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Join us for an afternoon of jazz with award-winning instrumentalist Sonny Fairley, on Saturday, August 19th, 3:00 pm in the Main Library's Oak Room.  #smplibrary #sanmateopubliclibrary #plslibraries #librariesofinstagram #publiclibrary #sonnyfairley
Attention parents!  There will be a storytime break at all three of our libraries (Main, Hillsdale and Marina) from Saturday, August 19th through Monday, September 4th.  Storytimes will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.
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Our #librarycard took a creekside lunch break up Crystal Springs Road to the site of the last stagecoach robbery in San Mateo! On August 17, 1905 "a masked desperado described as nine feet high and armed with a small cannon" robbed the driver of a safe box belonging to Wells Fargo, Levi Bros, and the U.S. mail. The robber was scared off by an approaching wagon and was never
caught. He made off with the treasure box--which he was undoubtedly surprised to find was empty. #sanmateopubliclibrary #smplibrary #plslibraries #sanmateohistory #librariesofinstagram #publiclibrary
Our #sanmateopubliclibrary #librarycard enjoyed its vacation to Hawaii.
#smplibrary #publiclibrary #librariesofinstagram #plslibraries #hawaii #traveling #traveltueaday #travelinglibrarycard #adventure #travel
Want to read comics anywhere in the world on your laptop, smartphone or tablet? Yes--that's right--you can read digital comics on hoopla just about anywhere you can get a wi-fi signal. Don't have a hoopla account? All you need is your library card! Sign up today at https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla #hoopladigital #hoopla #digitalcomics #sanmateopubliclibrary #smplibrary #sanmateo #publiclibrary #plslibraries #librariesofinstagram
Join us and the Center for Independence for the second film screening in our summer film series: Touch the Sound. The film follows the life of Evelyn Glennie, a profoundly deaf classical percussionist from Scotland, and reveals how sound is something that can be felt and experienced regardless of the inability to hear. Glennie is featured performing around the world in this award-winning film. Film will be shown at 1 PM on Wednesday, August 19, and followed by a short discussion and refreshments. #sanmateopubliclibrary #smplibrary #publiclibrary #plslibraries #librariesofinstagram  #centerforindependence #touchthesound #summerfilmseries #libraryprogram
Happy Birthday to one of the most talented and prolific young adult authors, Walter Dean Myers. Myers sadly passed away in 2014, but he left behind an incredibly rich and diverse catalog, including seminal and award-winning titles such as Slam! and Monster.  Myers had a unique ability to create gritty, yet accessible stories that honestly portrayed the lives of African-American children and teens, and his works still resonate strongly
today with readers of all ages. #walterdeanmyers #yaliterature #teenliterature #youngadult #slam! #monster
#sunriseoverfallujah #juba #onaclearday #famousauthors
#africanamericanliterature #africanamericanliterature #africanamericanauthors #sanmateopubliclibrary
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Happy #fashionfriday! Chelsea, our Teen Lounge Library Assistant, poses
with a Sailor Moon book and her Moon Stick, a magical wand Sailor Moon uses to fight evil. If you love anime too and are 13-18 years old, come join the Library's anime club, on the first and second Tuesdays of each month, from 4-5:30 in the Teen Lounge. #sanmateopubliclubrary #publiclibrary #smplibrary #plslibraries #libraryfashion #literaryfashion #sailormoon #anime #animeclub #moonstick #teens #teenprogram #teenlibrarian #librarianlife
Happy Birthday to the Hunger Games saga's creator, Suzanne Collins. May the birthday cake be ever in your flavor! Which book is your favorite of her monumental trilogy? 
#suzannecollins #thehungergames #catchingfire #mockingjay #yaliterature #teenliterature #youngadult #dystopian #famousauthors #sanmateopubliclibrary #sanmateo #publiclibrary #smplibrary #plslibraries #librariesofinstagram
Happy National Book Lovers Day! Today is a day to celebrate books and the joy of reading.
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We launched our new website earlier this month. It is not only beautiful but much easier to navigate and has a mobile-friendly design. All of our most popular services are featured on the front page and our events are easy to find. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Nothing like visiting a #nationalpark •
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