Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every April in recognition of the significant contribution that jazz music has made to society. The aim of this annual event is to pay tribute to jazz for its historic and cultural significance by encouraging schools, governments and organizations to participate in various events such as…
View More about Jazz Appreciation Month

Usher in the Year of the Dog With San Mateo County Libraries

Chinese New Year, known as the Spring Festival in modern China or simply the Lunar New Year, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, up until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar…
View More about Usher in the Year of the Dog With San Mateo County Libraries

2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn!  With a rich tradition of celebrating family, harvest, and the full moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival is honored throughout Asia.  This year, it falls on Wednesday, October 4 and San Mateo County Libraries are celebrating with storytelling, music, dance, lots of children's activities, and your favorite moon cakes! We're bringing in Chinese Brush painter Pauline…
View More about 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Deadpool 2

I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool in X-Men Origins and was pleased for about...five minutes.  That ending, well, let's say it wasn't what I had envisioned for my favorite fourth-wall-breaking-merc-with-a-mouth. And finally, FINALLY, last year we…
View More about Deadpool 2

Spider-Man Homecoming

Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I loved their rebooted Vulture (dubbed "Flying Monster Guy" by Tony Stark), the homage to Miles Morales's buddy Ganke Lee, and the redesigned suit, which nods towards the comic's original webbed underarm wings.  Here's…
View More about Spider-Man Homecoming

Justice League

I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoopla service (AKA find out how exactly Superman could become a tyrannical despot by trying keep everyone "safe"). Recent movie-wise, I wasn't the hugest fan of the rebooted Superman movie, Man of…
View More about Justice League

Iron Fist and The Defenders

Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (as seen in Marvel's the Avengers!), we met Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage as they battled the crime, the Hand, and numerous super-villains.  This year, we were introduced to the final…
View More about Iron Fist and The Defenders

An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author Kazu Kibuishi

The Comic Arts Fest is wrapping up. Our final author visit will be on Saturday, February 25, 2:00 PM at the Foster City Library. The Library will be hosting author Kazu Kibuishi. Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet graphic novel series for children, the webcomic Copper, and the action-packed series Daisy Kutter. Kazu is also…
View More about An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author Kazu Kibuishi

An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Bay Area Webcomic Artists

There is no stopping the Comic Arts Fest. Our next event will be on Saturday, February 18, starting at 10:00 AM at the Millbrae Library. The Millbrae Library will be hosting a Comics Workshop with Ellis Kim and a Bay Area Webcomic Artists panel with Ellis Kim, Spencer Bingham, and Maia Kobabe. Ellis Kim is an Alameda-based illustrator who…
View More about An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Bay Area Webcomic Artists

An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author-Artist T. Edward Bak

The Comic Arts Fest continues with the next event on Sunday, February 12, 3:00 PM at the South San Francisco Main Library. The Library will be hosting a presentation on T. Edward Bak's work. The presentation will feature discussion of the experiences, research methods, and process that inform author-artist T. Edward Bak's work. Island of Memory, his first volume…
View More about An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author-Artist T. Edward Bak
1 - 10 of 16