Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!

Silicon Valley scene. Source: HBO

In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There have been a few different fictionalized accounts of the tech start-up scene, but none have been more accurate – and cringingly hilarious – as HBO’s Silicon Valley.  The show kicked off […]

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“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits

Check It Out! Energy and Water Saving Toolkits. Contain no-cost devices that will help you easily reduce energy and water use, saving you money on your utility bills.

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents conserve water, use less electricity and save money by taking a few simple actions. The toolkits contain […]

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We’re Hiring!

Photo of man at Library Service Desk.

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing, and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas, and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Poster for the upcoming movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little Guardians of the Galaxy history? The original superhero team that called itself the Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared way back in 1969 with a completely […]

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How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge

Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has hosted celebrity guests like Neil Patrick Harris, who sung about all the different kinds of shoes you can wear. Popular all-female music group Fifth Harmony was recently on to teach […]

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Earth Day 2017

Growing plant. Source: skeeze, Pixabay / CC0.

Did you know that Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970?  There are many different ways you can help celebrate this annual event coming up on April 22, 2017. Local Events Atherton Events Earth Day Celebration at the Atherton Town Center on April 22, 2017 from 10AM to 1PM. The Town’s Environmental Programs […]

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National Library Workers’ Day

San Mateo County Libraries staff member Francisco Vargas.

History First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (NLW - April 9-15, 2017) is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 of NLW we also celebrate National Library Workers' Day (NLWD). NLWD recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make […]

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Game of Thrones: Ready For Season 7?

Cersei Lannister is now Queen of the Seven Kingdoms after eliminating her enemies in the capital.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? There's a new trailer out for the seventh season. And the internet is abuzz with excitement. If you can’t wait for the new season, then the library has you covered. Re-Watch the Series From the Beginning The library has all the past seasons. Even season six! Game of […]

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A Swan Song for a Hero: Logan

Poster for the Marvel movie Logan.

It isn’t everyday a comic book based movie hits you in the face with emotions. All movies want to make us feel something, even comic book movies. Usually, those feelings are joy, anger if your favorite character has a misstep or a giddiness that makes us want to pretend there is more to our natural […]

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Quick, It’s Cherry Blossom Season!

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. Source: Michael Ocampo, Flickr.

A friend and I planned a museum day because there was rain in the forecast...so imagine our surprise when stepping out of SFMOMA and into Yerba Buena Gardens we encountered a park that was full of sunshine and sunbathers...and blooming cherry blossom trees! We celebrated by trying to get as many photos as possible with […]

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