One Disagreement at a Time

There have been a number of wonderful new books highlighting women's achievements all over the world. Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide are two recent favorites. Another excellent book, for younger readers, is I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley. Released last year, I Dissent is […]

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Hidden Figures

Recently released, this film depicts the historic contributions made by three extraordinary African-American women working behind the scenes of the NASA space flight programs. Known as computers, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson calculated by hand the mathematical equations that ensured the success of Alan Shepard's, John Glenn's and Neil Armstrong's space missions. The movie is […]

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Learn a New Language in the New Year

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, but haven’t had the time, motivation, or resources? San Mateo County Libraries can help! Mango Languages, available with your SMCL card (Requires "29041" card.), is a free online language learning program. You can learn up to 17 languages (including Pirate!) if you’re feeling really ambitious – […]

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Hamilton Comes to San Francisco!

The musical that became a national phenomenon has hit San Francisco's Orpheum Theater! While it turns out tickets for the San Francisco Hamilton are just as hard to get as they were in New York, there are plenty of articles, albums, documentaries, and books about Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical Hamilton to tide you over while you wait. Hamilton chronicles the […]

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Young Adult Novelist Convention

It’s almost time for the 2nd ever Young Adult Novelist Convention (or YANovCon for short.) It’s happening Saturday, January 28 from 1-5 PM at the Millbrae Library. What is YANovCon? It’s a chance to meet authors of books for middle and high school youth (and anyone else who enjoys their writing). The half day convention features: panel discussions, […]

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Make Smart Shopping One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new...? Whatever you plan on buying, upgrading, or fixing this year shouldn’t be a waste of your time or money. Try Consumers’ Checkbook first. You can unlock unbiased advice, ratings, and reviews for Bay Area businesses with your San Mateo County Libraries card! Consumers’ Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization that helps consumers […]

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