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Time to Study for Your Driver's License?

In partnership with DrivingTests.org, 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.

Hands-on STEAM

Wednesday, September 24th

3:30 - 4:45 pm

ages 6-10 

Science!

Technology!

Engineering!

Try a Book Club This Year

We have books clubs for all ages.  Try one today.  - Biography book club will be starting the first Monday of the Month in January.

20-Something Book Club - First Tuesday of the Month, 7 pm

 Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 and interested in books? Come to the 20-Something Book Club.

Kid's Book Club, First Tuesday of the Month, 3:30-4:30 pm

September 18 is Read an eBook Day

New Library to Go users can try the new Overdrive ebook app for Android, iOS, Nooks, Kindles, and Windows 8.  This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process—one of your most frequently requested enhancements!

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.

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