Visit Our Lookmobile!

San Mateo County Libraries's Lookmobile, a new interactive mobile library.

Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San Mateo County communities. The Lookmobile offers visitors the opportunity to explore new ways of seeing their surroundings through interactive exhibits, fun experiments, and reflective activities. We invite the public to step inside and take a first […]

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

CO.STARTERS small business development workshop. Source: CO.STARTERS.

San Mateo County Libraries has successfully graduated two CO.STARTERS cohorts of inspiring entrepreneurs and is now recruiting for the Spring and Fall 2017 cohorts 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 with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Bay Area Webcomic Artists

There is no stopping the Comic Arts Fest. Our next event will be on Saturday, February 18, starting at 10:00 AM at the Millbrae Library. The Millbrae Library will be hosting a Comics Workshop with Ellis Kim and a Bay Area Webcomic Artists panel with Ellis Kim, Spencer Bingham, and Maia Kobabe. Ellis Kim is an Alameda-based illustrator who […]

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Teen Librarians Pick Their 2016 Top Teen Book

San Mateo County Libraries Teen Librarians.

A bunch of San Mateo County Libraries’ Teen Librarians got together in January and picked their top teen book of 2016 (AKA last year). And drum-roll please... Our Top Teen Book of 2016 Is... Salt to the Sea Our Runners Up Are March: Book Three Highly Illogical Behavior The Female of the Species What do you think? What […]

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Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day

Photo of Valentine's Day heart candies. Source: Laura Ockel, Unsplash/CC0

What’s better than chocolate, roses, and cheesy cards? Curling up at home with a good romance novel! San Mateo County Libraries has you covered when it comes to new romance reads – from Danielle Steel favorites to vengeful dukes to action love stories. And if you’re not feeling the love, we’ve got some good anti-Valentine’s Day reads […]

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An Interview With Belmont Libraries’ Michelle Ng

Belmont Libraries' Youth Services Librarian, Michelle Ng.

The San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE engaging our youngest visitors with fun storytimes and active learning programs! So who are these multi-talented and enthusiastic staff in Youth Services? Meet Michelle Let's get to know Belmont Libraries' Michelle through a series of interesting questions. Who are you and where are you from? I'm Michelle Ng […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author-Artist T. Edward Bak

T. Edward Bak at SPX 2013. Source: Santiago Garcia, Flickr.

The Comic Arts Fest continues with the next event on Sunday, February 12, 3:00 PM at the South San Francisco Main Library. The Library will be hosting a presentation on T. Edward Bak's work. The presentation will feature discussion of the experiences, research methods, and process that inform author-artist T. Edward Bak's work. Island of Memory, his first volume […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author-Artist Tyler Cohen

Photo of author-artist Tyler Cohen.

The Comic Arts Fest continues with the next event on Saturday, February 11, 5:30 PM at the Half Moon Bay Library. The Library will be hosting a panel of Bay Area Women in Comics. The panel will feature: Liz Mayorga a working class artist from Southeast Los Angeles whose DIY art was shaped by the Punk […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Artist Thien Pham

Comic artist Thien Pham.

The Comic Arts Fest is in full swing. Our next event will be on Saturday, February 11, 2:00 PM at the South San Francisco Library - Grand Avenue Branch. The Grand Avenue Branch Library will be hosting a Comics Workshop with Thien Pham. A comic book, visual artist, and high school teacher, based in the Bay Area. Pham illustrated […]

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Get an Early Listen to Grammy Award Nominees

Ted Jensen's 2002 Grammy Award. Source: Obra derivada, Wikimedia CC BY 4.0.

Are you planning to watch the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017? Many of the nominees are on Freegal, a free music streaming service at San Mateo County Libraries. With your library card (requires "29041" library card.), you get access to five hours per day of streaming time and five songs to download […]

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