Best YA Books of 2017

There have been so many great young adult books published in 2017. Whether you like action, romance, science fiction, serious issues or nonfiction, we have something for you. Check out these recommendations from San Mateo County Librarians. The Hate U Give After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's…
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Noon Year’s Eve

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 our events to see…
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Celebrate Thanksgiving

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine that means lots of cooking, family, and maybe some stress (or a lot). But don’t worry. The library has you covered. Check out our thanksgiving recommendations below for an awesome thanksgiving celebration. Cookbooks for Thanksgiving Dinner Inspiration The New…
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National Sandwich Day

It’s November! We are officially knee deep in the food heavy holiday season. But there’s one food themed holiday you may not know about. November 3rd is National Sandwich Day. Why November 3rd? Well that’s because on November 3rd, 1718, John Montagu a.k.a the 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. He’s credited with inventing the…
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Batman Turns 78!

This September the Caped Crusader celebrates his 78th birthday. That’s right Batman has been around for 78 years! I was going to add up all his TV series, movies, and cartoons. But there’s too many to count! And that’s not even including all the comics. Check our events to see if your local library is hosting…
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Birding at the Library

San Mateo County is a great place for birding. Are you familiar with birding culture? Let me give you a basic rundown of the terms as defined by Birding magazine. Birder: The acceptable term used to describe the person who seriously pursues the hobby of birding. May be professional or amateur. Birding: A hobby in which individuals enjoy the…
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