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Makerspace Community Meeting

On Thursday, November 30, you are invited to the Foster City Library for a special community event where we want to hear from you! Brad Cox…

Computer Science Education Week

Join us as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week with fun tech activities at San Mateo County Libraries near you. Whether you’d like …

Food for Fines 2017

During the months of November and December bring non-perishable food items into one of the participating libraries below and fines/fees will…

Join the Conversation in Our Housing Dia…

San Mateo County Libraries will be hosting conversations about housing, titled “Home for All Exchange.” The topics covered and presentation…

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!

Teens

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Bla… Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Bla…

By Cris
Three Dark Crowns, by Kendare Blake, is about an island where each generation, a set of royal triplets are born. When they turn sixteen, the…
Three Dark Crowns, by Kendare Blake, is about an island where each generation, a set of royal triplets are born. When they turn sixteen, the…

Review: The School for Good and Evil by… Review: The School for Good and Evil by…

The School for Good and Evil is the perfect twist of a fairy-tale and wonderful novel for anyone seeking adventure and surprise. It has many…
The School for Good and Evil is the perfect twist of a fairy-tale and wonderful novel for anyone seeking adventure and surprise. It has many…

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…

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…

Kids & Families

Celebrate Thanksgiving Celebrate Thanksgiving

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine that means lots of cooking, family, and ma…
Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine that means lots of cooking, family, and ma…

Dad & Me Puppet Show Returns to the Libr… Dad & Me Puppet Show Returns to the Libr…

By Elena
Who doesn’t love puppets? Back by popular demand is the Dad & Me @ the Library Puppet Show series, brought to us by The Puppet Art Theater …
Who doesn’t love puppets? Back by popular demand is the Dad & Me @ the Library Puppet Show series, brought to us by The Puppet Art Theater …

Must Read Latinx Picture Books Must Read Latinx Picture Books

By Karen
Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book…
Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book…

The Magic School Bus Rides Again! The Magic School Bus Rides Again!

In this era of remasters and remakes, everything that is old is new again, including Miss Frizzle and her class. The Magic School Bus retur…
In this era of remasters and remakes, everything that is old is new again, including Miss Frizzle and her class. The Magic School Bus retur…

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…

Adults

Paint Like Kandinsky, Monet, O'keeffe,..… Paint Like Kandinsky, Monet, O'keeffe,..…

Jump into the mind of an influential artist and learn to paint like them with our "Paint Like" fall series.
Jump into the mind of an influential artist and learn to paint like them with our "Paint Like" fall series.

National Sandwich Day National Sandwich Day

It’s November! We are officially knee deep in the food heavy holiday season. But there’s one food themed holiday you may not know about. No…
It’s November! We are officially knee deep in the food heavy holiday season. But there’s one food themed holiday you may not know about. No…

Are You Ready for Stranger Things Season… Are You Ready for Stranger Things Season…

Season 2 Is Finally in Sight! The 80s were an interesting time in popular culture. We got things like Pac-Man, cellphones, and Back to the …
Season 2 Is Finally in Sight! The 80s were an interesting time in popular culture. We got things like Pac-Man, cellphones, and Back to the …

The Vietnam War--Worth Watching! The Vietnam War--Worth Watching!

By Sherry
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the hour (9:00 PM Tuesdays on KQED, that's tonight!) when PBS has been showing the 10-p…
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the hour (9:00 PM Tuesdays on KQED, that's tonight!) when PBS has been showing the 10-p…

The NBA Offseason Arms Race The NBA Offseason Arms Race

By Kenny
This has got to be one of the most exciting offseasons the NBA has ever seen. The idea of building a "superteam" is not only an obvious des…
This has got to be one of the most exciting offseasons the NBA has ever seen. The idea of building a "superteam" is not only an obvious des…

Digital Content

Library News

San Mateo County Libraries Receives Inno… San Mateo County Libraries Receives Inno…

By Cris
On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 …
On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 …

San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr… San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr…

By Amanda
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.

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…
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