San Rafael Public Library

Events

Subscribe to the library’s monthly emailed events calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Historia del Jaguar 11:30 am
Historia del Jaguar
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Historia del Jaguar @ Pickleweed Library
Well-known Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez tells the history of the Jaguar through stories, music and dance. Don’t miss this …read more
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone, and aren’t sure that you’re getting the most out of it …read more
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group 1:30 pm
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group
Aug 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group @ San Rafael Public Library
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group Join the group for a monthly discussion of literature as “a fun and challenging …read more
2
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
3
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
Canceled – Virtual Reality 10:30 am
Canceled – Virtual Reality
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Canceled - Virtual Reality @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
This session has been canceled. Please drop in to our location at the Northgate Mall any time to use our …read more
Process Art 1:00 pm
Process Art
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Process Art @ San Rafael Public Library
Process Art emphasizes the process of making art. It is about the experience children have while they are creating. Children …read more
4
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library 1:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Join us for free Chinese Mahjong classes meeting every 1st & 3rd  Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Space is …read more
5
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  1:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish 
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish – Free! Want to learn a bit of conversational Spanish? Here is your opportunity! Using timeline based …read more
6
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose 10:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Baby Time! is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate …read more
Memory Lab Workshop 1:30 pm
Memory Lab Workshop
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Memory Lab Workshop @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Treasured family photos, slides, negatives, and documents are often fragile and easily damaged by a variety of environmental factors. Learn …read more
National Night Out and End of Summer Reading Challenge 5:00 pm
National Night Out and End of Summer Reading Challenge
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Night Out and End of Summer Reading Challenge @ Pickleweed Library
Join us for National Night Out at Pickleweed in collaboration with Community Services, Police and Fire Departments of the City …read more
Chess Club for Adults & Teens 7:00 pm
Chess Club for Adults & Teens
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Club for Adults & Teens @ San Rafael Public Library
Love to play chess? Want to up your game? Join us every Tuesday night from 7 to 8 pm to …read more
7
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Tinkercad 3D Design Club 1:00 pm
Tinkercad 3D Design Club
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tinkercad 3D Design Club @ San Rafael Public Library
Tinker away on Tinkercad, a free online 3D modeling software. All levels welcome– teach and learn from your peers. Everyone …read more
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia 6:00 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia @ Pickleweed Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Ven a escuchar historias bilingues y aprender nuevas canciones en Inglés y Español. Esta lectura es para todas las edades, especialmente para …read more
8
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años 11:30 am
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lectura de cuentos bilingües para niños de 0 a 3 años. Jueves a las 11:30 am. Seguido por 30 minutos …read more
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone, and aren’t sure that you’re getting the most out of it …read more
Earth’s Moon, Apollo 11 & Binocular Astronomy 7:00 pm
Earth’s Moon, Apollo 11 & Binocular Astronomy
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Earth’s Moon, Apollo 11 & Binocular Astronomy @ Library Meeting Room
Michael Patrick, a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, will be giving a presentation on various aspects of Earth’s …read more
9
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
Marin Master Gardeners: Secrets and Solutions to Rejuvenate your Pollinator Garden 2:00 pm
Marin Master Gardeners: Secrets and Solutions to Rejuvenate your Pollinator Garden
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marin Master Gardeners: Secrets and Solutions to Rejuvenate your Pollinator Garden @ Library Meeting Room
Ever wonder what happens to pollinators in the fall and winter months? Do you want to learn about the cultural …read more
10
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
Cartooning Crash Course 1:00 pm
Cartooning Crash Course
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cartooning Crash Course @ San Rafael Public Library
In this demonstration led by artist Gary Francis, students will learn the basics of traditional cartooning. Students will learn how …read more
Watercolors on the Library Lawn 1:00 pm
Watercolors on the Library Lawn
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Watercolors on the Library Lawn @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
  First time painters and experts are invited to join us for a free watercolor painting class on the library …read more
11
12
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  1:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish 
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish – Free! Want to learn a bit of conversational Spanish? Here is your opportunity! Using timeline based …read more
Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group 6:30 pm
Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Downtown library has a reading/discussion group that meets on the 2nd Monday of the month (except where noted for holidays) …read more
13
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose 10:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Baby Time! is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate …read more
Chess Club for Adults & Teens 7:00 pm
Chess Club for Adults & Teens
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Club for Adults & Teens @ San Rafael Public Library
Love to play chess? Want to up your game? Join us every Tuesday night from 7 to 8 pm to …read more
14
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia 6:00 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia @ Pickleweed Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Ven a escuchar historias bilingues y aprender nuevas canciones en Inglés y Español. Esta lectura es para todas las edades, especialmente para …read more
15
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años 11:30 am
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lectura de cuentos bilingües para niños de 0 a 3 años. Jueves a las 11:30 am. Seguido por 30 minutos …read more
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone, and aren’t sure that you’re getting the most out of it …read more
Northgate Book Club 1:00 pm
Northgate Book Club
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Northgate Book Club @ Peet's Coffee
Join us for a new book club at Peet’s Coffee at the Northgate Mall! Peet’s is located on the outside …read more
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Led by the Hamilton Wireless Association Free and open to all licensed amateur radio operators. In the Communication Class we …read more
16
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
17
Knitting Circle @ the Library 10:00 am
Knitting Circle @ the Library
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Knitting Circle @ the Library @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
This free program meets every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – 12 noon. We are so fortunate …read more
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
Games Day 1:00 pm
Games Day
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Games Day @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Come to  Games Day at the Library! We’ll provide a selection of new and classic board games for families with …read more
18
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library 1:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Join us for free Chinese Mahjong classes meeting every 1st & 3rd  Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Space is …read more
19
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  1:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish 
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish – Free! Want to learn a bit of conversational Spanish? Here is your opportunity! Using timeline based …read more
20
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose 10:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Baby Time! is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate …read more
Color Me Calm – Adult Coloring Group 2:00 pm
Color Me Calm – Adult Coloring Group
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Group @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Color Me Calm Adult Coloring Group Coloring isn’t just for kids…it’s relaxing and fun for adults, too! Carl Jung prescribed …read more
Intermediate Chess Club for Adults & Teens 6:00 pm
Intermediate Chess Club for Adults & Teens
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intermediate Chess Club for Adults & Teens @ San Rafael Public Library
Love to play chess? Want to up your game? Join us every Tuesday night from 6 to 8 pm to …read more
21
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Zentangle @ the Library 2:00 pm
Zentangle @ the Library
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zentangle @ the Library @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
We’re now providing 2 classes on the same day  – always the 3rd Wednesday, at 2 pm and at 6 …read more
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia 6:00 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia @ Pickleweed Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Ven a escuchar historias bilingues y aprender nuevas canciones en Inglés y Español. Esta lectura es para todas las edades, especialmente para …read more
Teen Advisory Board 6:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Come participate in our Teen Advisory Board! TAB is a place where you can share your opinions and directly improve …read more
Zentangle @ the Library 6:00 pm
Zentangle @ the Library
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Zentangle @ the Library @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
We’re now providing 2 classes on the same day  – always the 3rd Wednesday, at 2 pm and at 6 …read more
22
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años 11:30 am
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lectura de cuentos bilingües para niños de 0 a 3 años. Jueves a las 11:30 am. Seguido por 30 minutos …read more
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone, and aren’t sure that you’re getting the most out of it …read more
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Led by the Hamilton Wireless Association Free and open to all licensed amateur radio operators. In the Communication Class we …read more
23
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty 10:30 am
Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty @ San Rafael City Hall, City Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
Miss Kitty will join us for a series of fun family concerts that are just right for kids birth to …read more
Understanding Your Medicare 2:00 pm
Understanding Your Medicare
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Understanding Your Medicare @ Library Meeting Room
Each month we invite speakers to come and share their expertise on issues around retirement, health and wellness, Medicare, social …read more
24
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
Read to a Dog 11:00 am
Read to a Dog
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Readers aged 5 and older are invited to book an appointment to read to a dog at the San Rafael …read more
College Application Essay Workshop 2:00 pm
College Application Essay Workshop
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
College Application Essay Workshop @ San Rafael Public Library
Introduction to the UC Personal Insight, Common App and “Why Us?” Essays. Learn how to choose relevant insight questions to …read more
25
26
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  1:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish 
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish  @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish – Free! Want to learn a bit of conversational Spanish? Here is your opportunity! Using timeline based …read more
27
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose 10:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Baby Time! is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate …read more
Keynote for iPad Interest Group 2:00 pm
Keynote for iPad Interest Group
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
KEYNOTE FOR iPAD INTEREST GROUP Fourth Tuesday of each month, 2:00 PM The GGCS (Golden Gate Computer Society), in conjunction …read more
Intermediate Chess Club for Adults & Teens 6:00 pm
Intermediate Chess Club for Adults & Teens
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intermediate Chess Club for Adults & Teens @ San Rafael Public Library
Love to play chess? Want to up your game? Join us every Tuesday night from 6 to 8 pm to …read more
28
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia 6:00 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia @ Pickleweed Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Ven a escuchar historias bilingues y aprender nuevas canciones en Inglés y Español. Esta lectura es para todas las edades, especialmente para …read more
29
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by …read more
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años 11:30 am
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lectura de cuentos bilingües para niños de 0 a 3 años. Jueves a las 11:30 am. Seguido por 30 minutos …read more
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone, and aren’t sure that you’re getting the most out of it …read more
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Led by the Hamilton Wireless Association Free and open to all licensed amateur radio operators. In the Communication Class we …read more
30
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
31
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store 10:00 am
Summer Patio Sales – Friends Books Store
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Summer Patio Sales - Friends Books Store @ Friends Books
We will be having Patio Sales in our garden in front of Friends Books each Friday and Saturday in August …read more
  • 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

    ABOUT US
    Contact Us
    About the Library
    About the City of San Rafael
    Library Board of Trustees
    Subscribe to the Library Events Newsletter