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City Hall Art Displays

  1. City Hall Art Gallery: EricA Art - Oil Paintings

    August 4 - September 16 @ City Hall Art Gallery
    330 West 20th Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94401

Front Page Events Listing

  1. Labor Day Family Fun Ride and Bicycle Rodeo

    September 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  2. Sustainable Landscaping Class

    September 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Main Library

    Learn about the Cal Water Turf Removal Rebate Program, which provides a financial incentive for removing your lawn. Discover the benefits of drought tolerant plants as an alternative to your lawn, and create a water-efficient, low-maintenance landscape. Explore ways to create beautiful and sustainable landscape that conserves water, resources, and reduce your utility and maintenance costs. Please register for this event since it is expected to be at capacity.

  3. Electric Vehicle Expo

    September 12, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Franklin Templeton Campus off of Franklin Parkway at Saratoga Drive

    The City of San Mateo in partnership with Plug In America presents an exposition of electric vehicles for National Drive Electric Week. The event will include: • Displays of electric cars from various manufacturers • Test drives • Booths from electric car and related vendors • Fabulous raffle prizes For more information or to register for this free event, click here.

  4. Introduction to Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Vulnerability Public Workshop

    September 14, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Main Library - Oak Room
    55 West 3rd Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94403

  5. 31st Annual Bayfront Cleanup

    September 19, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Ryder Park
    1801 J. Hart Clinton Dr
    San Mateo, CA 94403

Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Encaustic Paintings by Carol Aaron

    August 4 - September 11 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor

    Carol Aaron is exhibiting her encaustic paintings at the Main Library. Encaustic painting is the process of painting with wax. This method involves layering wax and resins, adding pure pigments to the hot wax, fusing layers with heat, and hand coloring with oils. The resulting work is tactile as well as visual. Using this technique, Carol pulls the viewer closer to her work—you can actually look into her paintings through their depths.

  2. Exhibit: Pottery by Scott Shaffer

    August 6 - September 17 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor

    Scott Shaffer is a local potter. His work often has a story behind it with personal meaning that can be related to by all. In making his pottery, Scott uses a wide variety of firing techniques, finishes and adornments—each piece is interesting and unique

  3. Computer Basics

    September 8, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Learn about PC computing basics. This beginners class will cover using Windows 7 on a PC, tips for using the mouse, starting programs, and more. Registration required. To register, call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk at the Main Library.

  4. Introduction to the Internet, Part 1

    September 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    This workshop will cover what the Internet is, how to access the Internet, web addresses, and how to navigate the web and web sites. This class will be continued on September 22. Registration required. To register call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk of the Main Library.

  5. Teen Advisory Group Meeting

    September 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Join the San Mateo Library Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours, plan events, share ideas, and provide feedback about library programs and services. For ages 13-18. Bring your friends!

  6. Library eBook Appointments

    September 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the Peninsula Library System's OverDrive eBook collection. Bring your library card number and e-device with you. To sign up for a one-on-one 20 minute appointment, call (650) 522-7818.

  7. Book Discussion: "Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen

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

    Read "Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen and come ready to discuss.

  8. Introduction to the Internet, Part 2

    September 22, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    This class is a continuation of the September 15 class. Learn how to find what you're looking for on the web, use a search engine, and evaluate information you find on the web. Registration required. To register call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk of the Main Library.

  9. Personal Growth Through Primary Foods

    September 23, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Join us for a fun, informative workshop. Learn which personal habits promote a healthy, happier heart and mind-body connection. Gain access to tools that will help you strengthen this connection.

  10. Free NEW SAT/ACT Practice Test

    September 26, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Oak Room, 3rd Floor

    The redesigned SAT is significantly different from the current version. Through this combo practice test, students will experience more than one exam in a single test. Results from each test provide a comprehensive analysis of their performance, detailing their strengths and weaknesses. Students will also receive a comparison of their performance on each test. Results will be emailed. Registration required. Call (650) 522-7818 to sign up or visit the 2nd floor reference desk of the Main Library. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions.

  11. Library Board Meeting

    September 28, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor

    The Library Board of Trustees will conduct its monthly meeting. The public is welcome.

  12. The Great Estates of the Peninsula

    September 29, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Explore the grand homes of the Peninsula in the late 1800's as San Francisco millionaires sought to impress their neighbors. Learn about the suburban lifestyles at the time and discover the fate of some the great estates of the Peninsula. Presented by Carmen Blair, Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association.

Parks and Recreation Events

  1. Friday Night Fun Open House: Grades 6-12

    September 4, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

    Parents and kids come join us for our Friday Night Fun Open House. We will hold a small parent meeting to meet the FNF staff, find out more about the program, fill out a FREE FNF membership form, and be able to sign up for any of our Fall activities. Come get a chance to see what we do every Friday night!

  2. Teens Friday Night Fun - Bingo Night

    September 4, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

    Looking for something fun to do on Friday Nights? King Center’s Friday Night Fun offers a safe, energetic, exciting and adventurous environment for teens. We plan activities ranging from tournaments, crafts, games, sports, drama and much more. Bring your A game...actually bring your B I N G O game and get ready to win some prizes! Course # 67573

  3. Movies at King Center - Angels in the Outfield

    September 11, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

    Join us for a family fun Friday night at the King Center. We will start the night off with some family group game and end our night watching our feature film. Please feel free to bring your blankets + chairs as we watch our movie indoors. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase.

  4. Teens Friday Night Fun - Noodles and Doodles

    September 18, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

    Looking for something fun to do on Friday Nights? King Center’s Friday Night Fun offers a safe, energetic, exciting and adventurous environment for teens. We plan activities ranging from tournaments, crafts, games, sports, drama and much more. We are making noodles and playing Pictionary! Course # 67574

  5. Teens Friday Night Fun - World Record Nite

    September 23, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

    Looking for something fun to do on Friday Nights? King Center’s Friday Night Fun offers a safe, energetic, exciting and adventurous environment for teens. We plan activities ranging from tournaments, crafts, games, sports, drama and much more. We will be creating our own World Record events! Don’t miss out on your chance to set the first King Center World Record and your photo on our wall! Course # 67577

  6. Middle School Event

    September 25, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

    San Mateo Teens this is the event you have been waiting for, so grab your friends and hit up the hottest teen scene in the Bay Area! With our DJ spinning the latest and greatest sounds, Nintendo Wii tournaments and contests to compete in every hour, there is no better place to spend your Friday night. Tickets will be sold the week of the event at Beresford and King Centers during normal business hours. To purchase tickets students must have a current school ID. Ticket will be sold at the door from 6:30-7:30pm; however, a parent or legal guardian must be present at time of purchase.


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