March 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019 @ Display Case, 2nd Floor
Take a fascinating journey into a bygone age of travel and adventure! For the months of March and April, two of the Library's reference librarians have curated a display of vintage domestic and international travel ephemera including guidebooks, tickets, menus, photographs, postcards, and more. ** Display Case, 2nd Floor **
April 2, 2019 - April 29, 2019 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor
City Arts of San Mateo is 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, Hillsdale, Junipero Serra, 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 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Main Library/Oak Room
Join us for an introduction to aromatherapy and essential oils! Aromatherapy can have many beneficial therapeutic effects. Learn how to engage with your sense of smell and use essential oils in a safe and supportive manner. **Oak Room, First Floor**
April 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
If you are a business owner, your income may qualify for all or part of the new Sec. 199A 20% deduction. You can also qualify for the new 20% deduction for income from real estate activities. At this workshop, you will not only discover how this new deduction works; you will also learn how to maximize the deduction under the new tax law. Presented by John Lau, CPA & Certified Financial Planner.
Registration required. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **
April 24, 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 **
April 24, 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 ***
April 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the San Mateo Public Library. A one-on-one session by appointment can be scheduled between 2-4pm. Bring your library card number and e-device with you. Registration required.
April 25, 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 **
April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Main Library/Oak Room
Is your money contributing to climate change? Learn how you can stop supporting the fossil fuel industry with your banking and investments, and instead take control of your money’s impact. Hear how divestment can create social change, and how we can use Sustainable, Responsible & Impact Investing (SRI) to change corporate behavior. Learn about online tools for examining the impact of your mutual funds, and aligning your investments with your values.
*Oak Room, First Floor**
April 25, 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.
April 27, 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. Mentors will be on hand to answer questions and recommend resources. Children under 11 must be accompanied by adults at all times. Please note that registration is required.
**Computer Lab, 3rd Floor**