Black History Month is this February, marking a time to come together to recognize and celebrate the innumerable achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans. You're invited to celebrate with us at San Mateo County Libraries!
German Baking Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)
By KarenJanuary 28, 2020
When in Germany, use German recipes. Or come prepared. The Nuances of Baking Powder Until moving to Germany, I never imagined a world where baking powder wasn't...baking powder. Armed with my American recipe book, I went to the market in Berlin to buy baking powder for a cake. There I found little individual Kool-Aid sized…
Celebrate the Year of the Rat With San Mateo County Libraries!
By NicoleJanuary 17, 2020
Not ready to let go of the festive feeling yet? Come celebrate Lunar New Year with your local community! For many Asian families around the world, Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays of the year. The celebration starts on Lunar New Year Eve, January 24th, where families get together to enjoy…
Don’t Miss YANovCon 2020!
By MeganJanuary 17, 2020
RSVP Now We are beyond excited for our 5th Annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (#YANovCon) coming up on Saturday, January 25th from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Millbrae Library. RSVP to this amazing annual FREE event to reserve your spot and for us to make sure we have enough giveaways to hand out…
Make 2020 All About Your Education!
By SilviaJanuary 13, 2020
Finish Your High School Diploma With the new year, comes New Year’s resolutions. Popular picks include healthy eating, exercise, and money management. It’s also a great time to focus on advancing your education and career opportunities. San Mateo County Libraries offers a program called Career Online High School designed for adults who were unable to…
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
By AdrienneJanuary 13, 2020
San Mateo County Libraries wants to invite all parents or caregivers with young children to join our new "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program! Reading 1,000 books with your child before kindergarten may seem like a daunting task in addition to all the other obligations of parenting, but shared reading is fun and yields considerable benefits…
Human Library: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
By NicoleJanuary 9, 2020
On Feb. 8, Portola Valley Library will transform into a "Human Library," where the books are people with diverse backgrounds and interesting stories to share with the readers.
San Carlos Library’s STEAM Fair
By LorieJanuary 3, 2020
It's time for the San Carlos Library’s 4th Annual STEAM Fair, where the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math collide! Are you ready to try the ball run challenge? Can you guide a Sphero robot down the fairway and make a hole in one? Maybe build a glider with Hiller Aviation Museum or…
Jo’s Girls: Little Women 2019
By KarenJanuary 3, 2020
This past Christmas, my mom and I went to see the new Little Women movie. Most shows were sold out, and our theater was packed. No surprise, as the reviews of Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel have been fantastic, currently scoring a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And I have to say…
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