Be the One: September Is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month (SPM), which includes National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). SPM aims to empower everyone in the community to prevent suicide. This year, San Mateo County Libraries and Peninsula Library System partnered with the San Mateo County Health Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS…
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Join Us for Digital Detox

English | Español English We understand that smartphones are an important tool in our daily lives, but we also know how easy it is to spend too much time on our devices! We can learn to be more conscious of how we use our phones, especially around family and friends. Join the #DigitalDetox by keeping…
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is happening all throughout May in San Mateo County! MHAM is one of the best times of the year where we can increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions. This year, San Mateo County Libraries and Peninsula Library System partnered…
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World Vegetarian Day

As of this writing, if you Google "Vegetarians are" you'll find that the top 3 answers are: Healthier, Smarter and Evil. This really highlights the love–hate relationship we have with our diets, conscience and food. According to WorldAtlas in 2018 the most commonly eaten vegetable is actually a fruit, the tomato! Even scientist can't agree…
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International Coffee Day

#InternationalCoffeeDay or ICD is October 1st and will mark the 4th annual celebration. Past the jitters, social media post, and the long lines at Starbucks. This year's theme is "Women in Coffee" which makes a lot of sense in an industry with a large gender gap. Like in many industries the women's role has been…
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Plastic Free July

Zero Waste A co-worker recently introduced me to the Zero Waste Chef, a blogger who follows three rules in her kitchen: "No packaging. Nothing processed. No trash." Buying food without packaging has essentially led her to buy unprocessed foods which means a simple, healthier diet. She shops in the bulk food aisle or at farmers…
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