Walk and Talk With the Library

Photo of women walking in a park. Source: Jellaluna, Flickr

The 3rd Tuesday of the month the Pacifica-Sanchez Library staff has their Walk and Talk Book Club. We leave from the Library and walk to San Pedro Valley Park. It is about a two mile walk where we pass the time  discussing our currently chosen book. We have some great discussions about our books, or […]

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Planning the Perfect Road Trip

Photo of family taking a road trip. Source: State Farm, Flickr

It might be late in the game, but I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my Summer vacation. My family and I have done the stay-cation thing, the flight-to-a-destination thing, the camping-cabin thing, but we've never really conquered a road-trip thing; the type of road trip that movies are made of 🙂 […]

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Project update: New Half Moon Bay Library

Rendering of the new Half Moon Bay Library.

On June 12 at 5:00 PM, the old Half Moon Bay Library closed its doors forever in anticipation of construction of the site’s new library. The new Half Moon Bay Library will be a modern, inviting, and engaging facility, designed with the needs of today’s digital community in mind. More than a book depository, today’s […]

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Muhammad Ali Remembered

Photo of Muhammad Ali during a boxing match. Source: the documentary Muhammad Ali The Greatest.

The world lost a legend on June 3, 2016. The former world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, died at the age of 74. His Life Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr on January 17, 1942 Ali is known as "The Greatest," as he himself proclaimed. Muhammad Ali won his first world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston in […]

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California Presidential Primary: Tuesday, June 7th

Find your polling place so you can cast your vote! The 2016 California Presidential Primary is Tuesday, June 7th. Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The Secretary of State offers three ways to locate your polling place: By calling 800-345-VOTE (8683) Online By texting Vote to GOVOTE (468683) For complete […]

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The NBA Finals Rematch We All Wanted

Photo of Steph Curry. Source: nikk_la, Flickr

There is a buzz floating around the Bay Area. And although it might seem similar to the buzz we experienced last June, this year it’s a little different. This year it’s a Golden State Warriors team that did the undefiable and unthinkable all season long. This year it’s a Golden State Warriors team that broke […]

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Library Leads Pride

Father and daughter at NYC Gay Pride 2013. Source: Bob Jagendorf, Flickr

We like to think that libraries are pretty cool and that people who work in libraries are especially fabulous, but did you know that the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) became the first gay professional organization in the nation way back in 1970? The San Mateo […]

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Summer Learning is here!

Graphic of children seated around a campfire reading together with text overlaid that says 2016 Summer Learning Challenge.

Make this your... BEST.SUMMER.EVER. The Summer Learning Challenge is here! This means reading, playing, doing, and lots of chances for prizes through it all. Sign up at your local library or online at summerlearners.org to be part of this exploring, discovering, playing, experimenting, reading, talking, singing, smiling, laughing, can't-do-it-wrong program that combines the fun of […]

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An Interview With SMCL’s Jenna Varden

The San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE bringing exciting teen programs and services to inspire and engage you. So who are the unique and talented individuals who run these great programs? Meet Jenna Let's learn about Jenna Varden and what makes her tick. Where Are You From? "I grew up in Singapore before coming to the […]

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An Interview With SMCL’s Kelly Reinaker

Photo of Youth Services Librarian, Kelly Reinaker.

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 Kelly Let's find out about East Palo Alto Library's Kelly Reinaker and what inspires her! Where Are You From? "I was born and raised in […]

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