November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor
Jennifer Myhre makes visual art and audio and video documentaries informed by over 25 years of experience as a sociologist and teacher. As a visual artist, she works within the media of alternative process photography and printmaking and recently won a 2018 Belle Foundation for Cultural Development unsolicited grant for her work as an artist. 1893 is an ongoing project that explores the joys and sorrows of modernity using one of the earliest forms of photography, cyanotype. To learn more about her, visit http://www.jennifermyhre.net/. **Art Gallery, 1st Floor**
November 6, 2019 - December 27, 2019 @ Display Case, 2nd Floor
Monika Ellis is a Bay Area self-taught fiber artist. Originally from Canada, she enjoyed working with all forms of artistic mediums from a young age. After arriving in the Bay Area and starting a family, she wanted to express her new motherhood experiences through art, and fiber was the perfect medium in both form and function. The pieces are inspired by the beauty of the Western coastline, with themes of growth, evolution, and rebirth. Her work combines traditional woven art patterns, organic shapes, and at times, whimsical elements. Instagram: @loomerystudios **Display Case, 2nd Floor**
November 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Main Library, Oak Room
Food technology is rapidly changing the way food can be produced--from lab-grown "cultured meat" to plant-based alternatives. Learn about the environmental, health, and animal welfare reasons behind why alternatives to conventional meat are being developed, the science behind creating these foods, and how they are expected to disrupt the meat market. **Oak Room, First Floor**
November 19, 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 **
November 20, 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 **
November 20, 2019, 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 **
November 20, 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 ***
November 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Job Seekers Area
Drop by the JobSeekers area at the Main Library anytime between 11am - 2:00pm to learn more about Census 2020 jobs and get assistance with applying for census jobs online. Census 2020 representatives will be available to answer questions.
November 21, 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.