October 29, 2016
55 West 3rd Avenue
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October 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Come and test your knowledge at our 80s and 90s trivia competition! Teams should be 2-6 people. Don't have a team? We'll find one for you! In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are highly encouraged. There will be a costume contest and photo booth. Enjoy refreshments and bring your friends!
October 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Author Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff will speak about her book "The Missing Kennedy." It details the relationship the author’s aunt, Stella Koehler (Sister Paulus Koehler), had with the legendary Kennedy family, and particularly that of Rosemary Kennedy. Sister Paulus was Rosemary’s caregiver for 35 years. The book recalls Rosemary’s struggle with developmental disabilities, her father’s consequential decision to have her lobotomized, and the Kennedy family’s continuing efforts to advance the lives of those with special needs.
October 24, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Rated PG-13. 2002. Part of the Teen Fright Fest film series. Popcorn will be provided. Funding and support is generously provided by the San Mateo Public Library Foundation and Whole Foods Market.
October 25, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Come in your best cosplay for an evening of pizza, karaoke, costume crafts, and more! For ages 13-18. Registration strongly encouraged.
October 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hillsdale Branch Library
Learn how to checkout and download free library eBooks. A one-on-one 30 minute session by appointment can be scheduled between 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the Hillsdale Library's study room. Registration required.
October 27, 6:15 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
With the ever increasing complexity of the financial system, retirees today face more financial challenges than ever: Social Security, taxes, inflation and health care. At this workshop, discover how to properly plan for retirement. Registration is required. Sponsored by LFS Asset Management.
October 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
A benefit concert celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the new Main Library and the renovation of the Branches! Your evening includes a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, recent news about the library, and a concert with internationally acclaimed musicians Tuck and Patti. Presented by The African-American Cultural Committee of the San Mateo Public Library and the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.
October 30, 1:30 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor
Delphine Hirasuna is the author of "The Art of Gaman," a book about the crafts and works of art created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in World War II Internment Camps. Most of the featured works were creatively made using found materials at these sites. Many of the surviving pieces of arts and crafts were part of a traveling exhibition that Delphine curated. Her latest book "All That Remains: The Legacy of Japanese American Internment Camps" is a continuation of the "Art of Gaman" and more. Since the writing of the "Art of Gaman" new pieces have been found. "All That Remains" includes these works as well as poetry and a short history of the Japanese American internment experience. Book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
October 31, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Rated PG-13; 2004. Part of the Teen Fright Fest film series. Popcorn will be provided. Funding and support is generously provided by the San Mateo Public Library Foundation and Whole Foods Market.
October 26, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Mateo Senior Center
A major disaster can happen at any time. Do you know what to do? This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a disaster. You will be given information that will allow you to help, instead of needing help, following a disaster. Instructor: SMFD Personnel
October 26, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Senior Center
A major disaster can happen at any time. Do you know what to do? This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a disaster. San Mateo Fire Department personnel will provide information that will allow you to help, instead of needing help, following a disaster.