Lifelong Learning at the Library

Lifelong learning is at the library for the mere cost of a County Library Card. Here is Head Librarian Gail Haar presenting all the learning benefits at the library.

Gail Haar is the head librarian of the Marin County Free Library, and I had the pleasure of interviewing her on our Wednesday night / Saturday morning Sounding Board NPAT television program entitled “Lifelong Learning at the Library.”  You can watch the interview right here using our Soroptimist YouTube Channel.

Gail presents a wealth of resources available to all of us through our entire lives for any learning needs. She starts talking about resources for toddlers, moving through school age years, to adult learners and seasoned adults.  It is never too late to learn.  Learn about pajama parties for toddlers at the library, one-to-one personal tutoring for homework assignments, Mango’s free foreign language online program, and many more wonderful features available to all of us for just having a County Library card!

The “Sounding Board” programs on NPAT — Novato Public Access Television — are produced by club members of Soroptimist International of Novato. This blog is a review of a program that has already been shown on a Wednesday evening at 7 or 7:30 p.m. and repeated on Saturday morning at 9 and 9:30 a.m. NPAT is our local Channel 26.  NPAT's full programming can be viewed at www.npat.org/.

Remember that the statements, opinions, and views expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Soroptimist International of Novato nor that of Novato Public Access Television.  

For more information about Soroptimist International of Novato, please check out www.soropnovato.org

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Patricia Hess November 16, 2012 at 04:24 PM
The two Novato libraries are such an important part of our community! And there is so much going on--docent programs from Bay Area museums, teen programs and events, lap-sit story times for little ones--something for everyone. And the online resources are huge!
Carole Bennett November 16, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Yes, the Mango online language program is truly a helpful resource. For free I practiced phrases in Croatian prior to my trip to Croatia last summer. I found it to be a difficult language, so I wrote down phrases that I could just point to on paper. Mango helped me to be at least somewhat prepared!
Friends of Marin Library November 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM
What a wonderful and comprehensive review of what our libraries offer. Just finished watching the program- yes, The Friends are a bit biased, but for anyone who thinks libraries are a thing of the past will be surprised to hear about all the great programs and services our libraries offer. Check it out for all the FREE entertainment and learning opportunities.


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