Thor: Ragnarok

Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our first look at footage from the new Thor film and it looks amazing! The film is directed by New Zealander Taika Watiti, mostly known for his indie comedies. Thor: Ragnarok will be his […]

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San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigious American Library Association Public Relations Award

"Open for Exploration" Campaign Offers New Vision for Libraries On April 25, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that we are one of eight recipients of its prestigious 2017 John Cotton Dana Award, which is given to libraries for outstanding public relations. The ALA is recognizing us for our rebranding campaign, “Open for Exploration”, which […]

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“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents conserve water, use less electricity and save money by taking a few simple actions. The toolkits contain […]

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We’re Hiring!

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing, and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas, and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little Guardians of the Galaxy history? The original superhero team that called itself the Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared way back in 1969 with a completely […]

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Earth Day 2017

Did you know that Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970?  There are many different ways you can help celebrate this annual event coming up on April 22, 2017. Local Events Atherton Events Earth Day Celebration at the Atherton Town Center on April 22, 2017 from 10AM to 1PM. The Town’s Environmental Programs […]

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National Library Workers’ Day

History First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (NLW - April 9-15, 2017) is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 of NLW we also celebrate National Library Workers' Day (NLWD). NLWD recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make […]

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