San Mateo County Libraries will be closed Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Monday, December 25, 2017 for Christmas and Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Year's.
To offer you better service, we are moving to a new mobile
app. Our current mobile app will not be available after January 3, 2018.
Projected launch for the new mobile app is February 1, 2018. You can still
connect with us on our mobile friendly site, smcl.org. We apologize for any
Baker & Taylor Reflecting on her childhood spent with her dysfunctional counter-culture family in the Canadian wilderness, a former model and happily married mother of three shares her struggle to survive in an unusual world and her all-consuming...
"I love Hardy, and thought it was high time I got around to reading this one since there's a new movie adaptation, but I don't think it was his absolute best--chock full of interesting, complicated characters, as always, but I thought the love stor..."
"Anyone stepping into a classic 19th century novel such as this needs to leave 21st century ideas of literary style behind and immerse oneself in an entirely different world. Having once made that shift, a feast awaits. Hardy's craft and inventiven..."
Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is the love story between the good shepherd Gabriel Oak and the proud heiress Bathsheba Everdene. Bathsheba scorns Gabriel's first bald proposal, and many years pass, seeing their positions in society change, as...