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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)



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

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

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



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.

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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

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:

  • 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” (

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,


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

A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

by Ben Holtzman
(Available as
an ebook)


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)



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

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:

  • 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” (

¡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,


¡Aquí hay algunos recursos seleccionados por el personal sobre zines! ¿Quieres más recursos? Utilice el servicio, ¿Y ahora qué leo? service!

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

A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

por Ben Holtzman
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)


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)



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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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:

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:

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 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
            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


    • 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


    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.”
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    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:
    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:
      • 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:
    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:

    Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx heritage with the library

    Hispanic • Latinx Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15

    Celebrate Sonoma County’s rich Hispanic/Latinx history and culture with the library during Hispanic • Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. This is a time dedicated to recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic or Latinx (a gender-neutral alternative to the terms Latino or Latina) people to American society and culture.

    The Sonoma County Library will celebrate Hispanic • Latinx Heritage Month with an exciting array of free virtual programs in English and Spanish for all ages, including Latin music history and theory, Latin guitar and ukulele workshops, book recommendations and book clubs, salsa making classes, children’s storytimes, snack tutorials and more. Visit for Hispanic/Latinx virtual events as well as the library’s YouTube channel. All events are free to the public.

    The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 27.3 percent of Sonoma County residents are Hispanic/Latinx as of 2019. According to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Sonoma County is home to the largest Hispanic/Latinx population in the North Bay region. The board projects that by 2060 the Hispanic/Latinx population will make up 40% of Sonoma County’s population.

    The Sonoma County Library offers a large collection of English and Spanish books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, video games and online resources for all ages. These materials are available for free via curbside pickup Monday through Saturday at any of the library’s 14 locations. Visit for more information or to speak with Spanish-speaking staff. Libraries are for everyone. Las bibliotecas son para todos.

    Mes de Herencia de Hispana • Latinx corre del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre

    Celebre la rica historia y cultura Hispana/Latinx del condado de Sonoma con la biblioteca durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana • Latinx, que se celebra del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Este es un tiempo dedicado a reconocer los logros y contribuciones de las personas hispanas o latinx (una alternativa neutral en cuanto al género a los términos latinos o latinas) a la sociedad y la cultura estadounidense.

    La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma celebrará el Mes de la Herencia Hispana • Latinx con una emocionante variedad de programas virtuales gratuitos en inglés y español para todas las edades, incluyendo historia y teoría de la música latina, talleres de guitarra y ukulele latinos, recomendaciones de libros y clubes de lectura, clases de cómo hacer salsa, cuentos infantiles, tutoriales de aperitivos y mucho más. Visite para conocer los eventos virtuales Hispanos/Latinx, así como nuestro canal de YouTube de la biblioteca. Todos los eventos son gratuitos para el público.

    La Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos estima que el 27.3 por ciento de los residentes del Condado de Sonoma son Hispanos/Latinx en 2019. Según la Junta de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Sonoma, el Condado de Sonoma es el hogar de la población Hispana/Latinx más grande en la región de North Bay. La junta directiva proyecta que para el 2060 la población Hispana/Latinx será el 40% de la población del condado de Sonoma.

    La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma ofrece una gran colección de libros en inglés y español, audiolibros, DVDs, CDs, videojuegos y recursos en línea para todas las edades. Estos materiales están disponibles de forma gratuita a través del servicio de recoger desde la acera de lunes a sábado en cualquiera de las 14 sucursales de la biblioteca. Visite para obtener más información o para hablar con el personal en español. Libraries are for everyone. Las bibliotecas son para todos.

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    Sonoma County Library Vote 2020

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    2020 Election Dates


    • October 5, 2020: Vote Early at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office from October 5 - November 3
            435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa
            Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
            (Open 7am - 8pm on Election Day)
    • October 5, 2020: Vote by Mail ballots mailed to all registered active Sonoma County voters
    • October 19, 2020: Deadline for Voter Registration Postmarked or Online Form Submitted
      Note: Same Day Voter Registration is available in CA
    • October 31, 2020 - 8pm on November 3, 2020: Polls open for in-person voting or vote by mail ballot drop off
    • November 3, 2020: Presidential Election


    • September 29, 2020: First Presidential Debate
    • October 7, 2020: Vice-Presidential Debate
    • October 15, 2020: Second Presidential Debate  CANCELED
    • October 22, 2020: Third Presidential Debate

    Presidential Candidates


    Your Local Election Contacts

    Election Guides / Non-Partisan Voter Information

    • Vote 411
      “Find the latest state-by-state election changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This information is updated regularly throughout the day so please check back regularly for any new information.”
    • National Association of Secretaries of State, Initiative #TrustedInfo2020
      “NASS has launched #TrustedInfo2020—an education effort to promote election officials as the trusted sources of election information. By driving voters directly to election officials’ websites and social media pages, we will ensure voters are getting accurate election information and cut down on the misinformation and disinformation that can surround elections.”
    • Voter’s Edge California
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      “A nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics.”
    • League of Women Voters of Sonoma County
      “Encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.”
      Phone: (707) 546-5943
      “ is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) technology platform in America.”
    • Nonprofit VOTE
      “Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.”
    • Get expert advice and interview prep with Tutor.Com

    Help for Job Seekers is Just a Click Away

    Sonoma County Library offers online access to professional career tutors and job search resources through

    • Career Tutors:  Work one-to-one with professional career tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment. Get help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more.

    • Drop-Off Résumé Reviews:  Drop off your cover letter or resume anytime, 24/7 for an overnight review. Career tutors will write up a summary of feedback and comment on your file and then send it back to you through a secure, online drop box.

    • SkillsCenter Resource Library.  Access helpful resources for your job search, including resume and cover letter templates and samples, online job

    Tutors are available 1:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday to Saturday).  Need help at a different time? No problem. The Drop-Off Review Service & SkillsCenter Resource Library provides 24/7 access to the career tutors and thousands of job search resources such as resume templates and interview tips.

    Getting help is easy. Just go to  Or, to learn more about the program, ask your local librarian.

  is a library service funded by Measure Y, thanks to the voters of Sonoma County.

    Final Weekly Challenge Compilation

    Wow, we did it! Thanks to you to all who participated by sending us your artwork, poetry, and other creative entries, we held seven weeks of creative challenges that all celebrated literacy and the love of reading.

    Our seventh and final Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of August 3-6, is compiled below for you to enjoy:

    Week Seven Challenge: Book Selfie
    Share a picture of you with your favorite book you read this summer.

    We know that you have been reading all summer long – you’ve logged more than 1.4 million minutes read—and counting! –in the library summer reading program. This week we get to see your smiling faces in the Book Selfie – and again you continue to be so creative! Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us.

    Week Seven Challenge Compilation


    Week Seven Challenge Compilation


    Listas de Libros en Español

    Listas de Libros para Adultos en Español

    Download Adult Celebre Las Vidas Negras PDF

    Adult Spanish pg1

    Adult Spanish pg4

    Adult Spanish pg2

    Adult Spanish pg3

    Listas de Libros Junior en Español

    Download Junior Celebre Las Vidas Negras PDF

    Junior Spanish pg1

    Junior Spanish pg3

    Junior Spanish pg2

    Junior Spanish pg4