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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Are you a 90’s kid? Then you probably remember DuckTales. It was an animated TV show that aired from 1987-1990. And of course the endless re-runs throughout the 90’s. It followed Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they went on crazy adventures with their billionaire Uncle Scrooge McDuck. And who could forget that […]

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Spring Into Health and Wellness With eBooks

"Eat Real Food" eBook on tablet.

Whether you’re a yoga junkie or looking to try something new, San Mateo County Libraries has an assortment of yoga as well as other health and wellness eBooks to help you stay on track.  Total Boox, one of our eBook providers, has partnered with some of the leading publishers in the subject. You can find […]

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Month of the Young Child

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San Mateo County Libraries will honor children all month long in April by naming it the Month of the Young Child! Join us at our 12 branches for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain the younger children in our homes. We will wrap up the month with book giveaways in the […]

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Be Our Guest: Celebrate Beauty and the Beast With the Library

Poster for Disney's film Beauty and the Beast.

It might be “a tale as old as time,” but Beauty and the Beast is getting retold in a new Disney live action movie coming out this month! The movie stars Emma Watson (the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies) as Belle and Dan Stevens (better known as “Cousin Matthew” in […]

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