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City of San Mateo Holiday Closures

  1. CLOSURE NOTICE: Memorial Day

    May 27, 2019, All Day

    City Hall and respective offices will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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Library - Adult and Teen Events

  1. Exhibit: Chinese Brush Paintings by Janny Xiaoqin Huang

    May 2, 2019 - June 27, 2019 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor

    A native of Nanjing, China, Janny Huang graduated from the Jiangsu Academy of Traditional Chinese Painting in 1982 and has been working as a professional painter and teacher since then. Her artwork focuses primarily on subjects from nature in the traditional category of “bird and flower painting,” which also includes fish and insects. Through the simple means of color and ink, she strives to capture the tranquility that nature offers us, to evoke a sense of effortlessness, peace and harmony with the natural world. She pairs much of her work with calligraphed poems and sayings. Huang has exhibited her work both in California and internationally. ** Art Gallery, 1st Floor **

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  2. Exhibit: Sculpture by Eric Saint Georges

    May 7, 2019 - June 26, 2019 @ Display Case, 2nd Floor

    Eric Saint Georges was born in Paris, France, and moved to the U.S. in 1994. A workshop with the sculptor Petrus in 1978 triggered his passion for sculpture, but he pursued a career in electrical engineering for 35 years before deciding to devote himself to art full-time. His main focus is on figurative sculpture and drawing. He creates most of his sculptures in clay, either from life or from life drawings, then casts them in bronze. He now spends time between his studio in Los Gatos, CA, various life drawing sessions in the Bay Area, the West Valley College foundry, and teaching life drawing and sculpture. ** Display Case, 2nd Floor **

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  3. English Conversation Class for ESL students

    May 22, 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 **

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  4. Knitting Meetup

    May 22, 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 ***

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  5. Teen Gaming Club

    May 23, 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 **

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  6. Shut Up and Write!

    May 23, 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 cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org for notifications and updates.

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  7. Young Chamber Musicians Annual Concert

    May 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Please join us for the end-of-year concert of Young Chamber Musicians. YCM will present six ensembles performing music that spans the 17th to 20th centuries offering works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Fauré, Ravel, Bartok, Frank Martin, and Pierre Jalbert. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **

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  8. Calligraphy and Origami Hands-On Workshop

    May 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Learn Japanese calligraphy and make origami with the experts. For ages 6 and up. Sponsored by the Asian Library Advisory Committee in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

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  9. Libraries Closed

    May 27, 2019, All Day @ Main Library, Hillsdale Library, Marina Library

    All San Mateo City Libraries will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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  10. Retirement Planning

    May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Learn how to plan for a successful retirement using various financial planning strategies. Discover financial concepts, practices, and tools that may help you help increase your prospects for a successful retirement. Registration required.

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  11. English Conversation Class for ESL students

    May 29, 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 **

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  12. Glorious Civilizations of Southeast Asia

    May 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Southeast Asia – the name conjures up images of Balinese dancers, huge stone Buddhas, and colorful Thai textile pictures. This program presents art from ten Southeast Asian countries as reflected in the various religions, cultures and traditions over thousands of years. Explore the dramatic and subtle differences of this fascinating region. Light refreshments to follow.

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  13. Movie: Crazy Rich Asians

    May 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    A 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Jon Chu. The film is based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller of the same name by Kevin Kwan. Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend to his best friend's wedding in Singapore and meets his family for the first time. Rated PG-13. Running time: 120 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Asian Library Advisory Committee in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **

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  14. Shut Up and Write!

    May 30, 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 cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org for notifications and updates.

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Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Storytime -- Ages 0 to 3 years -- Hillsdale

    May 22, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children 3 years old and younger, with an adult. ** Hillsdale Library **

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  2. Storytime: Ages 3 and 4 years

    May 22, 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 **

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  3. Storytime -- Ages 0 to 3 years -- Hillsdale

    May 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children 3 years old and younger, with an adult. ** Hillsdale Library **

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  4. Storytime: Ages 3 and 4 years

    May 22, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Book Bubble

    Stories and rhymes and songs for children ages 3 and 4 years old. ** Book Bubble, First Floor **

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  5. Wednesday Wonders

    May 22, 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 **

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  6. Storytime -- Ages 1 and 2

    May 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 1 and 2, with an adult. ** Book Bubble **

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  7. Storytime -- Ages 1 and 2

    May 23, 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 **

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  8. Storytime -- Ages 1 and 2

    May 23, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 1 and 2, with an adult. ** Book Bubble **

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  9. Family Movie: Moana

    May 23, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Oak Room

    Enjoy the showing of "Moana" and make your own Heart of Te Fiti Suncatcher. ** Oak Room **

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  10. Storytime -- Ages 0 to 3

    May 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Book Bubble

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 3 and younger. ** Book Bubble **

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  11. Storytime -- Ages 0 to 3

    May 25, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Book Bubble

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 3 and younger. ** Book Bubble **

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  12. Storytime -- 0 to 5 years -- Marina Library

    May 28, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

    Books and songs and rhymes for children 5 years old and younger, with adult. ** Marina Library **

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  13. Storytime -- Under 12 months

    May 28, 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 **

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  14. Storytime -- 0 to 5 years -- Marina Library

    May 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

    Books and songs and rhymes for children 5 years old and younger, with adult. ** Marina Library **

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  15. Storytime -- Under 12 months

    May 28, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Interactive rhymes and songs, with short books, entertain infants under 12 months and accompanying adult. ** Book Bubble **

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  16. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    May 28, 2019, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

    Get ready for bed with stories and action rhymes. ** Hillsdale Library **

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  17. Storytime -- Ages 0 to 3 years -- Hillsdale

    May 29, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children 3 years old and younger, with an adult. ** Hillsdale Library **

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  18. Storytime: Ages 3 and 4 years

    May 29, 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 **

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  19. Storytime -- Ages 0 to 3 years -- Hillsdale

    May 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children 3 years old and younger, with an adult. ** Hillsdale Library **

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  20. Storytime: Ages 3 and 4 years

    May 29, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Book Bubble

    Stories and rhymes and songs for children ages 3 and 4 years old. ** Book Bubble, First Floor **

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  21. Wednesday Wonders

    May 29, 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 **

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  22. Storytime -- Ages 1 and 2

    May 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 1 and 2, with an adult. ** Book Bubble **

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  23. Storytime -- Ages 1 and 2

    May 30, 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 **

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  24. Storytime -- Ages 1 and 2

    May 30, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 1 and 2, with an adult. ** Book Bubble **

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Planning Commission Meetings

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    May 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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