Community Conversations

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 […]

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2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

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 […]

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It’s Always Midnight in Texas

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 […]

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Latin Grammy Winning Bilingual Artist 123 Andrés Performs at San Mateo County Libraries

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. - […]

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Now Recruiting for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Cohorts for CO.STARTERS

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 […]

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El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan

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. […]

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