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Food for Fines 2017

During the months of November and December bring non-perishable food items into one of the participating libraries below and fines/fees will…

Tricycle Music Fest 2017

It's the time of year again when the best kindie rockers come out to support local libraries and promote early childhood learning. The annua…

Come Celebrate Diwali!

Celebrate Diwali with dance performances from Netra Center for Arts and Rangoli workshops with Peopleologie at our libraries. Come experienc…

Celebrate Latinx Heritage at the Librari…

Celebrate Latinx Heritage at the libraries with

San Mateo County Libraries Receives Inno…

On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 …

Teens

Music You Have to Hear! Music You Have to Hear!

Teen guest bloggers from the Coastside share some of their favorite albums.
Teen guest bloggers from the Coastside share some of their favorite albums.

Review: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio Review: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

An intriguing mystery that keeps readers invested. The novel takes place at a small arts conservatory and focuses on the seven fourth-year a…
An intriguing mystery that keeps readers invested. The novel takes place at a small arts conservatory and focuses on the seven fourth-year a…

Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II…
The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II…

Kids & Families

Dad & Me Puppet Show Returns to the Libr… Dad & Me Puppet Show Returns to the Libr…

By Elena
Who doesn’t love puppets? Back by popular demand is the Dad & Me @ the Library Puppet Show series, brought to us by The Puppet Art Theater …
Who doesn’t love puppets? Back by popular demand is the Dad & Me @ the Library Puppet Show series, brought to us by The Puppet Art Theater …

Must Read Latinx Picture Books Must Read Latinx Picture Books

By Karen
Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book…
Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book…

The Magic School Bus Rides Again! The Magic School Bus Rides Again!

In this era of remasters and remakes, everything that is old is new again, including Miss Frizzle and her class. The Magic School Bus retur…
In this era of remasters and remakes, everything that is old is new again, including Miss Frizzle and her class. The Magic School Bus retur…

Must Read Latinx Books Must Read Latinx Books

By Carmen
San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebr…
San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebr…

Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a P… Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a P…

By Ginny
Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries…
Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries…

Adults

The NBA Offseason Arms Race The NBA Offseason Arms Race

By Kenny
This has got to be one of the most exciting offseasons the NBA has ever seen. The idea of building a "superteam" is not only an obvious des…
This has got to be one of the most exciting offseasons the NBA has ever seen. The idea of building a "superteam" is not only an obvious des…

Hockey is Back! Hockey is Back!

Summer has ended which means pucks are ready to drop for the 2017-2018 NHL Season.   The San Jose Sharks fared relatively well in the prese…
Summer has ended which means pucks are ready to drop for the 2017-2018 NHL Season.   The San Jose Sharks fared relatively well in the prese…

Register to Vote Register to Vote

By Nicole
You have until October 23 to register to vote for the November 7 election. In an election, every voice is equally powerful—don't underestima…
You have until October 23 to register to vote for the November 7 election. In an election, every voice is equally powerful—don't underestima…

Explore the Outdoors: Check Out A Hiking… Explore the Outdoors: Check Out A Hiking…

By Sharon
The Pacifica Libraries, Sanchez and Sharp Park, are piloting a county library program to encourage you to get outdoors. You can check out a…
The Pacifica Libraries, Sanchez and Sharp Park, are piloting a county library program to encourage you to get outdoors. You can check out a…

Dunkirk Dunkirk

Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception,…
Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception,…

Digital Content

Library News

San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr… San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr…

By Amanda
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.

Everyone Is a Maker Everyone Is a Maker

By JC
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…

New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you? New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you?

By Ame
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…

The Book Bikes Are Coming! The Book Bikes Are Coming!

By Nicole
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…

San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio… San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

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