May 11, 2017
330 W. 20th Ave.
March 4, 2017 - April 29, 2017, All Day @ 2nd Floor Display Case
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. The Northern California chapter presents a display titled, “The mode in hats and headdresses during the lifetime of Jane Austen + 16 years. 1775-1833.” The display features caps, turbans and hats on heads with period appropriate paper hairdos. Each hat is presented and described along with its inspiration, which may include a period fashion plate, portrait or extant hat.
April 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017, All Day @ 1st Floor Art Gallery and 3rd Floor Teen Lounge
City Arts of San Mateo presents an exhibition of their High School Art Recognition Program featuring artwork from Aragon, Hillsdale, and San Mateo High Schools. Their mission is to inspire, encourage, and acknowledge the creativity and talent of local high school students. The theme for this year’s exhibit is “Illusion/Reality.” Visual artwork will be on display at the library in the 1st floor hallway near the Oak Room and on the 3rd floor in the Teen Lounge. A binder containing literary submissions is located near the Oak Room. An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room.
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
April 27, 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.
April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Project Read, the adult literacy program of the San Mateo Public Library, is looking for volunteers! This engaging 10-hour training will prepare you before being paired with an adult literacy student. Training will continue on May 6. Pre-registration is required. For information and to pre-register, call (650) 522-7848.
April 29, 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 at our Scratch Coding Class! You can make your own game in Scratch even if you've never programmed before. This program is for 4th - 8th graders. Registration is required.