It’s Always Midnight in Texas

I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries, or as it's more famously known HBO’s True Blood. It somehow slipped past me that NBC was giving another of Harris’s books the television treatment in its new show Midnight, Texas. The show focuses on a small town with an unusual population. Its residents include…
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Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!

We’ve still got one more month of summer so now is the time to start really honing your culinary skills for cool treats and delicious eats before Labor Day. San Mateo County Libraries has an array of cookbooks, magazines, and videos to help you cool off during those hot days (and nights). Cookbooks From refreshing…
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Latin Grammy Winning Bilingual Artist 123 Andrés Performs at San Mateo County Libraries

Fronting a jamming band, the Colombian born multi-instrumentalist brings educational messages and bilingual lyrics to a non-stop party. Andrés’ message to kids is definitely not about keeping still. - Billboard Joyous – Boston Globe Very innovative, very creative, with a great melodic sense, to play music that our smaller kids will appreciate and learn. …
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El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan

Español | English Español Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Este libro bilingüe es escrito e ilustrado por un autor local, Roberto Liu-Trujillo, con traducción por Cinthya Muñoz, y se llama El Primer Corte de Mesita de Furqan/Furqan's First Flat Top…
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Deadpool 2

I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool in X-Men Origins and was pleased for about...five minutes.  That ending, well, let's say it wasn't what I had envisioned for my favorite fourth-wall-breaking-merc-with-a-mouth. And finally, FINALLY, last year we…
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It’s Bastille Day!

Liberty, Equality, and French Argot for All! Je n’en crois pas mes yeux! (I can’t believe my eyes!) Word on the street is there’s a new Mango Languages course in town! Did You Know? Today commemorates the storming of the notorious fortress-prison, La Bastille, by the French masses in 1789, sparking the beginning of the French…
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Birding at the Library

San Mateo County is a great place for birding. Are you familiar with birding culture? Let me give you a basic rundown of the terms as defined by Birding magazine. Birder: The acceptable term used to describe the person who seriously pursues the hobby of birding. May be professional or amateur. Birding: A hobby in which individuals enjoy the…
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