Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell.

Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander named “The Major” and her task force Section 9. They go on missions to stop cyber criminals and hackers. Did you know that […]

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Are you a 90’s kid? Then you probably remember DuckTales. It was an animated TV show that aired from 1987-1990. And of course the endless re-runs throughout the 90’s. It followed Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they went on crazy adventures with their billionaire Uncle Scrooge McDuck. And who could forget that […]

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Young Adult Picks for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Where we celebrate the contributions of women to history and society. Here are some nonfiction, fiction, and graphic novels to help you celebrate the fabulous ladies of history and the modern day. Nonfiction: Real Stories of Women Who Made (or Are Still Making) a Difference We Should All Be Feminists […]

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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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