Spicy Fundraiser for New Library

Melissa’s Taqueria in Brisbane, CA.

They Go Way Back! If you look in the book Brisbane by Dolores Gomez you will find a peculiar picture of Mr. Raphael Mesa, the current owner of Melissa's Taqueria. We featured him in a recent Brisbane Library Instagram post with the tag "#ThrowbackThrusday." Mr. Mesa does fundraisers for the Lions Club, Public Schools and other […]

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Selena Remembered 22 Years Later

The Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

If you google "Selena" these days you'll most likely see Selena Gomez and pictures with her now beau, The Weeknd (if only we could spell these days, right?). Anyhow, the Selena I know is Selena Quintanilla-Pérez pronounced [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes] and she's The Queen of Tejano music. Tejano music is a genre overshadowed by reggaeton, bachata, salsa, and the mixing […]

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Celebrate National Library Week

San Mateo County Libraries Transform banner.

National Library Week is here! From April 9-15, 2017, libraries across the country celebrate the transformative nature of today’s libraries and the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers. Join us in celebrating all that our libraries do for and with our San Mateo County community. You can: Participate in our “Passport to Your Library […]

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Season 7 episode 15. Source: Gene Page, AMC.

When Robert Kirkman sat down to write the first issues of The Walking Dead, his goal was simple: he wanted to tell the story of a zombie movie that never ended. Kirkman wanted to go beyond the story lines of traditional zombie movies by beginning his story right after modern society has fallen apart due to a […]

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Captain Underpants…The Movie!

Captain Underpants movie poster.

It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, silly superhero, Captain Underpants. Author Dav Pilkey's The Adventures of Captain Underpants book series has been a favorite of kids who love outrageous humor, fantastic situations, and comic books. Coming Soon... The big news: a […]

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Sunday Mornings With the Velvet Underground

Photo of The Velvet Underground and Nico.

My first year in college was not so glamorous. Night after night of crazy parties? No. Frisbee on a sunny manicured lawn with preppy guys in polo shirts? No. Long, indulgent meals at all all-you-can-eat dorm cafeteria that features a pizza station, roast carving station, and frozen yogurt machine? Well, yes, that part was actually true (so […]

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Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell.

Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander named “The Major” and her task force Section 9. They go on missions to stop cyber criminals and hackers. Did you know that […]

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Libros Nuevos en Español

Para nosotros los bibliófilos, siempre es emocionante descubrir un libro nuevo. ¡Ahora imagínese estar viendo libros nuevos todos los días! Trabajando en las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, me toca verlos constantemente. Pero no es privilegio especial: usted también puede experimentar los libros recién llegados a nuestras bibliotecas. En nuestro sitio Internet tenemos un […]

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Let the Madness Begin!

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team beat Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Source: Chet White | UK Athletics.

“Did I Ever Mention I'm From Kentucky?” There are only two times a year I can drop Kentucky into casual conversation without directly referring to my pilgrimage from Kentucky to California. One is to tell stories of what Louisville, KY (my hometown) is like during Derby time. The other is in March where I become […]

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9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival Winners

Teen Film Festival high school winners.

This March, we celebrated the 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival. Teens from across San Mateo County submitted 32 entries in total. We received so many that we had to split the festival into two days - one for high school student films and one for middle school student films. These students worked incredibly hard […]

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