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Marin’s One Book One Marin selection for 2017 – The Tsar of Love and Techno

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All of Marin is reading this book, and we have lots of events happing around the book throughout Marin, so join the experience and learn some history along the way.

Here’s what’s happening at the San Rafael Downtown Library.

February 27, 6:30-7:30 Book Talk with Librarian, Pam Klein
March 6, 6:30 – 7:30 Russian Culture Talk with professors Svetlana Kristal and Krista Hanson entitled: Loyalty Through Betrayal: Us Versus Them in a Russian Context
March 30, 6:30 – 7:30 Russian Travel talk with Rea Franjetic of Cosmopolitan Tours, entitled: Armchair Travel to Russia.
April 2, 1:00 – 4:00 – Faux Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Request a copy of The Tsar of Love and Techno in print, large type, or as a downloadable e-book or e-audiobook.

Read more about the book, the author, and all events in Marin on the One Book One Marin site here.

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Celebrating African American Innovators, Game-changers, and History-makers

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February is Black History Month, but we celebrate African American and diaspora innovators, game-changers, and history-makers 24/7/365 at the Library! Come check out Black History Month displays in both the Children’s Room and on our second floor Adult Services area and learn about your favorite African American heroes and meet some new ones!

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2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

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Every year the American Library Association honors outstanding contributions to youth literature, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, and other awards. Use this list to find this year’s winners at the San Rafael Public Library and other MARINet libraries.

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Get free and discounted museum passes with your library card!

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Discover and Go museum passesThe libraries in Marin provide all library cardholders with access to an amazing service — Discover & Go, which offers free and discounted passes to local museums, aquariums, science centers, and other cultural institutions.  Just pick one of the many museums and other cultural institutions, log in with your library card, and print your pass at home (or access it on your smartphone)!

Get passes to the California Academy of Sciences, Asian Art Museum, Exploratorium, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Madame Tussauds San Francisco, and many more! Log in now and start saving!

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We at the San Rafael Public Library welcome all people.

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We at the San Rafael Public Library welcome all people. We stand with you. You are safe here.

These posters can be found at the entrances and exits to our two libraries, in English and in Spanish.

The American Library Association has stated that “ALA believes that the struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination is central to our mission.” We at the San Rafael Public Library mirror that commitment to inclusion of all members of our community.

Your library is here for you, whoever you are. Come on by. We’re here for you.

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Help! My News is Fake! Information Literacy Guide

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Evaluating our information sources and being more conscious of where we get our news is a topic on many people’s minds these days. Regardless of one’s political leanings, we all want to know that the news we get is accurate, well-researched, and as unbiased as possible. The San Rafael Public Library’s youth services staff has created a guide for parents and caregivers to teach children and teens about information literacy, internet safety, and how to spot fake news. We have a feeling adults will find it useful as well!

Check it out here:

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    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    (415) 485-3323

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    San Rafael, CA 94901

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    Sun & Mon: Closed
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    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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