Stubborn Pens and Nervous Schools

Photo of child kissing his teddy bear. Source: Leonid Mamchenkov, Flickr.

Does your child have a favorite blanket or toy that they love more than anything, even an identical, newer, cleaner version of the same object? Anyone familiar with Owen by Kevin Henkes or Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems knows that this phenomenon is quite real and experienced by many young ones. But how about taking it a […]

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Poster

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 in cartoons, TV shows, and video games but never a solo feature film. Her movie is scheduled to be released June 2, 2017. Can’t wait for the movie? Try these comics with cool, complex […]

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Groundbreaking for the New Half Moon Bay Library!

Rendering of the new Half Moon Bay Library.

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 is about to be broken for the new Half Moon Bay Library! The entire Coastside community is invited to join the celebration […]

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The Legendary Iggy Pop

Musician Iggy Pop. Source: Don Hanover, Flickr

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 heard his punk band the Stooges. His wild stage performances, the mischievous glint in his eyes, the way he practically howls when he sings--Iggy Pop is a legend. Forever young at […]

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Pokémon Go: Catch’em at the Library!

Photo of Pokémon GO on iPhone. Source: Eduardo Woo, Flickr.

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, comics, and DVDs then the library has you covered. Did you know that some of our branches are Pokéstops? And some are even Gyms! Check out some of our library […]

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July is National Ice Cream Month

Photo of chocolate pecan ice cream. Source: gordonramsaysubmissions, Flickr

Not only is July famous for Independence Day, but it's also National Ice Cream Month. What better way to celebrate than to indulge in an American favorite! Sunday, July 17 is National Ice Cream Day; check out your local ice cream shop, sometimes you can find great deals and freebies. Check out These Books for […]

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Explore the Cosmos

Color photograph of stars, earth, and partial view of International Space Station. Source: NASAl M. Justin Wilkinson, Texas State U., Jacobs Contract at NASA-JSC and Mark Matney, NASA-JSC

Nothing ignites a sense of wonder like the vastness of Space. The stars and worlds that surround us--unseen to most of us most of the time--are things of mystery, wonder, beauty and, above all, possibility. Throughout history and across disciplines, curious humans have explored the universe and found a limitless field of play. Join their […]

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We’re Hiring!

Photo of man at Library Service Desk.

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing, and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas, and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive […]

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Celebrate the Start of Summer With Music

Photo of Jose-Luis Orozco with child playing the guitar. Source: Jose-Luis Orozco

For many families in Half Moon Bay, summertime officially begins with a José-Luis Orozco concert. For years, Orozco, a bilingual children’s author, educator, and musician, has been visiting the Coastside to present his highly interactive Latin American musical program. He creates a fun and festive atmosphere that encourages families to sing, clap, and dance together. […]

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UKE Can Do It!

Photo of boy playing the ukulele. Source: SteveR-, Flickr.

Have you always wished you could play “Over the Rainbow” like great Hawaiian musician Iz Kamakawiwoʻole? Well, this summer you can get started with free ukulele lessons at the Millbrae Library! On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month through August at 6:30 PM, teacher Elaine will lead beginners, pre-Teen and older, step-by-step through […]

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