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Make It March

Have you ever had that moment where you see something for sale and think, “Hey, I could make that at home!” Throughout the month of March, …

Jazz In The Library

In partnership with Foster City Parks & Recreation, the Foster City Library is hosting a Jazz Festival during the month of April. Let this b…

Every Entrepreneur Starts Somewhere

CO.STARTERS is a 9-week program that helps aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action.

Month of the Young Child

Join us at our 12 libraries for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain all ages.

Teens
Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell
By Jessica
Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cy…
Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cy…
Science Action Club Science Action Club
The San Carlos Library partnered up with the California Academy of Sciences, and will be offering an after-school Science Action Club for…
The San Carlos Library partnered up with the California Academy of Sciences, and will be offering an after-school Science Action Club for…
9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival Winne… 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival Winne…
By Cris
This March, we celebrated the 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival. Teens from across San Mateo County submitted 32 entries in total. We rece…
This March, we celebrated the 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival. Teens from across San Mateo County submitted 32 entries in total. We rece…
Half Moon Bay Teen Poetry Contest 2017 Half Moon Bay Teen Poetry Contest 2017
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Half Moon Bay Library is holding a poetry contest for teens within the Coastside area.
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Half Moon Bay Library is holding a poetry contest for teens within the Coastside area.
Young Adult Picks for Women's History Mo… Young Adult Picks for Women's History Mo…
By Jessica
March is Women’s History Month. Where we celebrate the contributions of women to history and society. Here are some nonfiction, fiction, gr…
March is Women’s History Month. Where we celebrate the contributions of women to history and society. Here are some nonfiction, fiction, gr…
Kids & Families
Captain Underpants...The Movie! Captain Underpants...The Movie!
By Karen
It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, sil…
It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, sil…
Libros Nuevos en Español Libros Nuevos en Español
By Mara
Para nosotros los bibliófilos, siempre es emocionante descubrir un libro nuevo. ¡Ahora imagínese estar viendo libros nuevos todos los días!…
Para nosotros los bibliófilos, siempre es emocionante descubrir un libro nuevo. ¡Ahora imagínese estar viendo libros nuevos todos los días!…
DuckTales DuckTales
By Jessica
Are you a 90’s kid? Then you probably remember DuckTales. It was an animated TV show that aired from 1987-1990. And of course the e…
Are you a 90’s kid? Then you probably remember DuckTales. It was an animated TV show that aired from 1987-1990. And of course the e…
Be Our Guest: Celebrate Beauty and the B… Be Our Guest: Celebrate Beauty and the B…
By Ginny
It might be “a tale as old as time,” but Beauty and the Beast is getting retold in a new Disney live action movie coming out this month! Th…
It might be “a tale as old as time,” but Beauty and the Beast is getting retold in a new Disney live action movie coming out this month! Th…
Storytime at the Library Storytime at the Library
San Mateo County Libraries provide a variety of educational and themed storytimes for different ages. See what is offered near you.
San Mateo County Libraries provide a variety of educational and themed storytimes for different ages. See what is offered near you.
Adults
Sunday Mornings With the Velvet Undergro… Sunday Mornings With the Velvet Undergro…
By Karen
My first year in college was not so glamorous. Night after night of crazy parties? No. Frisbee on a sunny manicured lawn with preppy guys i…
My first year in college was not so glamorous. Night after night of crazy parties? No. Frisbee on a sunny manicured lawn with preppy guys i…
Let the Madness Begin! Let the Madness Begin!
By Toldham
“Did I Ever Mention I'm From Kentucky?” There are only two times a year I can drop Kentucky into casual conversation without directly refer…
“Did I Ever Mention I'm From Kentucky?” There are only two times a year I can drop Kentucky into casual conversation without directly refer…
Spring Into Health and Wellness With eBo… Spring Into Health and Wellness With eBo…
By Ginny
Whether you’re a yoga junkie or looking to try something new, San Mateo County Libraries has an assortment of yoga as well as other health …
Whether you’re a yoga junkie or looking to try something new, San Mateo County Libraries has an assortment of yoga as well as other health …
Pancakes From Distant Lands Pancakes From Distant Lands
By Karen
"Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him." - Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Dublin I re…
"Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him." - Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Dublin I re…
Pro-Tips for Waiting on eBook and eAudio… Pro-Tips for Waiting on eBook and eAudio…
By Ginny
You’re all set to check out the next highly anticipated eBook in your favorite series and then you see it: “Not Currently Available." You r…
You’re all set to check out the next highly anticipated eBook in your favorite series and then you see it: “Not Currently Available." You r…
Digital Content
Library News
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…
What Does Your Dream Library Look Like? What Does Your Dream Library Look Like?
By Maria
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
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…
Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Librar… Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Librar…
By Maria
We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has be…
We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has be…
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