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  1. Downtown Taste + Talk Forum #2

    April 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Hero City

    The second Taste + Talk forum will be held on April 24th (6-7:30pm) at Hero City (55 E 3rd Ave) to explore how social, economic, and demographic trends will impact the future of downtowns and discuss how Downtown San Mateo can step up to meet the challenge. Two panelists will join us: Don Weden, Retired Principal Planner from the County of Santa Clara, and Bill Lee a Senior Partner of Land Econ Group (LEG). This insightful presentation will spark ideas about how we can maintain the quality of life in Downtown San Mateo while creating a responsible and visionary plan for its future. More project information available here: http://www.engagedowntownsanmateo.org/

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Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Baby and Me Lapsit

    April 25, 2017, 10:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for infants not yet walking.

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  2. Books, Babies & Rhymes - Marina Library

    April 25, 2017, 10:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for infants up to 23 months.

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  3. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    April 25, 2017, 11:00 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 2-4 years of age accompanied by a participating adult.

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  4. Baby and Me Lapsit

    April 25, 2017, 11:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for infants not yet walking.

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  5. Bilingual Storytime

    April 25, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Bilingual English/Spanish stories and songs

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  6. Family Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    April 25, 2017, 6:45 PM

    Stories and rhymes for the whole family.

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  7. Books, Babies & Rhymes - Hillsdale Library

    April 26, 2017, 10:15 AM

    Stories, songs and rhymes for infants up to 23 months accompanied by a participating adult.

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  8. Toddler Time

    April 26, 2017, 10:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 2-4 years of age accompanied by a participating adult.

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  9. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM

    Stories, songs and rhymes for children 2-4 years of age accompanied by a participating adult.

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  10. Toddler Time

    April 26, 2017, 11:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 2-4 years of age accompanied by a participating adult.

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  11. Crafternoon Storytime

    April 26, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Stories and crafts for children 4-8 years of age.

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  12. Dia de los Ninos/Day of the Child

    April 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In celebration of Dia de los Ninos/Day of the Child, Dia de los Libros/Day of the Book, we will be hosting two special performances of "The Coyotes and the Rabbits", a bilingual musical operetta. This Mexican Folk Tale focuses on the importance of education through entertaining story and song. The performances will be 40 minutes in length and are intended for kindergarten-5th grade. All children in attendance will leave with a free book.

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  13. Dia de los Ninos/Day of the Child

    April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    In celebration of Dia de los Ninos/Day of the Child, Dia de los Libros/Day of the Book, we will be hosting two special performances of "The Coyotes and the Rabbits", a bilingual musical operetta. This Mexican Folk Tale focuses on the importance of education through entertaining story and song. The performances will be 40 minutes in length and are intended for kindergarten-5th grade. All children in attendance will leave with a free book.

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  14. Walkin' Tots

    April 27, 2017, 10:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for walkers 12-24 months accompanied by a participating adult.

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  15. Walkin' Tots

    April 27, 2017, 11:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for walkers 12-24 months accompanied by a participating adult.

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  16. Family Storytime

    April 29, 2017, 10:30 AM

    Stories and rhyme time for children up to age 3 accompanied by a participating adult.

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  17. Scratch Coding for Kids

    April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM

    Join us for a Scratch coding program on Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 pm in the Main Library's Computer Lab. For grades 4th-8th. Call 650-522-7818 to register.

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Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Jane Austen Society of North America

    March 4, 2017 - April 29, 2017, All Day @ 2nd Floor Display Case

    The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. The Northern California chapter presents a display titled, “The mode in hats and headdresses during the lifetime of Jane Austen + 16 years. 1775-1833.” The display features caps, turbans and hats on heads with period appropriate paper hairdos. Each hat is presented and described along with its inspiration, which may include a period fashion plate, portrait or extant hat.

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  2. Exhibit: City Arts of San Mateo High School Art Recognition Program

    April 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017, All Day @ 1st Floor Art Gallery and 3rd Floor Teen Lounge

    City Arts of San Mateo presents an exhibition of their High School Art Recognition Program featuring artwork from Aragon, Hillsdale, and San Mateo High Schools. Their mission is to inspire, encourage, and acknowledge the creativity and talent of local high school students. The theme for this year’s exhibit is “Illusion/Reality.” Visual artwork will be on display at the library in the 1st floor hallway near the Oak Room and on the 3rd floor in the Teen Lounge. A binder containing literary submissions is located near the Oak Room. An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room.

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  3. Library Card Design Contest

    April 9, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day

    The San Mateo Public Library is conducting a “Library Card Design Contest” to create three new library card designs that will be made available to library patrons in September during National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Winners of the design contest will receive an iPad (128GB) and cool library swag! Pick-up an entry form at any San Mateo Public Library location or download using the link below. For more information, please call 650-522-7818.

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  4. Call for Artists: 3-D Artwork

    April 20, 2017 - May 26, 2017, All Day

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  5. Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum

    April 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Learn about the history, architecture, and gardens of this San Mateo County landmark. Copies of the new book "Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum" will be available for purchase at the event. Presented by co-author Julia Bly DeVere.

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  6. Hillsdale Library eBook Appointments

    April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hillsdale Library Study Room

    Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the library. A one-on-one 30 minute session by appointment can be scheduled between 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Hillsdale Library. Registration required.

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  7. Project Read Tutor Training

    April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Project Read, the adult literacy program of the San Mateo Public Library, is looking for volunteers! This engaging 10-hour training will prepare you before being paired with an adult literacy student. Training will continue on May 6. Pre-registration is required. For information and to pre-register, call (650) 522-7848.

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  8. Learn to Code With Scratch

    April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Have fun learning how to make games, tell stories, and create computer art with special effects and sound at our Scratch Coding Class! You can make your own game in Scratch even if you've never programmed before. This program is for 4th - 8th graders. Registration is required.

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Planning Commission Meetings

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    April 25, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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Senior Center

  1. Are You Ready to Go?

    April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ Senior Center

    Advanced end of life planning can reduce the stress and financial impact on your family during this most difficult of times. Learn to secure your rights and final wishes while participating in this one-day class. With Jennifer Harris, Bay Area Funeral Consumer Association

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  2. Movie Daze & Discussion - Howards End

    April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Howards End - 135 mins Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Emma Thompson A business mans thwarts his wife’s bequest of an estate to another woman. Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 pm, on film shown the previous week

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  3. Global Explorations - India: Nature's Wonderland - Tiger Dance Painting

    April 28, 2017, 1:15 PM @ Senior Center

    Tiger Dance Painting Liz Bonnin's love for tigers leads her to a unique celebration in southern India.

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Sustainability Events

  1. Community Meeting on Sea Level Rise:

    April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlingame Library

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  2. Community Meeting on Sea Level Rise:

    April 29, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Ted Adcock Community Center

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