Library Card Sign-Up Month

A library card is the coolest card around and September just so happens to be Library Card Sign-up Month. Every September, San Mateo County Libraries and the Peninsula Library System join with the American Library Association to make sure that everyone in our communities has a free library card, which is an all access pass […]

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Miss the Perseids?

You can still see them at EarthSky's best photos and videos. Interested in celestial phenomena? Want more? Possibilities are everywhere around us. Literally. San Jose Astronomical Association holds beginner classes, public and school star parties, solar observation events and has QuickSTARt, loaner, fix-it and astro imaging programs. Volunteer opportunities are fun and fulfilling. College of […]

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Art Break Day

On Friday, September 2nd, San Mateo County Libraries invites you to join us for Art Break Day. Come to our libraries to “take an art break” and create art for free. Art Break Day, created by the nonprofit Art is Moving, is an annual worldwide event where people of all ages are given the supplies and […]

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El Divo de Juarez

The world lost a legend on Sunday. The beloved top-selling icon from Mexico, Juan Gabriel, passed away at his Santa Monica home from a heart attack at the age of 66. Born on January 7, 1950 as Alberto Aguilera Valadez in Parácuaro, Michoacán he is known around the world as "El Divo de Juarez." He […]

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

This year's Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on September 15! Also known as the Day of Reunion or the Moon Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the harvest moon at its brightest and fullest. It's a time for family and for celebrations and for delicious mooncakes. Growing up in Singapore, I loved the brightly colored animal-shaped lanterns […]

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Back to School Books

Rev up the school buses, ring those bells! School is almost back in session. Fuel your excitement for the 2016-2017 school year with these newly acquired back to school titles. The Way to School Kids all over the world travel to school in unique ways. In Brazil, kids may ride on a cart pulled by an […]

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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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