July 22, 2017
June 20 - 12:00 AM
Starting June 1st, Tweens in 5th-8th grade can stop by the Library to pick up their Downtown San Mateo Scavenger Hunt Packet. Search around Downtown to identify the items in the packet and return them by July 8th for a chance to win a variety of gift certificates.
June 20, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Rhymes, songs and short books for infants sitting on the lap of a participating adult.
Rhymes, songs and short books for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.
June 20, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Books and rhymes for children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by a participating adult.
June 20, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
June 20, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bilingual English/Spanish stories and songs.
June 20, 6:45 PM
Stories and fingerplays for the family.
June 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alphabet Rockers hip hop concert gets children ages 3-9 speaking up and singing out! Your kids will learn hip hop choreography, beatboxing, and create handshakes that celebrate who they are. Don't miss the fun!
May 1 - June 30 @ 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 - June 30 @ 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.”
June 1 - August 31 @ San Mateo Public Libraries
Pick up a log at any San Mateo Public Library. Read 5 books and write a brief review for each book and complete 6 activities. Turn in your log to any San Mateo Public Library by August 31 and earn some great prizes! For grades 9-12.
June 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor
Work on a library project while earning an hour of community service credit. Come hang out and chat with your friends, eat snacks, and contribute to the Library. For ages 13-18.