Author Visits With Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Award-Winning Poet Charif Shanahan

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Author Visit and Book Signing Saturday, February 9th Belmont Library at 10:00 AM Half Moon Bay Library at 3:00 PM Named as one of Newsweek Magazine’s 150 Fearless Women of the World, Congresswoman Jackie Speier will visit our libraries to talk about her collective experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman…
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Bring in the Lunar New Year With San Mateo County Libraries

There are a wide range of Asian cultures that have Lunar New Year. For example, Chinese call it “Chun Jie” (Spring Festival), Koreans call it “Seollal” and Vietnamese call it “Tết!” There are many different traditional ways of celebrating as well. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, up until the Lantern…
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4th Annual Young Adult Novelist Convention, Saturday, January 26, 2019

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Katie Woods, Communications Manager San Mateo County Libraries (650) 556-5209 MILLBRAE, CA – San Mateo County Libraries present the 4th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) happening this Saturday, January 26 at the Millbrae Library. YANovCon provides an exclusive connection to some of today's top authors. This free…
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Create Art at Your Library

Start the New Year With Art! We have a lot of activities for you to try! Join us for our adult winter/spring arts and crafts events. We have an exciting array of painting, ceramic, and jewelry making workshops happening at our libraries. These workshops are about creativity, making new friends, and supporting each other. Some…
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Winter Challenge 2018-2019

School is out for winter break, but don't get the winter blues! Register online now and take part in our Winter Challenge! The program is open for babies to teens (up to 19 years of age) and participating is easy! Have fun this winter by logging 300 minutes of reading and doing two new activities…
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CLA Conference 2018

I finally checked off an item from my librarian bucket list, attend a CLA Conference. What is CLA and why would I want to attend their conference? CLA stands for California Library Association, and their mission statement best sums up their purpose: CLA is the community for California libraries. The Association provides leadership for the…
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Native American Heritage Month

Here at San Mateo County Libraries we honor the richly diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of indigenous peoples. We will be hosting several fun and educational Native American workshops and events for children and teens throughout the month of November. Activities for Children Southwest Clay Pot Workshop Learn about the rituals, ceremonies, and everyday life…
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