National Library Workers’ Day

San Mateo County Libraries staff member Francisco Vargas.

History First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (NLW - April 9-15, 2017) is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 of NLW we also celebrate National Library Workers' Day (NLWD). NLWD recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make […]

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Spicy Fundraiser for New Library

Melissa’s Taqueria in Brisbane, CA.

They Go Way Back! If you look in the book Brisbane by Dolores Gomez you will find a peculiar picture of Mr. Raphael Mesa, the current owner of Melissa's Taqueria. We featured him in a recent Brisbane Library Instagram post with the tag "#ThrowbackThrusday." Mr. Mesa does fundraisers for the Lions Club, Public Schools and other […]

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Selena Remembered 22 Years Later

The Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

If you google "Selena" these days you'll most likely see Selena Gomez and pictures with her now beau, The Weeknd (if only we could spell these days, right?). Anyhow, the Selena I know is Selena Quintanilla-Pérez pronounced [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes] and she's The Queen of Tejano music. Tejano music is a genre overshadowed by reggaeton, bachata, salsa, and the mixing […]

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