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Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Help us ensure that homeless, low-income, and foster youth in San Mateo County start the school year with the tools they need.

Teen Social Justice Poster Contest…

We put out a call for teens to help us create a poster that lets everyone who walks into their local library know that we're #openforall,...

Summer Learning Challenge 2018

It's back! Summer Learning Challenge 2018 begins June 1st, 2018. The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage…

Are You the Next Poet Laureate?

San Mateo County is seeking the next Poet Laureate for 2019-2020. The new Poet Laureate should have a passion for poetry and a commitment…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

Connect with us @smclibraries on Instagram for a chance to win prizes all summer! Share with us your enthusiasm for taking on the Summer…

Teens

Enjoy a Game at the Library Enjoy a Game at the Library

Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.
Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.

Pride Month Movie: Love, Simon Pride Month Movie: Love, Simon

June is Pride Month! Come enjoy a screening of the movie Love, Simon at the Library.
June is Pride Month! Come enjoy a screening of the movie Love, Simon at the Library.

Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James is a fantasy book set in an alternate version of modern England. The community is divided into two main groups…
Gilded Cage by Vic James is a fantasy book set in an alternate version of modern England. The community is divided into two main groups…

10th Annual Teen Film Festival Winners 10th Annual Teen Film Festival Winners

By Kenny
The 10th Annual Teen Film Festival screening was held over the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the Belmont Library. During the first…
The 10th Annual Teen Film Festival screening was held over the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the Belmont Library. During the first…

Kids & Families

The Beetlelady The Beetlelady

Come to the library for a presentation on the fascinating world of bugs!
Come to the library for a presentation on the fascinating world of bugs!

Music Time With Mariela Herrera Music Time With Mariela Herrera

Join us for this energetic, interactive, bilingual musical performance with Mariela Herrera! Her multicultural music time is filled with...
Join us for this energetic, interactive, bilingual musical performance with Mariela Herrera! Her multicultural music time is filled with...

World Oceans Day World Oceans Day

By Karen
Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day...
Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day...

World Turtle Day World Turtle Day

By Karen
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue is encouraging everyone to "shellebrate" our fine reptile...
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue is encouraging everyone to "shellebrate" our fine reptile...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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

Adults

Would You Write a Novel About Your… Would You Write a Novel About Your…

By Karen
In her new book, Little Fires Everywhere, novelist Celeste Ng exposes her hometown's secrets. Writing the Truth Being a novelist must be...
In her new book, Little Fires Everywhere, novelist Celeste Ng exposes her hometown's secrets. Writing the Truth Being a novelist must be...

The World of Anthony Bourdain The World of Anthony Bourdain

By Paula
The world was shocked by the passing of Anthony Bourdain last week. Anthony Michael Bourdain was a celebrity chef, author, travel…
The world was shocked by the passing of Anthony Bourdain last week. Anthony Michael Bourdain was a celebrity chef, author, travel…

The 2018 World Cup is Here The 2018 World Cup is Here

The Super Bowl may be arguably the biggest American television event, but nothing compares to the global zeitgeist domination of the FIFA…
The Super Bowl may be arguably the biggest American television event, but nothing compares to the global zeitgeist domination of the FIFA…

Golden State Thriller Golden State Thriller

By Karen
A new bestselling investigative search for a serial killer that will keep you transfixed.
A new bestselling investigative search for a serial killer that will keep you transfixed.

Goths Just Wanna Have Fun Goths Just Wanna Have Fun

By Karen
Tuesday, May 22 is World Goth Day, a time to take pleasure (or pain) in all things dark: music, movies, clothes. Sometimes people don't...
Tuesday, May 22 is World Goth Day, a time to take pleasure (or pain) in all things dark: music, movies, clothes. Sometimes people don't...

Digital Content

Library News

Experience Virtual Reality at SMCL… Experience Virtual Reality at SMCL…

By JC
Have you ever wanted to fly along the California coastline, skimming across tidepools and sand dunes? Do you wonder what it might be like t…
Have you ever wanted to fly along the California coastline, skimming across tidepools and sand dunes? Do you wonder what it might be like t…

Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for… Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for…

By Kenny
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...

¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros… ¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros…

By Ginny
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…

Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your… Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your…

By Ginny
San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch awar…
San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch awar…

No More Late Fees for 62+ No More Late Fees for 62+

By Maria
Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and olde…
Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and olde…
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