August 27, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Central Park
The San Mateo Firefighters’ Association will be holding a Chili Cook-off on Saturday, August 27th. This event will feature live music (featuring ’Explorer’ and ‘92 South’) and will be held at Central Park in San Mateo, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This year we will once again have our Car Show as well as a new addition to Cook Off this year. The new addition is a Home Brew Competition in which local brewers will compete against each other to decide the best local beer in the area.
The cost of the event is $10.00 which gets you tastings of the chili, one bowl of your favorite chili, and one drink (beer, wine, soda, or water). The proceeds will benefit the MDA.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear some great music and have fun.
June 1 - August 31 @ Main Library;
Read this summer and earn great prizes! Visit your local library to sign-up for summer learning, attend great programs, and enter the weekly drawing for a chance to win prizes.
August 1 - August 30 @ First Floor Art Gallery
Born in Ukraine, Elvira Dayel is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works in series of large abstract works of drawings done in soft/dry pastel on paper as well as 3D-printed mixed media sculpture. Trained as an artist and an architect, she also works in new media including digital rendering and 3D-printing. She describes her work as conceptually surreal influenced by modern architecture and spatial organization. Pieces presented in her current exhibit are part of a larger exploration which belongs to the so-called process drawing category. This work is generated through many layers and iterations of computer drawing and hand drawing. The work is about created and imagined landscape, cellular organization, and movement. There is imaginary vegetation and patterned spatial constructs, and they are elemental and discontinuous. The work is as much about landscape as about the human condition.
August 3 - September 14 @ 2nd Floor Display Case
BABA is a group of independent artists bound together by a passion for the book arts. Since 1995, BABA has presented large and small exhibitions at galleries, museums, and other public venues. In 2002, BABA members organized the first Book Arts Jam, an annual day-long celebration of the book arts, print arts and paper arts. This group show features work by Dotti Cichon, Isabelle de La Tullaye, and Stephanie Allen.
August 21 - August 27
The Library will host special programs in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the new Main Library and the renovation of the two Branches. Funding support for all of the activities is provided by the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.
August 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM