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News & Events
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Friends of the Library
2015 Author's Gala!
Mark your calendar for Author's Gala 2015! Scheduled for Saturday, April 25, our signature fundraising event will feature best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates. To be held at the elegant Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo, the evening will include cocktails, dinner, and a live auction. Learn more about the event »
Event sold out. Call the office to be added to our wait list.
This yearís Fund-A-Need will support expanded operating hours while also helping to enhance digital access and information technology tools available to the community. Make a Fund-A-Need contribution »
Library Opens Earlier!
Thanks to the success of the recent Authorís Gala the Main Library will be open at 10 am instead of 11 am Monday through Saturday. The Marina branch will be open at 1 pm on Monday and 10 on Saturday and the Hillsdale branch will open at 1 pm on Tuesday and 10 am on Saturday.
San Mateo Public Library partners with golfers to keep 'youth on course' for success.
program is a collaboration with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA and wildly popular with children.
get volunteer guidance on job research, resumes and online job applications.
is the gateway to information and staying connected to family, friends and world events.
at the Library celebrate the rich diversity of our community
is one of many joyful programs serving our families and children.