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

San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…

Mango Languages

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

“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving …

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. O…

Enjoy movies, music, eBooks and more on …

Instantly access eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, Comics, eBooks and Television shows using portable devices like smartphones and tablets, as wel…

Teens

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…
Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok

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…

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little …
The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little …

A Swan Song for a Hero: Logan A Swan Song for a Hero: Logan

It isn’t everyday a comic book based movie hits you in the face with emotions. All movies want to make us feel something, even comic book m…
It isn’t everyday a comic book based movie hits you in the face with emotions. All movies want to make us feel something, even comic book m…

Kids & Families

Mental Health Month Is for Everyone Mental Health Month Is for Everyone

By Darren
While mental illness and mental health are rarely dinnertime conversation topics, these issues affect almost all of us in some way. Did you…
While mental illness and mental health are rarely dinnertime conversation topics, these issues affect almost all of us in some way. Did you…

Coco Coco

Do you like animated movies? Have you seen the trailer for Coco, Disney and Pixar’s newest animated movie? According to Disney’s website Co…
Do you like animated movies? Have you seen the trailer for Coco, Disney and Pixar’s newest animated movie? According to Disney’s website Co…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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

Ditch Your Device Week: May 1st-7th, 201… Ditch Your Device Week: May 1st-7th, 201…

By Kelly
Some of us might remember a time before the Internet and the world wide web took the world by storm. Goodbye dial-up, hello Siri! Any advan…
Some of us might remember a time before the Internet and the world wide web took the world by storm. Goodbye dial-up, hello Siri! Any advan…

How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge

By Ginny
Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has …
Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has …

Adults

Wait For It! Wait For It!

By Nicole
My Shot! On the day of the Hamilton lottery last January, I tried my luck. As luck would have it, history had its eyes on me: I secured a t…
My Shot! On the day of the Hamilton lottery last January, I tried my luck. As luck would have it, history had its eyes on me: I secured a t…

What's With That Giant Chicken? What's With That Giant Chicken?

Have you seen this video of what looks like an enormous chicken? It’s been making the rounds on the internet since mid March. Is it a hoax?…
Have you seen this video of what looks like an enormous chicken? It’s been making the rounds on the internet since mid March. Is it a hoax?…

Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4! Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!

By Ginny
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There …
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There …

National Library Workers' Day National Library Workers' Day

National Library Workers' Day recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make to help people find the information they need fo…
National Library Workers' Day recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make to help people find the information they need fo…

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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