November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor
Jennifer Myhre makes visual art and audio and video documentaries informed by over 25 years of experience as a sociologist and teacher. As a visual artist, she works within the media of alternative process photography and printmaking and recently won a 2018 Belle Foundation for Cultural Development unsolicited grant for her work as an artist. 1893 is an ongoing project that explores the joys and sorrows of modernity using one of the earliest forms of photography, cyanotype. To learn more about her, visit http://www.jennifermyhre.net/. **Art Gallery, 1st Floor**
November 6, 2019 - December 27, 2019 @ Display Case, 2nd Floor
Monika Ellis is a Bay Area self-taught fiber artist. Originally from Canada, she enjoyed working with all forms of artistic mediums from a young age. After arriving in the Bay Area and starting a family, she wanted to express her new motherhood experiences through art, and fiber was the perfect medium in both form and function. The pieces are inspired by the beauty of the Western coastline, with themes of growth, evolution, and rebirth. Her work combines traditional woven art patterns, organic shapes, and at times, whimsical elements. Instagram: @loomerystudios **Display Case, 2nd Floor**
December 9, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Book Bubble
Ages 0 to 5. Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. ** Book Bubble **
December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Caltrans invites you to a community meeting to learn more about construction starting soon from Whipple Ave to I-380 on U.S. Highway 101 as well as related construction activities within the City of San Mateo. For questions or inquiries about this meeting or to request language translation, hearing/visual accommodations, or special seating accommodations, please contact Jeff Weiss, Caltrans Project Public Information Officer, at email@example.com or (510) 286-5543.
For more information about the San Mateo 101 Express Lanes Project, to ask questions, or sign up for upcoming weekly construction updates, please visit the project website https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-projects/d4-san-mateo-101-express-lane-project and follow @CaltransD4 on Twitter!
December 10, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0 to 5 years. ** Marina Library **
December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Books, rhymes and songs for infants under 12 months with caregiver. ** Book Bubble **
December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
December 10, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor
Love anime? Want to hang out, watch and talk about it? Come to the San Mateo Public Library's Anime Club and enjoy games, fun, snacks, and anime! For grades 8-12.
December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Laurel Room
Join us for a brief presentation and Q & A on independent schools in San Mateo County. Light refreshments, Chinese and Spanish translation available. Presented by St. Matthew Episcopal Day School and Crystal Springs Uplands School. ** Laurel Room **
December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Oak Room
Celebrate the release of the newest "Dog Man" book with themed craft, games and a chance to win a copy of the book. ** Oak Room **
December 10, 2019, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Stories, action rhymes and fun for ages 3 and older. ** Hillsdale Library **
December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0 to 3 years. ** Hillsdale Library **
December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor
Practice your conversation skills at this drop-in conversation group that is designed to give adult English language learners an opportunity to speak in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. ** Cedar Room, 1st Floor **
December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 3 and 4. ** Book Bubble **
December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages 5 and older. We supply the Legos, you bring your creativity and imagination. ** Marina Library **
December 11, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Maker Space
For ages 4 - 8. Come to the Maker Space at Main and enjoy making holiday crafts to keep or give. ** Children's Maker Space **
December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor
Are you interested in knitting but don't know where to start? Are you an advanced knitter and would like to share your skills with beginners? All levels (and crocheters too!) are welcome in this group. Come to knit, chat, learn, and contribute! Bring your knitting project and yarn, and any extra materials to share. For beginners, bring a pair of knitting needles (size 8 or larger) and a ball of skein of sport weight or worsted weight yarn. *** Laurel Room, 1st Floor ***
December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor
Hear California Writers Club member Mark Dooley talk about using negative space in your writing at this month's Writers Helping Writers program. ** Laurel Room, 1st Floor **
December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers
See our City's Meeting Portal (www.cityofsanmateo.org/publicmeetings) for the agenda. Viewable best via the Google Chrome web browser.
December 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Oak Room
For ages 1 and 2, with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. ** Oak Room **
December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Book Bubble
For ages 1 and 2, with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Space is limited. ** Book Bubble **
December 12, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Laurel Room
For grades 5 - 8. Need a holiday gift or just want to make something cool to decorate your space? Come make a DIY "stained glass" piece. Registration required. ** Laurel Room **
December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join other writers in a supportive and social group for writers of all kinds every Thursday evening. Whether you write for personal, professional or other reasons, come prepared to work. This is not a critique or sharing group, but you are welcome to discuss your work during check-in time between 6:30pm - 7pm Writing is solitary, and this meeting is a chance to connect, and sometimes commiserate with other writers. Come late and leave early if you need to, and bring a charged laptop as outlets are limited. The meeting room varies.
Melanie Shook and Korie Pelka of the California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch co-host these weekly meetings. Meeting rooms will vary so please email Cynthia McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org for notifications and updates.
December 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
'Tis the season of Peace, Joy and Love! Let’s celebrate and be merry! Join us as we jingle and mingle the whole morning long at our 1st annual Holiday Sing-along. Our very own Chorus, The Golden Tones, lead us though some classic holiday songs that will help you get into the spirit of the season.
LOVE TO SING?
The Golden Tones get together once a week at the Senior Center on Fridays from 10:30am-11:30am. The chorus is open to all who love to sing and enjoy performing! If you want to meet new people with a similar interest, drop on by!
Please call (650) 522-7490 for more information!
December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Ceramics Studio in Central Park
Students from the youth and adult ceramics programs will have beautifully hand-crafted pottery and ceramic sculptures on sale just in time for the Holidays. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase one of a kind ceramics pieces. A portion of the sales goes to support the Central Park Ceramic Studio. For additional information about our Ceramics program, visit www.sanmaterec.org or call (650) 522-7440.
December 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
Rhymes, songs and stories for children 3 years old and younger. ** Book Bubble **
December 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd floor
Want to learn a new coding language, or just see what coding is all about? Come check out our Coding Club. All levels of experience and all ages—kids, recent college graduates, mid-career adults, seniors—are welcome! Work at your own pace on a project or online tutorial to learn a new language like Scratch, Python, or Javacript. A mentor will be on hand to answer questions and recommend resources. Children under 11 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.
December 14, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble
December 14, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
The first Music at Kohl Mansion concert of the season will feature musicians from Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon Music Festival. Co-founders, pianist Eric Zivian and cellist Tanya Tomkins, plan a festive program of Classical and Romantic chamber music. Light refreshments will be served. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **
December 14, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Mateo High School
Hosted by the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department, the Holiday Festival of Dance this year is titled “The Greatest Gift of All." Ticket sales will be available to the public starting at 9am on Monday, Nov. 18th at both the Beresford Recreation Center & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.