Mill Valley library program highlights climate change

From Marin Independant Journal

” To draw attention to rising seas, severe flooding and fierce wildfires, the Mill Valley Public Library is launching a year-long campaign to spotlight climate change. “Libraries tend to be very neutral on topics that are politicized,” said Andrew Murphy, supervising librarian. “But even though climate change is a politicized issue, it is a real part of our world. It’s our job as a library to share information to people.” “The data is in, climate change is a fact,” City Librarian Anji Brenner said. “It’s not a question of, ‘Are we taking sides on this?’ We are presenting what is the real issue.” The initiative, called “Borrowed Time,” will launch Jan. 3 with a forum at 6 p.m..”

Mill Valley library program highlights climate change

Mill Valley Public Library honored as one of the Best Small Libraries in America

from Enjoy Mill Valley

“Library Journal, a trade magazine focused on the library community, named the Mill Valley Library a finalist for the Best Small Library in America 2015. The 10-year-old program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to showcase the exemplary work of public libraries serving populations under 25,000, with the Belgrade Community Library in Montana taking top honors and the Red Hook Public Library in upstate New York joining Mill Valley as finalists.”

http://www.enjoymillvalley.com/-blog/mill-valley-public-library-honored-as-one-of-the-best-small-libraries-in-america

Mill Valley Library gets $40,000 grant for ‘smart’ garden

from the Marin Independent Journal

“The Mill Valley Public Library has received a $40,000 state grant to create what is being referred to as a ‘SmartGarden,’ a demonstration plot aimed at educating community members about conserving water while maintaining sustainable, native plants.”

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26664195/mill-valley-library-gets-40-000-grant-smart

Hot new program at Mill Valley Public Library: fireside readings by audiobook narrators

from SFGate

“The Mill Valley Public Library has hit upon a wonderful new idea, tapping into one of our most ancient and treasured pastimes: sitting around a fire and listening to a story.
This Sunday, the Marin County library will inaugurate Fireside Reading Live, a weekly program, from 5-6 p.m., in which noted audiobook narrators will read short stories by the library’s handsome, oversized fireplace.”

Hot new program at Mill Valley Public Library: fireside readings by audiobook narrators