February 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Makerspace
Homework help for 1st - 8th grade in reading, writing and math. Students MUST bring their homework assignments and any required textbooks. No registration required! Space is limited, same day sign-up will be available. ** Makerspace **
February 17, 2020, All Day
All San Mateo Public Library locations will be closed Monday, February 17 for the Presidents' Day holiday.
February 17, 2020, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
City Hall and respective offices will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
February 18, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0 to 5 years. ** Marina Library **
February 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Books, rhymes and songs for infants under 12 months with caregiver. ** Book Bubble **
February 18, 2020, 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
February 18, 2020, 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 **
February 18, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Makerspace
Need a little help with your homework? Come on down to the library for help with reading, writing and math. Homework help provided in both English and Spanish. No registration required! ** Makerspace **
February 18, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
K-3rd grade students will practice reading with fun and encouraging volunteers. This is a drop-In program with same day sign-ups. ** Book Bubble **
February 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor
Participants will review exam questions and practice for the written portion. Verbal and written English skills are required. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register at (650) 522-7848. ** Cedar Room, 1st Floor **
February 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Come watch the documentary film "Violins of Hope - Strings of the Holocaust" (56 minutes, 2016, Not Rated). Avshi Weinstein, son of Violins of Hope Founder Amnon Weinstein, will speak after the movie about his family's work restoring violins played in Auschwitz. The evening concludes with a half-hour concert by San Francisco Symphony chamber musicians performing works by Holocaust composers. This program is part of Violins of Hope San Francisco Bay Area presented in association with Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA.
February 18, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 19, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0 to 3 years. ** Hillsdale Library **
February 19, 2020, 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 **
February 19, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Preschool storytime with stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 2+. ** Book Bubble **
February 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
February 19, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the San Mateo Public Library. A one-on-one 30 minute session by appointment will be scheduled between 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Main Library's Computer Lab. Bring your library card number and e-device with you. Registration required. ** Computer Lab, 3rd Floor **
February 19, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
February 19, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Makerspace
February 19, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's Makerspace
Drop in and STEAM it up! Families are welcome, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. No registration required. ** Children's Makerspace **
February 19, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Laurel 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. *** Laurel Room, 1st Floor ***
February 20, 2020, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
For ages 1 and 2, with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. ** Book Bubble **
February 20, 2020, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Book Bubble
For ages 1 and 2, with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Space is limited. ** Book Bubble **
February 20, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor
Unwind yourself and take a break from homework by making your own stress relief bracelet. For students in the 8th - 12th grades. ** Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor **
February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Biotech Seminar Room, 2nd Floor
Develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. 8-Week basic level course, no registration. Speakers of all languages welcome! Mejora tus habilidades de escritura, lectura, comunicación verbal y auditiva en inglés. Para adultos. Duración: 8 semanas. Hablantes de todas idiomas son bienvenidos. No se require registro.
February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heard about robotics, but have never done it before? Here is a chance to get hands-on and build your own wheeled autonomous robot. Girls who Code offers a free class, every Thursday evening, for students in 6th-12th grade. Learn the basics of Robotics, Computer Programming, and Electronics by programming the Arduino microcontroller to work with a variety of sensors, motors, buzzers and other electronic components, then apply the knowledge that you have learned to build and program a wheeled autonomous robot. No prior knowledge is necessary. This course will help gain the skills that are vital for any future in Robotics! Registration for the full class, from February 20 to May, is required at the link below.
February 20, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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.
February 21, 2020, 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM @ San Mateo Public Library
Get your taxes done for free by AARP. Volunteers will assist with simple tax returns every Friday from February 7 to April 10. Appointment times are 9:15 am – 2:30 pm. To make an appointment, register online (https://sanmateopublic.libcal.com/calendar/tax), or call 650-522-7818 during library hours. If you have questions regarding this service, please leave a message at 650-539-4459 and an AARP Volunteer will return your call.
February 21, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Makerspace
Free -- No resgistration, supplies limited. Parents welcome, but not required to attend. ** Children's Makerspace **
February 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Come and test your knowledge at our after-hours trivia competition. Teams should be 2-6 people. Don't have a team? We'll find one for you! Bring your friends, enjoy refreshments, and have a great time! Must be 21 and over to participate. You will not be admitted without registering before the event.
February 22, 2020, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Rhymes, songs and stories for children 3 years old and younger. ** Book Bubble **
February 22, 2020, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
February 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Jazz vocalist, Star of Beach Blanket Babylon, and voice lecturer at San Francisco State University, Renée Lubin-Holmes in a special performance. Presented by the African American Library Advisory Committee. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **