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Pick up a Ukulele at Your Local Library!

San Mateo County Libraries are happy to announce that we are now offering 65 ukuleles for checkout throughout our 12 locations! Every ukule…

Are You Ready to Take the Summer Learnin…

The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage children, families and even adults by challenging them to read books, e…

"Spoken Art" Community Project to Showca…

This summer, the San Mateo County Poet Laureate launched an exciting new community project, Spoken Art, to showcase the work of local poets…

We Care About Your Health!

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

Mango Languages

Join us in the fight against monolingualism with online language learning for travelers, students, homeschoolers, unicorns and purple people…

Teens

24 Hour Movie Making Challenge 24 Hour Movie Making Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? Can you make a movie in 24 hours? Enter the 24 Hour Movie Making Challenge for a chance to win awesome prizes!
Are you up for a challenge? Can you make a movie in 24 hours? Enter the 24 Hour Movie Making Challenge for a chance to win awesome prizes!

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…

Justice League Justice League

By Jenna
I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoo…
I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoo…

Iron Fist and The Defenders Iron Fist and The Defenders

By Jenna
Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (a…
Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (a…

Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok

Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our firs…
Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our firs…

Kids & Families

El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan

By Mara
Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Es…
Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Es…

Jungle James Reptile Show Jungle James Reptile Show

You'll be captivated by Jungle James' reptile, insect, and amphibian friends with an up close look at all the animals!
You'll be captivated by Jungle James' reptile, insect, and amphibian friends with an up close look at all the animals!

Music Time With Mariela Herrera Music Time With Mariela Herrera

Join this exciting, energetic and interactive performance for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Full of rhythms and mul…
Join this exciting, energetic and interactive performance for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Full of rhythms and mul…

Alphabet Rockers Alphabet Rockers

Alphabet Rockers new hip hop concert, The Playground Zone, amplifies family fun along with important social messages. Kids and parents alike…
Alphabet Rockers new hip hop concert, The Playground Zone, amplifies family fun along with important social messages. Kids and parents alike…

Circus of Smiles Circus of Smiles

Run away with the circus to try juggling, clowning, theater games, and more!
Run away with the circus to try juggling, clowning, theater games, and more!

Adults

Deadpool 2 Deadpool 2

By Jenna
I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpo…
I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpo…

It's Bastille Day! It's Bastille Day!

By Cris
Liberty, Equality, and French Argot for All! Je n’en crois pas mes yeux! (I can’t believe my eyes!) Word on the street is there’s a new Man…
Liberty, Equality, and French Argot for All! Je n’en crois pas mes yeux! (I can’t believe my eyes!) Word on the street is there’s a new Man…

Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Milli… Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Milli…

This lecture covers a groundbreaking exhibition, the first to examine the height of the millinery trade in Paris from 1875-1914, as reflecte…
This lecture covers a groundbreaking exhibition, the first to examine the height of the millinery trade in Paris from 1875-1914, as reflecte…

Power Up Your Adult Summer Learning With… Power Up Your Adult Summer Learning With…

By Ginny
Summer Learning doesn’t just apply to children and teens! Adults can sharpen their skills over the summer (or really any season) with free …
Summer Learning doesn’t just apply to children and teens! Adults can sharpen their skills over the summer (or really any season) with free …

Game of Thrones: Ready For Season 7? Game of Thrones: Ready For Season 7?

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? There's a new trailer out for the seventh season. And the internet is abuzz with excitement. If you can’t wa…
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? There's a new trailer out for the seventh season. And the internet is abuzz with excitement. If you can’t wa…

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Share Your Story Share Your Story

Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.
Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.

Check out Our Newest Success Story Check out Our Newest Success Story

Learn how San Mateo County Libraries use LibraryAware to share their story of impact while maintaining a unified voice and consistent brand…
Learn how San Mateo County Libraries use LibraryAware to share their story of impact while maintaining a unified voice and consistent brand…

Visit Our Lookmobile! Visit Our Lookmobile!

By Maria
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…

ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie… ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie…

By Maria
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
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