A friend and I planned a museum day because there was rain in the forecast...so imagine our surprise when stepping out of SFMOMA and into Yerba Buena Gardens we encountered a park that was full of sunshine and sunbathers...and blooming cherry blossom trees! We celebrated by trying to get as many photos as possible with […]Read More from Quick, It’s Cherry Blossom Season!
It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, silly superhero, Captain Underpants. Author Dav Pilkey's The Adventures of Captain Underpants book series has been a favorite of kids who love outrageous humor, fantastic situations, and comic books. Coming Soon... The big news: a […]Read More from Captain Underpants…The Movie!
My first year in college was not so glamorous. Night after night of crazy parties? No. Frisbee on a sunny manicured lawn with preppy guys in polo shirts? No. Long, indulgent meals at all all-you-can-eat dorm cafeteria that features a pizza station, roast carving station, and frozen yogurt machine? Well, yes, that part was actually true (so […]Read More from Sunday Mornings With the Velvet Underground
"Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him." - Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Dublin I recently had a quick 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland. Having been there before, I knew a couple of very important things I had to accomplish during my short stay: buy an […]Read More from Pancakes From Distant Lands
Have you ever had that moment where you see something for sale and think, “Hey, I could make that at home!” Throughout the month of March, San Mateo County Libraries is encouraging kids of all ages to drop in, roll up their sleeves, and make stuff. Unplug, DIY and STEAM These days, it’s so easy […]Read More from Make It March
Growing up, my dad would sometimes ask me, "How do you feel being half Asian? Do kids tease you?" His question mystified me, yet as I grew older, I did become more sensitive to the nature of being biracial. Never quite feeling like I fit in at school or during visits to Koreatown, confusion over what […]Read More from The History of Love: Mildred and Richard Loving
There have been a number of wonderful new books highlighting women's achievements all over the world. Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide are two recent favorites. Another excellent book, for younger readers, is I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley. Released last year, I Dissent is […]Read More from One Disagreement at a Time
The recent election and its aftermath have stirred passionate discussion among adults--and even among kids. Many adults are wondering how to approach this topic with their children. Not Too Young You might be thinking: my child is too young to understand what's going on. Though they don't understand the details, kids are sensitive to emotions and […]Read More from Discussing the 2016 Election With Children
On Friday, September 2nd, San Mateo County Libraries invites you to join us for Art Break Day. Come to our libraries to “take an art break” and create art for free. Art Break Day, created by the nonprofit Art is Moving, is an annual worldwide event where people of all ages are given the supplies and […]Read More from Art Break Day
Rev up the school buses, ring those bells! School is almost back in session. Fuel your excitement for the 2016-2017 school year with these newly acquired back to school titles. The Way to School Kids all over the world travel to school in unique ways. In Brazil, kids may ride on a cart pulled by an […]Read More from Back to School Books
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