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  • El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan
    Español | English Español Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Este libro bilingüe es escrito e ilustrado por un autor local, Roberto Liu-Trujillo, con traducción por Cinthya Muñoz, y se llama El Primer Corte de Mesita de Furqan/Furqan's First Flat Top. […]
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  • Deadpool 2
    I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool in X-Men Origins and was pleased for about...five minutes.  That ending, well, let's say it wasn't what I had envisioned for my favorite fourth-wall-breaking-merc-with-a-mouth. And finally, FINALLY, last year we […]
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  • It’s Bastille Day!
    Liberty, Equality, and French Argot for All! Je n’en crois pas mes yeux! (I can’t believe my eyes!) Word on the street is there’s a new Mango Languages course in town! Did You Know? Today commemorates the storming of the notorious fortress-prison, La Bastille, by the French masses in 1789, sparking the beginning of the French […]
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  • Birding at the Library
    San Mateo County is a great place for birding. Are you familiar with birding culture? Let me give you a basic rundown of the terms as defined by Birding magazine. Birder: The acceptable term used to describe the person who seriously pursues the hobby of birding. May be professional or amateur. Birding: A hobby in which individuals enjoy the […]
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  • Power Up Your Adult Summer Learning With Online Resources
    Summer Learning doesn’t just apply to children and teens! Adults can sharpen their skills over the summer (or really any season) with free online resources through San Mateo County Libraries. To unlock these resources, all you need is your San Mateo County Libraries card beginning with “29041.” Lynda.com Lynda.com provides a large library of streaming […]
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  • Pick up a Ukulele at Your Local Library!
    San Mateo County Libraries are happy to announce that we are now offering 65 ukuleles for checkout throughout our 12 locations! Every ukulele comes with a tuner and travel bag. Visit your local library to borrow one. Why Learn to Play the Ukulele? They're fun to play and easy to learn. You'll be able to […]
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  • Spider-Man Homecoming
    Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I loved their rebooted Vulture (dubbed "Flying Monster Guy" by Tony Stark), the homage to Miles Morales's buddy Ganke Lee, and the redesigned suit, which nods towards the comic's original webbed underarm wings.  Here's […]
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  • Pura Belpré Award Books for Summer Reading
    Summer Learning is here and we at San Mateo County Libraries would like to help you grow your Summer Reading List! San Mateo County Libraries, along with the Peninsula Library System, offers our patrons many award winning children and adult titles. Some awards are more well known than others. Everyone has heard of the Newbery […]
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  • Are You Ready to Take the Summer Learning Challenge?
    The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage children, families and even adults by challenging them to read books, explore new activities and learn new skills. All 32 public libraries in San Mateo County, from Brisbane to Woodside, are participating. Young children and students can sign up at summerlearners.org, […]
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  • Bookmobile at the County Fair
    Spring Into Summer! The San Mateo County Libraries Bookmobile has tons of fun activities waiting for you at the San Mateo County Fair, June 10th -18th. This is one or our favorite events of the year, and we are pulling out all the stops for our County Fair visitors. We are working hard to make […]
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  • San Mateo County Libraries Celebrate Pride Month
    Library Pride! Join San Mateo County Libraries at the 2017 San Mateo County Pride event on Saturday, June 10. Many of us are used to traveling to Pride events in bigger cities, but if keeping it local is your jam, then this is the pride party for you! Still We Rise, San Mateo County’s 5th Annual […]
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  • Wait For It!
    My Shot! On the day of the Hamilton lottery last January, I tried my luck. As luck would have it, history had its eyes on me: I secured a ticket, and five months later to the day, I saw the show from the seventh row. I felt so lucky to watch history in the making. […]
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  • Mental Health Month Is for Everyone
    While mental illness and mental health are rarely dinnertime conversation topics, these issues affect almost all of us in some way. Did you know that nearly 20% of American teens and adults demonstrate mental health issues? That's right, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2015 there were approximately 43.4 million adults in the United States […]
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  • Justice League
    I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoopla service (AKA find out how exactly Superman could become a tyrannical despot by trying keep everyone "safe"). Recent movie-wise, I wasn't the hugest fan of the rebooted Superman movie, Man of […]
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  • Coco
    Do you like animated movies? Have you seen the trailer for Coco, Disney and Pixar’s newest animated movie? According to Disney’s website Coco is about a boy, named Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), who “despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la […]
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  • Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
    Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The holiday celebrates a victory over the French forces that invaded and occupied parts of Mexico. The History When two previous wars left the Mexican […]
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  • Iron Fist and The Defenders
    Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (as seen in Marvel's the Avengers!), we met Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage as they battled the crime, the Hand, and numerous super-villains.  This year, we were introduced to the final […]
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  • What’s With That Giant Chicken?
    Have you seen this video of what looks like an enormous chicken? It’s been making the rounds on the internet since mid March. Is it a hoax? An alien mutant chicken come to enslave humanity? WHAT!!?! Well, according to snopes.com it’s a real video. Believe it or not. Most people are familiar with small breeds […]
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  • Thor: Ragnarok
    Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our first look at footage from the new Thor film and it looks amazing! The film is directed by New Zealander Taika Watiti, mostly known for his indie comedies. Thor: Ragnarok will be his […]
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  • Ditch Your Device Week: May 1st-7th, 2017
    Some of us might remember a time before the Internet and the world wide web took the world by storm. Goodbye dial-up, hello Siri! Any advancement in technology brings along a myriad of positive and negative effects, and technology has most certainly propelled us to new frontiers. It’s pretty amazing the power within each and […]
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  • Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!
    In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There have been a few different fictionalized accounts of the tech start-up scene, but none have been more accurate – and cringingly hilarious – as HBO’s Silicon Valley.  The show kicked off […]
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  • “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits
    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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  • We’re Hiring!
    San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing, and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas, and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive […]
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  • Earth Day 2017
    Did you know that Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970?  There are many different ways you can help celebrate this annual event coming up on April 22, 2017. Local Events Atherton Events Earth Day Celebration at the Atherton Town Center on April 22, 2017 from 10AM to 1PM. Pacifica Events Earth Day […]
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  • National Library Workers’ Day
    History First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (NLW - April 9-15, 2017) is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 of NLW we also celebrate National Library Workers' Day (NLWD). NLWD recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make […]
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2
    The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little Guardians of the Galaxy history? The original superhero team that called itself the Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared way back in 1969 with a completely […]
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  • How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge
    Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has hosted celebrity guests like Neil Patrick Harris, who sung about all the different kinds of shoes you can wear. Popular all-female music group Fifth Harmony was recently on to teach […]

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