Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The holiday celebrates a victory over the French forces that invaded and occupied parts of Mexico. The History When two previous wars left the Mexican…
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Computer Science Education Week

What’s your superpower? Is it speed or agility? Strength or endurance? Or maybe just sheer brainpower? According to supermodel Karlie Kloss, her secret superpower is computer science. Maybe computer science could be your superpower, too! Join us as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week with fun tech activities at San Mateo County Libraries near you…
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San Mateo County Libraries Receives Innovation Award for Big Lift Inspiring Summers Program

On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative showcases programs that provide lifelong learning opportunities, meet the unique needs of diverse audiences, leverage technology to connect people with each other and vital resources and…
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Come Celebrate Diwali!

Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Diwali celebrates light, good, knowledge, and hope. To celebrate, lights are lit and placed all around the household, around temples and community buildings. Diwali is celebrated over a 5-day period with the main celebration on day 3. This year, the main…
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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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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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