MLB’s Dog Days of Summer

Happy August, everyone! Summer is halfway through, Target already has their Halloween section up and Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is officially in our rear-view mirror. At this point of the grueling 162-game season, baseball nerds alike can now make an educated assumption of which teams have a fighting chance at the postseason and which teams are now […]

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Pokémon Go: Facts, Tips, and Hints!

Hand holding phone with Pokémon game on screen.

Calling all Pokémon Trainers. Are you on the road to become a Pokémon Master? Well here are some facts, tips, and hints to help you along the way. Did you know you can catch Pokémon at your local library? Check out Jessica's blog Pokémon Go: Catch’em at the Library! for more info. Have any tips or […]

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Who’s going to Rio?!

Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Source: Mike Vondran, Flickr.

If you're like us, you didn't make the USA Olympic Team, but that doesn't mean you can't be an armchair athlete and still enjoy the sights and sounds and flavors of one of the world's most spectacular cities! Just checkout our books and DVDs and you'll be feeling like a Carioca in no time at […]

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Suicide Squad

Poster of the Suicide Squad movie.

DC Comics is fighting back against Marvel with its heavy-hitting Wonder Woman and the (hopefully) zany Suicide Squad!  Don't know what Suicide Squad is? Think about Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, and Enchantress  Check out these trailers and tell us which was your favorite! First Trailer: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Second Trailer: The […]

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Comic-Con International 2016

Photo of attendees at Comic-Con San Diego 2013. Source: Pat Loika, Flickr.

San Diego Comic-Con International is not only a gathering for thousands of fans eager to share their love of comics, anime, movies, television shows, and video games, but a symbol of pop culture itself! As a Comic-Con newbie, going to SDCC was massive and amazing and slightly overwhelming. I was terrified of the famed Hall H, while […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Poster for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Can you believe it's been nine years since the last book in the Harry Potter series came out? Since then fans have had to make do with eight movies, two theme parks, and a stage play. But on Saturday, July 31st there will be a new Harry Potter book out in the world. ...Well technically, it's the […]

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The Power of Story

Photo of Ryan Gattis with teens from Firebaugh High School. Source:

The Short Version Author wins award: Ryan Gattis, All Involved, 2016 ALEX Award. Author graciously agrees to appear at award presentation during library convention. Author delivers incredibly moving speech. Audience member (aka: me) compelled to share speech and books with world! The Slightly Longer Version I am very lucky to serve on the ALEX Award […]

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Stubborn Pens and Nervous Schools

Photo of child kissing his teddy bear. Source: Leonid Mamchenkov, Flickr.

Does your child have a favorite blanket or toy that they love more than anything, even an identical, newer, cleaner version of the same object? Anyone familiar with Owen by Kevin Henkes or Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems knows that this phenomenon is quite real and experienced by many young ones. But how about taking it a […]

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Poster

Have you seen the trailer for next year's Wonder Woman movie yet? Wonder Woman has been kicking butt in comics for 75 years. She has been in cartoons, TV shows, and video games but never a solo feature film. Her movie is scheduled to be released June 2, 2017. Can’t wait for the movie? Try these comics with cool, complex […]

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Groundbreaking for the New Half Moon Bay Library!

San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County - are pleased to announce that after years of hard work and thoughtful effort, ground is about to be broken for the new Half Moon Bay Library! The entire Coastside community is invited to join the celebration […]

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