Are You the Next Poet Laureate?

Seeking the Next Poet Laureate San Mateo County is seeking the next Poet Laureate for 2019-2020. The new Poet Laureate should have a passion for poetry and a commitment to making poetry accessible to all residents of San Mateo County. The Poet Laureate will be a two-year position which includes a $5000 yearly stipend. Current Poet…
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The World of Anthony Bourdain

The world was shocked by the passing of Anthony Bourdain last week. Anthony Michael Bourdain was a celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. I read his book, Kitchen Confidential several years ago and it brought back many…
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Library Pride!

Many of us are used to traveling to Pride events in bigger cities, but if you are staying local this year, then the San Mateo County 2018 LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration is the pride party for you. Music, entertainment, food trucks, and lots of activities for the whole family. San Mateo County Libraries will be there…
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The 2018 World Cup is Here

  2018 FIFA World Cup Begins This Thursday in Russia The Super Bowl may be arguably the biggest American television event, but nothing compares to the global zeitgeist domination of the FIFA World Cup. Played every four years, the World Cup brings the best soccer (or football if you live pretty much anywhere but here…
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Golden State Thriller

A new bestselling investigative search for a serial killer that will keep you transfixed. Scared on a Plane I was recently on a flight for 10 hours and I spent the entire time completely frightened. I don't have a fear of flying...it was scary because of what I was reading. I'll Be Gone in the…
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World Oceans Day

Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day has served as a day to appreciate and honor the ocean that connects everyone around the world. It's also a great opportunity to learn about ocean life, think about…
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Summertime Is Fair Time

Family Fun for Everyone San Mateo County Libraries has a week of fun activities waiting for you at the San Mateo County Fair, June 9 -17, 2018. You’ll find our area just inside the Expo Hall. Once there, visit the Bookmobile which will be stationed at the Fair all week long, with fun activities and…
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