Atherton Library Moves to Temporary Space in Preparation for New Library

Exciting plans are underway for the much-anticipated new Atherton Library Project! On August 17, Atherton Town Council approved city staff to move forward with preparing a bid package to demolish and abate the current Atherton Library in November. In preparation of this work, the current Atherton Library located at 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton, CA…
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World Vegetarian Day

As of this writing, if you Google "Vegetarians are" you'll find that the top 3 answers are: Healthier, Smarter and Evil. This really highlights the love–hate relationship we have with our diets, conscience and food. According to WorldAtlas in 2018 the most commonly eaten vegetable is actually a fruit, the tomato! Even scientist can't agree…
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International Coffee Day

#InternationalCoffeeDay or ICD is October 1st and will mark the 4th annual celebration. Past the jitters, social media post, and the long lines at Starbucks. This year's theme is "Women in Coffee" which makes a lot of sense in an industry with a large gender gap. Like in many industries the women's role has been…
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Silicon Valley Start-Up Story That Reads Like a Thriller!

The best book I've read lately is the non-fiction book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. Taking place in our own backyard here in Palo Alto, it’s about the biotech company Theranos and its overly confident and ambitious founder, Elizabeth Holmes. Extremely well written and researched by investigative reporter John Carreyrou…
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San Mateo County Libraries Recognized for Library Innovation

The Urban Libraries Council announced San Mateo County Libraries as one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 ULC Annual Forum earlier this month. The ULC Innovations initiative spotlights libraries that use inventive approaches to further their mission and purpose. A panel of expert judges selected San Mateo County Libraries from 220 submissions in 10…
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Big Lift Inspiring Summers

Over a thousand eager students are now ready to tackle the new school year with some extra confidence thanks to an uplifting summer with San Mateo County Libraries and The Big Lift. In partnership with the County of San Mateo, San Mateo County Office of Education, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for…
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