Visit the San Mateo Library this month and you could catch a glimpse of life in San Mateo from back in the day.
Through Jan. 28, the San Mateo Main Library is showing Where We Shopped and Dined: A Visual History of San Mateo.
From the city's website: "Take a look back at the old shopping and dining days of San Mateo. Packaging, photos, newspaper articles and other memorabilia will take you back to the days of department/specialty stores in San Mateo. Enjoy comparing today’s prices with those on local restaurant menus from years ago. Relive the opening of the 'new' shopping destination—Hillsdale Mall. The exhibit will be on display on the second floor of the library from December 21, 2012 through January 28, 2013."