Petrocelli Luncheon (November)

This annual event features a book talk by Elaine Petrocelli, owner of the Book Passage bookstores. After an elegant lunch in the San Francisco Yacht Club dining room, Elaine highlights the best books of the year and provides anecdotes and commentary about the authors, many of whom she knows personally, and the books, all of which she has read. She discusses children’s books, literary fiction, nonfiction, genre literature, travel, gardening, and cookbooks, so there is always something of interest for everyone. Books are sold following the lunch. There is also a very popular silent auction and a raffle.

The 25th Annual Petrocelli Luncheon will be held on November 4, 2014. For information on this and previous luncheons, please contact or call (415) 789-2651.

Elaine's Book List 2013

Elaine's Book List 2012
Photos from 2012 on Flickr

Elaine's Book List 2011
Photos from 2011 on Flickr
Donors 2011

Elaine's Book List 2010

For photos of the event, please go to the Flickr photostream. For a list of the generous sponsors of our raffle and silent auction, please see the Donors List.

Blackie's Hay Day (September)

This eagerly-awaited event for the whole community is held every year in the fall at Blackie’s pasture. It’s an old fashioned country fair with pony rides, relay races, toy tractor rides, carnival games, jumpies, a climbing wall, a petting zoo as well as entertainment and food. It a family event with something for kids of all ages to enjoy.

The event attracts over 2,000 people from all over Marin County. The funds raised and good will engendered all support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services.

Blackie’s Hay Day will be held this year on Saturday, September 27, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Teddy Bear Tea (December)
Each December, the Bookmarks hosts a Teddy Bear Tea for young children and their families in the Library’s Founders’ Room. Piping hot cocoa, savory eats and festive treats greet little guests at their beautifully decorated tables. A sing along with a special visiting elf and holiday stories read by the children’s librarian, Alicia Bell, complete the day.

Teddy Bear Teas will be served this year on December 13 and 14, 2014. For more information, go to:

Wreath Silent Auction (November-December)
Each year, Bookmarks’ members, friends and local designers create whimsical, dramatic and playful wreaths as a benefit for the Library. The wreaths are bid on during a two-week silent auction period in November and December. The auction closes with a celebration.

Wreaths are sold to the highest bidder. Wreaths are displayed at Corner Books during the silent auction period. The bid book is kept at the front counter.

The Wreath Silent Auction will be held in November and December at Corner Books on the Boardwalk. For more information, go to:

Gently Used Art Auction (March 2016)
Would you like some new art for your home or office? Do you have paintings, prints, framed posters and fine art books you are ready to let someone else enjoy? Donate your gently used art and/or buy something ‘new’ at the ever popular, bi-annual Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s silent art auction. All proceeds support the Library’s art book collection. The next silent art auction will occur in March 2016 with a special preview party for Foundation members. Additional information to follow.