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Comic Arts Fest 2017

We’re celebrating the importance of comics, both as an art form and as valid literature, and enabling aspiring artists and readers of all ag…

2017 Teen Film Festival

Ever wanted to make a movie? Now’s your chance! Submit a film of any genre and win!

Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCo…

Our second annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is just around the corner on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 1-5 pm at the Mill…

Poetry Is Heart

If you are a poet who lives in San Mateo County, we would love to read your poem that explores “Heart” — whether it’s the many faces of love…

2017 Lunar New Year - the Year of the Ro…

The San Mateo County Libraries celebrate the Lunar New Year 2017, the Year of the Rooster. In celebration there will be special activities, …

Teens
Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCo… Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCo…
By Jessica
It’s almost time for the 2nd ever Young Adult Novelist Convention (or YANovCon for short.) It’s happening Saturday, January 28 from 1-5 PM …
It’s almost time for the 2nd ever Young Adult Novelist Convention (or YANovCon for short.) It’s happening Saturday, January 28 from 1-5 PM …
Best New Teen Fiction of 2016 (Not Ranke…
recommended by SMCLTeenPicks
Best new teen fiction of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best new teen fiction of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
No. I'm Not Just "Being a Teenager"
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It doesn't matter whether you're just having a bad day (or week, or year) or you are clinically depressed (where the feelings are stronger …
It doesn't matter whether you're just having a bad day (or week, or year) or you are clinically depressed (where the feelings are stronger …
Are You a Fan of K-Pop? Are You a Fan of K-Pop?
By Bitian
America is getting obsessed with K-Pop. In September, the South Korean boy band INFINITE became the first K-Pop musicians to top the Billbo…
America is getting obsessed with K-Pop. In September, the South Korean boy band INFINITE became the first K-Pop musicians to top the Billbo…
Enjoy a Game at the Library Enjoy a Game at the Library
Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.
Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.
Kids & Families
Explore 3D Printing at the San Mateo Cou… Explore 3D Printing at the San Mateo Cou…
By Jhedstrom
Our focus on bridging the technology gap is one of our strongest missions, and we’re super excited to announce that we now have 3D printers …
Our focus on bridging the technology gap is one of our strongest missions, and we’re super excited to announce that we now have 3D printers …
Best Middle Grade Books of 2016
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Best Middle Grade Books of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best Middle Grade Books of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best New Picture Books of 2016
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Best new picture books of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best new picture books of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Are You Ready for Rogue One!?! Are You Ready for Rogue One!?!
By Jessica
Are you ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The first stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will take place between the prequels and …
Are you ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The first stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will take place between the prequels and …
Celebrating Winter Celebrating Winter
By Susan
The Snowman, a magical adventure about a boy and a snowman, will be presented on screen and accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony at Da…
The Snowman, a magical adventure about a boy and a snowman, will be presented on screen and accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony at Da…
Adults
Learn a New Language in the New Year Learn a New Language in the New Year
By Ginny
Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, but haven’t had the time, motivation, or resources? San Mateo County Libraries can help! Mang…
Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, but haven’t had the time, motivation, or resources? San Mateo County Libraries can help! Mang…
Hamilton Comes to San Francisco! Hamilton Comes to San Francisco!
By Kajah
The musical that became a national phenomenon has hit San Francisco's Orpheum Theater! While it turns out tickets for the San Francisco Ham…
The musical that became a national phenomenon has hit San Francisco's Orpheum Theater! While it turns out tickets for the San Francisco Ham…
Make Smart Shopping One of Your New Year… Make Smart Shopping One of Your New Year…
By Ginny
New year, new...? Whatever you plan on buying, upgrading, or fixing this year shouldn’t be a waste of your time or money. Try Consumers’ Ch…
New year, new...? Whatever you plan on buying, upgrading, or fixing this year shouldn’t be a waste of your time or money. Try Consumers’ Ch…
Best New Adult Nonfiction of 2016 (Not R…
recommended by SMCLAdultPicks
Best new adult nonfiction of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best new adult nonfiction of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best New Adult Fiction of 2016 (Not Rank…
recommended by SMCLAdultPicks
Best new adult fiction of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Best new adult fiction of 2016 as selected by San Mateo County Libraries staff.
Digital Content
Library News
What Does Your Dream Library Look Like? What Does Your Dream Library Look Like?
By Maria
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie… ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie…
By Maria
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Librar… Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Librar…
By Maria
We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has be…
We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has be…
Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking 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 …
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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