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City Hall Art Displays

  1. Peggy Farrell - Oil Paintings

    March 10 - April 23 @ City Hall Gallery
    330 West 20th Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Peggy Farrell is showing her new series of oil paintings called "Schools". The calming blues and greens of these paintings give the feel of being "under the sea" where schools of fish can be found glinting in the watery light. Her exhibit will be at the City Hall Gallery from March 10 through April 23, 2014.

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Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Books, Babies and Rhymes

    April 16, 10:15 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  2. Toddler Storytime

    April 16, 11:00 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  3. ToddlerTales

    April 16, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 & 3, with a participating adult.

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  4. Crafternoon Storytime

    April 16, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Engaging stories for children ages 4 to 8, with an accompanying craft.

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  5. Baby and Me Lapsit

    April 17, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

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  6. Walkin' Tots Baby Storytime

    April 17, 11:45 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For mobile babies, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

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  7. Books, Babies and Rhymes

    April 22, 10:15 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  8. Toddler Storytime

    April 22, 11:00 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  9. Bilingual Storytime

    April 22, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories and songs in English and Spanish; for older preschool and primary grade children.

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  10. Family Pajama Storytime

    April 22, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and fingerplays oriented to older preschool through primary grades.

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  11. Books, Babies and Rhymes

    April 23, 10:15 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  12. Toddler Storytime

    April 23, 11:00 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  13. ToddlerTales

    April 23, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 & 3, with a participating adult.

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  14. Crafternoon Storytime

    April 23, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Engaging stories for children ages 4 to 8, with an accompanying craft.

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  15. Baby and Me Lapsit

    April 24, 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

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  16. Walkin' Tots Baby Storytime

    April 24, 11:45 AM - 12:05 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For mobile babies, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

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  17. Movie: "Despicable Me 2"

    April 24, 3:30 PM

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  18. Family Storytime

    April 26, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories and songs and rhymes for children under age 3, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  19. Books, Babies and Rhymes

    April 29, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  20. Toddler Storytime

    April 29, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  21. Bilingual Storytime

    April 29, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories and songs in English and Spanish; for older preschool and primary grade children.

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  22. Family Pajama Storytime

    April 29, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and fingerplays oriented to older preschool through primary grades.

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  23. Books, Babies and Rhymes

    April 30, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  24. Toddler Storytime

    April 30, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

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  25. ToddlerTales

    April 30, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 & 3, with a participating adult.

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  26. Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros

    April 30, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Oak Room -- First Floor

    Bilingual storytime, crafts and baile folkorico de Fiesta Gardens. Free book for each child.

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Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Sculpture and Glass by Y. Y. Chu

    March 26 - May 9 @ 2nd Floor Display Case

    Y. Y. Chu loves the feel of clay in her hands--it gives her endless fascination, inspiration and satisfaction--she has the freedom to express herself. Y. Y.'s "Mother and Child" sculpture series is now on display in the Main Library Second Floor Display Case. Her exhibit also includes ceramics, alabaster stone sculptures, and fused glass paintings made with glass powder and Chinese brush painting techniques. Her work will be on display from March 26 through May 9, 2014.

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  2. City Arts of San Mateo's Student Art Exhibition

    April 1 - April 30 @ San Mateo Main Library
    55 W. 3rd Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Art work created by students of Aragon, Hillsdale, and San Mateo High Schools will be on display as part of City Arts of San Mateo's 14th Annual High School Arts Recognition Program. The awards ceremony will be held on April 13 at 2pm in the San Mateo Main Library's Oak Room.

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  3. Book Discussion: "The Boy in the Snow"

    April 16, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor

    Read "The Boy in the Snow" by M.J. McGrath in advance and come ready to discuss.

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  4. Easter Sunday - Main Library will be open

    April 20, All Day @ San Mateo Main Library
    55 W. 3rd Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    The Main Library will be open on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1:00-5:00 pm. The library will be open thanks to the San Mateo Public Library Foundation’s fundraising efforts to keep the Main Library open on Sundays throughout the year.

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  5. Biotechnology: Local Research Projects

    April 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Come listen to presentations by five San Mateo Biotechnology Career Pathway research students!

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  6. Poetry Reading

    April 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Presented by City Arts of San Mateo. Featured readings by Sherri Rose-Walker followed by open mic. Questions? Please call (650) 571-8957.

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  7. Free PSAT Practice Test

    April 26, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Through this PSAT, students will have exposure to all of the question types on the exam and will receive a detailed score report, outlining their composite score, as well as their percentile rank. There will also be an opportunity to learn strategies to improve your score. Get your results during the follow-up session on Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30pm in the Oak Room at the Main Library. Registration required. Call (650) 522-7818 to sign up or visit the 2nd floor reference desk at the Main Library. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

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Parks and Recreation Events

  1. Youth Activities Council (YAC) Meeting

    April 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ San Mateo City Hall - Conference Room A

    Please join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month to learn how you can get involved in programs, events, and initiatives that promote positive youth development and involvement in local schools, communities, and governments. The Youth Activities Council (YAC) is an active group of young people from throughout the City of San Mateo. For grades 9-12.

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  2. Eggstravaganza- 37th Anniversary

    April 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Central Park

    City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department's signature springtime community event.

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Senior Center

  1. MUSICALS OF THE 40’S -Easter Parade

    April 17, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ San Mateo Senior Center

    Easter Parade — Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Liza Minnelli— A hoofer teams up with an inexperienced chorus girl in order to show up his former dance partner. Enjoy this romantic classic which includes 17 Irving Berlin tunes. 1948 (103 mins.) *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

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  2. Wellness Workshops -Take Control of Hypertension

    April 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Presenter: Sharon Ou, MD, Kaiser Permanente

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  3. Wellness Workshops - Identifying Elder Abuse

    April 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Senior Center

    Presenter: Chris Rodriquez, LCSW, San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services

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  4. MUSICALS OF THE 40’S -On the Town

    April 24, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ San Mateo Senior Center

    On the Town—Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin— New York, New York, it’s a heck of a town! Especially if you’re three sailors on leave, with only 24 hours in the Big Apple, and ready for fun. Each finds romance quickly, and they live every second to the hilt. 1949 (98 mins.) *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

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