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**
November 11, 2019, All Day @ San Mateo City Libraries
All San Mateo City Libraries will be closed Monday, November 11 for the Veterans Day holiday.
November 13, 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 **
November 13, 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 ***
November 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Author Laurel Anne Hill will speak about "Painless Book Promotion: Potential Reality or Oxymoron." ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **
November 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor
Attend this interactive workshop to learn how social media can impact your daily life. For teens in 8th - 12th grade. Signup recommended.
November 14, 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.
November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor
The San Mateo Public Library will be a Come Write In! location for National Novel Writing Month again this year. For three Saturdays in November, the Laurel Room will be open all day for writers to Come Write In!, plug in their laptops and write. Join other writers on Saturdays, November 2, 16 and 30 in a silent writing room with coffee, tea and cookies to help fuel your creativity.
November 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor
Please join us for readings and discussion with three local authors who have published books this year. Anniqua Rana ("Wild Boar in the Cane Field", 2019), Jordan Sher ("Our Neighbors, Their Voices: True Stories of Immigrant Exodus", 2019) and Thomas Crockett ("Thorns in a Realm of Roses: The Henry Queens", 2019) will read from their latest works and talk about their writing. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **