San Rafael Public Library

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Great Books Reading and Discussion Group 1:30 pm
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group
Jan 2 @ 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
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Readers of the Pack 11:00 am
Readers of the Pack
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Readers of the Pack @ San Rafael Public Library
Earn books by reading to trained “listening” dogs! Dogs offer a calm, safe environment in which children may practice, make …read more
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Chinese Mahjong @ the Library 1:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library
Jan 5 @ 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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Drag Queen Storytime 2:00 pm
Drag Queen Storytime
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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
Get an Interview with a Great Cover Letter 6:30 pm
Get an Interview with a Great Cover Letter
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Get an Interview with a Great Cover Letter @ Library Meeting Room
Get an Interview with a Great Cover Letter Your resume and cover letter work together for one purpose: to produce …read more
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Baby Time 10:30 am
Baby Time
Jan 7 @ 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
Intro to HAM Radio 2:00 pm
Intro to HAM Radio
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Intro to HAM Radio @ San Rafael Public Library
  Join us for Intro to Ham Radio and find out everything from the nuts and bolts of the technology, …read more
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults 6:00 pm
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults
Jan 7 @ 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 as in-library …read more
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Jan 8 @ 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: Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 1:00 pm
Art Talk: Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Art Talk: Soul of a Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 @ Council Chambers
This powerful and provocative presentation focuses on art made in the pivotal decades between 1963 and 1983, when issues of …read more
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Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime
Jan 9 @ 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
Amateur Radio Communication 5:30 pm
Amateur Radio Communication
Jan 9 @ 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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Super Smash Tournament 1:00 pm
Super Smash Tournament
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Super Smash Tournament @ San Rafael Public Library
Put your Smash skills to the test at this fun tournament. All levels welcome! Extra controllers are not necessary but …read more
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Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group 6:30 pm
Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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 Genealogy Society and genealogy junkie, loves a challenge, so come with your …read more
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults 6:00 pm
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults
Jan 14 @ 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 as in-library …read more
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Jan 15 @ 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
Zentangle @ the Library 2:00 pm
Zentangle @ the Library
Jan 15 @ 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
Teen Space Launch Party 6:00 pm
Teen Space Launch Party
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Teen Space Launch Party @ San Rafael Public Library
The san rafael public library has a new teen space! Come to our ribbon cutting ceremony to enjoy out of …read more
Zentangle @ the Library 6:00 pm
Zentangle @ the Library
Jan 15 @ 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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Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime
Jan 16 @ 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
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Jan 16 @ 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
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Beautiful Brain Blues with Leni Felton 2:00 pm
Beautiful Brain Blues with Leni Felton
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Beautiful Brain Blues with Leni Felton @ City Hall Council Chambers
Our brilliantly complex, creative and adaptive brains require conscious care throughout our lives. Join Clinical Nutritionist Leni Felton as she …read more
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Readers of the Pack 11:00 am
Readers of the Pack
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Readers of the Pack @ San Rafael Public Library
Earn books by reading to trained “listening” dogs! Dogs offer a calm, safe environment in which children may practice, make …read more
Process Art 1:00 pm
Process Art
Jan 18 @ 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
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Chinese Mahjong @ the Library 1:00 pm
Chinese Mahjong @ the Library
Jan 19 @ 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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Baby Time 10:30 am
Baby Time
Jan 21 @ 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
Intro to HAM Radio 2:00 pm
Intro to HAM Radio
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Intro to HAM Radio @ San Rafael Public Library
  Join us for Intro to Ham Radio and find out everything from the nuts and bolts of the technology, …read more
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults 6:00 pm
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults
Jan 21 @ 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 as in-library …read more
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Jan 22 @ 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
Math Club 2:45 pm
Math Club
Jan 22 @ 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Math Club @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Math club provides students in 3rd-7th grades the opportunity to practice math skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Students …read more
Writing and the Senses Workshop with Susanne West 5:30 pm
Writing and the Senses Workshop with Susanne West
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Writing and the Senses Workshop with Susanne West @ Library Meeting Room
Writing and the Senses We will work with writing prompts and exercises to engage your senses, which can enliven and …read more
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Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime
Jan 23 @ 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
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Jan 23 @ 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
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Walking Over the Earth – The Next Chapter: Retirement 2:00 pm
Walking Over the Earth – The Next Chapter: Retirement
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Walking Over the Earth - The Next Chapter: Retirement @ Library Meeting Room
Walking Over the Earth takes readers on a yearlong funny and sometimes maddening travel experience with Laureen, as she journeys, …read more
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Baby Time 10:30 am
Baby Time
Jan 28 @ 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
Intro to HAM Radio 2:00 pm
Intro to HAM Radio
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Intro to HAM Radio @ San Rafael Public Library
  Join us for Intro to Ham Radio and find out everything from the nuts and bolts of the technology, …read more
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults 6:00 pm
Game On! Board Game Night for Teens & Adults
Jan 28 @ 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 as in-library …read more
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Jan 29 @ 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
Math Club 2:45 pm
Math Club
Jan 29 @ 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Math Club @ San Rafael Public Library | San Rafael | California | United States
Math club provides students in 3rd-7th grades the opportunity to practice math skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Students …read more
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Bilingual Family Storytime 10:30 am
Bilingual Family Storytime
Jan 30 @ 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
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil 1:00 pm
All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
Jan 30 @ 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
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Meadowlark Music 10:30 am
Meadowlark Music
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meadowlark Music @ San Rafael - City Council Chambers
Meadowlark is a nature-inspired music class for young children and caregivers, led by acclaimed indie singer-songwriter Noe Venable. Seasonal songs, …read more
Marin Master Gardeners: The Ease and Joy of Growing Edibles in Containers 2:00 pm
Marin Master Gardeners: The Ease and Joy of Growing Edibles in Containers
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marin Master Gardeners: The Ease and Joy of Growing Edibles in Containers @ City Hall Council Chambers
The Ease and Joy of Growing Edibles in Containers Whether you’re downsizing or want to raise your gardens up for greater comfort, …read more
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    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

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    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

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    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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