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.
March 31, 2017 - April 14, 2017, All Day @ San Mateo Public Libraries
Want something fun to do while you're home over Spring Break? Traveling and want to earn a prize for the reading you're doing? Come to the San Mateo Public Library to pick up your Teen Spring Break Booklet starting March 31. Booklets can be turned in March 31-April 14 at any San Mateo City Library. Complete 5 activities or reading tasks and receive a free book and a $ 5 gift card to Tpumps, Jamba Juice, or Cream. For grades 6-12.
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 14, 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.
April 14, 2017, 1:15 PM @ Senior Center
Wonders of Water
See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water, including Africa’s Victoria
Falls, where men risk death to reach fishing pools; the Camargue in France, where it is man vs.
bull; and ocean reefs, where a guardian seeks a manta ray to help save the species.