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Celebrate Latinx Heritage at the Librari…

Celebrate Latinx Heritage at the libraries with

Explore ABCMouse at Home!

San Mateo County Libraries is excited to announce that ABCmouse, our online educational resource, is now available for use at home!

Community Conversations

In September of 2017, San Mateo County Libraries will launch our “Community Conversations” program which brings community members – of diffe…

2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn!  With a rich tradition of celebrating family, harvest, and the full moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival is honored throughout A…

The Mission: Slideshow and Author Talk W…

During our celebration of Latinx Heritage, join us for a lecture and slide-show presentation with The Mission photographer Dick Eva…

Teens

Music You Have to Hear! Music You Have to Hear!

Teen guest bloggers from the Coastside share some of their favorite albums.
Teen guest bloggers from the Coastside share some of their favorite albums.

Review: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio Review: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

An intriguing mystery that keeps readers invested. The novel takes place at a small arts conservatory and focuses on the seven fourth-year a…
An intriguing mystery that keeps readers invested. The novel takes place at a small arts conservatory and focuses on the seven fourth-year a…

Teens' Top Ten Books of 2017: Vote For Y… Teens' Top Ten Books of 2017: Vote For Y…

Are you a young adult between the ages of 12-18? Do you like to read? Then vote for your favorite books on this year’s Teen Top Ten List. W…
Are you a young adult between the ages of 12-18? Do you like to read? Then vote for your favorite books on this year’s Teen Top Ten List. W…

Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II…
The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II…

Spider-Man Homecoming Spider-Man Homecoming

By Jenna
Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I…
Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I…

Kids & Families

Must Read Latinx Books Must Read Latinx Books

By Carmen
San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebr…
San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebr…

Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a P… Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a P…

By Ginny
Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries…
Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries…

Outside the Lines 2017 Outside the Lines 2017

When people think of libraries, they generally think of books and quiet spaces. Here at SMCL we like to shake things up and do things a lit…
When people think of libraries, they generally think of books and quiet spaces. Here at SMCL we like to shake things up and do things a lit…

Batman Turns 78! Batman Turns 78!

This September the Caped Crusader celebrates his 78th birthday. That’s right Batman has been around for 78 years! I was going to add up all…
This September the Caped Crusader celebrates his 78th birthday. That’s right Batman has been around for 78 years! I was going to add up all…

Getting Ready for Kindergarten? Getting Ready for Kindergarten?

By Ame
Are you getting your child ready for kindergarten this fall? Beginning at a new school? These picture books will inspire soon-to-be kinderg…
Are you getting your child ready for kindergarten this fall? Beginning at a new school? These picture books will inspire soon-to-be kinderg…

Adults

National Voter Registration Day National Voter Registration Day

By Nicole
National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing every ye…
National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing every ye…

Dunkirk Dunkirk

Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception,…
Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception,…

Ready Player One Ready Player One

By Carmen
I was born in the early ‘80s. I was barely two months old when Return of the Jedi was released, and only two years old When Back to the Fut…
I was born in the early ‘80s. I was barely two months old when Return of the Jedi was released, and only two years old When Back to the Fut…

Every Entrepreneur Starts Somewhere Every Entrepreneur Starts Somewhere

By Bitian
Now recruiting for our 9-week program to help aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action.
Now recruiting for our 9-week program to help aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action.

August is Read a Romance Month! August is Read a Romance Month!

By Ginny
As the season winds down, why not add some romance novels to your summer reading list? Read a Romance Month (RARM) is a fun way to check ou…
As the season winds down, why not add some romance novels to your summer reading list? Read a Romance Month (RARM) is a fun way to check ou…

Digital Content

Library News

Everyone Is a Maker Everyone Is a Maker

By JC
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…

New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you? New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you?

By Ame
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…

The Book Bikes Are Coming! The Book Bikes Are Coming!

By Nicole
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…

San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio… San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

By Akim
San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…
San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…

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