Don’t Miss YANovCon 2020!

RSVP Now We are beyond excited for our 5th Annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (#YANovCon) coming up on Saturday, January 25th from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Millbrae Library. RSVP to this amazing annual FREE event to reserve your spot and for us to make sure we have enough giveaways to hand out…
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Make 2020 All About Your Education!

Finish Your High School Diploma With the new year, comes New Year’s resolutions. Popular picks include healthy eating, exercise, and money management. It’s also a great time to focus on advancing your education and career opportunities. San Mateo County Libraries offers a program called Career Online High School designed for adults who were unable to…
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

San Mateo County Libraries wants to invite all parents or caregivers with young children to join our new "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program! Reading 1,000 books with your child before kindergarten may seem like a daunting task in addition to all the other obligations of parenting, but shared reading is fun and yields considerable benefits…
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Best Books of the Decade

'Tis the season for year-end "Best of" lists, and with the end of 2019, many "Best of the Decade" booklists. I compiled a number of these popular lists together to help you find your next great read. Many of these titles are available at SMCL, so cozy up with a terrific title. Best of 2019…
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The Man Behind Big Bird

Remembering Caroll Spinney, Sesame Street puppeteer. I first heard of Caroll Spinney while reading Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. It's a fascinating tell-all that describes the beginnings of Sesame Street and its evolution. Spinney, who recently passed away at age 85, was the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and…
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