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

Build a Bot Workshop

Wednesday, September 3

6:00 - 8:00 pm

In this workshop, we will be building two small examples of robots you can put together in a few minutes. These projects are great for kids.

Poets Picnic

Sunday, August 3rd

noon to 4 p.m.

Gazebo area at the park on Military and First Street

Meet Don Peery, Benicia's new Poet Laureate, and other Bay Area poet laureates!  Bring a pot luck dish to share.  Water and watermelon will be provided.

Bring your own chairs, blankets, sunscreen, and hats!

Telephones are down

Our telephones are down.  Some calls may get through but can be cut off in the middle of the call.  Try the Ask the Question button to the right for a text answer to your question.

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 until October 15, outside watering schedule:

Customers with addresses ending in an ODD number can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Customers with addresses ending in an EVEN number can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Watering only allowed between 7 pm and 8 am.

To learn more about the rest of the restrictions: see attached flyer below.

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.

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.

1960s Outsiders Party

Friday, June 20

Starting at 5 pm.

For ages 13-19

Whether a Greaser or a Soc, dress as your favorite character from the movie, The Outsiders. Listen to music, dance and compete in a 60s trivia game.

Hot Summer / Cool Movies

Friday, August 29

6:30 pm

We'll be showing great classic movies from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's this summer!  Come watch great films on the Library's big screen and enjoy snacks. 

We can't tell the name of the movie, but here are hints:

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