April 9, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day
The San Mateo Public Library is conducting a “Library Card Design Contest” to create three new library card designs that will be made available to library patrons in September during National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Winners of the design contest will receive an iPad (128GB) and cool library swag! Pick-up an entry form at any San Mateo Public Library location or download using the link below. For more information, please call 650-522-7818.
April 20, 2017 - May 26, 2017, All Day
May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017, All Day @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor
Kids & Art teams up professional artists with families facing pediatric cancer for free art workshops at treatment centers and unique destinations for creativity. Together they use art as healing to empower, encourage, and create memorable experiences. This exhibit, "Spring into Hope" was designed to give cancer-stricken children an immersive experience, an opportunity to feel what it is like to show their art in a public gallery space. Forging a connection between separate worlds and separate works, the art speaks to the bonds that are at the heart of the Kids & Art experience. The art on display is created by children ages 5 to 25.
May 2, 2017 - June 30, 2017, All Day @ Display Case, 2nd Floor
Mary Adam is a multi-talented San Mateo artist who works in many artistic mediums, including photography, painting, printmaking and encaustic. This display of her work features several vibrant encaustic pieces on wood, as well as two handmade art books. In her own words, “I’ve always looked closely at all things around me. And the more I’ve cropped my gaze, the closer I’ve come to feeling the inner rhythm of those objects. My work can be organic, chaotic, orderly, unpredictable, tangled and harmonic. Whatever the medium, my goal is to hopefully express that rhythm for all to hear.”
May 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
May 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hillsdale Library Study Room
Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the library. A one-on-one 30 minute session by appointment can be scheduled between 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Hillsdale Library. Registration required.
May 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Have fun learning how to make games, tell stories, and create computer art with special effects and sound! You can make your own game in Scratch even if you've never programmed before. This program is for 4th-8th graders. Registration required.
May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Enjoy an afternoon of music performed by students of Instructor Sumi Nagasawa.