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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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  • One of those days

    One of the perks of working in technical services at a library is you get to see lots of new materials come through. Sometimes a book will jump out at us and we have to stop and take a second look. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's One of Those Days is exactly that kind of book. With just a […]

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  • New YA Fiction for September 2016

    Get ready for the most anticipated and exciting young adult releases of the year! September 6 Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas Assassin-turned-queen Aelin Galathynius is challenged to forge dubious alliances in order to protect the fracturing kingdoms of Erilea from warmongering conquerors. September 20 Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes […]

  • Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

    Have you ever noticed that almost all mariachi songs end the same way? "Tan-tan!" That doesn't keep me from tearing up every time I hear "Que Bonita Es Mi Tierra," my grandmother's favorite that reminds me of Sunday dinners and carne asadas with the whole family. Whether mariachi, tríos, ranchera or norteña is your thing, it's […]

  • Outside the Lines

    When’s the last time you said hello to your library? It’s time we reintroduced ourselves. San Mateo County Libraries joins more than 200 libraries and organizations worldwide to participate in Outside the Lines, a week-long grassroots initiative – September 11-17, 2016 – celebrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Together we're working towards shifting perceptions of […]

  • New Youth Library Cards

    San Mateo County Libraries provides creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. We also offer opportunities for students of all ages to expand their knowledge and explore creative pursuits. Students can turn to our libraries for programs, classes, Makerspaces, resources, and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. “Peninsula libraries offer...

San Mateo County Library

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San Mateo County Library

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