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Library Foundation’s Author Gala Fundraiser
The San Mateo Public Library Foundation will hold its third annual Author Gala fundraising event on Saturday, May 10, 2014 (6-10 p.m.), at the College of San Mateo’s Bayview Dining Room.  The function is hosted by The Literary Society and will feature Pulitzer Prize winning author A. Scott Berg whose most recent biography Wilson has been critically acclaimed.  For more information about this ticketed event, please visit the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.

BrainfuseBrainfuse - Online Tutoring
  Brainfuse is an online tutoring service that allows San Mateo Public Library patrons to connect one-to-one with a tutor and receive live homework help, writing assistance and more! 

Ancestry LibraryAncestry Library Edition
NEW!  Ancestry Library Edition provides unprecedented online, in-library access to family history information via numerous genealogical databases including census records, passenger lists, and more!

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Friends of the San Mateo Public Library
The Friends of the San Mateo Public Library volunteers have been working hard for 50 years to help support the Library and collection development. Please take a moment to support and thank them when shopping at the Friends Book Store at the Main Library. Read more about the Friends.

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Wireless PrinterWireless Printing at the Library
Wireless printing is now available at all San Mateo Public Libraries with a library card number.  Download and install the wireless print agent to your laptop then pick up your printouts at a print release station.
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Discover and GoDiscover & Go 
Discover & Go provides San Mateo Public Library cardholders with FREE passes to local museums and more!
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