Adult & Teen Virtual Programs

eBook Appointments 2.2021

eBook Appointments
Monday afternoons in June

Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the San Mateo Public Library. Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute appointment in the afternoon on Zoom. Have your library card number and e-device with you. Registration required.
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Educated book cover

Book Discussion: Educated by Tara Westover
Thursday, June 3, 2021

6:30 PM

Join the San Mateo Public Library Book Discussion Group when we meet on Zoom to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. Please contact Cynthia McCarthy at for the Zoom meeting link.

The Witchs Hand

Teen Book Club: The Montague Twins: The Witch's Hand by Nathan Page, illustrated by Drew Shannon
Monday, June 14, 2021
2:30 PM

Read "The Witch's Hand" by Nathan Page, illustrated by Drew Shannon prior to the meeting.  For students in the 9th - 12th grades.  Registration


Introduction to Manga by Karen Luk
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
4:00 PM

Draw and compare a realistic face to a manga style face with different expressions. Chibis, cute, & small character types are taught along with standard proportions for manga style characters. This is a virtual workshop, and participants will need drawing materials.  For students in the 8th - 12th grades.  Registration


Sew What!
Monday, June 21, 2021
9:00 AM

Join us for 4, in-person sewing workshops. You will learn basic hand sewing and embroidery techniques. Get started on your project during the workshop and complete it on your own time. For students in the 8th-12th grades. Session Dates: June 21st, June 24th, June 28, and July 1st. Program will take place on the Oak Room Patio, so dress accordingly. Masks and social distancing required. Registration


New to Medicare
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
6:30 PM

If you are turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare or already on Medicare and confused about the federal health insurance system, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) can help! Learn about enrollment periods, the four parts of Medicare, supplemental policies, how HICAP can help you, and more. Registration

PC Hardware

Building a PC
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
3:00 PM

Learn about the basics of building your own personal computer. In this brief introduction to PC building, learn about computer hardware, the necessary tools to building a PC, the benefits and drawbacks of PC building, and much more. For students in the 9th - 12th grades. Registration

Rainbow Flag

LGBTQ+ San Mateo County: a History
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7:00 PM

Get a lively overview of local LGBT+ history. This talk includes a brief history of San Mateo's B Street and Sassy's, presented by Michael Flanagan, a Menlo Park Library reference librarian and history columnist for the Bay Area Reporter.  Registration


Three days a week

Need job search assistance? Get help with resumes, interviews, applications, and more! Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and a trained volunteer will meet with you online via Zoom.
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