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There Otter Be an Appreciation Day for… There Otter Be an Appreciation Day for…

By Ginny
This year, World Otter Day falls on Wednesday, May 29, and is an opportunity to help bring awareness to the conservation of otters.
This year, World Otter Day falls on Wednesday, May 29, and is an opportunity to help bring awareness to the conservation of otters.

Rise Up And Sing: The 100 Year… Rise Up And Sing: The 100 Year…

By Nicole
On the 100 year anniversary of the birth of a true American treasure, go back and listen to the beloved songs of Pete Seeger.
On the 100 year anniversary of the birth of a true American treasure, go back and listen to the beloved songs of Pete Seeger.

The Return of John Wick in Chapter 3… The Return of John Wick in Chapter 3…

In John Wick 3 our leading man returns with a bounty on his head and enemies around every corner, but can it live up to its predecessors?
In John Wick 3 our leading man returns with a bounty on his head and enemies around every corner, but can it live up to its predecessors?

“Changemakers” Exhibit Debuts in San… “Changemakers” Exhibit Debuts in San…

San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to partner with San Francisco Public Library in the creation of the “Changemakers” Exhibit to…
San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to partner with San Francisco Public Library in the creation of the “Changemakers” Exhibit to…

Art-o-mat at the San Carlos Library Art-o-mat at the San Carlos Library

By Jsmith
Art for Five Dollars? Where can you buy art for $5 other than a garage sale? Try the San Carlos Library's Art-o-Mat, a retired cigarette...
Art for Five Dollars? Where can you buy art for $5 other than a garage sale? Try the San Carlos Library's Art-o-Mat, a retired cigarette...

Stranger Things Season 3 Is Coming Stranger Things Season 3 Is Coming

By Carmen
Netflix dropped the Stranger Things season three trailer on March 20th and I immediately binge-watched the first two seasons over that…
Netflix dropped the Stranger Things season three trailer on March 20th and I immediately binge-watched the first two seasons over that…

Half Moon Bay Library Wins 2019 AIA/ALA… Half Moon Bay Library Wins 2019 AIA/ALA…

By Kwoods
San Mateo County Libraries is honored to announce that our new Half Moon Bay Library received another award! 
San Mateo County Libraries is honored to announce that our new Half Moon Bay Library received another award! 

Spring Into Financial Well-Being! Spring Into Financial Well-Being!

By Ginny
Just in time for Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6), San Mateo County Libraries now offers Financial Ratings Series Online by Weiss…
Just in time for Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6), San Mateo County Libraries now offers Financial Ratings Series Online by Weiss…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Just a few minutes before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped online on April 12th, it premiered to a stadium…
Just a few minutes before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped online on April 12th, it premiered to a stadium…

Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month

By Ginny
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Reduce stigma and increase awareness by attending a free event including workshops, wellness…
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Reduce stigma and increase awareness by attending a free event including workshops, wellness…

One Book • One County: Community and… One Book • One County: Community and…

By Cris
Is nonviolence more effective than other methods of protest? How is the United States different now compared to 50 years ago? How have…
Is nonviolence more effective than other methods of protest? How is the United States different now compared to 50 years ago? How have…

Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times… Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times…

By Ginny
San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all…
San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all…

Join us in Celebrating Asian Pacific… Join us in Celebrating Asian Pacific…

By Kajah
What do hula, henna, bojagi, taiko drumming, and Noh theater all have in common?
What do hula, henna, bojagi, taiko drumming, and Noh theater all have in common?

A Day in the Life of the Bookmobile A Day in the Life of the Bookmobile

National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 10! On this day we celebrate our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated staff who provide…
National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 10! On this day we celebrate our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated staff who provide…

Spring Into April With "Move More Month" Spring Into April With "Move More Month"

By Kajah
Everyday Motion and "Move More Month" We all know it's good to get exercise, but now there is even evidence that 30 minutes of regular...
Everyday Motion and "Move More Month" We all know it's good to get exercise, but now there is even evidence that 30 minutes of regular...

Basketball Books Basketball Books

By Karen
Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right…
Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right…
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