Pancakes From Distant Lands

"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…
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Make It March

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…
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One Disagreement at a Time

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…
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Art Break Day

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…
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Back to School Books

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…
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The Legendary Iggy Pop

The new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression, has been playing nonstop in my car for weeks. I've loved him since childhood, when I first heard his punk band the Stooges. His wild stage performances, the mischievous glint in his eyes, the way he practically howls when he sings--Iggy Pop is a legend. Forever young at…
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