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Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Family Read Aloud Program

    January 23, 10:00 AM - March 4, 5:00 PM

    Join the Family Read Aloud Program! This program is designed for participants, regardless of age, to read aloud to each other as a means of spending quality time together and to promote lifelong literacy. Enjoy reading together for at least 6 hours between January 23 and March 4, win a free book for each child and enter your name for drawing prizes. Sign up at any of the three San Mateo Public Libraries - Main, Marina or Hillsdale.

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  2. Walkin' Tots

    February 23, 10:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for walkers 12-24 months accompanied by a participating adult.

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  3. Walkin' Tots

    February 23, 11:15 AM

    Stories, songs, and rhymes for walkers 12-24 months accompanied by a participating adult.

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Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Paintings by the Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art

    January 5 - February 28 @ Library Art Gallery, 1st Floor

    A comfort zone may be a place, a technique, a concept or a culture. And while it may be restful and secure to stay within one's comfort zone, the best ideas and greatest spiritual growth often come from traveling out beyond those boundaries, and mixing concepts, cultures and techniques. Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art artists Lorraine Capparell, Kris Idarius, Pat Keefe, Rebecca Lambing, Marie LaPrade, Tanya Lin, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, Bonnie J. Smith, Deanna Taubman, Leigh Toldi, and Marian Yap have stepped out of their comfort zone to create art for this exhibit.

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  2. Exhibit: Folk Art of Eastern Europe by Brooks Brager

    January 10 - February 28 @ Exhibit Case, 2nd Floor

    In the artist’s own words, “Ever since I became aware of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, I have become fascinated with the countries of Russia and Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland and other countries in Eastern Europe. I always wondered what lovely treasures lay behind the ‘Iron Curtain’.” The display features several reproductions of Russian and Polish embroidery, which the artist embroidered, along with needlework from other Eastern European States. The display also shows items from the artist’s personal collection of folk art from the East, including paper cutting (Wycinanki in Polish) from Poland and other interesting pieces. Brooks Brager has a Master’s Degree in German Literature and has taken classes in Russian grammar and literature.

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  3. Family Love Letter Workshop

    February 23, 2:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Communicate your wishes, help your family make decisions. The Family Love Letter system helps to reduce confusion and stress, preserves family relationships and provides families with tools to carry out the wishes of an individual who may no longer be capable. This presentation addresses items that have potential for family conflict as well as things not normally covered in a will or trust. All attendees will receive the Family Love Letter system workbook. Registration required.

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  4. YACC @ SMPL

    February 23, 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Enjoy making art, writing, or any other creative outlet? Want to help create an online community space for teen self-expression via Tumblr? Join our Young Adult Creative Collective! Come to our meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month to start creating! For grades 9-12. Parental approval required if under 18.

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Senior Center

  1. Movie Daze & Discussion - St. Vincent

    February 23, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center

    February 23, 2017 St. Vincent 99 mins Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts Maggie, a single mom, moves to Brooklyn with her son. Working long hours, she leaves him in the care of their neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship blossoms between the improbable pair. Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 pm, on the film shown the previous week.

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