June 29, 2019 - August 30, 2019 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor
Ezra Moussa is a computer science student and photographer currently attending UC Santa Cruz. In high school, photography became a passion of his as he started to focus on street photography. Street photography allows Ezra the ability to document everyday life through his perspective and turns seemingly ordinary occurrences into works of art. In late 2016, Ezra traveled to Havana, Cuba, and used this opportunity to document the people, culture, and life of the city. ** Art Gallery, 1st Floor **
June 29, 2019 - August 28, 2019 @ Display Case, 2nd Floor
Janet Avedissian was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1938. After the 1979 revolution, her family left the country for Firenze, Italy, and later immigrated to the United States. Since childhood, Janet has always admired pottery and ceramics. After her son and daughter graduated from college, she had more time to study ceramics at Glendale College, College of Marin, and College of San Mateo. Janet's sculptures are inspired by circle motifs. She says, "To me they are symbols of love and unity. I hope my work inspires others." ** Display Case, 2nd Floor **
August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Central Park, by the Flag Pole
For ages 0 to 5 years. Stories and songs in Spanish and English. Craft at end of storytime. ** Central Park **
August 19, 2019, 7:00 PM
August 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor
Work on a library project while earning an hour of community service credit. Come, hang out with your friends, eat snacks, and contribute to the library. For ages 13-18. ** Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor **
August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor
Practice your conversation skills at this drop-in conversation group that is designed to give adult English language learners an opportunity to speak in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. ** Cedar Room, 1st Floor **
August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the library. A one-on-one 30 minute session by appointment will be scheduled between 2pm - 4pm. Bring your library card and e-device with you. Registration required.
August 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Are you interested in knitting but don't know where to start? Are you an advanced knitter and would like to share your skills with beginners? All levels (and crocheters too!) are welcome in this group. Come to knit, chat, learn, and contribute! Bring your knitting project and yarn, and any extra materials to share. For beginners, bring a pair of knitting needles (size 8 or larger) and a ball of skein of sport weight or worsted weight yarn. *** Oak Room, 1st Floor ***
August 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Come hang out with your friends and play games on the Nintendo Switch! Sign up not required. Just drop in! For students in 7th - 12 grades. ** Computer Lab, 3rd Floor **
August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join other writers in a supportive and social group for writers of all kinds every Thursday evening. Whether you write for personal, professional or other reasons, come prepared to work. This is not a critique or sharing group, but you are welcome to discuss your work during check-in time between 6:30pm - 7pm Writing is solitary, and this meeting is a chance to connect, and sometimes commiserate with other writers. Come late and leave early if you need to, and bring a charged laptop as outlets are limited. The meeting room varies.
Melanie Shook and Korie Pelka of the California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch co-host these weekly meetings. Meeting rooms will vary so please email Cynthia McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org for notifications and updates.
August 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Oak Room
Ages 5 and younger. Get fancy and come dance. Dressing up is encouraged but not required. Caregiver attendance is required. ** Oak Room **
August 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Central Park
Don't miss the tastiest fundraiser of the year! The 11th annual San Mateo Consolidated Firefighter’s Association Chili Cook Off is spicing up Central Park 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
All proceeds of this heated competition and tasty fundraiser go to supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Attendees at this year’s event will be treated to live music, a car show, and those 21 years and older can check out the homebrew competition. Just $10 gets you in to this family-friendly event where you can taste as many of the chili entries as you want, and get a bowl of your favorite.
Join our firefighters’ in having fun and raising money for a great cause!
August 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
In celebration of National Romance Month, San Mateo Public Library presents A Fine Romance, readings by local romance authors. Romance Writers of America members and other writers will read from their original works. Light refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome.
Romance writers, there is still time to reserve a spot to read your work, published or unpublished, and to display and sell your works. Contact Cynthia McCarthy at email@example.com.