January 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - March 4, 2017, 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.
January 5, 2017 - February 28, 2017, All Day @ 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.
January 10, 2017 - February 28, 2017, All Day @ 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.
February 3, 2017, 11:15 AM - 3:15 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Free in-person tax preparation assistance to anyone, especially lower income households and taxpayers 50 years and older. Every Friday from February 3 - April 14, 2017. Call (650) 539-4459 for an appointment.
February 3, 2017, 1:15 PM - 11:59 PM @ Senior Center
Land of the Panda
China's emperors built the Great Wall to keep their kingdom safe from the hostile lands to the North. Warrior nomads, bizarre wildlife and extreme weather conditions are found beyond the Wall. How does life survive the harsh deserts and frozen wastes? But northern China is also a place of great beauty, rich with history.