A year of listening, learning and discovering shared values. In September of 2017, San Mateo County Libraries will launch our “Community Conversations” program which brings community members – of different walks of life and with differing views – to listen, learn, and discover common connections with one another in a safe space. Every month, we’ll bring […]Read More from Community Conversations
As the season winds down, why not add some romance novels to your summer reading list? Read a Romance Month (RARM) is a fun way to check out a new-to-you (or not!) genre and find some fresh favorite authors. Founded and organized by romance book reviewer and advocate Bobbi Dumas, RARM highlights authors and books […]Read More from August is Read a Romance Month!
The first three-day Veterans Stand Down in San Mateo County will take place September 9 - 11, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Why Stand Down? Stand Down is a military term used when a service person comes in from battle to camp for a three-day rest, food, bath, fresh clothes and friendship. This […]Read More from Library Services at Veterans Stand Down
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 […]Read More from 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival
What Is a Book Bike? Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mission to spread the love of reading, learning and literacy. At San Mateo County Libraries, we have a fleet of six book bikes […]Read More from The Book Bikes Are Coming!
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries, or as it's more famously known HBO’s True Blood. It somehow slipped past me that NBC was giving another of Harris’s books the television treatment in its new show Midnight, Texas. The show focuses on a small town with an unusual population. Its residents include […]Read More from It’s Always Midnight in Texas
We’ve still got one more month of summer so now is the time to start really honing your culinary skills for cool treats and delicious eats before Labor Day. San Mateo County Libraries has an array of cookbooks, magazines, and videos to help you cool off during those hot days (and nights). Cookbooks From refreshing […]Read More from Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!
Fronting a jamming band, the Colombian born multi-instrumentalist brings educational messages and bilingual lyrics to a non-stop party. Andrés’ message to kids is definitely not about keeping still. - Billboard Joyous – Boston Globe Very innovative, very creative, with a great melodic sense, to play music that our smaller kids will appreciate and learn. - […]Read More from Latin Grammy Winning Bilingual Artist 123 Andrés Performs at San Mateo County Libraries
San Mateo County Libraries has successfully graduated three CO.STARTERS cohorts of inspiring entrepreneurs as of June 2017, and is now recruiting for the Fall 2017 and Spring 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 […]Read More from Now Recruiting for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Cohorts for CO.STARTERS
Español | English Español Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Este libro bilingüe es escrito e ilustrado por un autor local, Roberto Liu-Trujillo, con traducción por Cinthya Muñoz, y se llama El Primer Corte de Mesita de Furqan/Furqan's First Flat Top. […]Read More from El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan