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My Father’s Dragon Read-Aloud on YouTube

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Librarian Margaret Stawowy is reading a beginning chapter book for children ages 4-7.  My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett was published by Random House in 1948.  It is now in the public domain. It was both a Newberry Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book.   

The novel is about a young boy, Elmer Elevator who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon.  Listen to this children’s classic and let your imagination fly!    

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National Poetry Month Is Here!

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Instituted by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month was established “to remind the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.”
Usually, National Poetry Month is a time for poetry readings and celebratory activities around poetry and poetry writing. As we shelter in place, we’re bringing the celebration to you!  We will be collecting video clips of poets, mostly local, who will read a poem for your reflection and enjoyment. Here is the link to the Poetry YouTube Playlist.  Get inspired!  See if you feel moved to write a poem of your own. Now, more than ever, we need poetry!

Want to dive in deeper?  See these websites for more poetry:
Would you like a poem delivered to your inbox each day?
Or maybe you’d rather HEAR the poem.
Want more videos?
And, of course, you can SEE our poetry videos on the Poetry YouTube Playlist
For more information about National Poetry Month, see the Poets.org site

And as William Carlos Williams put it, “if it ain’t a pleasure, it ain’t a poem.”

 

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Watch City Council Meetings Live on YouTube

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Watch the live broadcast of the City of San Rafael’s Council Meeting on Monday, April 6th at 7pm. You will be able to comment in the live chat or comment live by phone by contact ing the City Clerk at 415-485-3066.

The April 6 City Council meeting will again be streamed on YouTube Live at 7 pm. For those unable to participate through YouTube live, we will also provide a phone number you can call in to listen and/or participate. While we cannot allow physical access to the meeting due to the Shelter in Place order, we are offering several ways you can make your voice heard:

  1. Write to the City Council in advance
  2. Comment live on YouTube during the meeting
  3. Call-in and “raise your hand” if you want to speak during public comment time

More information about how to participate

Upcoming City Meetings

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