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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…

International Sloth Day 2018 International Sloth Day 2018

October 20th celebrates International Sloth Day. There are many ways to participate in International Sloth Day (or ISD for short). You can…
October 20th celebrates International Sloth Day. There are many ways to participate in International Sloth Day (or ISD for short). You can…

International Day of the Girl Child 2018 International Day of the Girl Child 2018

By Paula
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl…
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl…

Must Read Latinx Books 2018 Must Read Latinx Books 2018

By Carmen
Have you exhausted your summer reading list? If you’re like me and not sure where to turn to next for fall reading, browse through our…
Have you exhausted your summer reading list? If you’re like me and not sure where to turn to next for fall reading, browse through our…

Enrich K-12 Reading With… Enrich K-12 Reading With…

By Ginny
Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower…
Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower…

Attention Banana Lovers Attention Banana Lovers

By Karen
Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors…
Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors…

National Dog Day National Dog Day

Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance…
Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance…

National S'mores Day National S'mores Day

By Carmen
August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments…
August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments…

Paris: City of Love, and Toes! Paris: City of Love, and Toes!

By Karen
Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off…
Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off…

Rev Up Summer Learning With Kids’… Rev Up Summer Learning With Kids’…

By Ginny
Looking for some educational and fun summer activities? Check out our kids eMagazines! We’ve got kids’ magazines covering topics ranging…
Looking for some educational and fun summer activities? Check out our kids eMagazines! We’ve got kids’ magazines covering topics ranging…

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.

World Oceans Day World Oceans Day

By Karen
Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day...
Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day...

World Turtle Day World Turtle Day

By Karen
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue is encouraging everyone to "shellebrate" our fine reptile...
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue is encouraging everyone to "shellebrate" our fine reptile...
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