The San Rafael Public Library’s (1100 E Street, San Rafael) ongoing Computer Chat group meets on Wednesday, February 6th from 12:15pm-1pm in the library’s meeting room. No question is too simple or too difficult. Internet, social media, searching, YouTube, iWork, Macs, PCs, Microsoft Office, iTunes, and more. Please call (415) 485-3321 for more information.
The San Rafael Public Library (1100 E Street, San Rafael) continues its First Wednesday Art Talks with a lecture from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent, Rita Dunlay - Girl With a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis , on Wednesday, February 6th. Vermeer's masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring, sometimes called "the Dutch Mona Lisa," is one of only 36 known paintings by the artist and rarely travels outside the Netherlands. The de Young will host 35 paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, including Vermeer's painting, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, and four works by Rembrandt van Rijn. This exhibit will be at the de Young January 26-June 2, 2013.
First Wednesday Art Talks are sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library. The lectures are held in the Council Chambers at San Rafael City Hall,1400 Fifth Avenue, beginning promptly at 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Admission is free. This talk will be repeated at 3:00 p.m.
The San Rafael Public Library (1100 E Street, San Rafael) will be holding its weekly eBook and eAudiobooks Help Session on Thursday, February 7th, from 1pm-2pm. Learn how to download materials from the library's free collection. Please call (415) 485-3321 for more information.
The San Rafael Public Library (1100 E Street, San Rafael) will have a free Valentine Cardmaking Workshop for all ages on Saturday, February 9th, from 1pm-3:30pm in the library’s meeting room. Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to use and share. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please call (415) 485-3321 for more information.
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.
Middle school aged youth (in grades 6-8) are invited to join the new San Rafael Public Library Middle School Advisory Board (MSAB). The MSAB will help make the library a great place for young adults. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, February 6, 3:30-4:30pm at The San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. Registration is recommended but not required. Register at the San Rafael Public Library Children’s Desk in person, or by calling (415) 485-3322.
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). For February, we will read Trapped by Marc Aronson, a true survival story. 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 club will meet on Thursday, February 28, 1:20-2:20pm at the San Rafael Public Library Meeting Room. This is a free program. Please call (415) 485-3322 for more information.