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Marin Library Staff Picks: Adult Fiction | Adult Non-fiction | Teen | Kids
Literary Reference Center – critical essays and author biographies (requires a library card to log-in)

Adult Book Club Kits

Our Book Club Kits include everything you need to lead your group with a popular fiction or non-fiction selection.

See our page on Book Club Basics to find information about how to start your own book club and breathe new life into your existing book group.

Storytime Anytime Kits for Kids

Storytime Anytime Kits include everything you need to lead a great storytime at home or in your classroom.

Library Book Clubs for Adults

Great Books Reading & Discussion Group for a monthly discussion of literature as “a fun and challenging way to become thoughtful, more engaged citizens.” The group will meet on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room The readings range from nonfiction to fiction and ancient to modern, based on selections from the Great Books Foundation. The discussion is free and open to all. Led by Louis C. Rutledge.

Monday Night Reading & Discussion Group for adults who want to meet to discuss classics, novels, contemporary short stories, poems, articles, essays, plays, and excerpts. We meet monthly in the Library Meeting Room on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Led by Librarian, Pam Klein.

Northgate Book Club for discussions of popular literary fiction led by Librarian, Marilyn Boatright. Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Northgate Mall’s Community Center Meeting Room, 2nd floor at the Movie Theater/Food Court entrance.

Looking for something we don’t have?

You have a few choices:

  • Downtown Library

    Sun: 1-5
    Mon: 1-8
    Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10-8
    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues & Weds: 1-8
    Thurs: 11-8
    Fri & Sat: 11-5

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

    Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-8
    Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5
    Tues: closed

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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