October 29, 2016
55 West 3rd Avenue
February 16, 2017
55 W. 3rd Avenue
October 25, 10:15 AM
Rhymes, songs and short books for infants sitting on the lap of a participating adult.
Rhymes, songs and short books for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.
October 25, 11:00 AM
Books and rhymes for children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by a participating adult.
October 25, 11:15 AM
October 25, 4:00 PM
Bilingual English/Spanish stories and songs.
October 25, 6:45 PM
Stories and fingerplays for the family.
October 26, 10:15 AM
Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by a participating adult.
October 26, 11:00 AM
October 26, 11:15 AM
October 26, 4:00 PM
Join us for stories about Halloween and witches and for a fun witch craft. For children ages 4-8 with an accompanying adult.
October 27, 10:15 AM
Stories and rhymes for 12 to 24 months, accompanied by a participating adult.
October 27, 11:15 AM
October 28, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tweens (5th-8th grade) are invited to our Zombie themed Halloween Tween Evening taking place Friday, October 28th from 5:00-7:30 pm. Join us for zombie games, prizes, and more! Registration is required and limited to 40 participants. Sign-up by calling the Children's Desk at 650-522-7838.
Please note that due to the nature of the program we can not accommodate late arrivals or early pick-ups. The doors close at 5:15 pm. Adults are asked to drop their children off and return promptly at 7:30 pm for pick-up. Because the library will be closed during the program, adults are not permitted to stay in the library.
October 29, 10:30 AM
Stories and rhymes for children up to age 3, accompanied by a participating adult.
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 25, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ San Mateo City Hall
City Council Chambers
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.
October 27, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center
While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she's grown to love. Starring Greer Grammar and Missi Pyle.
**Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 pm, on film shown the previous week
October 29, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Mateo Public Library