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Dad & Me @ The Library Returns!

We're gearing up for another round of Dad & Me @ The Library programs! From November 2018-August 2019, you can visit your favorite…

Half Moon Bay Library Wins 2019 AIA/ALA…

San Mateo County Libraries is honored to announce that our new Half Moon Bay Library received another award! 

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Reduce stigma and increase awareness by attending a free event including workshops, wellness…

Join us in Celebrating Asian Pacific…

What do hula, henna, bojagi, taiko drumming, and Noh theater all have in common?

Teens

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…

Basketball Books Basketball Books

By Karen
Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right…
Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right…

Jason Derulo x David Guetta - Goodbye… Jason Derulo x David Guetta - Goodbye…

Holy Smokes! The song is called "Goodbye" but I think it’s meant as an oxymoron! Hee hee, the song makes every cell in your body want to...
Holy Smokes! The song is called "Goodbye" but I think it’s meant as an oxymoron! Hee hee, the song makes every cell in your body want to...

Kids & Families

There Otter Be an Appreciation Day for… There Otter Be an Appreciation Day for…

By Ginny
This year, World Otter Day falls on Wednesday, May 29, and is an opportunity to help bring awareness to the conservation of otters.
This year, World Otter Day falls on Wednesday, May 29, and is an opportunity to help bring awareness to the conservation of otters.

Author Talk With Laura Resau Author Talk With Laura Resau

May 29th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laura Resau will talk about her writing journey and process, with a focus on the research she did for her new novel, Tree of Dreams.
Laura Resau will talk about her writing journey and process, with a focus on the research she did for her new novel, Tree of Dreams.

Japanese Taiko Drumming With Kristy… Japanese Taiko Drumming With Kristy…

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko drumming with Kristy Oshiro. Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through…
Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko drumming with Kristy Oshiro. Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through…

A Day in the Life of the Bookmobile A Day in the Life of the Bookmobile

National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 10! On this day we celebrate our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated staff who provide…
National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 10! On this day we celebrate our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated staff who provide…

National Umbrella Month is Here! National Umbrella Month is Here!

By Karen
It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think...
It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think...

Adults

Rise Up And Sing: The 100 Year… Rise Up And Sing: The 100 Year…

By Nicole
On the 100 year anniversary of the birth of a true American treasure, go back and listen to the beloved songs of Pete Seeger.
On the 100 year anniversary of the birth of a true American treasure, go back and listen to the beloved songs of Pete Seeger.

Art-o-mat at the San Carlos Library Art-o-mat at the San Carlos Library

By Jsmith
Art for Five Dollars? Where can you buy art for $5 other than a garage sale? Try the San Carlos Library's Art-o-Mat, a retired cigarette...
Art for Five Dollars? Where can you buy art for $5 other than a garage sale? Try the San Carlos Library's Art-o-Mat, a retired cigarette...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Just a few minutes before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped online on April 12th, it premiered to a stadium…
Just a few minutes before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped online on April 12th, it premiered to a stadium…

Spring Into April With "Move More Month" Spring Into April With "Move More Month"

By Kajah
Everyday Motion and "Move More Month" We all know it's good to get exercise, but now there is even evidence that 30 minutes of regular...
Everyday Motion and "Move More Month" We all know it's good to get exercise, but now there is even evidence that 30 minutes of regular...

Ciara’s Latest Music Video: 'Thinkin… Ciara’s Latest Music Video: 'Thinkin…

To hear that Ciara released a new music video is extremely exciting for me, I have been a fan of her dancing and music since the year 2004…
To hear that Ciara released a new music video is extremely exciting for me, I have been a fan of her dancing and music since the year 2004…

Digital Content

Library News

“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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