Teen Librarians Pick Their 2016 Top Teen Book

San Mateo County Libraries Teen Librarians.

A bunch of San Mateo County Libraries’ Teen Librarians got together in January and picked their top teen book of 2016 (AKA last year). And drum-roll please... Our Top Teen Book of 2016 Is... Salt to the Sea Our Runners Up Are March: Book Three Highly Illogical Behavior The Female of the Species What do you think? What […]

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Young Adult Novelist Convention

YANovCon button.

It’s almost time for the 2nd ever Young Adult Novelist Convention (or YANovCon for short.) It’s happening Saturday, January 28 from 1-5 PM at the Millbrae Library. What is YANovCon? It’s a chance to meet authors of books for middle and high school youth (and anyone else who enjoys their writing). The half day convention features: panel discussions, […]

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Noon Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve celebration. Source: H.L.I.T., Flickr.

It’s time to ring in the new year! Come celebrate with fun and food at the library. Select libraries will be having family friendly parties at noon, complete with a new year’s eve countdown! This allows parents with young children to celebrate the New Year without staying up until midnight. Check the list below to […]

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Are You Ready for Rogue One!?!

Star Wars: Rogue One poster.

Are you ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The first stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will take place between the prequels and the original trilogy. Here's the premise, "After the formation of the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance recruits Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to work with a team including Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) […]

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The Mannequin Challenge – Library Style

Pacifica Sanchez Library takes the Mannequin Challenge.

What's the Mannequin Challenge? It's a trend so big that it even has it's own Wikipedia page! You make a video where people stand in place like statues (or mannequins). And presto! You've conquered the Mannequin Challenge. Even our librarians are getting in on the action. The Pacifica Sanchez Library filmed their own Mannequin Challenge […]

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Scary Good! Young Adult Halloween Picks and Events

Cover of The Nest by Kenneth Oppel.

It’s October! Halloween is almost upon us. Ah, yes that wonderful spooky holiday where we dress up in costumes, eat copious amounts of candy, and partake in the scariest of entertainment. Can’t decide what scary stuff to watch/read? Don’t worry. The Library has you covered. We've got scary books, and movies galore! Lots of libraries […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Poster for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Can you believe it's been nine years since the last book in the Harry Potter series came out? Since then fans have had to make do with eight movies, two theme parks, and a stage play. But on Saturday, July 31st there will be a new Harry Potter book out in the world. ...Well technically, it's the […]

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Poster

Have you seen the trailer for next year's Wonder Woman movie yet? Wonder Woman has been kicking butt in comics for 75 years. She has been in cartoons, TV shows, and video games but never a solo feature film. Her movie is scheduled to be released June 2, 2017. Can’t wait for the movie? Try these comics with cool, complex […]

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Pokémon Go: Catch’em at the Library!

Photo of Pokémon GO on iPhone. Source: Eduardo Woo, Flickr.

Pokémon Go! It's the new gaming app that's sweeping the nation. Whether you're trying to catch them all or get your Pokémon fix with books, comics, and DVDs then the library has you covered. Did you know that some of our branches are Pokéstops? And some are even Gyms! Check out some of our library […]

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