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Library buildings remain closed due to coronavirus.

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Tableside Service

Books and DVDs are available through Tableside Service!

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Browse new books on our virtual shelves!

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Featured Programs & Services

ALL PROGRAMS ARE VIRTUAL - NO IN-PERSON PROGRAMS SCHEDULED

Children's Music Lessons with Cascada de Flores!

Cascada de Flores

Baby Music & Movement

Join Deborah for books, songs, and movements that benefit your baby!

Premieres on Mondays, 10:30 am and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube

Bilingual Storytime

Join Deborah for books and songs in English and Spanish!

Premieres on Tuesdays, 10:30 am and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube

Storytime

Storytime!

Join Sheila for books, songs, and more!

Premieres on Facebook Live! every Wednesday, 10:30am, and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube 

Flannel fridays

Join Janelle at the flannel board for a story or song!

Premieres on Fridays, 10:30 am and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube

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Over 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials - FREE!

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Origami

Adult/Teen Craft Bag #3

August 1-15

Origami - Six papers for three easy folds.

Call 510-620-6559 to arrange a pick-up time.

While supplies last.

Trivia NightLibrary Literary Trivia

Trivia from kid’s lit to the classics!

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM, via Zoom.

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Summer Road Trip Reading Game

Hit the road books!

Pages count for miles in this summer road trip; explore the roads and destinations!

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Bring-Your-Own-Book Discussion

Share your reads!

Fridays, 12:30 PM, via Zoom.

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Library Resources While Sheltering-in-Place

Need to improve your computer skills?

Check out the free lessons at DigitalLearn.org

E-books and Audiobooks: Your library card + your device @ your place

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Free ebooks: Project Gutenberg

Need a card?

You can sign up for an OverDrive Instant Digital Card
using your mobile number and start borrowing OverDrive/Libby titles FREE!

Free Resources for Education and Entertainment

Many cultural institutions, programs, and people are making their works free to view or interact with during the health crisis.

Children

General / Adult

Virtual Recreation Center - Activities and resources from Richmond Community Services.

Storyline Online - SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Actors reading children’s books; illustrated.

Parents! Smart Fun for Kids - From the Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Engage! - Dav Pilkey @ Home - every Friday.

Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
New each weekday at 10 AM PDT and on demand

PBS Kids - Videos and games for PBS programs, such as Arthur, Curious George, Odd Squad, Sesame Street, and Super Why.

California Science Center Stuck at Home Science

California Academy of Sciences

California State Park PORTS Home Learning

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Khan Academy - Math, Science, & more 

Calendar of Live-streamed Events
Note that times are listed Eastern Daylight.
Virtual Recreation Center - Activities and resources from Richmond Community Services.

The Metropolitan Opera
Free streaming performances

Museum tours from Google Arts & Culture

Guggenheim Museum Collection Online

Library of Congress: Engage! - Best of the National Book Festival and online office hours for educators.

The Louvre

NASA Image and Video Library

National Gallery of Art Collection Highlights

National Museum of Natural History virtual tour

National Women’s History Museum

Online Archive of California

San Diego Zoo webcams

SciStarter - Citizen Science
Projects you can contribute to from home - or while on a walk.

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Ebooks & Electronic Resources

Accessible with your library card

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Discover & Go passes for museums 

Knowledge City - update your business skills

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Basic ESL - Learn English!

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