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Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a month long celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated between…

September Is Library Card Sign-up Month

What’s the Most Important School Supply? A Library Card! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when libraries nationwide join…

2018 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn! This year, Mid-Autumn takes place on Monday, September 24th! The Mid-Autumn Festival is honored all throughout Asia,…

Tricycle Music Fest 2018

It's the time of year again when the best kindie rockers come out to support local libraries and promote early childhood learning. The...

National Voter Registration Day is…

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

Teens

Get Ready for College Get Ready for College

Learn about the application, scholarship process and how to determine your family's financial ability to pay for your college.
Learn about the application, scholarship process and how to determine your family's financial ability to pay for your college.

Doctor Who Series 11 Coming Fall 2018 Doctor Who Series 11 Coming Fall 2018

Peter Capaldi has put away his sonic sunglasses and has given the key to the TARDIS to Jodie Whittaker, who will play the 13th incarnation…
Peter Capaldi has put away his sonic sunglasses and has given the key to the TARDIS to Jodie Whittaker, who will play the 13th incarnation…

The Teen Titans The Teen Titans

Do you know the Teen Titans? If you're a Millennial then you probably remember the 2003 Teen Titans animated series. Modern kids will…
Do you know the Teen Titans? If you're a Millennial then you probably remember the 2003 Teen Titans animated series. Modern kids will…

Learn to Cook at the Library Learn to Cook at the Library

Teens come learn what cooking is all about. Spend the afternoon making a simple recipe that is easy, quick, and best of all delicious. At…
Teens come learn what cooking is all about. Spend the afternoon making a simple recipe that is easy, quick, and best of all delicious. At…

Kids & Families

Enrich K-12 Reading With… Enrich K-12 Reading With…

By Ginny
Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower…
Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower…

Attention Banana Lovers Attention Banana Lovers

By Karen
Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors…
Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors…

National Dog Day National Dog Day

Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance…
Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance…

National S'mores Day National S'mores Day

By Carmen
August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments…
August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments…

Paris: City of Love, and Toes! Paris: City of Love, and Toes!

By Karen
Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off…
Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off…

Adults

Banned Books Week and “Too Graphic”… Banned Books Week and “Too Graphic”…

By Kajah
Libraries all over the country will be celebrating Banned Books Week from September 23-29 in support of freedom of expression and to…
Libraries all over the country will be celebrating Banned Books Week from September 23-29 in support of freedom of expression and to…

2018 Emmy Awards 2018 Emmy Awards

By Lorie
We are gearing up for the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations coming up on Monday, September 17th! Every year the Television Academy honors…
We are gearing up for the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations coming up on Monday, September 17th! Every year the Television Academy honors…

International Literacy Day International Literacy Day

By Joanna
September 8th is International Literacy Day! Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables…
September 8th is International Literacy Day! Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables…

National Beach Day National Beach Day

By Nicole
As summer starts to wind down, I’m dreaming of warm sand and cool blue waves cresting along a beach. I have many fond childhood memories…
As summer starts to wind down, I’m dreaming of warm sand and cool blue waves cresting along a beach. I have many fond childhood memories…

Spend National Relaxation Day at the… Spend National Relaxation Day at the…

By Nicole
August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Relaxation helps us recharge, relieve stress, and recollect our thoughts after long days. This can…
August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Relaxation helps us recharge, relieve stress, and recollect our thoughts after long days. This can…

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Library News

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge…
To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge…

Hundreds Gathered for the New Half Moon… Hundreds Gathered for the New Half Moon…

By Cris
Saturday, August 18, 2018 was filled with anticipation as the new Half Moon Bay Library opened its doors to the community for the first…
Saturday, August 18, 2018 was filled with anticipation as the new Half Moon Bay Library opened its doors to the community for the first…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
Midway through the Summer Learning Challenge, during the month of July, we asked our Instagram followers to think up their funniest…
Midway through the Summer Learning Challenge, during the month of July, we asked our Instagram followers to think up their funniest…

GoPro Action Kits Now Available for… GoPro Action Kits Now Available for…

By JC
Planning a Last Minute Summer Vacation? Don't forget to check out one of our new GoPro Action Camera Kits before you head out. You can…
Planning a Last Minute Summer Vacation? Don't forget to check out one of our new GoPro Action Camera Kits before you head out. You can…

Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for… Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for…

By Cris
Saturday, July 14, 2018 was filled with excitement as ground was broken for the new Brisbane Library. Attendees looked beyond the dirt…
Saturday, July 14, 2018 was filled with excitement as ground was broken for the new Brisbane Library. Attendees looked beyond the dirt…
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