Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries can help you get your sea legs when it comes to pirate parlay. Mango, an online language learning program available for free through the library, offers a Pirate course that will turn […]Read More from Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Nigh
As the season winds down, why not add some romance novels to your summer reading list? Read a Romance Month (RARM) is a fun way to check out a new-to-you (or not!) genre and find some fresh favorite authors. Founded and organized by romance book reviewer and advocate Bobbi Dumas, RARM highlights authors and books […]Read More from August is Read a Romance Month!
We’ve still got one more month of summer so now is the time to start really honing your culinary skills for cool treats and delicious eats before Labor Day. San Mateo County Libraries has an array of cookbooks, magazines, and videos to help you cool off during those hot days (and nights). Cookbooks From refreshing […]Read More from Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!
Summer Learning doesn’t just apply to children and teens! Adults can sharpen their skills over the summer (or really any season) with free online resources through San Mateo County Libraries. To unlock these resources, all you need is your San Mateo County Libraries card beginning with “29041.” Lynda.com Lynda.com provides a large library of streaming […]Read More from Power Up Your Adult Summer Learning With Online Resources
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There have been a few different fictionalized accounts of the tech start-up scene, but none have been more accurate – and cringingly hilarious – as HBO’s Silicon Valley. The show kicked off […]Read More from Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!
Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has hosted celebrity guests like Neil Patrick Harris, who sung about all the different kinds of shoes you can wear. Popular all-female music group Fifth Harmony was recently on to teach […]Read More from How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge
Whether you’re a yoga junkie or looking to try something new, San Mateo County Libraries has an assortment of yoga as well as other health and wellness eBooks to help you stay on track. Total Boox, one of our eBook providers, has partnered with some of the leading publishers in the subject. You can find […]Read More from Spring Into Health and Wellness With eBooks
It might be “a tale as old as time,” but Beauty and the Beast is getting retold in a new Disney live action movie coming out this month! The movie stars Emma Watson (the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies) as Belle and Dan Stevens (better known as “Cousin Matthew” in […]Read More from Be Our Guest: Celebrate Beauty and the Beast With the Library
You’re all set to check out the next highly anticipated eBook in your favorite series and then you see it: “Not Currently Available." You resign to the fact that you might need to wait a bit for a copy to become available but then you see there are 96 holds on 20 copies. But don’t freak […]Read More from Pro-Tips for Waiting on eBook and eAudiobook Holds
What’s better than chocolate, roses, and cheesy cards? Curling up at home with a good romance novel! San Mateo County Libraries has you covered when it comes to new romance reads – from Danielle Steel favorites to vengeful dukes to action love stories. And if you’re not feeling the love, we’ve got some good anti-Valentine’s Day reads […]Read More from Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day
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