“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits

Check It Out! Energy and Water Saving Toolkits. Contain no-cost devices that will help you easily reduce energy and water use, saving you money on your utility bills.

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents conserve water, use less electricity and save money by taking a few simple actions. The toolkits contain […]

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Local Libraries Offer Free “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Kim, Communications Manager San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5274 San Mateo, Calif.—Beginning April 25, county library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the […]

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Have You Ever Wanted to Learn More About Photography?

Man taking photo. Source: jarmoluk, Pixabay / CC0.

Lynda.com allows you take classes for free on photography and a variety of other subjects. Learn about such topics as cameras and gear, techniques, Photoshop, iPhoto, or mobile photography. There is something for everyone, from beginners to more advanced users. Visit our online resources where you can get access to Lynda.com (requires "29041" library card) as well […]

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Visit Our Lookmobile!

San Mateo County Libraries's Lookmobile, a new interactive mobile library.

Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San Mateo County communities. The Lookmobile offers visitors the opportunity to explore new ways of seeing their surroundings through interactive exhibits, fun experiments, and reflective activities. We invite the public to step inside and take a first […]

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Now Recruiting for the Spring and Fall 2017 Cohorts for CO.STARTERS

CO.STARTERS small business development workshop. Source: CO.STARTERS.

San Mateo County Libraries has successfully graduated two CO.STARTERS cohorts of inspiring entrepreneurs and is now recruiting for the Spring and Fall 2017 cohorts at the San Carlos Library. CO.STARTERS is a nationally renowned platform that helps communities grow local business. The nine-week program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to […]

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Learn a New Language in the New Year

"Welcome" in different languages.

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, but haven’t had the time, motivation, or resources? San Mateo County Libraries can help! Mango Languages, available with your SMCL card (Requires "29041" card.), is a free online language learning program. You can learn up to 17 languages (including Pirate!) if you’re feeling really ambitious – […]

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Explore 3D Printing at the San Mateo County Libraries

Staff and Interns using 3D printer.

Learning new skills and technology is what makes San Mateo County Libraries so amazing! Our focus on bridging the technology gap is one of our strongest missions, and we’re super excited to announce that as an added service to our patrons we now have 3D printers in all of the San Mateo County Libraries. We know […]

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Roadmapping Our Libraries’ Makerspaces

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Calling all makers, learners, tinkerers, and builders! We invite the public to join us on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7pm at the Belmont Library to help us plan for future makerspaces and digital media labs in our libraries. As the Maker Movement grows, San Mateo County Libraries continually strive to develop innovative programs for makers of all ages. Our […]

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Announcing Our New Lookmobile!

San Mateo County Libraries's Lookmobile, a new interactive mobile library.

We're excited to announce the launch of our new Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San Mateo County communities. The Lookmobile offers visitors the opportunity to explore new ways of seeing their surroundings through interactive exhibits, fun experiments, and reflective activities. We invite the public […]

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Take a Second Look at Your Surroundings With San Mateo County Libraries’ Lookmobile

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Chiochios, Library Communications San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5504 SAN MATEO, CA – San Mateo County Libraries are excited to announce the launch of their new Lookmobile, a mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San Mateo County communities. The Lookmobile offers […]

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