Forever My Idol

We all remember important or influential moments in our lives. The first time I remember being inspired and having that “girl power” moment was going to the movies to see Princess Diaries 2. About halfway through, Princess Mia, the main character, is having trouble adjusting to her new royal life. She starts to find herself…
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Home Internet Access

While San Mateo County Libraries can be your go-to resource to use a computer or a laptop, access WiFi, and even bring WiFi home for a week, having reliable home internet access can make a significant difference when it comes to bridging the digital divide. That’s why San Mateo County Libraries is proud to partner…
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World Violin Day

Music lovers, celebrate World Violin Day on December 13! Violins are the mainstays of the classical music world, but did you know they've only been around for about 500 years and originated in Italy? It takes over 70 pieces of wood to make a violin and they can be quite expensive: currently, the most expensive…
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YANovCon Short Story Contest

YANovCon 2020 is right around the corner, and we’re hosting another Short Story Contest. Submit your story by Friday, December 20, 2019, and you could win a one-on-one lunch and feedback with a published YA author and other goodies. This year we are asking you to create a short story where a character's academics or…
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Food for Fines 2019

Although San Mateo County Libraries is now fine-free, we are still supporting our partnering libraries in their Food for Fines program, a library food drive. If you owe fines at a City Library, now is your chance to clear your overdue fines while helping those in need this holiday season. Bring non-perishable food items into…
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¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market

You might recognize Rául the Third's artistic style through the Pure Belpré Award-winning picture book series authored by Cathy Camper - Lowriders in Space, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, and Lowriders Blast From the Past. In this bilingual space odyssey, Rául's ballpoint pen comic art style calls to mind the kind of home…
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