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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“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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9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival Winners

This March, we celebrated the 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival. Teens from across San Mateo County submitted 32 entries in total. We received so many that we had to split the festival into two days - one for high school student films and one for middle school student films. These students worked incredibly hard […]

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An Interview With Belmont Libraries’ Michelle Ng

The San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE engaging our youngest visitors with fun storytimes and active learning programs! So who are these multi-talented and enthusiastic staff in Youth Services? Meet Michelle Let's get to know Belmont Libraries' Michelle through a series of interesting questions. Who are you and where are you from? I'm Michelle Ng […]

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An Interview With East Palo Alto Libraries’ Adina Aguirre

San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE serving the community! They find you answers, put together great events, provide services and resources, and so much more. So who are these multi-talented and enthusiastic staff? Meet Adina Let's get to know East Palo Alto Libraries' Adina through a series of interesting questions. Who are you and where are you […]

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El Divo de Juarez

The world lost a legend on Sunday. The beloved top-selling icon from Mexico, Juan Gabriel, passed away at his Santa Monica home from a heart attack at the age of 66. Born on January 7, 1950 as Alberto Aguilera Valadez in Parácuaro, Michoacán he is known around the world as "El Divo de Juarez." He […]

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Muhammad Ali Remembered

The world lost a legend on June 3, 2016. The former world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, died at the age of 74. His Life Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr on January 17, 1942 Ali is known as "The Greatest," as he himself proclaimed. Muhammad Ali won his first world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston in […]

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