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Online Resources Just Got Easier to Use!

San Mateo County Libraries now offers short, easy-to-follow video tutorials that can help you get the most out of our Online Resources.…

Library on the Go! Download Our New…

Take San Mateo County Libraries on the go! Our new mobile app turns your smartphone or tablet into a library at your fingertips. You can…

Share Your Story

We’re asking patrons how our community libraries have affected their lives. It’s a complex question, but all we need is a one sentence…

We Care About Your Health!

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

Celebrate Asian Pacific American…

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was established to recognize the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.…

Teens

The Art of Henna The Art of Henna

Come learn about the history of henna and the practices of henna art! Leah, a local henna artist, will provide henna designs using her...
Come learn about the history of henna and the practices of henna art! Leah, a local henna artist, will provide henna designs using her...

Owl Pellet Discovery Owl Pellet Discovery

Students will also dissect an owl pellet, picking out bones and trying to assemble a rodent skeleton.
Students will also dissect an owl pellet, picking out bones and trying to assemble a rodent skeleton.

Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James is a fantasy book set in an alternate version of modern England. The community is divided into two main groups…
Gilded Cage by Vic James is a fantasy book set in an alternate version of modern England. The community is divided into two main groups…

10th Annual Teen Film Festival Winners 10th Annual Teen Film Festival Winners

By Kenny
The 10th Annual Teen Film Festival screening was held over the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the Belmont Library. During the first…
The 10th Annual Teen Film Festival screening was held over the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the Belmont Library. During the first…

Enjoy a Game at the Library Enjoy a Game at the Library

Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.
Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.

Kids & Families

World Turtle Day World Turtle Day

By Karen
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue is encouraging everyone to "shellebrate" our fine reptile...
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue is encouraging everyone to "shellebrate" our fine reptile...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

By Cris
Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican…
Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican…

Music Time With Mariela Herrera Music Time With Mariela Herrera

Join us for this energetic, interactive, bilingual musical performance with Mariela Herrera! Her multicultural music time is filled with...
Join us for this energetic, interactive, bilingual musical performance with Mariela Herrera! Her multicultural music time is filled with...

The Best Penguins in the World The Best Penguins in the World

By Karen
World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25th. What a wonderful time to think about all the penguins in the world, and fond penguin…
World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25th. What a wonderful time to think about all the penguins in the world, and fond penguin…

Potty Training Picture Books Potty Training Picture Books

By Carmen
It seemed to take forever to potty train my daughter. Every time I would get together with a relative I would always get asked, "How's…
It seemed to take forever to potty train my daughter. Every time I would get together with a relative I would always get asked, "How's...

Adults

Goths Just Wanna Have Fun Goths Just Wanna Have Fun

By Karen
Tuesday, May 22 is World Goth Day, a time to take pleasure (or pain) in all things dark: music, movies, clothes. Sometimes people don't...
Tuesday, May 22 is World Goth Day, a time to take pleasure (or pain) in all things dark: music, movies, clothes. Sometimes people don't...

Author Visit With Hoàng Chi Truong Author Visit With Hoàng Chi Truong

May 26th | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Join us to meet Hoàng Chi Truong and discuss her book TigerFish. TigerFish chronicles the author's childhood in Vietnam and her coming of...
Join us to meet Hoàng Chi Truong and discuss her book TigerFish. TigerFish chronicles the author's childhood in Vietnam and her coming of...

Review: Good Time Review: Good Time

For some people, it’s a bit hard to become invested in movies or TV shows with unrelatable or unlikeable characters, more so when those…
For some people, it’s a bit hard to become invested in movies or TV shows with unrelatable or unlikeable characters, more so when those…

Lawyers in the Library Lawyers in the Library

San Mateo County Libraries offer free legal clinics each month in collaboration with the San Mateo County Bar Association. Participants...
San Mateo County Libraries offer free legal clinics each month in collaboration with the San Mateo County Bar Association. Participants...

How Are Your 2018 Goals Going? How Are Your 2018 Goals Going?

Now is the perfect time to check in on the progress of your goals for 2018. Reviewing your goals and what you’ve done so far to accomplish…
Now is the perfect time to check in on the progress of your goals for 2018. Reviewing your goals and what you’ve done so far to accomplish…

Digital Content

Library News

Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for… Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for…

By Kenny
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...

¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros… ¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros…

By Ginny
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…

Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your… Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your…

By Ginny
San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch awar…
San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch awar…

No More Late Fees for 62+ No More Late Fees for 62+

By Maria
Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and olde…
Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and olde…
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