Thinking about Retiring?

Join us for a FREE workshop on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in the Doña Benicia Room. 

Get some up-to-date information on the many options to consider before you make your retirement decision from a Social Security representative.  Medicare and Social Security options will be discussed.

Register to Vote Deadline

October 20th is the last day to register to vote for the November 4th election.

If you have recently moved, or will be 18 by the election, or simply never registered to vote -- it's easy to do. You can even find out if you are registered to vote!

Jack-O-Lantern Contest and Scary Stories

Wednessday, October 29

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Enter the Library's 17th annual Jack-o-Lantern Contest!  Bring your carved pumpkin to enter the contest, or just come to vote for your favorites. The contest is open to everyone, including teens and adults, so show off those carving skills.   While the judges choose the winners, listen to some scary stories, very scary ones told in the dark for brave children (8 and up), and less scary ones for younger children.

Gardening in Times of Drought

Saturday, October 25

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Learn about rainwater harvesting, low-water need plants, lawn replacement rebates, water conserving irrigation, mulching, and soil amendments.  Also learn more about the Sustainability Commission in Benicia.  Co-sponsored by the Library and the UCCE Solano County Master Gardeners.

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Q&A

The news is full of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the two patients who have been transported to the United States for treatment. You may have questions. The CDC has issued information on the ebola outbreak in West Africa.  Please see their webpage or the attachment below for answers to your questions.

Downtown Scarecrow Contest

Many of the downtown businesses including the Library have built scarecrows for the annual contest.  Vote for the Library's scarecrow!  We think you'll be impressed by the talents of the boy scouts who built our scarecrow!  You can pick up a ballot at the Library, Farmer's Market or Benicia Main Street.  Voting ends October 20.   More information.

Ever Wonder What the Staff Is Reading?

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