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San Rafael Public Library Announcements (Week of December 24th, 2012)

San Rafael Public Library Announcements (Week of December 24th, 2012)

The San Rafael Public Library (1100 E Street, San Rafael) and the Pickleweed Branch Library (50 Canal Street, San Rafael) will both be closed on Monday, December 24th due to City furloughs and on Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas. Please call (415) 485-3323 for more information.

The San Rafael Public Library (1100 E Street, San Rafael) will be holding its weekly eBook and eAudiobooks Help Session on Thursday, December 27th from 1pm-2pm. Learn how to download materials from the library's free collection. Please call (415) 485-3321 for more information.

Join Andy C. the gnome and children’s librarian Margaret Stawowy for gnome stories, a puppet show, and a craft. This event is for 5 to 8 year olds and will take place on Wednesday, December 26th from 3pm-4pm. Andy C. stands eight-and-a-half inches tall and hales from the Woodland Public Library in Woodland, California. San Rafael Public Library (1100 E St, San Rafael) is Andy’s first stop on his tour of California’s still-functioning Carnegie libraries. San Rafael Public Library, built in part with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1909. Andy C. has lived his entire life in a library, and says, “There’s no place like gnome.” There is no registration required for this free program. Please call (415) 485-3322 for more information.

San Rafael Public Library (1100 E St, San Rafael) has a special visitor from December 17 through Dec. 28th: Andy C., the gnome! Andy C. stands eight-and-a-half inches tall and hails from the Woodland Public Library in Woodland, California. San Rafael Public Library is Andy C.’s first stop on his tour of California’s still-functioning Carnegie libraries. San Rafael Public Library, built in part with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1909. We welcome Andy C. and hope you and your children will come and visit him. Andy C. will be hiding in the children’s room, and we’ll present a commemorative bookmark to any child who finds Andy C., one bookmark per child, please. Please call (415) 485-3322 for more information.

Check it out! The San Rafael Public Library and Davidson Middle School are teaming up to offer Between the Pages, a new book club just for middle school aged youth (sixth through eighth grade). If you are in fifth through eighth grade, join us to read and talk about great YA books. Refreshments will be served.

Our first book will be Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Registration is required. You can register and check out your copy of the book at the San Rafael Public Library children’s desk (don’t forget your library card). The San Rafael Public Library is located at 1100 E St., San Rafael.

The first meeting will take place at the Davidson Middle School Library, 280 Woodland Ave., San Rafael, on Thursday January 24, 1:20-2:20pm.

This is a free program. For more information, call 485-3322, or visit http://srpubliclibrary.org/youth-events/

The San Rafael Public Library (1100 E Street, San Rafael) hosts an ongoing weekly Storytime for 4 to 6 year olds every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30pm. Children enjoy storybooks, flannel stories and puppets. There is no registration required for this free program. Please call (415) 485-3322 for more information.

The Pickleweed Library (50 Canal St, San Rafael) will be holding a special holiday event on Friday, December 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm. There will be piñatas, a storytime, and a special presentation by Chiquy Boom who will delight the audience with her Bilingual Silly Magic Show. This is a family program that will be held in the Multipurpose Room at the Albert J. Boro Community Center (same building as the library). Please call (415) 485-3483 for more information.

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