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Chinese Mahjong @ the Library 1:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library
Dec 1 @ 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
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The Economics of Immigration with Dr. Jon Haveman 6:30 pm
The Economics of Immigration with Dr. Jon Haveman
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Economics of Immigration with Dr. Jon Haveman @ Meeting Room
The date for this talk was originally November 13. It has been rescheduled to Monday, December 2, 6:30 – 8:00 …read more
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Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books 10:00 am
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books @ Friends Books
Get ready for the holidays at our Holiday Sale where we’ll have a special display of giftable books! Friends Books …read more
Baby Time 10:30 am
Baby Time
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Time @ San Rafael Public Library
This is an action-packed story time with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth …read more
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults 6:00 pm
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults
Drop-in for our weekly board game night for adults and teens. Come play – we’ll provide the games: Chess, Checkers, …read more
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Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books 10:00 am
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books @ Friends Books
Get ready for the holidays at our Holiday Sale where we’ll have a special display of giftable books! Friends Books …read more
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime @ San Rafael Public Library - Meeting Room
This is an action-packed story time with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth …read more
Art Talk: Genghis Khan: Hero or Tyrant 1:00 pm
Art Talk: Genghis Khan: Hero or Tyrant
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Art Talk: Genghis Khan: Hero or Tyrant @ Council Chambers
  Ride with the Mongols and the Khans as they conquer their vast empires.       Known for his …read more
Family Storytime at the Mall 2:30 pm
Family Storytime at the Mall
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Storytime at the Mall @ Library Pop-up
Come to our ever popular Family Storytime at our Mall Pop-Up location. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and felts. Perfect …read more
Math Club 2:45 pm
Math Club
Dec 4 @ 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Math Club @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
*Sign-ups begin September 3, 2019* Come to Math Club at the Library! Math club will provide students in 3rd-7th grades the …read more
10,000 Degrees Information Session 6:00 pm
10,000 Degrees Information Session
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
10,000 Degrees Information Session @ San Rafael Public Library
10,000 Degrees is a non-profit committed to helping students from low-income backgrounds get into college, get through college, and positively …read more
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia 6:00 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia
Dec 4 @ 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, …read more
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Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books 10:00 am
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books @ Friends Books
Get ready for the holidays at our Holiday Sale where we’ll have a special display of giftable books! Friends Books …read more
Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Bilingual Family Storytime @ San Rafael Public Library - Meeting Room
Thursday Mornings, 10:30am-11am Join our action-packed storytime with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth …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
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años @ Pickleweed Library | San Rafael | California | United States
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
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
Scroll down to see the full schedule of topics through December 19th. If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or …read more
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group 1:30 pm
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group
Dec 5 @ 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
Books Beyond Borders Book Club 4:30 pm
Books Beyond Borders Book Club
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Books Beyond Borders Book Club @ Pickleweed Library
Travel the world with Books Beyond Borders! Every month we read and discuss a book set in a different country. …read more
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Dec 5 @ 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
Pen & Ink Botanical Illustration II 5:30 pm
Pen & Ink Botanical Illustration II
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pen & Ink Botanical Illustration II @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
UPDATE: The 10/31 Pen and Ink class has been cancelled due to the power outages. We plan to begin Session …read more
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Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books 10:00 am
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books @ Friends Books
Get ready for the holidays at our Holiday Sale where we’ll have a special display of giftable books! Friends Books …read more
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Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books 10:00 am
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Book Sale At Friends Books @ Friends Books
Get ready for the holidays at our Holiday Sale where we’ll have a special display of giftable books! Friends Books …read more
Book Publishing – What Do I Need to Know? 1:00 pm
Book Publishing – What Do I Need to Know?
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Publishing - What Do I Need to Know? @ Meeting Room
Writing a book is only a tiny part of getting a book in a reader’s hands. Learn what matters even …read more
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Drag Queen Storytime 1:30 pm
Drag Queen Storytime
Dec 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Drag Queen Storytime @ San Rafael Public Library
Join glamorous local drag queen Beef Cakes for an hour of stories, songs, sparkles and crafts! The purpose of drag …read more
Winter Magic Show with Mike Della Penna 4:00 pm
Winter Magic Show with Mike Della Penna
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Winter Magic Show with Mike Della Penna @ San Rafael City Hall, Council Chambers
Join us for a magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, …read more
Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group 6:30 pm
Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
The Downtown library has a reading/discussion group that meets on the 2nd Monday of the month (except where noted for holidays) …read more
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Baby Time 10:30 am
Baby Time
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Time @ San Rafael Public Library
This is an action-packed story time with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth …read more
Topics in Genealogy 2:00 pm
Topics in Genealogy
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Topics in Genealogy @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States
Our speaker, Jeffrey Vaillant, Director of the California Genealogical Society and genealogy junkie, loves a challenge, so come with your …read more
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime @ San Rafael Public Library - Meeting Room
This is an action-packed story time with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth …read more
Family Storytime at the Mall 2:30 pm
Family Storytime at the Mall
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Storytime at the Mall @ Library Pop-up
Come to our ever popular Family Storytime at our Mall Pop-Up location. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and felts. Perfect …read more
Math Club 2:45 pm
Math Club
Dec 11 @ 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Math Club @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
*Sign-ups begin September 3, 2019* Come to Math Club at the Library! Math club will provide students in 3rd-7th grades the …read more
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia 6:00 pm
Family Storytime / Lectura de Cuentos Para Toda La Familia
Dec 11 @ 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, …read more
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Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Bilingual Family Storytime @ San Rafael Public Library - Meeting Room
Thursday Mornings, 10:30am-11am Join our action-packed storytime with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth …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
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler Storytime / Lectura de cuentos para niños de 0 a 3 años @ Pickleweed Library | San Rafael | California | United States
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
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
Scroll down to see the full schedule of topics through December 19th. If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or …read more
Homework Club for Middle and High School Math 4:30 pm
Homework Club for Middle and High School Math
Dec 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Homework Club for Middle and High School Math @ San Rafael Public Library
Need a little extra support with math? Bring your homework and your questions to the library and receive help from …read more
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Dec 12 @ 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
Knitting Class 6:00 pm
Knitting Class
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Knitting Class @ Pickleweed Library
Learn to knit in this class for adults! Receive guidance and help from a teacher for Marin Knitter’s Guild. Space …read more
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Marin Master Gardeners – Gifts from the Garden 2:00 pm
Marin Master Gardeners – Gifts from the Garden
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marin Master Gardeners - Gifts from the Garden @ City Hall Council Chambers
New Location – Council Chambers, next door to the library Learn how easy it is to grow herbs and turn …read more
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Process Art 1:00 pm
Process Art
Dec 14 @ 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
Know Your Rights 1:30 pm
Know Your Rights
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Know Your Rights @ San Rafael Public Library
Join us for a workshop on Student Rights and School Bullying, presented by the Council on American Islamic Relations. The …read more
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Chinese Mahjong @ the Library 1:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library
Dec 15 @ 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
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Zentangle @ the Library 2:00 pm
Zentangle @ the Library
Dec 18 @ 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
Ornament Making/Decoraciones de Invierno 4:00 pm
Ornament Making/Decoraciones de Invierno
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ornament Making/Decoraciones de Invierno @ Pickleweed Library
Learn how to make holiday ornaments with LED lights! All materials included. For youth ages 8 to 12. Space is …read more
Teen Advisory Board 6:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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
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All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil @ City Hall Council Chambers | San Rafael | California | United States
Scroll down to see the full schedule of topics through December 19th. If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or …read more
Northgate Book Club 2:00 pm
Northgate Book Club
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Northgate Book Club @ Community Meeting Room
Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month for a discussion of a popular literary novel. For book club attendees, …read more
Homework Club for Middle and High School Math 4:30 pm
Homework Club for Middle and High School Math
Dec 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Homework Club for Middle and High School Math @ San Rafael Public Library
Need a little extra support with math? Bring your homework and your questions to the library and receive help from …read more
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Dec 19 @ 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
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Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty 10:30 am
Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty
Dec 20 @ 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
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SURJ Marin Book Club – Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen 3:00 pm
SURJ Marin Book Club – Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SURJ Marin Book Club - Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen @ Library Meeting Room
Racial Justice Book Club will discuss… Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose …read more
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Pickleweed Closed for Holidays
Cards for Hospitalized Kids 1:30 pm
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Dec 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cards for Hospitalized Kids @ San Rafael Public Library
While a card might seem simple, it can have a tremendous impact on a hospitalized child and their family. We’ll …read more
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