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Miss Representation: Film and Discussion

Monday, March 9 at 6:30

Miss Representation, an award-winning documentary directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores the media's various misrepresentations of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Watch the film and stay for a panel discussion.

Hatofsky Paintings

The Library has acquired two paintings by nationally known artist Julius Hatofsky. These paintings were given to the Library on loan by Mrs. Linda Hatofsky. They are located in the reading room on the rafters. The Library is very honored to have these wonderful pieces of art and would like your opinion.

The Village

Friday, January 23

1:00 pm

Biography Book Club

New Book Club!

Monday, January 5

7:00 pm

Each month we will discuss a biography and pass out a new one. Come share your thoughts! If you miss the meeting you can pick up next month's copy at the Customer Service Desk as long as copies are available.

Time to Study for Your Driver's License?

In partnership with, the library can now provide online access to the California Driver Manuals for vehicle, motorcycle, and commercial driving, plus practice tests and FAQs on the process.   The new 'Read Aloud' toolbar (found in the footer of every page) includes tools that will allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility.

Teen Movie Night

Saturday, November 15

6:00 pm

Feast on movie snacks while we watch a great film.

We cannot tell you the movie title but here are some hints:

1) It came out in 1983.

2) It is based on a black & white sci fi television series that ran from 1959-1963.

New Public Printer is UP!

Our New Public Printer is up and better than ever.  Now, you can print in landscape and on legal size paper without jumping through hoops.  And bonus, you can now print on both sides of the sheet.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Thursday, October 16

10:16 am

The Library and the City of Benicia will be participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.   When the earthquake is announced, practice with us by:

Jack-O-Lantern Contest and Scary Stories

Wednesday, October 29

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Enter the Library's 18th 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.

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