One of those days

One of the perks of working in technical services at a library is you get to see lots of new materials come through. Sometimes a book will jump out at us and we have to stop and take a second look. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's One of Those Days is exactly that kind of book. With just a…
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New YA Fiction for September 2016

Get ready for the most anticipated and exciting young adult releases of the year! September 6 Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas Assassin-turned-queen Aelin Galathynius is challenged to forge dubious alliances in order to protect the fracturing kingdoms of Erilea from warmongering conquerors. September 20 Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes…
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Outside the Lines

When’s the last time you said hello to your library? It’s time we reintroduced ourselves. San Mateo County Libraries joins more than 200 libraries and organizations worldwide to participate in Outside the Lines, a week-long grassroots initiative – September 11-17, 2016 – celebrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Together we're working towards shifting perceptions of…
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New Youth Library Cards

San Mateo County Libraries provides creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. We also offer opportunities for students of all ages to expand their knowledge and explore creative pursuits. Students can turn to our libraries for programs, classes, Makerspaces, resources, and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. “Peninsula libraries offer an incredible array of collections…
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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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