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Community Conversations

In September of 2017, San Mateo County Libraries will launch our “Community Conversations” program which brings community members – of diffe…

Are You Ready to Take the Summer Learnin…

The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage children, families and even adults by challenging them to read books, e…

The Book Bikes Are Coming!

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…

Total Eclipse of the Sun

All 12 San Mateo County Libraries and Bookmobile will have free eclipse viewing glasses while supplies last.

2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn!  With a rich tradition of celebrating family, harvest, and the full moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival is honored throughout A…

Teens

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…

Spider-Man Homecoming Spider-Man Homecoming

By Jenna
Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I…
Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I…

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…

Kids & Families

Alphabet Rockers Alphabet Rockers

Alphabet Rockers new hip hop concert, The Playground Zone, amplifies family fun along with important social messages. Kids and parents alike…
Alphabet Rockers new hip hop concert, The Playground Zone, amplifies family fun along with important social messages. Kids and parents alike…

Music Time With Mariela Herrera Music Time With Mariela Herrera

Join this exciting, energetic and interactive performance for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Full of rhythms and mul…
Join this exciting, energetic and interactive performance for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Full of rhythms and mul…

El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan

By Mara
Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Es…
Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Es…

Jungle James Reptile Show Jungle James Reptile Show

You'll be captivated by Jungle James' reptile, insect, and amphibian friends with an up close look at all the animals!
You'll be captivated by Jungle James' reptile, insect, and amphibian friends with an up close look at all the animals!

Adults

Library Services at Veterans Stand Down Library Services at Veterans Stand Down

By Nicole
The first three-day Veterans Stand Down in San Mateo County will take place September 9 - 11, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Wh…
The first three-day Veterans Stand Down in San Mateo County will take place September 9 - 11, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Wh…

August is Read a Romance Month! August is Read a Romance Month!

By Ginny
As the season winds down, why not add some romance novels to your summer reading list? Read a Romance Month (RARM) is a fun way to check ou…
As the season winds down, why not add some romance novels to your summer reading list? Read a Romance Month (RARM) is a fun way to check ou…

It's Always Midnight in Texas It's Always Midnight in Texas

By Elise
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries, or as it's more famously known HBO’s True Blood. It somehow slipped past me …
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries, or as it's more famously known HBO’s True Blood. It somehow slipped past me …

Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat! Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!

By Ginny
We’ve still got one more month of summer so now is the time to start really honing your culinary skills for cool treats and delicious eats …
We’ve still got one more month of summer so now is the time to start really honing your culinary skills for cool treats and delicious eats …

Deadpool 2 Deadpool 2

By Jenna
I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpo…
I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpo…

Digital Content

Library News

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

By Akim
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…

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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