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Don’t forget to sign your kids up for the Summer Learning Challenge! Stop by any one of our three libraries today and receive a free book!

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Thank you so much to @sciencetellers for an incredibly entertaining and educational performance earlier this week!

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Big thank you to Jonathan and Nathan from SaveNature.org’s Insect Discovery Lab for their incredible insect show last week at both Marina and Hillsdale!  We are still bugging out looking at these pics. 🐛 🐜 🐞
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Help us reveal this image! Use stickers in the Children’s Department to complete the picture!
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Do you have a child in 5th to 8th grade with an interest in coding or web design?  Don't let them miss this 4 week workshop, that will introduce students to programming using HTML and CSS to create a basic website. 
Students in the workshop will be creating an account on Codeacademy.com and are required to have an email address. Space is limited and registration is required. Register here: https://smplibrary.as.me/htmlcss, or by calling (650) 522-7838.
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Teens in Grades 7-12: Learn how to make an LED plushie TOMORROW Wednesday, June 20th from 1-2:30 PM at the Hillsdale Library!

Register by clicking the link in our bio!

Make sure to fill out a permission form here: https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/View/64809/LED-Plushie-Permission-Form-Hillsdale-6-20-18
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Congratulations to Hillsdale’s weekly prize drawing winner Arcadia!  She won tickets to Mission Cliffs climbing gym in San Francisco.  Remember—we are raffling off tickets to all kinds of cool things and places every week this summer!
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Join us tomorrow, Friday June 15th at 1:00 pm for the second movie in our spring/summer film series: A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story, cosponsored by the Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities.

Abandoned in a mental institution at age 7, Bill Sackter would never see his family again. Released 44 years later, a chance meeting with a young college student, Barry Morrow, changed his life forever. Bill became the harmonica-playing proprietor of “Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop” and his upbeat personality soon got him noticed. Even though he couldn’t read or write, he deeply embraced every moment and every relationship. All he needed was a second chance.

Movie is one hour and thirty minutes, and will be followed by a short discussion.
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Remembering when our library card took a trip to The Curious George Store in Harvard Square... No matter what you’re curious about, make sure to bring your library card with you to access all of our digital resources!
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Join us Thursday, July 5th for our next Lego Fun program!

Held at the Main Library, Laurel Room 4-5pm

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We had such a wonderful time at our Summer Celebration on Wednesday.  Thank you to everyone who joined us—including Curious George and Snoopy!  Hope to see you all this summer!
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We’ve got some great Spanish and Chinese language + bilingual children’s books to give away this summer.  Come in and grab one with your child today!
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It’s that time of year again!  Come join us Wednesday, June 6th from 2:00-4:00 pm to celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading 📖 and sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge ☀️and pick up your reading log and prize book 📚. We’ll have a special storytime, crafts, games and yummy goodies too! 🎉 🎈 🎊
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