Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. Source: Aurelien Guichard, Flickr.

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 celebrates the harvest moon at its brightest and fullest. It's a time for family and for celebrations and for delicious mooncakes. Growing up in Singapore, I loved the brightly colored animal-shaped lanterns […]

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Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking

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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 hard work and thoughtful effort, ground has been broken for the new Half Moon Bay Library! On Friday, July 29, 2016, city and county officials gathered together with […]

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Back to School Books

Child going back to school. Source: Anita Hart, Flickr.

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 newly acquired back to school titles. The Way to School Kids all over the world travel to school in unique ways. In Brazil, kids may ride on a cart pulled by an […]

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Children’s Authors Read to You

Children's author Faye Hanson reads "The Wonder" to children.

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 delight to hear them read aloud, and to witness the amusing banter that occurs between them and their young fans. Libraries, bookstores, and book festivals are just a […]

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MLB’s Dog Days of Summer

Photo of Hunter Pence on deck.
Source: Andy Rusch, Flickr.

Happy August, everyone! Summer is halfway through, Target already has their Halloween section up and Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is officially in our rear-view mirror. At this point of the grueling 162-game season, baseball nerds alike can now make an educated assumption of which teams have a fighting chance at the postseason and which teams are now […]

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Pokémon Go: Facts, Tips, and Hints!

Hand holding phone with Pokémon game on screen.

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 the way. Did you know you can catch Pokémon at your local library? Check out Jessica's blog Pokémon Go: Catch’em at the Library! for more info. Have any tips or […]

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Who’s going to Rio?!

Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Source: Mike Vondran, Flickr.

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 and sounds and flavors of one of the world's most spectacular cities! Just checkout our books and DVDs and you'll be feeling like a Carioca in no time at […]

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Suicide Squad

Poster of the Suicide Squad movie.

DC Comics is fighting back against Marvel with its heavy-hitting Wonder Woman and the (hopefully) zany Suicide Squad!  Don't know what Suicide Squad is? Think about Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, and Enchantress  Check out these trailers and tell us which was your favorite! First Trailer: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Second Trailer: The […]

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Comic-Con International 2016

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

San Diego Comic-Con International is not only a gathering for thousands of fans eager to share their love of comics, anime, movies, television shows, and video games, but a symbol of pop culture itself! As a Comic-Con newbie, going to SDCC was massive and amazing and slightly overwhelming. I was terrified of the famed Hall H, while […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Poster for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Can you believe 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 eight movies, two theme parks, and a stage play. But on Saturday, July 31st there will be a new Harry Potter book out in the world. ...Well technically, it's the […]

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