Celebrate the Start of Summer With Music

Photo of Jose-Luis Orozco with child playing the guitar. Source: Jose-Luis Orozco

For many families in Half Moon Bay, summertime officially begins with a José-Luis Orozco concert. For years, Orozco, a bilingual children’s author, educator, and musician, has been visiting the Coastside to present his highly interactive Latin American musical program. He creates a fun and festive atmosphere that encourages families to sing, clap, and dance together. […]

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UKE Can Do It!

Photo of boy playing the ukulele. Source: SteveR-, Flickr.

Have you always wished you could play “Over the Rainbow” like great Hawaiian musician Iz Kamakawiwoʻole? Well, this summer you can get started with free ukulele lessons at the Millbrae Library! On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month through August at 6:30 PM, teacher Elaine will lead beginners, pre-Teen and older, step-by-step through […]

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At the Fair: Books, Bugs & a Big Blue Bus

Photo of boy on spinning cups at the San Mateo County Fair. Source: Bob n Renee, Flickr

What do carnival rides, livestock, fried Twinkies, and of course the San Mateo County Libraries have in common? They’re all things you’ll find at the San Mateo County Fair! The Bookmobile will be stationed at the fair all week long with fun activities and crafts for the whole family. Visit the SMCL booth just inside the […]

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Walk and Talk With the Library

Photo of women walking in a park. Source: Jellaluna, Flickr

The 3rd Tuesday of the month the Pacifica-Sanchez Library staff has their Walk and Talk Book Club. We leave from the Library and walk to San Pedro Valley Park. It is about a two mile walk where we pass the time  discussing our currently chosen book. We have some great discussions about our books, or […]

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Planning the Perfect Road Trip

Photo of family taking a road trip. Source: State Farm, Flickr

It might be late in the game, but I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my Summer vacation. My family and I have done the stay-cation thing, the flight-to-a-destination thing, the camping-cabin thing, but we've never really conquered a road-trip thing; the type of road trip that movies are made of 🙂 […]

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Project update: New Half Moon Bay Library

Rendering of the new Half Moon Bay Library.

On June 12 at 5:00 PM, the old Half Moon Bay Library closed its doors forever in anticipation of construction of the site’s new library. The new Half Moon Bay Library will be a modern, inviting, and engaging facility, designed with the needs of today’s digital community in mind. More than a book depository, today’s […]

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Muhammad Ali Remembered

Photo of Muhammad Ali during a boxing match. Source: the documentary Muhammad Ali The Greatest.

The world lost a legend on June 3, 2016. The former world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, died at the age of 74. His Life Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr on January 17, 1942 Ali is known as "The Greatest," as he himself proclaimed. Muhammad Ali won his first world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston in […]

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California Presidential Primary: Tuesday, June 7th

Find your polling place so you can cast your vote! The 2016 California Presidential Primary is Tuesday, June 7th. Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The Secretary of State offers three ways to locate your polling place: By calling 800-345-VOTE (8683) Online By texting Vote to GOVOTE (468683) For complete […]

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The NBA Finals Rematch We All Wanted

Photo of Steph Curry. Source: nikk_la, Flickr

There is a buzz floating around the Bay Area. And although it might seem similar to the buzz we experienced last June, this year it’s a little different. This year it’s a Golden State Warriors team that did the undefiable and unthinkable all season long. This year it’s a Golden State Warriors team that broke […]

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