Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a month long celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15. It was initially created to honor the various Independence Day dates of many Latin American countries including, but not limited to, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and…
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International Literacy Day

September 8th is International Literacy Day! Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee, and community member. International Literacy Day shines a spotlight on global literacy needs: 32 million adults in the United States…
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2018 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn! This year, Mid-Autumn takes place on Monday, September 24th! The Mid-Autumn Festival is honored all throughout Asia, celebrating family, harvest and the full moon. San Mateo County Libraries invite you to join us and celebrate with paper lantern-making, Chinese brush painting, Chinese Button Knot bracelet crafts, moon cakes, and more! We're also bringing…
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National Beach Day

As summer starts to wind down, I’m dreaming of warm sand and cool blue waves cresting along a beach. I have many fond childhood memories of weekends spent under the sun swimming and snorkeling in the tropical shores of Guam. When my family moved to California, we spent many more weekends walking and having picnics…
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Attention Banana Lovers

Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors Every few years, I experience a jolt of panic when the news reports roll in again: "Bananas will go extinct within the next decade." Then I hop on Snopes and breathe a sigh of…
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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 they have in our lives. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They keep us safe as watchdogs, assist us as service animals, aid…
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National S’mores Day

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 that included (of course!) making s’mores. #3 Great America Unlike my other experiences this summer, which were with my entire family, this trip to Great America on an unassuming Wednesday afternoon in…
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