White Elephant Sale

White Elephant SaleIn August, the Friends of the Library will host a three day book sale with one day dedicated to a White Elephant Sale.  If you have gently used items that you'd like to donate please contact Rose at 747-1455 or bring items boxed or bagged to the Library's Donation area.  Last day to donate is August 7.

Zinio Downloadable Magazines

Zinio LogoBefore you decide to renew those magazine subscriptions, take a look at what's available on Zinio!  You can read free full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet or mobile device with your library card.  Start by creating two accounts:  one with

Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist

Monday, July 15

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages 13-19 years of age

Let's watch the movie based on the book and talk about both of them!   We can discuss what we liked better in the book or what worked better in the movie!  We'll have movie-themed food for refreshments.

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. 

Happy Summer!!!

June 20 is the first day of summer which means the next three days are the longest three days of the year.  Celebrate!!

Flag Day

Flag Day and the Retirement of old American flags:  On June 14, Benicia Fire Department crews stand by at the Benicia Veteran’s Memorial Hall to observe and supervise as Veterans of Foreign Wars and Benicia Boy Scouts helped retire old and tattered American flags. Flag Day is celebrated annually on June 14 in commemoration of the adoption of the America flag in 1777. Approximately 200 to 300 flags are accumulated each year and then are disposed of properly by burning.

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! 

48-Hour Film Contest Mini Film Festival


Wednesday, February 19 starting at 6 pm.

Ron Shoop Book Talk

Wednesday, June 11

7:00 p.m. 

Book Talks with Ron Shoop of Random HouseRon will talk about wonderful summer reads.  Bookshop Benicia will be present if you would like to purchase some books. Everyone who attends will be eligible to win a bag of free books.

Magical Ventriloquist

Tuesday, July 29

7:00 pm

For ages 3 1/2 - 8.

Tony Borders, magical ventriloquist.

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