Noon Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve celebration. Source: H.L.I.T., Flickr.

It’s time to ring in the new year! Come celebrate with fun and food at the library. Select libraries will be having family friendly parties at noon, complete with a new year’s eve countdown! This allows parents with young children to celebrate the New Year without staying up until midnight. Check the list below to […]

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An Interview With East Palo Alto Libraries’ Adina Aguirre

Photo of Adina Aguirre and baby.

San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE serving the community! They find you answers, put together great events, provide services and resources, and so much more. So who are these multi-talented and enthusiastic staff? Meet Adina Let's get to know East Palo Alto Libraries' Adina through a series of interesting questions. Who are you and where are you […]

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Are You Ready for Rogue One!?!

Star Wars: Rogue One poster.

Are you ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The first stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will take place between the prequels and the original trilogy. Here's the premise, "After the formation of the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance recruits Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to work with a team including Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) […]

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Celebrating Winter

The film, The Snowman, accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony.

The Snowman, a magical adventure about a boy and a snowman, will be presented on screen and accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall December 16 through 18.  If you can’t catch a performance, your family can enjoy The Snowman (in book or DVD) and its sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog (in book or DVD), […]

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Are You a Fan of K-Pop?

INFINNITE, South Korean boy band, in Cyworld Dream Music Festival. Source: Jinho Jung, WikiMedia Commons.

America is getting obsessed with K-Pop. In September, the South Korean boy band INFINITE became the first K-Pop musicians to top the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart. They achieved this thanks to a video of them practicing the choreography for their catchy single, Last Romeo. After their video went live on YouTube the single skyrocketed […]

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For the Birds

Sandhill Crane in flight. Source: Larry Lamsa, Flickr.

  One of North America’s largest birds, Sandhill Cranes, over-winter in the Delta area, about 90 miles northeast of San Mateo County.  From November through February they can be viewed, along with other waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds, at various ecological reserves.  Free guided tours are led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Save Our Sandhill Cranes.  Self-guided tours […]

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Explore the World of LEGO With This New Pop-Up Book

Lego Pop-Up book.

When was the last time you spent a good hour reading a pop-up book? One of the great perks of working at Access Services is that we get to see – and play with – all of the new books that come in. We certainly had a great time with this intricately-designed pop-up book on […]

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