Are you a young adult between the ages of 12-18? Do you like to read? Then vote for your favorite books on this year’s Teen Top Ten List. What is the Teen's Top Ten? According to the Young Adult Library Services Association's website, “the Teen’s Top Ten is a ‘teen choice’ list, where teens nominate […]Read More from Teens’ Top Ten Books of 2017: Vote For Your Favorite!
Mural Art in the Mission Have you ever been wandering the streets of a familiar city and been suddenly struck with awe over a familiar piece of street art that you have passed many times, but only just now really saw? Maybe there are pieces you pass every day and you have always wondered, who […]Read More from The Mission: Slideshow and Author Talk With Dick Evans
I was born in the early ‘80s. I was barely two months old when Return of the Jedi was released, and only two years old When Back to the Future made Marty McFly a household name. In addition, I was the only girl in a family with two older brothers. So, needless to say, I […]Read More from Ready Player One
Are you getting your child ready for kindergarten this fall? Beginning at a new school? These picture books will inspire soon-to-be kindergartners and their parents - making the up-coming new-school adventure one of brilliant color, play and excitement! There's something for everyone - from a nervous school to a nervous dad (with brave children and creative teachers […]Read More from Getting Ready for Kindergarten?
San Mateo County Libraries is excited to announce that ABCmouse, our online educational resource, is now available for use at home! ABCmouse is an interactive and engaging resource for children ages 2 to 8, with educational concepts and activities that are designed to provide a stronger learning foundation for school. Created by nationally recognized early […]Read More from Explore ABCMouse at Home!
With summer coming to an end, it is time to do some “arm chair traveling” at the library with our upcoming all ages music and dance performances, art installations, as well as a very special author visit with Gary Soto in honor of SMCL's Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Celebrations. All Ages Programs Sandor y Su Mecanica: Cuban […]Read More from Latinx Heritage Celebration at the Libraries
Teen Guest Blogger: Diane The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II. The novel follows four teenagers through their intertwined journeys to survive the war in the winter of 1945, yet the teens are from different homelands and they […]Read More from Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
A year of listening, learning and discovering shared values. In September of 2017, San Mateo County Libraries will launch our “Community Conversations” program which brings community members – of different walks of life and with differing views – to listen, learn, and discover common connections with one another in a safe space. Every month, we’ll bring […]Read More from Community Conversations
Happy Birthday Kwon Ji-yong! Fans of K-Pop will know G-Dragon as the breakout megastar of Korea's superstar boy band Big Bang. Born August 18, 1988, Korea's biggest pop star will turn 29 this month, marking a new era of a life lived in the limelight. Currently appearing in this second world tour, Act III: M.O.T.T.E, is […]Read More from Even G-Dragons Have Birthdays
Eclipse Across America For the first time in 99 years, a solar eclipse will be visible throughout all of North America. Anyone within the path of totality - a term which describes the phenomenon where the moon blocks out the sun completely, and only the sun's corona can be seen - will see a rare total eclipse of the sun. […]Read More from Total Eclipse of the Sun