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 **
July 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Join us for an afternoon of live music and conversation with Charlie Chin, Philip Kan Gotanda, and Peter Horikoshi. The artists will play a few songs and share some thoughts about the concert and their experiences as Asian American musicians and artists. CD signing and light refreshments to follow. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **
July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Oak Room
For ages 2-5. Join us for a fun sensory play program for children and their caregivers. Children will engage with a variety of items: water, sand and more... in a fun, interactive way to encourage exploration for young children using all their senses. Can be messy, please dress appropriately. Registration is required. ** Oak Room **
July 15, 2019, 7:00 PM
July 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Oak Room
Join us for circus-like activities with Coventry & Kaluza, including juggling, acrobatics, music and more! For the whole family. ** Oak Room **
July 16, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Books and songs and rhymes for children 5 years old and younger, with adult. ** Marina Library **
July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Interactive rhymes and songs, with short books, entertain infants under 12 months with a caregiver. ** Book Bubble **
July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
July 16, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Interactive rhymes and songs, with short books, entertain infants under 12 months and accompanying adult. ** Book Bubble **
July 16, 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 **
July 16, 2019, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Get ready for bed with stories and action rhymes. ** Hillsdale Library **
July 17, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Stories, rhymes and songs for children 3 years old and younger, with an adult.
** Hillsdale Library **
July 17, 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 **
July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Book Bubble
Stories and rhymes and songs for children ages 3 and 4 years old. ** Book Bubble, First Floor **
July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
July 17, 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.
July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Book Bubble
For children ages 4 and older. Explore your curiosity and creativity every week through books and special activities. ** Book Bubble **
July 17, 2019, 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 ***
July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Learn basic soldering and make an electronic piano on a perf board. For students in 6th - 12 grade. Space is limited - sign up recommended. Permission form required by the day of the event.
July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 1 and 2, with an adult.
** Book Bubble **
July 18, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM @ Laurel Room -- First Floor
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 1 and 2, with an adult.
** Laurel Room **
July 18, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park
July 18, 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.
July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor
Project Read, the adult literacy program of the San Mateo Public Library, is looking for volunteers. Volunteers attend an engaging 10 hour training workshop and are well prepared before being paired with an adult literacy student. The two sessions will be held on July 13 and July 20 from 10:30am - 3:30pm, You must attend all three sessions. For more information call (650) 522-7848. ** Laurel Room, 1st Floor **
July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Book Bubble
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 3 and younger. ** Book Bubble **
July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Main Library/Computer Lab
Learn to code at the San Mateo Public Library! All levels of experience and all ages—kids, recent college graduates, mid-career adults, seniors—are welcome! Work at your own pace on a project or online tutorial to learn a new language like Scratch, Python, or Javacript. A mentor will be on hand to answer questions and recommend resources. Registration required at smplibrary.org. Children under 11 must be accompanied by adults at all times.
July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Fratello Marionettes will present 3 classic fairy tales with puppets moving to the Saint-Saens fanciful score. ** Hillsdale Library **
July 20, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Book Bubble