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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Lobby Holds Pickup

Main Library Lobby Holds Pickup

You no longer need an appointment to pick up your holds at the three San Mateo Public Library locations - Main Library, Hillsdale branch and Marina branch. An additional time slot of 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Mondays at the Main Library has been added.&nb...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

10th Annual Authors Gala

Virtual Authors Gala 2021

You’re invited to the San Mateo Public Library Foundation's 10th Annual Authors Gala and this year it is virtual!  Registration is free!

Featuring:

  • Bestselling authors C Pam Zhang & Anna North in conversation with Wendy Voorsanger 
  • Loca...
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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

The Art Exhibit Selection Committee is currently accepting applications from local artists to display in San Mateo City Hall and the Main Library. The Committee is seeking artwork that represents the diversity of our community, varied artistic styles, and...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Looking for Tax Information?

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms -

Federal Form 1040 and 1040-SR instructions and booklets in English and Spanish are available at the Main Library. Federal tax forms may be ordered directly by phone: 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).

California State Tax Forms -

California...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Dial-A-Story

Dial-A-Story

Hear library staff & community readers read stories and poems!  Available 24/7 by calling (650) 844-8844.  Escuche cuentos, historias y poemas grabados por el personal de la biblioteca y los lectores de la comunidad desde su teléfono...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Virtual Art Exhibits

Artist Henri Virtual Art Gallery

Even though the Main Library is closed, you can enjoy our rotating art exhibits by local artists virtually!  The following exhibits will be available online from March 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021.

HenriWatercolors/AcrylicsView the Exhibit

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Technology Lending Is Back!

Tech Lending

Hotspots and Chromebooks are now available to check out through our curbside pick-up service at the Main Library!  No appointment is needed.

Call (650) 522-7818 and staff will assist you with reserving a device.  Due to the limited number...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

YANovCon Short Story Contest

YA Nov Con Short Story Contest

All 6 – 12th grade students who live or go to school in San Mateo County are invited to submit a short story of 500 words maximum based on one of these three themes: mental health, social justice body positivity.1st place prize: Book Bundle and Journal, 2...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Need Job Search Assistance?

JobSeekers

Need job search assistance?  Get help with resumes, interviews, applications, and more!  Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and a trained volunteer will meet with you online via Zoom.  Appointments are available weekdays three ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Book Bundles For Kids!

Book Bundles for Kids

What is a Book Bundle? A Book Bundle is a set of 6 books on the same topic or theme, and may include Fiction and Nonfiction titles. We can create Book Bundles for pre-readers, Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School ages. 

You can reserve a Book ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Book Bundles for Teens

Book Bundle for Teens revised Feb 2021

Fill out a questionnaire and library staff will curate 5 books that match your reading interests.  For students in the 8th – 12th grade only.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Free Online Tutoring

Brainfuse

Get unlimited, live homework help with your San Mateo Public Library card.  Tutors are available 1pm-10pm daily.

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