Thor: Ragnarok

Chris Hemsworth in 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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Ditch Your Device Week: May 1st-7th, 2017

Child participating in a craft event.

Some of us might remember a time before the Internet and the world wide web took the world by storm. Goodbye dial-up, hello Siri! Any advancement in technology brings along a myriad of positive and negative effects, and technology has most certainly propelled us to new frontiers. It’s pretty amazing the power within each and […]

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Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!

Silicon Valley scene. Source: HBO

In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There have been a few different fictionalized accounts of the tech start-up scene, but none have been more accurate – and cringingly hilarious – as HBO’s Silicon Valley.  The show kicked off […]

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“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits

Check It Out! Energy and Water Saving Toolkits. Contain no-cost devices that will help you easily reduce energy and water use, saving you money on your utility bills.

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!

Photo of man at Library Service Desk.

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

Poster for the upcoming movie, 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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How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge

Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has hosted celebrity guests like Neil Patrick Harris, who sung about all the different kinds of shoes you can wear. Popular all-female music group Fifth Harmony was recently on to teach […]

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Earth Day 2017

Growing plant. Source: skeeze, Pixabay / CC0.

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

San Mateo County Libraries staff member Francisco Vargas.

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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