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Register to Vote at the Library

If you aren't registered to vote, moved, or aren’t sure if your information is up to date — visit one of our libraries for help.

Bobcats, Owls, and Otters, Oh My!

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month! Get your limited-edition animal library card this September and receive free admission to CuriOdyssey.

Be the One: September Is Suicide…

SMCL has partnered with the San Mateo County Health Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and other local agencies to promote awareness.

Mid-Autumn Festival Delights at Your…

Explore the rich tradition of the moon festival with San Mateo County Libraries and explore the events being offered for Mid-Autumn.

Come Join Us for a Celebration of…

We honor Latinx history by offering musical performances, art programs, dance, and loteria! Immerse yourself in a bit of Latinx sabor!

Teens

Vote for Your Top 10 Teen Books of 2019 Vote for Your Top 10 Teen Books of 2019

By Megan
If you're age 12-18, let your voice be heard! Vote to determine the Top 10 Teen Books of 2019, as selected by teens.
If you're age 12-18, let your voice be heard! Vote to determine the Top 10 Teen Books of 2019, as selected by teens.

Bullying Prevention Skills for Your… Bullying Prevention Skills for Your…

Sep 30th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn early intervention strategies for preventing social behaviors that adversely affect your teen; help in intervening in, and…
Learn early intervention strategies for preventing social behaviors that adversely affect your teen; help in intervening in, and…

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…

Kids & Families

Join the Reading Adventure Club! Win a… Join the Reading Adventure Club! Win a…

By Alice
Join the Reading Adventure Club! Kids in kindergarten - 5th read a book each month to earn a prize.
Join the Reading Adventure Club! Kids in kindergarten - 5th read a book each month to earn a prize.

Did I Feel the Love Tonight? Did I Feel the Love Tonight?

By Alana
Although I didn't "Feel the Love" for the new live-action movie "The Lion King," I do love Disney films. Here are…
Although I didn't "Feel the Love" for the new live-action movie "The Lion King," I do love Disney films. Here are…

Wild for Watermelon Wild for Watermelon

By Alana
Did you know National Watermelon Day was Saturday, August 3rd? Seems like the perfect time to learn about this much-liked summer treat.
Did you know National Watermelon Day was Saturday, August 3rd? Seems like the perfect time to learn about this much-liked summer treat.

Take a Bite out of Shark Awareness Day Take a Bite out of Shark Awareness Day

Celebrate Shark Awareness Day at the library with some shark-related events or learn some fun facts from our online databases or collection.
Celebrate Shark Awareness Day at the library with some shark-related events or learn some fun facts from our online databases or collection.

Seeing the World Through Different… Seeing the World Through Different…

By Karen
Celebrate people (and animals) with heterochromia, different colored eyes, for "Different Colored Eyes Day" with these recommended…
Celebrate people (and animals) with heterochromia, different colored eyes, for "Different Colored Eyes Day" with these recommended...

Adults

Support Literacy Everyday Support Literacy Everyday

By Ginny
San Mateo County Libraries is dedicated to supporting the literacy needs of our communities. Find out how!
San Mateo County Libraries is dedicated to supporting the literacy needs of our communities. Find out how!

Comedian & Author Nina G Visits the… Comedian & Author Nina G Visits the…

Stand up comedy and book reading all in one! Join us for an evening of comedy, stories, and insights.
Stand up comedy and book reading all in one! Join us for an evening of comedy, stories, and insights.

Titles to Keep You up at Night Like… Titles to Keep You up at Night Like…

By Carmen
Enjoyed Netflix's Typewriter? Here are a few other titles to also keep you up at night.
Enjoyed Netflix's Typewriter? Here are a few other titles to also keep you up at night.

Remembering Toni Morrison, 1931-2019 Remembering Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

By Nicole
Toni Morrison, giant of American letters, died August 5th. Remember her through her novels, available at the library.
Toni Morrison, giant of American letters, died August 5th. Remember her through her novels, available at the library.

Great Scott! Great Scott!

By Karen
Do you like Scottish bands? Here are some great ones you can find through the library.
Do you like Scottish bands? Here are some great ones you can find through the library.

Digital Content

Library News

Boost Your Research With New Reference… Boost Your Research With New Reference…

By Ginny
Get ready to unlock even more information with your San Mateo County Libraries card! Starting July 1, 2019, we will offer EBSCO databases.
Get ready to unlock even more information with your San Mateo County Libraries card! Starting July 1, 2019, we will offer EBSCO databases.

“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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