Martinez Library provides public internet computers, WIFI, a steady supply of new materials, and provides regular programming for all ages. The Martinez library, completed in 1941, is located in an historic downtown waterfront community that also hosts the county government center for Contra Costa. The library houses a small historical collection that includes works by many famous local and state figures, including Martinez resident John Muir. Hanging in the library are portraits of Dr. and Mrs. John Strentzel, painted by Muir's friend and noted California artist William Keith. In addition to the historical, Martinez Library provides public internet computers, WIFI, a steady supply of new materials in various formats, and provides regular programming for children, teens, and adults. The Library was renovated and expanded with funds from Measure H and re-opened on August 20, 2011.
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Monday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
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LaDiDa A Cappella Tuesday, December 6 6:30 pm LaDiDa, a women's a cappella group, will perform at the Martinez Library. LaDiDa are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and specialize in close harmony and the smooth sounds of jazz, standards and classics of the twentieth century.
What a view! Have you seen this spot in the Library?
December 4 is Wear Brown Shoes Day! How to Celebrate? ◾Wear brown shoes. ◾If you don’t own a pair, maybe today is the day to go get new brown shoes. ◾If you usually wear brown shoes to work, why not wear a different shade of brown – perhaps tan or camel or russet?
12-2 Holiday Frolic
Crafts to deck your halls and lots of fun to be had!
Holiday Frolic: Candy Cane Lane Friday, December 2 3 pm Candy Cane Lane comes to life at the Martinez Library! Come frolic among the lollipops, and whip up some fun crafts to deck your halls!
Due to the winter holiday season, the Martinez Book Club will not be meeting in December. We will resume meetings as usual on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Drop-In Wednesday Wednesday, November 30 3 pm Drop in at the Martinez Library on Wednesdays for activities and events. First Wednesday of the month is Buttons! And the third Wednesday will continue to be Wii games. The other weeks there will be different games, crafts, electronics, journaling, special guests. Check it out!
11-29 Artist Reception
A reception with local artists Jeremy Goodson, Janet Edmonds-Barrella, Eric Carlstrom, and Nena Evans. All four artists' work is currently on display at the library. This reception is in conjunction with the Martinez Art Assoication: Pleine Aire.
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Artist Reception Tuesday, November 29 6 pm A reception with local artists Jeremy Goodson, Janet Edmonds-Barrella, Eric Carlstrom, and Nena Evans. All four artists' work is currently on display at the library. This reception is in conjunction with the Martinez Art Assoication: Pleine Aire.
Needle Arts Saturday, December 3 1-3 pm Mark your calendars! There will be an extra session of Needle Arts this coming Saturday. No experience necessary, but please bring your own materials.
Holiday Frolic Friday, December 2 3-5 pm Holiday Frolic is back in town! Join us at the library for arts and crafts, and all around the rest of Downtown Martinez for lots more fun activities! Check out the full list at this link: http://www.cityofmartinez.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=12504