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New Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Donald Peery who was affirmed as Benicia's fifth poet laureate with a resolution at the July 15th Benicia City Council meeting.

The appointment comes after the Board of Library Trustee's Poet Laureate Committee's recommendation to the Council. See newspaper annoucement.

April is National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry reading to celebrate the publication of the First Tuesday Poets anthology: A Word for All Seasons.

Sunday, April 27

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

All are welcome.

Resources to help your voting decisions on November 4th

November 4: Election Day (polls will be open from 7am until 8 pm).

Need help to determine how you will vote?  The California League of Women Voters provides pros and cons on the issues with their Easy Voter Guide in a variety of languages.  Find copies in English and Spanish in the library as well.

Covered California Free seminars

Come in to talk to a certified agent to get your questions answered about the Affordable Health Care Act (Covered California)

on any of the following dates: 

March 20th, 24th or 26th

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Open enrollment ends March 31st.

Free Tax Assistance


Friday, April 11-- LAST DAY!!!

Noon to 5 p.m.

Benicia Reads The Maltese Falcon

Join us as we encourage our community to read The Maltese Falcon and gather to discuss it at one of our many book clubs. Check out the book, book on CD or DVD.  Or download the ebook or audio book.  Click Read More for special events.

Winter Indoors!

Tuesday, January 14

3:30 - 4:45 pm

In honor of the Winter Olympics, come celebrate winter!  Try wintry snacks, make a marshmallow snowman, and play with fake snow.  Best for ages 6 to 10.

Holiday Sing-A-Long

Monday, December 16

6:30 p.m.

Doña Benicia Room

for ages 6 and up

Come sing holiday songs and enjoy cookies!

Winter Spare the Air Alert

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Sunday, December 29, 2013 in the Bay Area.

Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Sunday, for the full 24 hours.

Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy.  It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices. 

Closed for Veterans Day

The Library will be closed for Tuesday, November 11th for Veterans Day.

The Library willl reopen on Wednesday, November 12th at 10 am.

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