The San Mateo County Community Colleges are moving to a new library catalog in late December. Until the launch of the new system, library patrons will not be able to place holds on College items. Once the catalog is available, library patrons will continue to have free access to the collections. For more information, go to https://libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/onesearch.
The Schaberg Branch Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, due to planned PG & E service interruption to replace a transformer. Please visit the Downtown Redwood City Public Library for library services.
The late 1980s were a dismal time inside South Africa. Mandela's African National Congress was banned. Thousands of ANC supporters were jailed without charge. Government hit squads assassinated and terrorized opponents of white rule. Ordinary South Africans, black and white, lived in a perpetual state of dread. Journalist Patti Waldmeir evokes this era of uncertainty in Anatomy of a Miracle, her comprehensive new book about the stunning and-historically speaking-swift tranformation of South Africa from white minority oligarchy to black-ruled democracy. Much that Waldmeir documents in this carefully researched and elegantly written book has been well reported in the press and in previous books. But what distinguishes her work is a reporter's attention to detail and a historian's sense of sweep and relevance. . . .Waldmeir has written a deeply reasoned book, but one that also acknowledges the power of human will and the tug of shared destiny."-Philadelphia Inquirer
Book News Journalist Patti Waldmeir chronicles South Africa's political transformation from white minority oligarchy to black-ruled democracy. Includes historical background and analysis of future prospects. Originally published in 1997 by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)