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National Umbrella Month is Here! National Umbrella Month is Here!

By Karen
It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think...
It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think...

Celebrate Pi Day! Celebrate Pi Day!

By Nicole
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various...
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various...

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Dr. Seuss's Birthday

By Nicole
Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a…
Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a…

International Polar Bear Day International Polar Bear Day

By Karen
Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as…
Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as…

Try-It Truck From Bay Area Discovery… Try-It Truck From Bay Area Discovery…

Join us for a visit from the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Try-It Truck! Get hands-on with both low-tech and high-tech tools. Learn about…
Join us for a visit from the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Try-It Truck! Get hands-on with both low-tech and high-tech tools. Learn about…

Glitter, Glitter, Glitter! Glitter, Glitter, Glitter!

By Karen
Who doesn't like glitter? Okay, maybe it can be a little messy, but many kids can't resist the allure of the sparkly stuff. There's...
Who doesn't like glitter? Okay, maybe it can be a little messy, but many kids can't resist the allure of the sparkly stuff. There's...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

By Carmen
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929, and every year we celebrate his life and achievements on the third Monday of…
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929, and every year we celebrate his life and achievements on the third Monday of…

Celebrate the Splendor of Unicorns! Celebrate the Splendor of Unicorns!

By Ginny
With the resurgence of Lisa Frank, the abundance of “Unicorn”-flavored foods and beverages, and the incorporation of unicorns into pop…
With the resurgence of Lisa Frank, the abundance of “Unicorn”-flavored foods and beverages, and the incorporation of unicorns into pop…

Ordinary Kids, Super Adventures Ordinary Kids, Super Adventures

By Karen
There's a lot of great new children's novels of late, and here are four published in 2018! The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy...
There's a lot of great new children's novels of late, and here are four published in 2018! The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy...

Noon Year’s Eve at the Library Noon Year’s Eve at the Library

By Ming
Come celebrate the New Year with our family-friendly celebrations across the county! Select libraries will be having parties at…
Come celebrate the New Year with our family-friendly celebrations across the county! Select libraries will be having parties at…

Hair-Braiders and Motel-Runners Hair-Braiders and Motel-Runners

By Karen
As a child, I spent many summer afternoons tagging along with my dad as he put the roofs on homes all over Los Angeles. We couldn't…
As a child, I spent many summer afternoons tagging along with my dad as he put the roofs on homes all over Los Angeles. We couldn't…

Storytime at the Library Storytime at the Library

San Mateo County Libraries provide a variety of educational and themed storytimes for different ages. See what is offered near you.
San Mateo County Libraries provide a variety of educational and themed storytimes for different ages. See what is offered near you.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of… Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of…

I was a little skeptical back when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first announced. How do you make a movie about a fictional…
I was a little skeptical back when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first announced. How do you make a movie about a fictional…

Día de los Muertos at the Library Día de los Muertos at the Library

By Carmen
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated in many Latin American countries between October 31st - November 2nd. As fans of the…
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated in many Latin American countries between October 31st - November 2nd. As fans of the…

Black Cats Are the Best Cats! Black Cats Are the Best Cats!

By Karen
October 27 is National Black Cat Day! Here are some great new and classic children's picture books that feature black cats.
October 27 is National Black Cat Day! Here are some great new and classic children's picture books that feature black cats.

National Apple Day National Apple Day

By Carmen
Apples are my favorite fruit. They are so versatile! I can eat them raw or bake them. I can eat them plain or dip them in caramel, peanut…
Apples are my favorite fruit. They are so versatile! I can eat them raw or bake them. I can eat them plain or dip them in caramel, peanut…
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