Microphone Mechanics

A Celebration of Black Excellence: Drum Making Workshop Oakland based Hip Hop artist Jahi, from Microphone Mechanics, will present contributions African Americans and Africans have made on the world through various known and unknown inventions. Drum making and rhythmic expression will accompany this session with a focus on building legacy. Jahi has over 20 years…
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Now Recruiting for the Spring and Fall 2018 Cohorts for CO.STARTERS

San Mateo County Libraries has successfully graduated four CO.STARTERS cohorts of inspiring entrepreneurs as of December 2017, and is now recruiting for the Spring and Fall 2018 cohorts that will be held at the San Carlos Library. CO.STARTERS is a nationally renowned platform that helps communities grow local business. The nine-week program equips aspiring entrepreneurs…
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Celebrate Black History Month

Kitchen Demo With Bryant Terry Bryant Terry is a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, TED Talk alumnus, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that…
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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…
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A River, the Sea, an Island

2017 featured a bounty of fantastic picture books. As I thought about last year's treasures, I started to think in categories -- historical stories, humorous tales, poetic books, and books with gorgeous illustrations. Within the illustration category, there were three books about water that really stood out. A River by Marc Martin A child imagines…
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Curious About Arm Knitting?

Who Isn't? Arm knitting is a hot knitting trend gaining popularity in the past few years, and for good reason. Arm knitting uses adorable super chunky yarns, allowing you to create your own oversized scarves, hats and throws. What's more, arm knitting fast! Most projects can be completed in around an hour, so there is…
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Top 5 Records of 2017

I don't know about you, but when I hear an album that I really like, I can listen to that same record on repeat over and over, day after day, for an absurd amount of time. I of course make sure that I am wearing headphones or that I'm alone in my car so no…
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