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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council meeting

    March 16, 7:00 PM @ City Hall - Council Chambers
    332 W. 20th Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

City Hall Art Displays

  1. City Hall Art Gallery: Art Attack

    January 26 - March 5 @ City Hall Art Gallery
    330 West 20th Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94403

  2. City Hall Atrium: Patty Owyang - Ceramic Sculptures and Mixed Media

    February 16 - March 25 @ City Hall Atrium Display Case
    330 West 20th Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94403

Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Family Read Aloud Program

    January 26 - March 13 @ San Mateo Public Library
    55 W. Third Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Pick up a reading log at Main, Hillsdale or Marina Libraries. Read 4 hours aloud with your family.

  2. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 5, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  3. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 5, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  4. Family Storytime

    March 7, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  5. Paws for Tales

    March 9, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Independent readers can read to real dogs, trained by the PHS and SPCA. Dogs love to listen to books! Make an appointment (call 522-7838) or just drop in.

  6. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 10, 10:15 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.

  7. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    March 10, 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.

  8. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    March 10, 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.

  9. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 10, 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.

  10. Bilingual Storytime

    March 10, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  11. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    March 10, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  12. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    March 11, 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.

  13. Toddler Time

    March 11, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  14. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    March 11, 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.

  15. Toddler Time

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

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  16. Crafternoon Storytime -- Leaping Leprechaun

    March 11, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  17. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 12, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  18. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 12, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  19. Family Storytime

    March 14, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  20. Rocker Tots Storytime

    March 16, 10:30 AM @ Childrens Area -- Book Bubble

    Music and movement storytime for ages 2 to 4. 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

  21. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 17, 10:15 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.

  22. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    March 17, 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.

  23. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    March 17, 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.

  24. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 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.

  25. Bilingual Storytime

    March 17, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  26. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    March 17, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  27. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    March 18, 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.

  28. Toddler Time

    March 18, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  29. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    March 18, 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.

  30. Toddler Time

    March 18, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  31. Crafternoon Storytime -- It's Spring Time

    March 18, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  32. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 19, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  33. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 19, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  34. Family Storytime

    March 21, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  35. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 24, 10:15 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.

  36. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    March 24, 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.

  37. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    March 24, 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.

  38. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 24, 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.

  39. Bilingual Storytime

    March 24, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  40. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    March 24, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  41. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    March 25, 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.

  42. Toddler Time

    March 25, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  43. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    March 25, 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.

  44. Toddler Time

    March 25, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  45. Crafternoon Storytime -- Elephant

    March 25, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  46. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    March 26, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  47. Walkin' Tots Storytime

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

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

  48. Family Storytime

    March 28, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  49. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 31, 10:15 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.

  50. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    March 31, 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.

  51. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    March 31, 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.

  52. Baby and Me Lapsit

    March 31, 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.

  53. Bilingual Storytime

    March 31, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  54. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    March 31, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Oil Paintings by Bill Sarnoff

    February 9 - March 27 @ 1st Floor Art Gallery

    Bill Sarnoff's artist parents inspired him to follow in their footsteps. He has worked in Silicon Valley technologies companies as an illustrator, graphic designer, and creative group manager. Now that he is retired, he is following his dream of pursuing art full time. He has always been influenced by the great Impressionists and has incorporated this influence in his pastels and oils. In his exhibit at the Main Library he is showing some of his new pieces. He takes classic paintings by the old masters and reworks them with a modern twist. His work will be on exhibit in the First Floor Gallery from February 9 through March 27, 2015.

  2. Teen Gaming Thursdays: Kinect for Xbox 360

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

    Join us for a weekly afternoon of gaming on the Xbox Kinect for an opportunity to meet new friends and have some fun! For ages 12-18.

  3. Movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

    March 10, 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Rated PG-13; 123 minutes. Popcorn will be provided.

  4. Teen Gaming Thursdays: Kinect for Xbox 360

    March 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Join us for a weekly afternoon of gaming on the Xbox Kinect for an opportunity to meet new friends and have some fun! For ages 12-18.

  5. Family Concert: Neave Trio

    March 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    The Neave Trio—Anna Williams, violin. Mikhail Veselov, cello, Toni James, piano—will perform in this “Family Concert” through the collaboration with Music at Kohl Mansion. The Trio has enjoyed great success, performing across the United States, South America, the United Kingdom and Europe and in some of the world’s finest concert halls including Carnegie’s Recital Hall, Jordan Hall and Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

  6. Library Teen Advisory Group Meeting

    March 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Earn volunteer hours and provide feedback about library programs and services. For ages 13-18. Bring your friends.

  7. Library eBook Appointments

    March 18, 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. A one-on-one 20 minute session by appointment will be scheduled between 2:00pm - 3:30pm. To register, call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk at the Main Library.

  8. Book Discussion: "The Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian

    March 18, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor

    Read "The Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian prior to the meeting and come ready to discuss.

  9. Teen Gaming Thursdays: Kinect for Xbox 360

    March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Join us for a weekly afternoon of gaming on the Xbox Kinect for an opportunity to meet new friends and have some fun! For ages 12-18.

  10. Film: GMO OMG

    March 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Join Earthbeam Foods’ David Hinkle for a film screening and discussion of the documentary film, GMO OMG. GMO OMG tells the story of a father’s discovery of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in relationship to his children and the world around him. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate? A discussion session will follow the film at 7:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Earthbeam Natural Foods, Burlingame

  11. Library Board Meeting

    March 23, 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. Teen Gaming Thursdays: Kinect for Xbox 360

    March 26, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Join us for a weekly afternoon of gaming on the Xbox Kinect for an opportunity to meet new friends and have some fun! For ages 12-18.

Parks and Recreation Events

  1. Nursery/Greenhouse: Plant sales

    March 5, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Kohl Pump House in San Mateo Central Park

    Our greenhouse & nursery stock a variety of unique plants at very reasonable prices. We try to maintain the above hours, but since we are staffed by volunteers, we may occasionally be closed, so call 579-0536 before coming. Become a SMAS member and receive a 10% discount in addition to supporting San Mateo Central Park! 579.0536 x1.

  2. Nursery/Greenhouse: Plant sales

    March 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kohl Pump House in San Mateo Central Park

    Our greenhouse & nursery stock a variety of unique plants at very reasonable prices. We try to maintain the above hours, but since we are staffed by volunteers, we may occasionally be closed, so call 579-0536 before coming. Become a SMAS member and receive a 10% discount in addition to supporting San Mateo Central Park! 579.0536 x1.

Planning Commission Meetings

  1. Planning Commission

    March 10, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

  2. Planning Commission

    March 24, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

Senior Center

  1. Movie Daze & Discussion - American Hustle

    March 5, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    American Hustle- Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence- A con man and his lover, expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. R, Crime Drama (138 mins.) *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  2. Armchair Travel & Adventure Movie Series - Galapagos

    March 6, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Do you love to travel but don't want to deal with the long lines at the airport? Join us on Friday afternoons at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm as we visit wonderful destinations throughout the world through video clips. No registration needed.

  3. Movie Daze & Discussion - A Long Way Down

    March 12, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    A Long Way Down - Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Sam Neill - When a faded T.V. personality decides to jump off a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve, he meets three lost souls who had the exact same plan. R, Drama (95 Mins.) *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  4. Armchair Travel & Adventure Movie Series - A Year in Burdundy

    March 13, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Do you love to travel but don't want to deal with the long lines at the airport? Join us on Friday afternoons at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm as we visit wonderful destinations throughout the world through video clips. No registration needed.

  5. Movie Daze & Discussion-Half of a Yellow Sun

    March 19, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Half of a Yellow Sun – Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle - Twin sisters find unexpected romance in the late 1960s against the backdrop of Nigeria’s civil war. As the conflict threatens all they hold dear, their relationships provide solace and strengthen their own bond. R, Drama (87 Mins.) *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  6. Movie Daze & Discussion-Lullaby

    March 19, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Lullaby – Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Hudson– Long after breaking ties with his family, a man learns that his long-ill father has elected to take himself off of life support in two days. R, Drama (117 mins.) *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  7. Armchair Travel & Adventure Movie Series - Come Aboard – Queen Mary 2 to Rio

    March 20, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Do you love to travel but don't want to deal with the long lines at the airport? Join us on Friday afternoons at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm as we visit wonderful destinations throughout the world through video clips. No registration needed.

  8. Armchair Travel & Adventure Movie Series - The Alps – Climb of Your Life

    March 27, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Do you love to travel but don't want to deal with the long lines at the airport? Join us on Friday afternoons at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm as we visit wonderful destinations throughout the world through video clips. No registration needed.

Senior Citizens Commission Meetings

  1. San Mateo Senior Citizens Commission Meeting

    March 9, 4:00 PM @ Senior Center


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