Fran's blog

Looking for a New Read?

NovelistLooking for a new read?  At your fingertips is access to Novelist, one of the Library's online databases accessible with your library card from the Research tab of the Library's website. 

eReader reviews

Is there an e-book reader in your future?

Confused about what you want or what you need?

Learn a Language in a New Way

Mango Languages now has 32 subject-specific short courses such as Loan Words in Japanese, Romance in Italian, Biblical Hebrew, and Flamenco Dancing. Once you have entered Mango and logged in with your library card, instead of choosing a language, select Speciality Courses.

They have also created a new way to learn a foreign language that includes film.  This is available in Mandarin, Japanese, ESL for Spanish Speakers and more. 

Cupcake contest!

The Winners of the First Annual Cupcake Contest are:     

Terry Baldwin - Champagne Cupcakes with Cotton Candy Frosting

What's New Blog

If you are looking for a story you no longer see on the Library's homepage, simply go the What's New Blog link on the left side of the homepage under the top heading, Library Home.  Older stories are archived in this area. 

California Snapshot Day

Imagine...if we could open the walls, windows and websites of all California libraries and share the amazing, life-changing, life-enhancing activities that happen every day, in our library communities.

Teens -- Post Secret Event

Monday, July 12th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Share your deepest secrets anonymously. Create original postcard art to express your secrets.  Check out other samples of POSTSECRETS @ http://www.postsecret.com/

Vacations and holds

Finally it's vacation time and your bags are packed, the kids are beside themselves and the phone rings and it's.....THE LIBRARY!  Your hold is ready to pick up.  What to do?  If you can call (707) 746-4343 or text the library during open hours or email us (at library@ci.benicia.ca.us) to let us know that you won't be able to pick up your hold(s) and (if you want) we can also replace the hold. 

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