Hamilton Comes to San Francisco!

The musical that became a national phenomenon has hit San Francisco's Orpheum Theater! While it turns out tickets for the San Francisco Hamilton are just as hard to get as they were in New York, there are plenty of articles, albums, documentaries, and books about Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical Hamilton to tide you over while you wait. Hamilton chronicles the…
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Make Smart Shopping One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new...? Whatever you plan on buying, upgrading, or fixing this year shouldn’t be a waste of your time or money. Try Consumers’ Checkbook first. You can unlock unbiased advice, ratings, and reviews for Bay Area businesses with your San Mateo County Libraries card! Consumers’ Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization that helps consumers…
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An Interview With East Palo Alto Libraries’ Adina Aguirre

San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE serving the community! They find you answers, put together great events, provide services and resources, and so much more. So who are these multi-talented and enthusiastic staff? Meet Adina Let's get to know East Palo Alto Libraries' Adina through a series of interesting questions. Who are you and where are you…
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Are You Ready for Rogue One!?!

Are you ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The first stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will take place between the prequels and the original trilogy. Here's the premise, "After the formation of the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance recruits Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to work with a team including Cassian Andor (Diego Luna…
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Celebrating Winter

The Snowman, a magical adventure about a boy and a snowman, will be presented on screen and accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall December 16 through 18.  If you can’t catch a performance, your family can enjoy The Snowman (in book or DVD) and its sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog (in book or DVD)…
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