March 19, 2018 - April 20, 2018, 5:00 PM
April 3, 2018 - April 28, 2018 @ 1st Floor Art Gallery
City Arts of San Mateo and the San Mateo Public Library are proud to support the developing young artists of San Mateo through the High School Spring Art Exhibit. The exhibit features artwork from students attending Stanbridge Academy, Aragon, Junipero Serra, Nueva, and San Mateo High Schools. Founded in 1996, City Arts of San Mateo is dedicated to the mission of promoting interest in the arts and enhancing opportunities for the residents of San Mateo to enjoy and participate in them.
April 3, 2018 - April 28, 2018 @ 2nd Floor Display Case
Clarice Cooks was born in Modesto, CA, and spent her early years in Ripon, CA. After graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in Library Sciences, she went to work for the San Mateo Public Library. During her more than 40 year career as a reference librarian, she established a circulating record collection to encourage others to learn about and enjoy music. As a tribute to Clarice Cooks, who passed away in 2017, the San Mateo Public Library is pleased to present her eclectic and whimsical collection of turtles, which were collected from her travels around the world.
April 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
"Do the Math" chronicles one of America's leading environmentalists, Bill McKibben, in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. According to film, we only need to understand three numbers to know why action is required to address climate change – 2 degrees Celsius, 565 gigatons and 2,795 gigatons. Attend the event to understand the implications of these three numbers and to participate in a facilitated discussion to learn about the individual actions you can take to help address climate change. This event is being sponsored by the San Mateo Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the San Mateo Public Library. Doors will open at 6:00 with light snacks and beverages. The movie begins at 6:30 with the discussion to follow.
April 18, 2018, 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.
April 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
April 18, 2018, 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. Registration required.
April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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 three sessions will be held on April 19 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, April 21 from 10:30am - 2:30pm, and April 28 from 10:30am - 2:30pm You must attend all three sessions. For more information call (650) 522-7848.
April 21, 2018, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM