New Year’s Resolution

The arrival of the new year often generates feelings for renewal and starting fresh with celebrations and New Year’s resolutions. New year celebrations date as far back as ancient Babylon around 4,000 years ago. Now, there are various ways to ring in the new year from attending parties to resolving to achieve personal goals in […]

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National Cookie Day

Are you ready for the holidays? It's National Cookie Day, and a perfect holiday gift is a delicious batch of homemade cookies. National Cookie Day was created in 1987 by Matt Nader of the San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company, who said: “It’s just like having National Secretaries Day… It will just be a fun […]

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Celebrate Thanksgiving

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine that means lots of cooking, family, and maybe some stress (or a lot). But don’t worry. The library has you covered. Check out our thanksgiving recommendations below for an awesome thanksgiving celebration. Cookbooks for Thanksgiving Dinner Inspiration The New […]

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National Sandwich Day

It’s November! We are officially knee deep in the food heavy holiday season. But there’s one food themed holiday you may not know about. November 3rd is National Sandwich Day. Why November 3rd? Well that’s because on November 3rd, 1718, John Montagu a.k.a the 4th Earl of Sandwich was born. He’s credited with inventing the […]

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Summer Recipes to Beat the Heat!

We’ve still got one more month of summer so now is the time to start really honing your culinary skills for cool treats and delicious eats before Labor Day. San Mateo County Libraries has an array of cookbooks, magazines, and videos to help you cool off during those hot days (and nights). Cookbooks From refreshing […]

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For Ghosties, Ghoulies, Long-Leggedy Beasties and Fairy Princesses

Your library has imaginative make-up, face painting and special effects books that will elevate everyone’s inner Halloween artist to that of master! See some recommendations below. While browsing, check out our Halloween party food books and magazines, too.  Even if you don't actually prepare any of the recipes, the clever concoctions are good for shared […]

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