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We Care About Your Health!

Take part in the many health-related workshops the San Mateo County Libraries offer.

Dad & Me @ The Library Returns!

We're gearing up for another round of Dad & Me @ The Library programs! From November 2018-August 2019, you can visit your favorite…

Learning Where Pride Comes From

San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have a history of inclusion and diversity. This month we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with several events.

Take the 2019 Summer Learning Challenge

It's back! This year’s Summer Learning Challenge begins June 1st, 2019 and runs through August 31st. The Summer Learning Challenge is…

Teens

Build Your Own Business Build Your Own Business

Are you in or entering high school? Want to make money off your hobby? Have a really cool business idea? Want to find ways to solve...
Are you in or entering high school? Want to make money off your hobby? Have a really cool business idea? Want to find ways to solve...

The Return of John Wick in Chapter 3… The Return of John Wick in Chapter 3…

In John Wick 3 our leading man returns with a bounty on his head and enemies around every corner, but can it live up to its predecessors?
In John Wick 3 our leading man returns with a bounty on his head and enemies around every corner, but can it live up to its predecessors?

Stranger Things Season 3 Is Coming Stranger Things Season 3 Is Coming

By Carmen
Netflix dropped the Stranger Things season three trailer on March 20th and I immediately binge-watched the first two seasons over that…
Netflix dropped the Stranger Things season three trailer on March 20th and I immediately binge-watched the first two seasons over that…

One Book • One County: Community and… One Book • One County: Community and…

By Cris
Is nonviolence more effective than other methods of protest? How is the United States different now compared to 50 years ago? How have…
Is nonviolence more effective than other methods of protest? How is the United States different now compared to 50 years ago? How have…

Basketball Books Basketball Books

By Karen
Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right…
Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right…

Kids & Families

Clap Your Hands If You Believe in… Clap Your Hands If You Believe in…

By Ginny
Did you know that June 24th is International Fairy Day? Celebrate all things tiny and magical with the library! While some might associate…
Did you know that June 24th is International Fairy Day? Celebrate all things tiny and magical with the library! While some might associate…

A Giraffe Obsession A Giraffe Obsession

By Karen
World Giraffe Day raises awareness about these lovely animals who face many challenges in the wild. Learn more about them in these books.
World Giraffe Day raises awareness about these lovely animals who face many challenges in the wild. Learn more about them in these books.

Magic Show With Mike Della Penna Magic Show With Mike Della Penna

He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances…
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances…

There Otter Be an Appreciation Day for… There Otter Be an Appreciation Day for…

By Ginny
This year, World Otter Day falls on Wednesday, May 29, and is an opportunity to help bring awareness to the conservation of otters.
This year, World Otter Day falls on Wednesday, May 29, and is an opportunity to help bring awareness to the conservation of otters.

A Day in the Life of the Bookmobile A Day in the Life of the Bookmobile

National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 10! On this day we celebrate our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated staff who provide…
National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 10! On this day we celebrate our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated staff who provide…

Adults

And Now Our Watch Has Ended? The Future… And Now Our Watch Has Ended? The Future…

By Kajah
Feeling down that Game of Thrones has officially ended? Get some post-show suggestions to help you stay connected to the land of Westeros.
Feeling down that Game of Thrones has officially ended? Get some post-show suggestions to help you stay connected to the land of Westeros.

My Brilliant Friend My Brilliant Friend

By Karen
HBO's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend is bellissimo! Enjoy the newly released DVD of Season 1, and enjoy the novels!
HBO's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend is bellissimo! Enjoy the newly released DVD of Season 1, and enjoy the novels!

Rise Up And Sing: The 100 Year… Rise Up And Sing: The 100 Year…

By Nicole
On the 100 year anniversary of the birth of a true American treasure, go back and listen to the beloved songs of Pete Seeger.
On the 100 year anniversary of the birth of a true American treasure, go back and listen to the beloved songs of Pete Seeger.

Art-o-mat at the San Carlos Library Art-o-mat at the San Carlos Library

By Jsmith
Art for Five Dollars? Where can you buy art for $5 other than a garage sale? Try the San Carlos Library's Art-o-Mat, a retired…
Art for Five Dollars? Where can you buy art for $5 other than a garage sale? Try the San Carlos Library's Art-o-Mat, a retired…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Just a few minutes before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped online on April 12th, it premiered to a stadium…
Just a few minutes before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped online on April 12th, it premiered to a stadium…

Digital Content

Library News

“Changemakers” Exhibit Debuts in San… “Changemakers” Exhibit Debuts in San…

San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to partner with San Francisco Public Library in the creation of the “Changemakers” Exhibit to…
San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to partner with San Francisco Public Library in the creation of the “Changemakers” Exhibit to…

Spring Into Financial Well-Being! Spring Into Financial Well-Being!

By Ginny
Just in time for Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6), San Mateo County Libraries now offers Financial Ratings Series Online by Weiss…
Just in time for Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6), San Mateo County Libraries now offers Financial Ratings Series Online by Weiss…

Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times… Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times…

By Ginny
San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all…
San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all…

Half Moon Bay Library Wins Green… Half Moon Bay Library Wins Green…

By Kwoods
San Mateo County Libraries are excited to announce that our new Half Moon Bay Library has won an award for sustainability.
San Mateo County Libraries are excited to announce that our new Half Moon Bay Library has won an award for sustainability.
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