Basketball Books

Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right now. Seems like some authors who play ball are also excellent writers! Here are four to check out. The Crossover Josh is having a hard time: his dad is having mysterious health…
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National Umbrella Month is Here!

It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think of umbrellas, I get all sentimental, recalling the umbrellas of years past. The mint green one covered in butterflies during my Vladimir Nabokov obsession. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid promotional…
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Jazz in the Library

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…
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Celebrate Pi Day!

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various restaurants and bakeries are celebrating Pi Day by offering slices of pizza or pie for $3.14. My favorite way of celebrating is by baking a pie and going to the Exploratorium for their…
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Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times Digital Edition Through the Library!

San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all regular newspaper content, photography, and videos dating back from 1851 to present. You’ll also have access to Mandarin and Spanish versions. Like to only read the Style section or the Opinions…
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“Changemakers” Exhibit Debuts in San Mateo County Libraries

San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to partner with San Francisco Public Library in the creation of the “Changemakers” Exhibit to showcase Bay Area disability pride and the contributions of people with disabilities. In fall 2018, San Mateo County Libraries, San Francisco Public Library, and San Jose Public Library reached out to our communities and…
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