This week, we want to appreciate our Friends of the Library group for all of the work they do. These wonderful volunteers are the ones who take in your generous book donations, organize sales, run the Friends Store on C street, and support all three branches of the San Rafael Public Library.
You might have joined the Friends for their Rare & Special Book Sale earlier this month, or you might be a regular patron of the Friends Store down on C Street – or perhaps you donate like-new books regularly! Please be sure to thank the Friends volunteers the next time you drop off donations with them or pick up a new title at their store.
Visit the Friends of the Library page to learn more about membership and as well as the guidelines for donations.
Celebrate the history of queer communities in the United States this month! October was chosen to be LGBTQ History Month to honor the Marches on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights that took place in October of 1979 and 1987. On October 11th 1988, exactly one year after the second march, the United States first celebrated National Coming Out Day. Six years later, in 1994, National LGBTQ Month was founded by Rodney Wilson, and this year we celebrate LGBTQ History Month for the 27th year in a row.
While this celebration is relatively new, queer history is not! Historical nonfiction, biographies, and memoirs are all great ways to connect with local and national stories of empowerment and perseverance – check out the following lists to get started, and you can always give us a call or use our chat module if you’d like help finding more titles.