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2016 Summer Learning Challenge

Join the challenge! Read, have fun, and win prizes.

Poetry Is Nature

If you are a poet who lives in San Mateo County, we would love to read your poem that explores nature in and around the County.

Doblet Chargers Now Available

Need to charge your device? Checkout a Doblet charger from one of the San Mateo County Libraries.

Teens
Hand holding phone with Pokémon game on screen.
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Pokémon Go: Facts, Tips, and Hints!
By Ronald

Calling all Pokémon Trainers. Are you on the road to become a Pokémon Master? Well here are some facts, tips, and hints to help you along t…

Poster of the Suicide Squad movie.
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Suicide Squad
By Jenna

DC Comics is fighting back against Marvel with its heavy-hitting Wonder Woman and the (hopefully) zany Suicide Squad!  Don't know what Suic…

Photo of attendees at Comic-Con San Diego 2013. Source: Pat Loika, Flickr.
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Comic-Con International 2016
By Jenna

San Diego Comic-Con International is not only a gathering for thousands of fans eager to share their love of comics, anime, movies, televis…

Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Poster
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Wonder Woman
By Jessica

Have you seen the trailer for next year's Wonder Woman movie yet? Wonder Woman has been kicking butt in comics for 75 years. She has been i…

Photo of Pokémon GO on iPhone. Source: Eduardo Woo, Flickr.
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Pokémon Go: Catch'em at the Library!
By Jessica

Pokémon Go! It's the new gaming app that's sweeping the nation. Whether you're trying to catch them all or get your Pokémon fix with books,…

Kids & Families
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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
By Jenna

This year's Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on September 15! Also known as the Day of Reunion or the Moon Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival…

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
By Jenna

This year's Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on September 15! Also known as the Day of Reunion or the Moon Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival…

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Back to School Books
By Karen

Rev up the school buses, ring those bells! School is almost back in session. Fuel your excitement for the 2016-2017 school year with these …

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Back to School Books
By Karen

Rev up the school buses, ring those bells! School is almost back in session. Fuel your excitement for the 2016-2017 school year with these …

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Children's Authors Read to You
By Karen

If you ever get the chance to see an author read their book in person, I urge you to do so--especially children's book authors. It is a del…

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Children's Authors Read to You
By Karen

If you ever get the chance to see an author read their book in person, I urge you to do so--especially children's book authors. It is a del…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
By Jessica

Can you believe that it's been nine years since the last book in the Harry Potter series came out? Since then fans have had to make do with…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
By Jessica

Can you believe that it's been nine years since the last book in the Harry Potter series came out? Since then fans have had to make do with…

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Stubborn Pens and Nervous Schools
By Karen

Does your child have a favorite blanket or toy that they love more than anything, even an identical, newer, cleaner version of the same obj…

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Stubborn Pens and Nervous Schools
By Karen

Does your child have a favorite blanket or toy that they love more than anything, even an identical, newer, cleaner version of the same obj…

Adults
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MLB's Dog Days of Summer
By Kenny

Happy August, everyone! Summer is halfway through, Target already has their Halloween section up and Major League Baseball’s trade deadline…

Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Source: Mike Vondran, Flickr.
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Who's going to Rio?!
By Tom Fortin

If you're like us, you didn't make the USA Olympic Team, but that doesn't mean you can't be an armchair athlete and still enjoy the sights …

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Wild West: Plains to the Pacific

The docent lecture will highlight the artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the fron…

Photo of Ryan Gattis with teens from Firebaugh High School. Source: ryangattis.com
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The Power of Story
By Mara

Set in the Lynwood neighborhood of Los Angeles during the chaos of the 1992 riots, the book is a powerful, uncompromising, beautiful portray…

Musician Iggy Pop. Source: Don Hanover, Flickr
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The Legendary Iggy Pop
By Karen

The new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression, has been playing nonstop in my car for weeks. I've loved him since childhood, when I first hea…

Digital Content
Library News
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Temporary closures scheduled for Foster…

The City of Foster City has scheduled repair and maintenance of the Children's Room. For your safety, the Children's Room will be closed fo…

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Temporary closures scheduled for Foster…

The City of Foster City has scheduled repair and maintenance of the Children's Room. For your safety, the Children's Room will be closed fo…

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Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking
By Maria

San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County - are pleased to announce that after years of …

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Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking
By Maria

San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County - are pleased to announce that after years of …

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Project update: New Half Moon Bay Librar…
By Tom Fortin

On June 12 at 5:00 PM, the old Half Moon Bay Library will close its doors forever in anticipation of construction of the site’s new library…

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Project update: New Half Moon Bay Librar…
By Tom Fortin

On June 12 at 5:00 PM, the old Half Moon Bay Library will close its doors forever in anticipation of construction of the site’s new library…

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The New Woodside Library
By Garrett

On April 16, 2016, the Woodside Library opened after a nine month renovation. The opening celebration marked a full day of activities for…

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The New Woodside Library
By Garrett

On April 16, 2016, the Woodside Library opened after a nine month renovation. The opening celebration marked a full day of activities for…

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