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New Brochure!
Posted Date: 5/14/2014 9:00 PM

May-August Brochure
Check out our latest events for all ages!

Click here to download a PDF of our brochure.



The Library's beautiful Main Reading Room is transformed into a venue for unique lecture events, performances, readings, and more.

First Fridays
Visit our First Fridays webpage to learn about the latest events in this popular after-hours series.

Sex on the Coral Reef
Fri. 05/02, 7:00pm

It's been called the greatest synchronized sex show on earth -- a mass spawning event in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.  Using gorgeous images, marine biologist Erika Woolsey will provide an inside look at coral reef ecosystems.
Click here to register.

Naked Truth: Come Hell or High Water
Fri. 06/06, 7:00pm

Who doesn't love a good story of persistence and perseverance?  Snap Judgment producer, Jamie DeWolf and others share true tales of tenacity.  Master storyteller Josh Healey to emcee.
Registration opens May 15th.

For more information about storytelling offerings, visit our Naked Truth website.

More After Hours
3rd Annual Poetry World Series
Fri. 05/16, 7:00pm

Will Durst hosts a lively evening of wordplay, repartee, and quips as two teams of poets duke it out using words to edge out the competition and win the series.
Click here to register.

Staged Reading: Norman Rockwell: the musical
Fri. 06/20, 7:00pm

Follow Rockwell as he journeys from unknown illustrator to our most recognized American painter. Written by playwright Lynne Kauffman, a member of the Library's resident Playwrights Lab, with music/lyrics by composer Alex Mandel.
Registration opens June 1st.

Photograph by Erika Woolsey



Sign up for a free computer class, take part in a storytelling workshop, and visit us for film screenings and lecture events. 

Computer Classes
Visit our Computer Classes for a full listing of upcoming classes, including Photoshop, InDesign, and more.

Naked Truth
Check our Naked Truth site for newly added live/digital stories, upcoming workshop details, or to submit a story of your own.

Art & Theater Lectures
Photography Lecture - Mississippi Eyes
Thu. 05/15, 7:00pm
Click here to register.

Theater Lecture - Failure: A Love Story
Wed. 05/21, 7:30pm
No registration required.

Art Lecture - 10 Questions You Have...Contemporary Art
Mon. 06/30, 7:00pm
No registration required.

Film Screenings
Director Screening: Project Censored
Wed. 08/13, 7:00pm
Click here to register.

Monday Night Movies
Mondays, 7:30pm
May - San Francisco Documentaries
June - Films of Dustin Hoffman
July - Women Directors
August - Films of Judy Garland

Photograph by Matt Herron



Our new seed lending library encourages community building through the sharing of open-pollinated, heirloom, and locally adapted seeds. Take part in our GardenSmart gardening lectures, volunteer and help us grow, or donate to our seed library.

Learn more by visiting our SeedSmart webpage.

GardenSmart classes
(click on class title to register)

Eat What You Grow Tue. 5/13, 7pm
Water-Wise Gardening Tue. 6/10, 7pm
Worms: Hardest Working Pets Sat. 7/19, 1pm
Gardening for Beneficials Tue. 7/29, 7pm
Prepping Your Garden for Fall Sat. 8/16, 1pm
Living Ground: Soil Cultivation Thu. 8/21, 7pm




Celebrate our new Writers Salon. With a new Writers Drop-In and Playwriting Group, the offerings for writers just keep getting better. Take a writing or playwriting workshop, seek support and help from peers, or take advantage of our resources and a quiet space to write.

Visit our Writers Salon webpage for workshop dates and more.



Immerse yourself in reading with our book club kits, reading challenges, personalized reading lists, and Book Club Kits. Borrow from our print and eBook collections. Get help downloading content and deciding what to read next.

Visit our For Readers webpage. You'll find reading suggestions, and information about reading challenges, our monthly book club meetings, and book club kits available for check out.

Wizard of Oz


The Library's Children's Room is hopping with the Full STEAM Ahead summer reading program, Sunday Specials, and Wednesdays on Stage. Registration for summer events opens June 9th.

Visit our Children's Room webpage for a complete listing of events.
Middle School


Events and a summer reading program just for middle school students! Registration for summer events opens June 9th.

Learn more on our Middle Schoolers webpage.



Take part in our Choose Your Own Adventure summer reading program, slam poetry workshops, book club meetings, and First Thursday events.

Visit our Young Adults webpage for details and sign-ups.