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Friday, Oct. 15 — All locations will be closed for staff training.

Masks are required in all indoor public spaces for those age 2+ regardless of vaccination status. More about the public health order.

Hours of operation have changed. NoBo Corner Library reopened Saturday, Oct 9. Reynolds Branch Library offers hold carryout appointments.

Recommend Read for June

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

“What a great read! The author, who cut his surfing teeth in Hawaii and California as a kid, has traveled the world with his surfboard as a journalist and war correspondent. He worked in Apartheid South Africa as a teacher, visited locales of cargo cult fame, surfed spots in out-of-the-way places where folks had never seen a board, and then returned to the NoCal water of San Francisco for the ultimate schooling. This Pulitzer-winning book recounts all of that and more, and also describes the waves and water conditions in such a way that you feel them. You are with him on that board anticipating the two-wave hold-down; you are scared of the banded sea-snakes; and you are hoping the rocks or the reef don’t get him in the end. They almost do, but he prevails in a reflective and self-deprecating way. Recommended to surfers, folks who like the ocean and the mechanics of wave formation, risk takers, adventurers, and anyone who likes a good non-fiction story.”

–Laura, Collection Development

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