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Uncensored: Banned Books Event for Teens

Saturday, September 20

1-3 pm

Parlay in Pirate

Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19

Shiver me timbers!  Are you ready for it? 

Try a Book Club This Year

We have books clubs for all ages.  Try one today.

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.

Library to Go Holds and Check Out Features

Library to Go has added new features to your holds.  When you place a hold you can now check mark a box to automatically check out your hold to you when it is ready.   No more worries about missing the notification that your hold is ready. 

Secondly, you can now suspend your holds, if you are not ready to receive it yet.  Log into Library to Go with your library card number and click on Account and then click on "Click Here to Review Your Holds."  Click the Options button on each hold and select the option you want.

Benicia MakerSpace

Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 1

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Puppet Show

Saturday, July 26

1:00 pm

Mr. Froggy, Mallard, and Little Turtle in "Tangled Up in Trash" by Joe Leon.  Sponsored by the City of Benicia through the Benicia Sustainability Commission and Benicia Arts and Culture Commission. 

New Water Ordinance

Effective July 1: see new watering schedule and ordinance below.

Public Hearing will be held on September 16 for the Drought Surcharge.  For information, see the Bartle Wells Drought Surcharge Report

Art Gallery Show Applications

The Marilyn O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library invites you to submit a proposal to exhibit in 2015.  To enter a project for consideration, download the application and guidelines or pick up a form at the Library.  The deadline is September 5, 2014 at 6 pm.

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