San Rafael Public Library

Library Updates

Mad for Mad Men

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Mad-MenAlready dreading the end of Mad Men? Stay cool, the library has got you covered.

You can revisit your favorite episodes or binge watch the whole series on DVD. Or check out our book list that includes titles about the era to get you in that Mad Men mentality, how-to books on mixing up cocktails, and help for throwing a stylish and swank party!

If you want to get into the mind of your favorite characters, try reading what they’ve read!  The New York Public Library has helpfully compiled a list of books read by characters on the show.

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Friends Books

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1016 C Street, San Rafael

Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(415) 453-1443

Book lovers of all ages are invited to visit our bookstore in the heart of downtown San Rafael. Friends Books, sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library, offers a full range of new and gently-used books, beautifully organized and displayed for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Enter through a rare downtown garden into the sunny and friendly shop, just around the corner from Fourth Street and next door to the parking garage on C Street and 5th Avenue.

Donations

The Friends are taking donations at the annex trailer at the Downtown library drive-through (1100 E St) of up to 3 boxes or bags on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

Please do not to leave items outside. 

Please do not donate: encyclopedias, vinyl records, cassette tapes, VCR tapes, textbooks, seminar or business items, outdated science or computer items, or any items in not-new or bad condition – only like-new items.

If you have 4 or more boxes or bags or have exceptional or rare books, call 415-457-3421 to make an appointment.

Here’s more information about the Friends of the Library.

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Friends of the Library

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About the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library

More than 400 individuals and families help support the library each year through their membership in Friends of the San Rafael Public Libraries. An active group of Friends also participates in fundraising, advocacy, and volunteering. Volunteers organize and staff book sales, research rare books, and sort book donations. The Friends contribute to the library through their financial support of the Summer Reading Program, art lectures, and many other programs for kids, teens, and adults. They have purchased books, equipment, and much more over their devoted years of support. They support the downtown library as well as the Pickleweed and Northgate Mall branches.

The Friends main fundraising activity is selling donated books at:

Friends Books
1016 C Street, between 4th Street and 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA
Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(415) 453-1443

Book lovers of all ages are invited to visit our bookstore in the heart of downtown San Rafael. Friends Books offers a full range of new and gently-used books, beautifully organized and displayed for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Enter through a rare downtown garden into the sunny and friendly shop, just around the corner from Fourth Street and next door to the parking garage on C Street and 5th Avenue.

The Friends also have large, themed sales at the library or at other locations throughout the year.

Donations

The Friends accept donations of up to 3 boxes or bags at the annex trailer at the Downtown library drive-through (1100 E St) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. If you have 4 or more boxes or bags or have exceptional or rare books, please call 415-457-3421 to make an appointment.

Please do not to leave items outside. Items left outside will be discarded.

Please do not donate: encyclopedias, vinyl records, cassette tapes, VCR tapes, textbooks, seminar or business items, outdated science or computer items, or any items in not-new condition – only like-new items are accepted.

Support the Library and JOIN TODAY!
Send checks to: Friends of the San Rafael Library, 1100 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
All members are invited to special preview sales.

Individual – $20
Family – $40
Business – $75
Contributing – $75
Sponsor – $100
Student – $5 (18 years or younger)
Senior – $15 (60 years and older)

For more information about joining, donating, or volunteering: call 485-3104 (office) or 453-1443 (store) or email us at friendssanrafael@gmail.com

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Book Lovers

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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

Library Book Clubs

The Library currently offers three book clubs via Zoom:

Virtual Book Club for Adults
Club de Lectura para adultos
Books Beyond Borders for middle grade youth.

Check the online event calendar for the current month’s book selections.

Adult Book Club Kits

Borrow a Book Club Kit from the Library to start your own club with friends, family, and neighbors! Book Club Kits include everything you need to lead your group with a popular fiction or non-fiction selection.

We also have Book Club Selections which are 10-12 copies of various titles for individual check-out.

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.

Looking for something we don’t have?

You have a few choices:

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  • Downtown Library

    Hours
    Sun: 10:00-5:00
    Mon: 9:00-7:00
    Tues: 9:00-7:00
    Weds: 9:00-7:00
    Thurs: 9:00-7:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Hours
    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 9:00-5:00
    Weds: 9:00-5:00
    Thurs: 11:00-7:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Hours
    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: closed
    Weds: 11:00-5:00
    Thurs: 11:00-5:00
    Fri: 11:00-5:00
    Sat: 11:00-5:00

    Contact
    (415) 890-5670

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive Ste. 083
    San Rafael, CA 94903


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