santa Rosa ZINE Fest 2020 - Español

Qué: Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020
Cuándo: sábado 7 de noviembre de 2020, de 2 p.m. a 5 p.m.
Dónde: Virtual (Zoom) / Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma y el colectivo de voluntarios SRZF les da placer anunciar Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 (# SRZF2020), un evento en línea gratuito para todas las edades que tendrá lugar en Zoom el 7 de noviembre de 2020 a partir de las 2 p.m. a las 5 p.m.

Si no ha recibido su inicio de sesión de Zoom antes de la 1 pm, envíe un correo electrónico a zdelgado@sonomalibrary.org.

Santa Rosa Zine Fest contará con una conversación artística interactiva entre Amanda Ayala y RJ Simon, una discusión entre los autores Maia Kobabe y Tessa Hulls, un taller de Yael Levy y una exposición digital de artista en celebración de fanzines, mini-cómics y talentos locales.

La asistencia está limitada a 100 participantes por sesión, y las sesiones se grabarán y estarán disponibles en YouTube después del evento.

Habrá interpretación al español para todas las sesiones.


Horario de Eventos - Sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2020

La Inscripción Está Abierta: https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4599247.

  • Sesion 1: 2:00 - 3:00pm
    RJ Simon y Amanda Ayala en conversación
    Regístrese para esta sesión
    ¡RJ y Amanda organizarán un taller y discutirán sus diferentes procesos al crear arte! Repasarán qué tipo de arte hacen y cómo van desde la idea hasta la obra de arte terminada.
  • Sesion 2: 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Panel de discusión con Maia Kobabe y Tessa Hulls
    Regístrese para esta sesión
    Tanto Maia como Tessa han estado creando un arte político poderoso durante esta época tumultuosa. Pero, ¿cómo encajan los proyectos personales y el cuidado personal en el arte de la protesta? Esta discusión será moderada por un organizador de SRZF. Si desea hacer preguntas a Maia o Tessa durante esta discusión, envíelas a través del chat. Haremos todo lo posible para responder tantas preguntas como podamos.
  • Sesion 3: 4:00 - 5:00pm
    Zine Demo de Leah Yael Levy
    Regístrese para esta sesión
    Yael presentará una demostración de zines para todas las edades. Tanto si has estado dibujando cómics durante años como si nunca has dibujado en tu vida, la enseñanza entusiasta y expresiva de Yael seguramente te inspirará. ¡Toma bolígrafos y papel y sé creativo!

Vea una de las revistas de Yael aquí.

Una exposición digital de artistas (pregrabado)

Este exposición de artistas estará disponible en YouTube a finales de octubre.

Celebre el talento local en una exposición de artistas pregrabados.


¿Qué son las Zines?

Zines son pequeñas publicaciones de bricolaje que pueden ser sobre cualquier tema: guías prácticas, cómics, una colección de poesía, un libro de arte, etc. Estas publicaciones de bricolaje generalmente se reproducen y distribuyen en pequeños lotes.

La historia de la creación de fanzines está estrechamente ligada a los movimientos sociales y políticos porque, como afirman los organizadores del Milwaukee Zine Fest, “los zines brindan una plataforma de expresión segura e independiente para las voces subrepresentadas y marginadas: negrxs, indígenas y de color, jóvenes, personas con discapacidades, la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénerx+, grupos religiosos perseguidos y personas con recursos económicos limitados” (https://www.binderymke.com/what-is-a-zine).

¡Estás invitado a crear un Zine!

Los kits de inicio de zine de bricolaje estarán disponibles para personas de 12 a 18 años en cantidades limitadas para que los recojan en la acera en las sucursales de la Biblioteca Central de Santa Rosa, Guerneville Regional, Noroeste de Santa Rosa, Roseland Regional, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Sebastopol Regional y Windsor Regional.

Llame a su sucursal más cercana para reservar un kit.

Cada kit incluye:

  • Plantilla de Zine (¡Siéntete libre de usar o crear el tuyo propio!)
  • Papel
  • Sharpie
  • Barra de pegamento
  • Lápiz
  • Pegatina oficial del Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020
  • Formulario de donación de Zine
  • Un sobre sellado para enviar su zine al archivo

¡Comparte y archiva tu Zine!

¡La biblioteca quiere preservar sus zines! Puede enviar su creación de SRZF para que se archive en las colecciones especiales de la biblioteca.

¡Las revistas enviadas se convertirán en una revista colectiva de memorias de 2020!

Puede enviarlo de dos formas:

  • Escanee su zine o guarde una copia digital de su zine y cárguela en el portal Sonoma Responds.
  • Firme el formulario de donación de Zine y envíe su zine por correo a:
    SR Zine Fest
    PO Box 9635
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Los envíos digitales y físicos están de acuerdo con los Términos y Condiciones de Sonoma Responds..

Envíe un correo electrónico al equipo de Sonoma Responds con preguntas sobre el archivo de sus zines, sonomaresponds@sonomalibrary.org


Recursos

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Libros sobre Zines

Zine Scene: The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

Zine Scene
The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

por Francesca Lia Block
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

Make a Zine! When Words and Graphics Collide

Make a Zine!
When Words and Graphics Collide

por Bill Brent
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

The Riot Grrrl Collection

The Riot Grrrl Collection
Editado por Lisa Darms
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

Notes from Underground Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture

Notes from Underground Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture
por Stephen Duncombe
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

Sick
A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

por Ben Holtzman
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

‘Zine

‘Zine
por Pagan Kennedy
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Constant Rider Omnibus: Stories From The Public Transportation Front

Constant Rider Omnibus
Stories From The Public Transportation Front

por Kate Lopresti
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Future Generation: The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others

Future Generation
The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others

por China Martens
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Moxie : A Novel

Moxie: A Novel
por Jennifer Mathieu
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

From Girls to Grrlz : A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines

From Girls to Grrlz
A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines

por Trina Robbins
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? : The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?
The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

por Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

 

Artículos

D.I.Y. Until We Die: Support These Zines Made by BIPOC Artists por Mary Elizabeth

In zines, LGBTQ creators find a place to tell their own stories por Dorothy Hastings

9 Zines by Black and PoC Artists That You Need to Read Right Now por Antwaun Sargent

What Do We Do About Whiteness and the ZINE Scene? por Rabeea Syed

¿Necesitas inspiración? Explore estas bibliotecas de zine:

 

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    ePrint from Any Device

Curbside Printing

The Library is pleased to offer free printing through our Curbside Pickup service. If you have document(s) that need to be printed in black and white and/or color the Library will print it for you and have it waiting for you as part of our Curbside Pickup service. The Library will allow 30 black and white pages or 10 color pages to be printed free of charge. We cannot allow for larger print jobs at this time.

If you have a computer, smartphone or tablet and have access to the internet, you can print from any location and have your items sent to your local library for printing. Print jobs can be stored for up to 24 hours.

Curbside Printing Step-by-Step

Step One: Send the print job to a library branch printer.

Choose from one of the following three methods to send the print job to your local library for pickup:

  • Access the PrinterON website for the pickup branch
  • Send an email personalized for the pickup branch to your local library with your documents. Email addresses are listed per branch on the left-hand side of this page.
  • Use the PrinterOn Mobile App, available on Google Play or the Apple iTunes Store

Step Two: Visit your local library during Curbside Pickup hours to retrieve your document. When you arrive:

  • Locate the Curbside Pickup area.
  • Call the library with your first and last name, and email address. If you don’t have a mobile phone, please call the library branch from home with an estimated time of arrival. Please allow up to fifteen minutes for your document(s) to be retrieved and printed.
  • Your document(s) will be placed in an envelope on the curbside pickup table.
  • Allow staff to leave the curbside pickup area completely before retrieving your envelope.
  • Enjoy your materials!

Here are the PrinterOn.net websites personalized for each branch:

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Library Offering Spooky Stories for Adults

Sonoma Scares

Love frightening stories? Sonoma Scares is an adult series of videos posted twice a week on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel for the month of October— check it out and subscribe: www.youtube.com/user/sonomalibrary

Sonoma Asusta

¿Te encantan las historias aterradoras? Sonoma Asusta es una serie de videos para adultos que se publicará dos veces por semana en el canal de YouTube de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma durante el mes de octubre. Échale un vistazo y suscríbete: www.youtube.com/user/sonomalibrary

Looking for something spooky this season? Try Sonoma Scares, a special Halloween event series for adults from the Sonoma County Library. Eight librarians, including Library Director Ann Hammond, have chosen scary stories to perform on the library’s YouTube channel starting Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. The stories will be available under the Sonoma Scares playlist as they are released. Stories will air twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the month of October, ending with a final show on Halloween.

A literary program that celebrates the season, Sonoma Scares videos enhance the story-reading experience with music and visual effects.

“Why should children have all the storytime fun? That was some of the thinking behind this program,” said Sonoma County Library Librarian Emma Wendel, one of the performers and leads on the project. “Hosting a series of scary stories for Halloween aimed at adult patrons elevates storytime into a unique and seasonal event.”

The series will include classic tales of horror, most available in the public domain or available to request in the Sonoma County Library’s catalog. The stories include:

  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Isle of Pines” by Ambrose Bierce
  • “La Llorona” by Angel Vigil
  • A selection from Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Three poems by Emily Dickinson
  • “An Arrest” by Ambrose Bierce

Subscribe to the library’s YouTube channel to get notified of the videos as they are released, and visit sonomalibrary.org for more information on this program and others offered at your local library.

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Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma Votan 2020

Consulta de registro del votante

Secretario de estado de California

Consulta de registro del votante del Condado de Sonoma

  • Contacto: Victoria Willard, Coordinadora de ADA
        Teléfono: (707) 565-2331
        Fax: (707) 565-3770
  • Fechas de las elecciones de 2020

    Relacionado con el votante

    • 5 de octubre de 2020: Vote temprano 5 de octubre de 2020: Vote temprano en la Oficina del Registro de Votantes del Condado de Sonoma del 5 de octubre al 3 de noviembre
            Ubicación:
            435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa
            Lunes a viernes de 8am - 5pm
            (Abierto de 8am - 8pm. El día de las elecciones)
    • 5 de octubre de 2020: boletas de votación por correo enviadas por correo a todos los votantes activos registrados del Condado de Sonoma
    • 19 de octubre de 2020: Fecha límite para el registro de votantes con matasellos o el formulario en línea enviado
      Nota: El registro de votantes el mismo día está disponible en CA
    • 31 de octubre de 2020 hasta 8 pm el 3 de noviembre de 2020: Las urnas se abren para votar en persona o para dejar el voto por correo.
    • 3 de noviembre de 2020: Elección presidencial

    Debates

    • 29 de septiembre de 2020: Primer debate presidencial
    • 7 de octubre de 2020: Debate vicepresidencial
    • 15 de octubre de 2020: Segundo Debate Presidencial  CANCELADO
    • 22 de octubre de 2020: Tercer debate presidencial

    Candidatos presidenciales

    Votación

    Sus contactos electorales locales

    Guías electorales / Información para votantes no partidistas

    • Vote411
      “Encuentre los últimos cambios electorales estado por estado debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 (coronavirus). Esta información se actualiza periódicamente a lo largo del día, por lo que le recomendamos que consulte con regularidad para obtener información nueva.”
      Página web: https://www.vote411.org/es/california
    • Voter’s Edge California
      “Una guía completa y no partidista para las elecciones que cubre las elecciones federales, estatales y locales en el estado de California.”
      Página web: https://votersedge.org/es/ca

    Preguntas y respuestas

    1. ¿Quién puede votar en California?
      Para registrarse para votar en California debe ser:
      • Ciudadano de los Estados Unidos y residente de California
      • 18 años o más el día de las elecciones
      • Actualmente no se encuentra en una prisión estatal o federal o en libertad condicional por la condena de un delito grave
      • Actualmente no se encuentra mentalmente incompetente para votar por un tribunal (es decir, personas sujetas a tutela)
    2. ¿Cómo funciona la preinscripción?
      Para pre-inscribirse para votar en California, debe:
      • Tener 16 o 17 años y
      • Cumplir con todos los demás requisitos de elegibilidad para votar.
      • Entonces quedará registrado automáticamente para votar cuando cumpla 18 años.
    3. ¿Cómo averiguar en qué condado vivo?
    4. ¿CA permite el registro de votantes el mismo día / registro de votantes condicional?
      ¡Si! En la oficina electoral de su condado: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/
    5. ¿Dónde está mi lugar de votación?
      • Consulte la parte posterior de la Guía de información para el votante del condado que le envió el funcionario electoral de su condado.
      • Comuníquese con la Oficina de Elecciones de su condado: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/
      • Llame a la línea directa para votantes: (800) 345-8683
    6. ¿Puedo entregar mi boleta de Voto por Correo en cualquier lugar de votación?
      Sí tú puedes. Hay 30 lugares de votación en persona en el condado de Sonoma el día de las elecciones: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Elections/11-03-2020/Locations/
    7. ¿Cómo obtener asistencia para votantes en otro idioma?
      La Oficina del Secretario de Estado proporciona materiales y asistencia relacionados con la votación en diez idiomas:
      • (800) 345-VOTE (8683) – Inglés
      • (800) 232-VOTA (8682) - Español
      • (800) 339-2857 - 中文 / Chino
      • (888) 345-2692 - हिन्दी / Hindi
      • (800) 339-2865 - 日本語 / Japonés
      • (888) 345-4917 - ខ្មែរ / Khmer
      • (866) 575-1558 - 한국어 / Coreano
      • (800) 339-2957 - Tagalog
      • (855) 345-3933 - ภาษาไทย / Tailandés
      • (800) 339-8163 - Việt ngữ / Vietnamita
    8. ¿Dónde está mi boleta?
      Seguimiento de su boleta:

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