Community News

Book Passages Author Event: Ruby Bridges

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 4 p.m., Event Information

Ruby Bridges‘ newest novel, This is Your Time, inspired by the recent wave of activism for racial justice led by young people, is a powerful letter of encouragement to readers, recounting her experience integrating the New Orleans public school system and culminating in a call to action for a new generation of young activists and adults to unite.

When shopping in-person or online at Book Passage, please remember to mention your school – a portion of every purchase goes directly to our schools!

  • For online shopping, enter your school name in the comments field.

Free Suicide Prevention Webinar Series in Spanish: Seminario Web de Prevención del Suicidio (El Rotafolio)

This free webinar offers the “El Rotafolio” presentation based on the statewide suicide prevention campaign: Know the Signs, for the Spanish speaking community. During the webinar, participants will learn to: 1) identify warning signs 2) find the words to speak with someone they are concerned about, including how to ask the question: Are you thinking about suicide? and 3) reach out to local and national resources for help. After presenting the “El Rotafolio,” each webinar will have a guest speaker.

Este seminario web gratuito presentará “El Rotafolio” basado en la campaña estatal para la prevención del suicido titulado “Reconocer las Señales”. Durante el semanario, participantes aprenderán a: 1) reconocer las señales de advertencia, 2) escuchar y dialogar con alguien quien les concierne y cómo hacer la pregunta: ¿estás pensando en el suicidio? y 3) buscar recursos locales y nacionales. El seminario web de dos horas se repetirá tres veces. Además de presentar “El Rotafolio”, cada seminario tendrá un presentador especial que hablará sobre uno de tres temas. Para preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a

December 17, 2020, 5-7 p.m/ 17 de diciembre de 5 a 7 p.m.

El Rotafolio with a focus on the importance of seeking help and how to reduce stigma around mental health. El Rotafolio y un enfoque en la importancia de buscar ayuda y cómo reducir el estigma sobre la salud mental. Registration Form/ Regístrese aquí

Community Toy Drive

Jessica Hollman, a Bacich parent, is a pediatrician with Marin Community Clinics and for the last several years has helped with a community toy drive. Click on the link below get more information if you are interested or able to help.

Annual Car Raffle to Benefit Special Education in Marin

The parent volunteers of Dedication to Special Education announce the 16th Annual Benefit Car Raffle! This year Toyota Marin has fully donated a 2021 Hybrid RAV4!

This raffle raises money for teacher grants, giving teachers the tools they need to improve access and learning opportunities for students receiving special education services.

Please go to to reserve your tickets! The winning ticket will be pulled onSaturday, February 6th, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Each ticket is $25 (suggested donation) and every dollar helps Marin County’s special educators and their students. Thank you for your support! (415) 491-6636

¡Los padres voluntarios de Dedication to Special Education anuncian el 16o Sorteo Anual de Auto a Beneficio de los estudiantes de educación especial! ¡Toyota Marin ha donado por completo un RAV4 híbrido 2021!

Esta rifa recauda dinero para becas para maestros, brindándoles a los maestros las herramientas que necesitan para mejorar el acceso y las oportunidades de aprendizaje para los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial.

¡Visite a para reservar sus boletos! El sorteo será el sábado 6 de febrero de 2021 a las 15:00 horas.

Cada boleto cuesta $ 25 (donación sugerida) y cada dólar ayuda a los educadores especiales del condado de Marin y a sus estudiantes. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo! (415) 491-6636

Enrollment is now open! Classes start in early January 2021 and run through mid-May.

For more Information, or to register, please visit:

Mid-Year Prep Chorus Registration Form

Mid-Year Prep Chorus Financial Agreement/optional Scholarship Application

An Early-Bird tuition discount of $50 is available if the financial agreement is submitted before December 15th, 2020.

The deadline to apply for Financial Aid is January 31, 2021. We recommend applying as soon as possible to take advantage of available funds, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Learn more about Prep Chorus!

If you or any of your families are interested in learning more about the program before registering, please join us at our next online roundtable discussion on Zoom.

Our next Roundtable Discussions will take place on December 14 and January 11, from 6-6:45pm.

Prep Chorus Online Roundtable Discussion RSVP link

SFGC’s COVID-19 Response
In light of this difficult time, SFGC is working hard to continue to provide equity and access to quality music education for all young singers. We have a robust tuition assistance program and are prepared to help ensure that participation costs and technology-use are not a barrier to enrolling in our programs.

View brochure and flyer.

College of Marin and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Construction Project Updates

  • When using the crosswalk on College Avenue, please remember to activate the flashing signals. It is the only way the large construction vehicles exiting the driveway know that there are pedestrians in the crosswalk.

While the Corte Madera Library building is currently closed, you may request and return items, and find details about Curbside Service at

Curbside Hours:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Thursday 3-7 p.m.

Call our “Talk with a Librarian” number: 415-473-2272 Monday-Friday, 9-6 p.m. English and Spanish with any questions and information.

Book Bundles for Emerging Readers

We know many families are missing the ability to browse library shelves, so we’ve created a way to get some "surprise" books to you based on your child’s interests.

Each Book Bundle includes 10 books and you can choose the reading level that is right for your child. Get up to 3 bundles per family!

How to Request Book Bundles

  • To request Book Bundles, please fill out this form , or call 415-473-2272, Monday-Friday, 9-6 p.m.
  • Please allow 3-4 days for your request to be filled. You will be contacted by the branch when your order is ready for curbside pickup.
  • Find out more:

Audio Books

In case you have families or students asking about downloadable audio books, here is a short video tutorial that demonstrates how to use the Libby app to browse our online catalog and download titles.

This free helpline provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.

  • Available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Parents can join a Weekly Online Support Group through the website:
  • Helpline #: 855-427-2736