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Ghost Stories at the Haunted Falkirk Masion: Online Series

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We were terribly disappointed to cancel our Ghost Stories at the Haunted Falkirk Mansion events due to the PSPS power outage. Please enjoy this online series of Library & Recreation staff performing the spooky ghost stories we had planned to share with you in person. Turn off the lights (if you have power) and get ready for some chills!

Paulo Fuentes reads Lacrimosa by Silvia Morena-Garcia, from the November 2015 issue of Nightmare Magazine

This story contains adult themes and some profanity; it is intended for teens and adults.


Jill Tokutomi reads The Green Ribbon, from In a Dark, Dark, Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz


Peter Warden does an abridged reading of October in the Chair, from M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman


Margaret Stawowy reads The Doll by Jesse Reffsin, from the anthology Ghost by Blaise Hemingway


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Holds and Due Dates Extended

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The power is back on at the San Rafael libraries!

If you’ve been anxiously waiting to pick up your holds, or waiting for your books to be checked-in, never fear!

We’ll be keeping your holds on the shelf for an extra week so there’s plenty of time to come and pick them up.

Due dates have been extended as well. If your materials were due 10/24 through 10/30, you now have until 11/4 to get them back to the library.


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Macmillan Embargo on Libraries

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If you’re a fan of ebooks you might have noticed that the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries around the country have been in the news recently. Macmillan publishers recently announced that it will impose a two month embargo on libraries across the country. This means that as of next week, we will only be able to purchase one copy of new topics for 8 weeks after the books’ release. Unfortunately, this means longer wait times for you.  Macmillan isn’t alone in imposing restrictions on library purchases, but it is the latest in a trend that directly affects our patrons.

You can read more about this issue at the Marin County Free Library website:

From the American Library Association:

Or from Publisher’s Weekly:

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