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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. 

Video Game Tournament

Saturday, November 16

1 pm

Join fellow video game enthusiasts for a Smash Brothers Brawl video game tournament!  Get a copy of the rules and sign up at the Customer Service Desk.

Love Poetry event

Sunday, February 15

2 to 4 pm.

The 2015 Love Poetry annual event will be held at the Camel Barn, Benicia Historical Museum - 2060 Camel Road.

Find out who the winners of this year's love poetry contest are as well as listen to their poetry.  Love Poetry JoeLeon imageRefreshments will be served.

Charged Particles - Plugged-In Jazz with a Spark!

Sunday, October 27

3 pm

Dona Benicia Room

You won't want to miss this trio who have performed at Yoshi's San Francisco, the Jupiter in Berkeley and the Faultline Brewing Company in Sunnyvale. Charged Particles include Murray Low on keyboards, Jon Krosnick on drums and Aaron Germain on acoustic and electric basses.   Notable jazz publications call this group "electrifying," "definitely dazzling," and "fresh, energized and contemporary jazz!"

Granizo Art Tiles

If you enjoy the Granzio tiles on First Street you won't want to miss Saturday, September 13's display in the Doña Benicia Room from 3 - 5 pm.

In conjunction with September's Art Walk the Library will highlight thirteen Granizo tiles from the Benicia Historical Museum's collection.

Guillermo Wagner Granizo is one of the world's premier ceramic-tile muralists.

Ear buds available for purchase

We now have ear buds available at the Customer Service Desk for your listening convenience for $1.00

After School Zone

Need a place to hang out after school? The After School Zone gives students a place to study, eat, talk to friends and even play video games!  For ages 8 - 19.

Monday through Thursday

3:15 - 5 p.m.

Doña Benicia Room

Building Club will be included in the After School Zone the first and third Thursday of each month:  August 21st; September 4th and 18th, October 2nd and 16th, November 6th and 20th, and December 4th and 18th.  Come in and play Legos!

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