Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is happening all throughout May in San Mateo County! MHAM is one of the best times of the year where we can increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions. This year, San Mateo County Libraries and Peninsula Library System partnered…
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Spring Into Financial Well-Being!

Just in time for Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6), San Mateo County Libraries now offers Financial Ratings Series Online by Weiss Ratings and Greyhouse Publishing for our community. Complimenting Morningstar Investment Research Center, Financial Ratings Series Online provides independent information to help consumers make informed decisions about their finances including insurance, Medicare, banking, and…
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Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times Digital Edition Through the Library!

San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all regular newspaper content, photography, and videos dating back from 1851 to present. You’ll also have access to Mandarin and Spanish versions. Like to only read the Style section or the Opinions…
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Celebrate the Splendor of Unicorns!

With the resurgence of Lisa Frank, the abundance of “Unicorn”-flavored foods and beverages, and the incorporation of unicorns into pop culture, some might say these magical one-horned horse creatures are having a moment. I’d argue, however, that unicorns have staying power — and have been capturing human fascination since Ancient Greece. January 11th is your…
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Enrich K-12 Reading With TeachingBooks.Net!

Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower young readers. This suite of databases provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books. Students and parents can access six TeachingBooks databases through San Mateo County Libraries: Book Guides & Lesson Plans…
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Watching Sharp Objects? Here Are Five New Read-Alikes

Move over Big Little Lies – the next great literary thriller-turned-TV-HBO-series is Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects! Starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects will take viewers on a twisty and gruesome ride. You might have been introduced to Flynn through the book and movie Gone Girl. Sharp Objects has similar elements – the requisite…
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