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It's HOT outside!

Stay Cool.  Stay Hydrated. and Stay Informed:  Great advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use during this heat wave.

Don't forget the Library is a place to cool down if you want some relief from the heat.  Take advantage of our air conditioning any time the Library is open:  Monday - Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday - Sunday from noon to 6 pm. 

What is your first Benicia Library memory?

It's not too late to contribute your first memory of the Benicia Library as we celebrate our 20th anniversary at 150 East L Street this week.   Email us at We'd love to hear from you! 

Choosing Your Power -- Author talk

Choosing Your power

Thursday, April 18

7 pm

Join local author, Wayne D. Pernell, PhD as he discusses his new book: Choosing Your Power: Becoming Who You Deserve to Be, at Home and in the World.  The event will be held in the Doña Benicia Room and copies will be available for purchase at the event.

Communities Matter - National Library Week

Whether it's poetry or story time, ebooks, DVDs, or simply using the Internet or being in our Library to read the newspaper -- thank you, Benicia for making us your Library!


National Library Week

Cypress Resume

Take a look at Cypress Resume, a new database that will help you write Cypress Resumeprofessional and eye-catching resumes. Locate it under the Research tab, then scroll down the list to locate the link -- available from home or on Library computers.

Poets at the Art Walk

Saturday, June 8

Hear poetry with Benicia's Poet Laureate, Lois Requist, and members of the First Tuesday Poetry Group in combination with the monthly First Street Art Walk.  The readings will be at the following times and locations:  5 pm next to the Plein Air Art Gallery at Joyous Spaces, 6 pm at Gallery 621 and 7 pm at Bookshop Benicia.  Come, read, listen!

Art Gallery Reception

Wednesday, April 10

6:45 - 7:30 pm

Come meet the high school artists contributing to this year's Benicia High and Liberty High School mixed media show called Framing the Imagination.

Poetry Out Loud Competition

Saturday, February 9thPoetryOutLoud

2 to 4 pm

Come listen to Benicia's high school students compete to represent Solano County at the state Poetry Out Loud Competition. 

Museum passes available

Did you know that many Bay Area museum passes are available with your library card?  Find the Discover and Go link on the right side of the Library's homepage (or use the link above) and have your Library card number ready (and in good standing) to log in.  Your PIN is the last four d

Coat Drive

Ends Friday, January 17, 2014

Please consider donating a new or gently used clean winter coat to help those in need in our community.  The Library will have a donation box available.  Thank you to all who have already donated items.

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