San Rafael Public Library

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Book Lists

Adult Book Lists
Award Winners & Bestsellers
Book Suggestions from our Library Blog
New Books | Bestsellers | Popular Titles with Holds
What the San Rafael Library Staff Are Reading/Watching
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)

Book Club Kits

Our Book Club Kits include everything your group needs to

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

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

Library Book Clubs

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 Phil Sheridan and Louis C. Rutledge.

Monday Night Reading & Discussion Group for adults who want to meet to discuss shorter classics, 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 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Peet’s Coffee at the Northgate Mall. Peet’s is located on the outside of the mall between BJ’s and Kohl’s.

Club de Lectura en Español/Book Club in Spanish: Second Fridays, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, at the Pickleweed Library 50 Canal; Street.

 

Looking for something we don’t have?

You have a few choices:

  • Downtown Library

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

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

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

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

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

    Contact
    (415) 524-2694

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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