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Atherton Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join San Mateo County Libraries and the Town of Atherton on Tuesday, April 23 as we break ground for a new Civic Center that will feature…

Month of the Young Child 2019

April is Month of the Young Child at San Mateo County Libraries! Join us in the celebration! Our 12 branches will have family-friendly…

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! 

“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…

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Returns to…

Congresswoman Jackie Speier returns to our libraries with two new events planned!

Teens

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...

Sixteen Again: RIP Pete Shelley Sixteen Again: RIP Pete Shelley

By Karen
Pete Shelley, lead singer of the '70s British punk band, the Buzzcocks has passed away. And it makes me feel sixteen again. Okay, so…
Pete Shelley, lead singer of the '70s British punk band, the Buzzcocks has passed away. And it makes me feel sixteen again. Okay, so…

Kids & Families

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...

Celebrate Pi Day! Celebrate Pi Day!

By Nicole
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various...
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various...

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Dr. Seuss's Birthday

By Nicole
Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a…
Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a…

Adults

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…

How to Spare an Hour for the Earth! How to Spare an Hour for the Earth!

By Kajah
Have you heard of Earth Hour? This annual event is taking place on March 30th and the idea is this: wherever you are, at 8:30 PM turn off…
Have you heard of Earth Hour? This annual event is taking place on March 30th and the idea is this: wherever you are, at 8:30 PM turn off…

Celebrate Women in Science for Women’s… Celebrate Women in Science for Women’s…

By Jsmith
As someone who received their B.S. in biology from UC Davis, I have always been fascinated with science. I read extensively about…
As someone who received their B.S. in biology from UC Davis, I have always been fascinated with science. I read extensively about…

2018 Grammy Winner Leon Bridges 2018 Grammy Winner Leon Bridges

By Carmen
These rainy days often put me in the mood for soulful music. I just want to curl up with a big blanket and sit by the window watching the…
These rainy days often put me in the mood for soulful music. I just want to curl up with a big blanket and sit by the window watching the…

Digital Content

Library News

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…

Jazz in the Library Jazz in the Library

By Akoch
Embrace the spirit, insight, and beauty of Jazz, with an array of musicians, all blessed with an abundance of talent.
Embrace the spirit, insight, and beauty of Jazz, with an array of musicians, all blessed with an abundance of talent.

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.

Portable Battery Chargers Now Available Portable Battery Chargers Now Available

By JC
Who’s got the power? The power to charge two phones at the same time? The power to fully charge 4 devices on a single charge? The power to…
Who’s got the power? The power to charge two phones at the same time? The power to fully charge 4 devices on a single charge? The power to…

San Francisco Chronicle Online… San Francisco Chronicle Online…

By Ginny
Library users now have access to the full image version of the San Francisco Chronicle online. All you need is your library card to access…
Library users now have access to the full image version of the San Francisco Chronicle online. All you need is your library card to access…
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