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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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  • Game of Thrones: Ready For Season 7?

    Are you a Game of Thrones fan? There's a new trailer out for the seventh season. And the internet is abuzz with excitement. If you can’t wait for the new season, then the library has you covered. Re-Watch the Series From the Beginning The library has all the past seasons. Even season six! Game of […]

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  • A Swan Song for a Hero: Logan

    It isn’t everyday a comic book based movie hits you in the face with emotions. All movies want to make us feel something, even comic book movies. Usually, those feelings are joy, anger if your favorite character has a misstep or a giddiness that makes us want to pretend there is more to our natural […]

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  • Quick, It’s Cherry Blossom Season!

    A friend and I planned a museum day because there was rain in the forecast...so imagine our surprise when stepping out of SFMOMA and into Yerba Buena Gardens we encountered a park that was full of sunshine and sunbathers...and blooming cherry blossom trees! We celebrated by trying to get as many photos as possible with […]

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  • Spicy Fundraiser for New Library

    They Go Way Back! If you look in the book Brisbane by Dolores Gomez you will find a peculiar picture of Mr. Raphael Mesa, the current owner of Melissa's Taqueria. We featured him in a recent Brisbane Library Instagram post with the tag "#ThrowbackThrusday." Mr. Mesa does fundraisers for the Lions Club, Public Schools and other […]

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  • Selena Remembered 22 Years Later

    If you google "Selena" these days you'll most likely see Selena Gomez and pictures with her now beau, The Weeknd (if only we could spell these days, right?). Anyhow, the Selena I know is Selena Quintanilla-Pérez pronounced [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes] and she's The Queen of Tejano music. Tejano music is a genre overshadowed by reggaeton, bachata, salsa, and the mixing […]

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  • Celebrate National Library Week

    National Library Week is here! From April 9-15, 2017, libraries across the country celebrate the transformative nature of today’s libraries and the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers. Join us in celebrating all that our libraries do for and with our San Mateo County community. You can: Participate in our “Passport to Your Library […]

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  • The Walking Dead

    When Robert Kirkman sat down to write the first issues of The Walking Dead, his goal was simple: he wanted to tell the story of a zombie movie that never ended. Kirkman wanted to go beyond the story lines of traditional zombie movies by beginning his story right after modern society has fallen apart due to a […]

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  • Captain Underpants…The Movie!

    It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, silly superhero, Captain Underpants. Author Dav Pilkey's The Adventures of Captain Underpants book series has been a favorite of kids who love outrageous humor, fantastic situations, and comic books. Coming Soon... The big news: a […]

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  • Sunday Mornings With the Velvet Underground

    My first year in college was not so glamorous. Night after night of crazy parties? No. Frisbee on a sunny manicured lawn with preppy guys in polo shirts? No. Long, indulgent meals at all all-you-can-eat dorm cafeteria that features a pizza station, roast carving station, and frozen yogurt machine? Well, yes, that part was actually true (so […]

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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander named “The Major” and her task force Section 9. They go on missions to stop cyber criminals and hackers. Did you know that […]

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  • Libros Nuevos en Español

    Para nosotros los bibliófilos, siempre es emocionante descubrir un libro nuevo. ¡Ahora imagínese estar viendo libros nuevos todos los días! Trabajando en las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, me toca verlos constantemente. Pero no es privilegio especial: usted también puede experimentar los libros recién llegados a nuestras bibliotecas. En nuestro sitio Internet tenemos un […]

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  • Let the Madness Begin!

    “Did I Ever Mention I'm From Kentucky?” There are only two times a year I can drop Kentucky into casual conversation without directly referring to my pilgrimage from Kentucky to California. One is to tell stories of what Louisville, KY (my hometown) is like during Derby time. The other is in March where I become […]

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  • 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival Winners

    This March, we celebrated the 9th Annual SMCL Teen Film Festival. Teens from across San Mateo County submitted 32 entries in total. We received so many that we had to split the festival into two days - one for high school student films and one for middle school student films. These students worked incredibly hard […]

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  • Spring Into Health and Wellness With eBooks

    Whether you’re a yoga junkie or looking to try something new, San Mateo County Libraries has an assortment of yoga as well as other health and wellness eBooks to help you stay on track.  Total Boox, one of our eBook providers, has partnered with some of the leading publishers in the subject. You can find […]

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  • Month of the Young Child

    San Mateo County Libraries will honor children all month long in April by naming it the Month of the Young Child! Join us at our 12 branches for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain the younger children in our homes. We will wrap up the month with book giveaways in the […]

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  • DuckTales

    Are you a 90’s kid? Then you probably remember DuckTales. It was an animated TV show that aired from 1987-1990. And of course the endless re-runs throughout the 90’s. It followed Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they went on crazy adventures with their billionaire Uncle Scrooge McDuck. And who could forget that […]

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  • Be Our Guest: Celebrate Beauty and the Beast With the Library

    It might be “a tale as old as time,” but Beauty and the Beast is getting retold in a new Disney live action movie coming out this month! The movie stars Emma Watson (the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies) as Belle and Dan Stevens (better known as “Cousin Matthew” in […]

  • Pancakes From Distant Lands

    "Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him." - Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Dublin I recently had a quick 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland. Having been there before, I knew a couple of very important things I had to accomplish during my short stay: buy an […]

  • Young Adult Picks for Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month. Where we celebrate the contributions of women to history and society. Here are some nonfiction, fiction, and graphic novels to help you celebrate the fabulous ladies of history and the modern day. Nonfiction: Real Stories of Women Who Made (or Are Still Making) a Difference We Should All Be Feminists […]

  • Pro-Tips for Waiting on eBook and eAudiobook Holds

    You’re all set to check out the next highly anticipated eBook in your favorite series and then you see it: “Not Currently Available." You resign to the fact that you might need to wait a bit for a copy to become available but then you see there are 96 holds on 20 copies. But don’t freak […]

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  • Searching for a Fun Read? Alex Has Just the Thing

    I love stories where Things Happen. With all due respect to those introspective novels that plumb the human psyche, sometimes I need a good fight scene or car chase to go with that. So for that, among many other reasons, I am very lucky to have served on last year's ALEX Award Committee for the Young […]

  • Make It March

    Have you ever had that moment where you see something for sale and think, “Hey, I could make that at home!” Throughout the month of March, San Mateo County Libraries is encouraging kids of all ages to drop in, roll up their sleeves, and make stuff. Unplug, DIY and STEAM These days, it’s so easy […]

  • A Nod to Diversity: Oscars 2017

    Ten years ago, I went on my first date with my husband; the film minor. It was an epic long date topped off with a night of watching the Oscars, while being introduced to his team trivia group. Our team won that night of movie related trivia, and my husband won my heart. A few […]

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  • An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Authot Kazu Kibuishi

    The Comic Arts Fest is wrapping up. Our final author visit will be on Saturday, February 25, 2:00 PM at the Foster City Library. The Library will be hosting author Kazu Kibuishi. Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet graphic novel series for children, the webcomic Copper, and the action-packed series Daisy Kutter. Kazu is also […]

  • Have You Ever Wanted to Learn More About Photography?

    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!

    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 […]

  • Now Recruiting for the Spring and Fall 2017 Cohorts for 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 […]

  • An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Bay Area Webcomic Artists

    There is no stopping the Comic Arts Fest. Our next event will be on Saturday, February 18, starting at 10:00 AM at the Millbrae Library. The Millbrae Library will be hosting a Comics Workshop with Ellis Kim and a Bay Area Webcomic Artists panel with Ellis Kim, Spencer Bingham, and Maia Kobabe. Ellis Kim is an Alameda-based illustrator who […]

  • Teen Librarians Pick Their 2016 Top Teen Book

    A bunch of San Mateo County Libraries’ Teen Librarians got together in January and picked their top teen book of 2016 (AKA last year). And drum-roll please... Our Top Teen Book of 2016 Is... Salt to the Sea Our Runners Up Are March: Book Three Highly Illogical Behavior The Female of the Species What do you think? What […]

  • Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day

    What’s better than chocolate, roses, and cheesy cards? Curling up at home with a good romance novel! San Mateo County Libraries has you covered when it comes to new romance reads – from Danielle Steel favorites to vengeful dukes to action love stories. And if you’re not feeling the love, we’ve got some good anti-Valentine’s Day reads […]

  • An Interview With Belmont Libraries’ Michelle Ng

    The San Mateo County Libraries' staff LOVE engaging our youngest visitors with fun storytimes and active learning programs! So who are these multi-talented and enthusiastic staff in Youth Services? Meet Michelle Let's get to know Belmont Libraries' Michelle through a series of interesting questions. Who are you and where are you from? I'm Michelle Ng […]

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  • An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author-Artist T. Edward Bak

    The Comic Arts Fest continues with the next event on Sunday, February 12, 3:00 PM at the South San Francisco Main Library. The Library will be hosting a presentation on T. Edward Bak's work. The presentation will feature discussion of the experiences, research methods, and process that inform author-artist T. Edward Bak's work. Island of Memory, his first volume […]

  • An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Artist Thien Pham

    The Comic Arts Fest is in full swing. Our next event will be on Saturday, February 11, 2:00 PM at the South San Francisco Library - Grand Avenue Branch. The Grand Avenue Branch Library will be hosting a Comics Workshop with Thien Pham. A comic book, visual artist, and high school teacher, based in the Bay Area. Pham illustrated […]

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  • Get an Early Listen to Grammy Award Nominees

    Are you planning to watch the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017? Many of the nominees are on Freegal, a free music streaming service at San Mateo County Libraries. With your library card (requires "29041" library card.), you get access to five hours per day of streaming time and five songs to download […]

  • The History of Love: Mildred and Richard Loving

    Growing up, my dad would sometimes ask me, "How do you feel being half Asian? Do kids tease you?" His question mystified me, yet as I grew older, I did become more sensitive to the nature of being biracial. Never quite feeling like I fit in at school or during visits to Koreatown, confusion over what […]

  • What Do You Want in Your Library Makerspace?

    Calling all makers, learners, tinkerers, and builders! San Mateo County Libraries want to hear from you as we plan for makerspaces and digital media labs in our libraries. Take our short survey before Friday, February 3 to provide input for all upcoming makerspaces. As the Maker Movement grows, San Mateo County Libraries continue to develop […]

  • One Disagreement at a Time

    There have been a number of wonderful new books highlighting women's achievements all over the world. Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide are two recent favorites. Another excellent book, for younger readers, is I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley. Released last year, I Dissent is […]

  • Hidden Figures

    Recently released, this film depicts the historic contributions made by three extraordinary African-American women working behind the scenes of the NASA space flight programs. Known as computers, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson calculated by hand the mathematical equations that ensured the success of Alan Shepard's, John Glenn's and Neil Armstrong's space missions. The movie is...

  • Learn a New Language in the New Year

    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 – […]

  • Explore 3D Printing at the San Mateo County Libraries

    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 […]

  • Hamilton Comes to San Francisco!

    The musical that became a national phenomenon has hit San Francisco's Orpheum Theater! While it turns out tickets for the San Francisco Hamilton are just as hard to get as they were in New York, there are plenty of articles, albums, documentaries, and books about Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical Hamilton to tide you over while you wait. Hamilton chronicles the […]

  • Young Adult Novelist Convention

    It’s almost time for the 2nd ever Young Adult Novelist Convention (or YANovCon for short.) It’s happening Saturday, January 28 from 1-5 PM at the Millbrae Library. What is YANovCon? It’s a chance to meet authors of books for middle and high school youth (and anyone else who enjoys their writing). The half day convention features: panel discussions, […]

  • Make Smart Shopping One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

    New year, new...? Whatever you plan on buying, upgrading, or fixing this year shouldn’t be a waste of your time or money. Try Consumers’ Checkbook first. You can unlock unbiased advice, ratings, and reviews for Bay Area businesses with your San Mateo County Libraries card! Consumers’ Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization that helps consumers […]

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  • Banned Books Week

    This September 25 - October 1, 2016, we’re celebrating Banned Books Week and the freedom to read. Every year, hundreds of books are either removed or challenged in schools and libraries in the United States. This annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information and aims to raise awareness about the harm […]

  • National Voter Registration Day

    On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, San Mateo County Libraries joins thousands of volunteers, celebrities, organizations, businesses, and elected officials from all over the country in celebrating National Voter Registration Day. Together, we are striving to Create an awareness of voter registration opportunities Ensure every American is registered to vote at their current address in time for the next...

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