Libros Nuevos en Español

Para nosotros los bibliófilos, siempre es emocionante descubrir un libro nuevo. ¡Ahora imagínese estar viendo libros nuevos todos los días! Trabajando en las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, me toca verlos constantemente. Pero no es privilegio especial: usted también puede experimentar los libros recién llegados a nuestras bibliotecas. En nuestro sitio Internet tenemos un […]

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Let the Madness Begin!

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team beat Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Source: Chet White | UK Athletics.

“Did I Ever Mention I'm From Kentucky?” There are only two times a year I can drop Kentucky into casual conversation without directly referring to my pilgrimage from Kentucky to California. One is to tell stories of what Louisville, KY (my hometown) is like during Derby time. The other is in March where I become […]

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9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival Winners

Teen Film Festival high school winners.

This March, we celebrated the 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival. Teens from across San Mateo County submitted 32 entries in total. We received so many that we had to split the festival into two days - one for high school student films and one for middle school student films. These students worked incredibly hard […]

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Are you a 90’s kid? Then you probably remember DuckTales. It was an animated TV show that aired from 1987-1990. And of course the endless re-runs throughout the 90’s. It followed Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they went on crazy adventures with their billionaire Uncle Scrooge McDuck. And who could forget that […]

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Spring Into Health and Wellness With eBooks

"Eat Real Food" eBook on tablet.

Whether you’re a yoga junkie or looking to try something new, San Mateo County Libraries has an assortment of yoga as well as other health and wellness eBooks to help you stay on track.  Total Boox, one of our eBook providers, has partnered with some of the leading publishers in the subject. You can find […]

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Month of the Young Child

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San Mateo County Libraries will honor children all month long in April by naming it the Month of the Young Child! Join us at our 12 branches for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain the younger children in our homes. We will wrap up the month with book giveaways in the […]

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Be Our Guest: Celebrate Beauty and the Beast With the Library

Poster for Disney's film Beauty and the Beast.

It might be “a tale as old as time,” but Beauty and the Beast is getting retold in a new Disney live action movie coming out this month! The movie stars Emma Watson (the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies) as Belle and Dan Stevens (better known as “Cousin Matthew” in […]

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Pancakes From Distant Lands

Gluten-free pancakes with blueberry, banana and honey. Source:

"Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him." - Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Dublin I recently had a quick 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland. Having been there before, I knew a couple of very important things I had to accomplish during my short stay: buy an […]

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Young Adult Picks for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Where we celebrate the contributions of women to history and society. Here are some nonfiction, fiction, and graphic novels to help you celebrate the fabulous ladies of history and the modern day. Nonfiction: Real Stories of Women Who Made (or Are Still Making) a Difference We Should All Be Feminists […]

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Pro-Tips for Waiting on eBook and eAudiobook Holds

Woman reading eBook. Source: Pexels, Pixabay/CC0.

You’re all set to check out the next highly anticipated eBook in your favorite series and then you see it: “Not Currently Available." You resign to the fact that you might need to wait a bit for a copy to become available but then you see there are 96 holds on 20 copies. But don’t freak […]

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