New Year’s Resolution

The arrival of the new year often generates feelings for renewal and starting fresh with celebrations and New Year’s resolutions. New year celebrations date as far back as ancient Babylon around 4,000 years ago. Now, there are various ways to ring in the new year from attending parties to resolving to achieve personal goals in […]

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Best YA Books of 2017

There have been so many great young adult books published in 2017. Whether you like action, romance, science fiction, serious issues or nonfiction, we have something for you. Check out these recommendations from San Mateo County Librarians. The Hate U Give After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's […]

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Movies for the Winter Solstice

We all love the magical feeling in the air when the holidays approach: The twinkling lights; that pine needle smell; hot cocoa on the stove; a chance to ice skate (if you're lucky enough to live near an ice rink). But the Winter Solstice is coming up this Thursday, which means we'll have the fewest […]

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eMagazines Are Your Holiday Helper

It’s the most wonderful time of year: Festive lights are up, cookies are bountiful, and carols seem to follow you wherever you go. But wait, Christmas is how many days away? And, whoa, Hanukkah has already started? Kwanzaa starts when? And you haven’t bought gifts for anyone yet? If this scenario sounds relatable, don’t stress […]

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Noon Year’s Eve

It’s time to ring in the new year! Come celebrate with fun and food at the library. Select libraries will be having family friendly parties at noon, complete with a new year’s eve countdown! This allows parents with young children to celebrate the New Year without staying up until midnight. Check our events to see […]

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