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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Sunday, 01/04/2015 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 02/01/2015 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 03/01/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

The first Sunday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty-minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month. Call Half Moon Bay Library for details on particular topics.


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Red Panda Acrobats

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Sunday, 03/01/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Red Panda Acrobat, Wayne Huey, will bring his professional performance to the library to celebrate Chinese New Year 2015.


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Tai Chi

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Tai Chi Mondays 10 AM to 11 AM, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to noon.  An instructor will be present.  There will be no meeting on Monday, February 16, 2015 --- Presidents' Day.


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Daytime Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

The Daytime Book Club meets the first Monday of the month at 10:00 AM.

Upcoming selections are:

March 2, 2015 - The Silver Star, by Jeannette Walls

April 6, 2015 - Delicious!, by Ruth Reichl


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young.  Two Story Times!  10AM and 11AM .


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Preschool University

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Preschool University is a weekly opportunity for preschoolers to engage in discovery, fun and learning in a storytime setting. Each class session is specially designed to enhance your young genius's intellectual prowess, creative thinking and knowledge of a burgeoning variety of topics. Enroll today!


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young.


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Itsy-Bitsy Baby Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Nursery rhymes, stories, and songs for babies and their parents or caregivers.


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes. Mondays at 10:30 AM. Ages 3 to 6 years old.



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TouchPoints in Spanish

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 02/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 02/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

The most critical years in an infant’s development occurs from birth to 3 years of age. Learn how to foster a good relationship with your baby. Topics of discussion include: nutrition, games and activities, infant social development, and community resources.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 04/20/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 04/27/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. Age appropriate toys will be brought out at the end for playtime.


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Music Monday

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Monday, 02/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Come on in everyone and put on your dancing shoes! We'll be singing and dancing today. Music Monday will occur on the first Monday of the month. *Note date change due to Labor Day Holiday.* For ages 3 and under.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.


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Chinese/English Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 11:15 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Fun stories and songs in English and Chinese. Speakers of all languages welcome. Mondays at 11:15 AM. Ages 3 to 6 years old.



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Friends of The Millbrae Library Book Discussion

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 02/02/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 05/04/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 06/01/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion in the Library Meeting Rooms.

Meetings will take place on the second Monday of the month when the first Monday is a holiday.


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Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 05/04/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

Usually meets the first Monday of the month. Contact the library for book selection.


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Teen Movie & Treats

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 3:00 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Bring your friends and join us for an afternoon movie the first Monday of every month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Teen Center Treats and refreshments will be served.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 01/26/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 02/02/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Children
Description:

Do you love to build with Legos? If you are between the ages of 5 and 11-years old, the Belmont Library is hosting a Lego Club for you! We will provide the Legos, so you only need to bring your imagination. Lego donations are very welcome. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Marsi.


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Gustafer Yellowgold Cartooning & Illustration Workshop

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join Morgan Taylor, of Gustafer Yellowgold, on a journey into songwriting, character creation and learning from Morgan how he creates Gustafer Yellowgold!


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After School Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 4:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Join us for great stories for school-age children. Mondays at 4:30 PM .

 


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Musical Storytelling with Hassaun Jones-Bey

Event Type: Music
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 5:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Dew Drops Come and Make Repairs:A Contemporary Ring Shout Healing Ritual, in this participatory spiritual-singing, movement, and storytelling ritual, we follow the water cycle above this great river and into the dew drops that help continue the healing flow of mutual interdependence today. San Francisco Bay Area musical storyteller Hassaun Ali Jones-Bey (also known as Boundless Gratitude) leads this ritual.


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Drop-In Chess

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

All ages welcome. Beginners to advanced. Instruction offered too. In the Homework Center.


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Dad & Me @ the Library Presents Puppet Art Theater Co.

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 03/02/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Dads, kids and all family members are invited to attend a performance by the Puppet Art Theater Co..

Under the artistic direction of Art Grueneberger, Puppet Art Theater Company performs hundreds of live performances for family audiences every year. Their shows tour to theaters, festivals, and public events all over California. With a keen sense of humor and a flair for drama, Grueneberger is a master at developing marvelous puppet shows that delight audiences of all ages.


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Need computer help? Check out our drop-in service -- our volunteer computer coach, Arnie, will provide one-on-one help with basic computer and Internet questions.  Tuesdays 10am to 12pm in Meeting Room A.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Ages 18-36 months. 


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young.


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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 01/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Silly songs and fun stories for the whole family.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. Age appropriate toys will be brought out at the end for playtime.


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Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 11:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Combining singing, dancing, reading, and playing, Baby Bounce and Rhyme is a great way to connect with your young child. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months (although older children are welcome too!).


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Borrowing eBooks

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Bring your e-device and learn how to download e-books from the library!


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Kids' Craft Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Children
Description:

Children are invited to come to our weekly craft program. Learn how to make something new every week! No sign-ups are necessary!


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Drop-In Chess

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Chess play and basic instruction, all skill levels welcome. Chessboards and sets provided. Just drop in. Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. For grades 3 and up.


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for a fun night of stories and songs.


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs. Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. All ages welcome.



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An Evening with Author Laurie King

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Laurie King will be discussing her highly anticipated new suspense mystery, Dreaming Spies in which detectives Russell and Holmes navigate the exquisite yet perilous royal hallways of a politically unstable Japan and are confronted with an old acquaintance in Oxford whose rare skills may surpass their own.

Please join us for what is sure to be a delightful and entertaining evening!


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Introduction to Essential Oils

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

What are essential oils, how are they used, and how can they benefit health and wellness?  This workshop, led by Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Erin Parroco, will introduce the benefits of using natural essential oils to treat mild health issues.


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 01/06/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 05/05/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

The first Tuesday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month. Please call the Belmont Library for details on topics.


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Policeman Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 06/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 07/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 08/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Children
Description:

Join us for a special storytime with local police officers stopping by to read some of their favorite stories. When Storytime is over there will be 30 minutes of playtime with age-appropriate toys.


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Digital Device Petting Zoo

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 06/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Come and experience a variety of digital devices and learn about their library applications.


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Baby Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Interactive nursery rhymes, songs, stories and movement for children up to 18 months and their caregivers. Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read.


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TouchPoints Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The most critical years in an infant’s development occurs from birth to 3 years of age. Learn how to foster a good relationship with your baby. Topics of discussion include: nutrition, games and activities, infant social development, and community resources.


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Baby Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 11:15 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

At Baby Rhyme Time you and your child participate in a half-hour of stories, games, and songs you can use to build strong foundations for literacy and learning. Best for children up to 18 months and their caregivers.


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Gaming Day for Teens

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us for some fun gaming with our Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, laptop computers and more! For ages 12-19.


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T3: Teens @ 3

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Every Wednesday in the Library Meeting Rooms while school is in session. For 5th-12th grade students.

Board Games - 1st Wednesday of the month
Wii Games - 2nd Wednesday of the month
Movies - 3rd Wednesday of the month
Surprise Event - 4th Wednesday of the month


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Science Wednesday

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Put your math, science, and creative thinking skills to work by participating in a fun, new project each week. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm. For ages 5-12.


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Gaming for Teens

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 03/26/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/02/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/09/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/16/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/30/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 05/07/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 05/14/2014 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Get Your Game On!!!

Every Wednesday, join us for a different gaming activity!

1st Wednesday of the month: Wii tournament—Ready to race? Bring your friends and your racing ambitions to the 1st Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament! Come in and join in our round robin tournament; remember the more players we have, the more rounds we can play! Join us and challenge your friends to competition at its finest!


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Teen Moms Meeting

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

The East Palo Alto Library is offering FREE life skills workshops to help you successfully provide for you and your child. Topics include health and safety, relationships, dressing for success, job hunting and interviewing, and more! Baby supplies and other goodies will be provided. Classes run from February through the beginning of June 2015. Childcare will be provided. Find out more and register by calling or email goyal@smcl.org


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Game Day

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Your move! Are you ready for a challenge? Join us for fun, casual play, a tournament, and mayhem! The Library offers a place to meet and play all kinds of games.


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Cooking Asian with Linda Anusasananan

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn about Chinese New Year foods and the rather unknown history and cuisine of the Chinese nomads known as the Hakka.


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Knitting & Crocheting Club: Needles & Hooks

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 01/14/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join Olivia Cortez-Figueroa, who both crochets and knits. Her favorite things to stitch are scarves and afghans because she doesn't have to worry about gauge. ;)


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Knitting With Arnie

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn knitting with Arnie, every Wednesday,  6:30 pm - 9 pm.  Bring your knitting needles and yarn.


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/29/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and activities the whole family will love.


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs.


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Adult Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us for a lively book discussion on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm!


March 4 - Carry the One by Carol Anshaw

April 1 - Book TBD


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 01/28/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs.


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Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 02/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Fun stories and songs in English and Spanish. Speakers of all languages welcome.


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First Wednesday Book Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please join us for a lively discussion.

March: Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett


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Around the World Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Celebrating cultures, languages & children from all over the world!


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 02/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 01/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read.


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 04/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 04/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 04/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 04/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes.


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 04/02/2015 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Drop into this relaxed and welcoming tutoring session with all your technical questions for one on one help.


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Teen Scene @ HMB

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 3:15 PM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 3:15 PM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 3:15 PM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 3:15 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Come hang out with friends and have fun! Every Thursday get creative with activities, crafts, and food. Projects may include duct tape wallets, button making, messy science experiments, tie dye, candy sushi, cookie decorating, trivia contests and more! See what all the excitement is about--we promise you'll have a blast!


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Crazy 8's Math Club: K-2nd

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 04/02/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 04/16/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Children
Description:

Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8’s where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. We’ll do activities such as: Glow in the Dark Geometry, Toilet Paper Olympics, and Spy Training. Math will never be the same! Starts Thursday, February 26th and meets for 8 weeks, through April 16th.


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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 4:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join our merry band of storytellers and singers for a fun storytime for all ages. Prepare to get goofy!


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Crazy 8's Math Club: 3rd-5th

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 04/02/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 04/16/2015 at 4:30 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Children
Description:

Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8’s where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. We’ll do activities such as: Glow in the Dark Geometry, Toilet Paper Olympics, and Spy Training. Math will never be the same! Starts Thursday, February 26th and meets for 8 weeks, through April 16th.


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Family Flick

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 04/02/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for family movies, snacks, and refreshments the first Thursday of every month. Bring your whole family to this very special event!


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 02/05/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: All Ages
Description:

At Pajama Storytime, you and your child participate in a half-hour of stories, games, and songs you can use to build strong foundations for literacy and learning. Pajamas encouraged, but not required. All ages are welcome.


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Photoshop Elements Beginning

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/05/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to crop, edit, and retouch images using this powerful photo-editing program, which is available on all San Mateo County Library PCs. Previous computer basics recommended.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 9:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young.


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Tai Chi

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Friday, 02/06/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us for Tai Chi in the Woodside Library Native Plant Garden (weather permitting). This centuries old Asian exercise builds stronger bodies, better balance, a sharper mind, and is a great stress reliever. Instructor Ben Dineen leads this 60 minute class, which is open to all ability levels. Program is generously funded by The Friends of Woodside Library.


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Adult Chess Club

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

A weekly chess club for adults. Come and play! We provide the equipment.  The Chess Club meets Fridays, 10 A.M. to noon.


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 02/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes.


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 01/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 01/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs and rhymes.


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Toddler Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 04/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 04/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 04/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 04/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read.


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Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 04/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Children
Description:

Fun stories and songs in English and Spanish. Speakers of all languages welcome. Ages 18-36 months.


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Russian Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 11:15 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Children
Description:

Join us for an interactive storytime in Russian. Ideal for toddlers. No prior knowledge of Russian required.


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Baby Sign Language Class

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday, 04/10/2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday, 04/17/2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday, 04/24/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Touch Blue Sky brings an opportunity to learn and build American Sign Language vocabulary. Learn fun activities and songs to help you integrate simple signs into your baby's everyday routine to jump-start your child's verbal skills. For parents/caregivers of children under 18 months. Babies are welcome to attend. 7 week series, you can come to one, or all! Pre-registration is encouraged. Topics vary, and include:


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 2:00 PM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 2:00 PM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Children
Description:

How many different things can you make with Legos? Come here and see!


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I Can Cook!

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 04/03/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Spend the afternoon learning a simple recipe that is easy, quick, and best of all delicious. At the end of the program, enjoy sampling and eating the dish you made. Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month.

Ages 10 and up. Cosponsored by the Friends of the San Carlos Library.

03/06 - Cake Day
03/20 - Dip Day
04/03 - Cooking with eggs


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Fridays @ Four Cafe

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Stories, songs, creative dramatics, riddles and more!  Bring your own cup for cocoa or lemonade in the Homework Center.


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Fun Friday – Craft Time

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 02/06/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us on Fridays for a fun program every week. Program start time changes to 4:00 PM starting August.


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Science Club

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 01/30/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/06/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 02/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Each week our resident Mad Scientist will lead a simple, fun experiment with household materials. Experience some hands-on science.


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Teen Movie Night: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 03/06/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Rated PG-13. 123 min


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Babies & Books in Spanish

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 12:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young with a Spanish flavor.


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Online Language Learning With Mango

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 9:30 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn a language online for free using Mango Languages: ESL, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian and many more. Previous computer basics and beginning Internet recommended.


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Overeaters' Anonymous - 12 Step Recovery From Compulsive Overeating

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 10:15 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Meets Saturdays at 10:15 am.  A Q&A will be offered for newcomers from 11:15-11:30 AM.


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Ukulele Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and a ukulele!


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and activities the whole family will love.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 05/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 06/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Do you love Lego Building Blocks? Join us for Lego play every first Saturday of the month! We will provide the Legos, so you only need to bring your imagination.


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Zumba & Nutrition

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come join us for this wonderful 16 week Zumba and Nutrition combination. We will give you some tools for nutrition and some physical activity with Zumba.


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and activities the whole family will love.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 05/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 06/06/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 08/01/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/05/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Children
Description:

Do you love Lego Building Blocks? Join us for Lego play every first Saturday of the month! We will provide the Legos, so you only need to bring your imagination. For ages 3 and up.


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As You Like It: Shakespeare On Tour

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

“All the world’s a stage….” -Join Rosalind, Orlando, Celia, and Touchstone as they escape to the forest of Arden in Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love, loss and redemption. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents scenes from "As You Like It" with a cast of professional actors in costume, props, and music. This engaging show includes a few walk-on roles for audience and a post-show Q&A with the cast.


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Chinese Book/Cultural Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Ms. Chang & Ms. Chang
International Woman’s Day Celebration

What Would Dear Abby Say?

If you are a regular reader of the “Dear Abby” newspaper column, you will agree that Dear Abby has provided many answers to the troubles we encounter on a daily basis. We may not always agree with the answers Dear Abby provides, but we have to agree that she raises questions we dare not ask, reveals realities of our lives that we dare not touch, and gives us angles from which to look at different issues in life.


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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Drop in for a casual knitting session!


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Challenge School Dancers

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by watching a dance performance from the students of Challenge School.


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Docent Lecture: California Treasures: Women Who Make a Difference

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 03/08/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

This intriguing lecture, given by the incomparable Kay Payne, features painting, sculpture, and photography, and celebrates a multitude of remarkable women: community leaders, activists, entertainers, artists, entrepreneurs, and politicians. These exceptional women come from every walk of life, serving on the front lines—and they are treasures who make an enormous contribution to California.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 03/08/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Craft Time: Afterschool Crafts

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/30/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 04/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Make a new craft every week. For children school-age or older. Adults are welcome, too!


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Craft Time

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 02/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Drop in for a new craft project the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Adult assistance is required for younger children.


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Science Lab

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 04/06/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 04/20/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 05/04/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 05/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 06/01/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

The Lab is monthly experiment in science and technology. Build robots, grow bacteria, solder and program electronic gadgets, and blow stuff up.


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Act!vated Storytellers

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Act!vated Story Theatre is a national touring company that makes storytelling come alive! For ages 6 and up. Children ages 6 and up who arrive promptly at 3:30 pm can get a part in the show, and participate in a free workshop. Spaces are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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African Drumming with Onye Onyemaechi

Event Type: Music
Date:
Monday, 03/09/2015 at 5:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

A virtuoso of African rhythm music, Onye Onyemaechi, master drummer, percussionist and performer brings a powerful experience to audiences across the U.S. and Europe. A native of Nigeria, Onye creates original compositions that blend tribal rhythms with contemporary music influences. His multicultural blend of hypnotic trance-dance music inspires and uplifts others to celebrate diversity and awaken the native joy of the soul.


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Free Access to eMagazines

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop and learn how to download complete digital editions of your favorite magazines. Over 100 titles to choose from FREE to all San Mateo County Library card holders (card number begins with 29041).


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Tinkering Teens

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 05/05/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Come hang out with friends and have fun! Upcoming projects will include LEGO Mindstorms, snacks and more! See what all the excitement is about--we promise you'll have a blast!
Please register by contacting the library.
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.

March 10 - LEGO Mindstorm

April 14 - TBA

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo appetizers


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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 05/12/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 05/26/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join knitters of all skill levels and share knitting tips or swap patterns with others. Limited supplies will be available.


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Act!vated Storytellers

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Activated Story Theatre doesn't just tell stories, they activate them with physical comedy, audience participation, American Sign Language and imaginative props; staged by professional actors and young "guest stars" from your community before a gigantic oversized book.

Each show promotes reading and a love for literature.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

The second Tuesday (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics.  Registrants get a twenty-minute free consultation with an attorney.  Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month.

To register, visit the San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos, or telephone 650.591.0341 and press 3.

A lawyer will be present on these dates, with legal expertise as noted.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Songs, stories, and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. When Storytime is over there will be 30 minutes of playtime with age-appropriate toys.


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 05/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Drop into this relaxed and welcoming tutoring session with all your technical questions for one on one help.


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Baby Sign Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 11:15 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Using sign language with your baby nurtures your connection, helps you understand what they need, and is lots of fun. Join us for a special Sign Language Storytime with guest storytime leader Erika from Touch Blue Sky. ​Perfect for all children under 2 years old, and their caregivers.


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Lego Mindstorms

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Learn how to build and play with Lego Mindstorms robots! We will be using a computer application to program the robots to run courses that we all help design!


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Teen Makey Makey

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us as we turn the whole world into a functional keyboard! Use your wildest imagination and discover different ways to use everyday objects (such as fruit, play-doh, or even cups of water) as touch pads for fun activities.


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Make It @ the Library

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Projects in science & electronics and do-it-yourself crafts. Every second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. For ages 8 and up/teens. Register once and you can attend all sessions in January through May. Materials will be provided. 


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun.

Have a reluctant reader? Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental; mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Native Plant Lectures: Speaker Alrie Middlebrook

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

In a partnership with the Pacifica Garden Club the Pacifica Libraries would like to present guest speaker, Alrie Middlebrook. Alrie Middlebrook is a committed advocate and practitioner of the sustainable lifestyle, a respected landscape professional, and a California Native Plant Specialist. Her San Jose, California based build/design firm, Middlebrook Gardens, has installed over 600 California native gardens and remains on the leading edge of the rising sustainability movement. She will be speaking about drought resistant native plants and edible native plants.


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Parent/Daughter Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 06/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 08/12/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

For girls ages 8 - 12 with an adult. Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.
Book selections:
Mar - Cracker! by Cynthia Kadohata
Apr - Down the Rabbit Hole by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
May - Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
June - Family Tree, Book 3 by Ann M. Martin
July - Family Tree, Book 4 by Ann M. Martin
Aug - Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen


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San Carlos Quilters' Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 05/14/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 06/11/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

The San Carlos Quilters' Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to noon.


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Firefighter Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 05/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 06/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Join us for a special storytime with local firefighters stopping by to read stories.


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Explore & More

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Use all your senses to play, explore, and learn. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For children 0-5.


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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, 05/14/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Enjoy lively discussion and light refreshments.

March: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

April: The Tenth Witness by Colleen McCullough

May: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter


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Teen Makey Makey

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us as we turn the whole world into a functional keyboard! Use your wildest imagination and discover different ways to use everyday objects (such as fruit, play-doh, or even cups of water) as touch pads for fun activities.


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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 04/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Silly songs and fun stories for the whole family.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 4:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun.

Have a reluctant reader? Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental; mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 01/08/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 02/12/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

The second Thursday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month. Please call the East Palo Alto Library for details on topics.


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Online Job Searching

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to conduct effective searches, develop the right keywords & search strategy, and locate & use the available online job market information, career outlook projections, vocational training resources, and local job fair & employment listings on the web.


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Pub Style Trivia

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Our Pub Style Trivia Nights have been changed to the 2nd Thursday of the Month!! Beer Tasting and Trivia at the Library? WHAT?! Test your useless knowledge of pop culture, geekdom, random school facts, and more! Beer and pub snacks will be served! Ages 21+.


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Book Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 05/14/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 06/11/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 07/09/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 08/13/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Book selections:
Mar - End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Apr - We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Fowler
May - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
June - Swamplandia by Karen Russell
July - Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Aug - The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey


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Senior Moments Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 04/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 05/08/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 06/12/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 07/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

Meets once a month on a Friday at 11 am.
Book Selections:
Mar - Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky
Apr - Lush Life by Richard Price
May - Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
June - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
July - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
 


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On "the Spot" Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Every other Friday @ 3:30 PM Ages 10 and up. All supplies provided.

February 13 at 3:30 PM - 3-D Printer Demo
Come learn how 3-D printing works and see one in action.

February 27 at 3:30 PM - Duct tape crafts
Need a new wallet, lanyard or headband? Come and create these useful items with duct tape or use your imagination to create a one of a kind craft.


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Kids' Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 04/10/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 05/08/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 06/05/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 07/10/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 08/14/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Do you love to read? Join us each month for great books and great conversation!

03/13 - Emmaline and the Bunny (DRA: 16)

04/10 - Carnival at Candlelight (DRA: 30)


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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 03/13/2015 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 04/10/2015 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 05/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 06/12/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join knitters of all levels and share knitting tips or swap patterns with others. Please bring your own supplies.


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Friends' Book and Media Sale

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 06/05/2015 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 06/06/2015 at 9:00 AM
Sunday, 06/07/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Friends' Outdoor Bargain Book and Media Sale, 3/14/15:
Sales will include paperbacks and a variety of hardbacks.
All items 25¢ to $2.00
$5 Bag of Books 2-3 PM

Twice Yearly Big Book/Media Sale
June 5 Preview 2 to 5 pm
June 6 9 am to 4 pm free admission
June 7 1 to 3 pm bag sale


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French Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 05/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 06/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

French bilingual storytime led by a local volunteer to give children the opportunity to learn basic words and phrases in French.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 01/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 05/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun.

Have a reluctant reader? Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental; mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.


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Music & Dance Party with Theresa

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 05/09/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Join us for songs and dancing at the Brisbane Library! Theresa and her guitar will lead us in new and familiar songs every Monday in November!


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Uncle Jer's Bee Show

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Did you ever wonder why bees swarm? Or how many eyes they have? Did you know that there are different kinds of honey? Uncle Jer's Bee Show will answer these and many more questions, with an informative program including puppets and two-frame observation hives with real live bees! Recommended for ages 4 and up.


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Do you want to be Happy?

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for a relaxing and fun afternoon of FREE health and wellness. Massages, Yoga, Acupuncture, Counseling, Nutrition, Chiropractor, Personal Training, Aromatherapy, and more! Speakers on Health of the Mind, Body, Emotion, and Spirit. Information to help you feel your best. KIDS are welcome. Children activities while you relax. A Happiness _Play Event.


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SMCL Teen Film Festival

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 1:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us at the 7th Annual San Mateo County Library Teen Film Festival. Come enjoy an afternoon of films made by local teens.The films will be judged by film enthusiasts and professionals and 3 winners will be announced at the end of the night. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Come and show your support the creative teens of San Mateo County!


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Poetry Workshop: Celebrating The Poet Within

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 01/10/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 05/09/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 06/13/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 07/11/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 08/08/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 11/14/2015 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, 12/12/2015 at 1:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come join Poetess Kalamu Chaché in "Celebrating the Poet Within" you in this monthly workshop. This workshop will help you to learn to write poetry to celebrate and honor the events in your life. This event will be held every second Saturday of the month.


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As You Like It: Shakespeare On Tour

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

“All the world’s a stage….” -Join Rosalind, Orlando, Celia, and Touchstone as they escape to the forest of Arden in Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love, loss and redemption. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents scenes from "As You Like It" with a cast of professional actors in costume, props, and music. This engaging show includes a few walk-on roles for audience and a post-show Q&A with the cast.


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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

This docent lecture explores the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 on exhibit at the Legion of Honor from March 14 – July 19. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. Featured are more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.


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Jambalaya Cooking Class with Carla Lovett

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 5:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please join Chef Carla Lovett of My Treat Personal Catering as she presents a fascinating and delicious demonstration of the quintessential New Orleans Creole dish, Jambalaya. Her presentation includes a cultural history of Jambalaya, cooking demonstration, and tasting.


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Friends Book Sale

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Sunday, 03/15/2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 04/19/2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 05/17/2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 06/21/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Support our library by buying books at the Friends of the San Carlos Library periodic book sale, 3rd Sunday of every month, 1 - 4 pm, 2nd floor of the library building.


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Senior Health Talk: Maturing Gracefully

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 01/26/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 04/20/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

Every 3rd Monday of the month, please join us for an informative session on various health topics, presented by Dignity Health of Sequoia Hospital. A healthy snack will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Belmont Library. If the 3rd Monday of the month is a legal holiday, lecture will be held on the 4th Monday.


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Adult Crafts: Make a Pocket Notebook

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

For those who still write yourselves notes, or know someone who does! Using rescued recyclables, you'll make a small book or journal to carry in your back pocket or give as a gift. Learn the basic steps, get fancy or simplify, and make more at home.


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Imagination Playground

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Monday, 03/16/2015 at 5:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Children
Description:

Join us in celebrating Happiness Month with your family by coming to play in the Imagination Playground.


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Walk & Talk Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 05/19/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 06/16/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 07/21/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 08/18/2015 at 9:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Exercise your mind and body. Walk to San Pedro Park, Weiler Trail and back. Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Book selections:
Mar - The Girls of the Atomic City: the untold story of the women who helped with World War II by Denise Kiernan
Apr - The Golem and the Jenni by Helene Wecker
May - The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
June - Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
July - The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Aug - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley


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Toddler Storytime & Activity

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 01/20/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

An activity will follow Toddler Storytime every 3rd Tuesday of the month.


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Download Free Music

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to stream & download free music to your computer and/or mobile device.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 01/20/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun.

Have a reluctant reader? Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental; mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.


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The Impact Of Overworked Parents On Kids

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Presented by Greg Marcus, Ph.D. and Melissa Kelly, MA, in partnership with the San Carlos Library and the San Mateo County Psychological Association.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 01/20/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

The third Tuesday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyers' legal expertise may vary from month to month. Please contact the Foster City Library for details on topics.


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Friends of the Brisbane Library Meeting

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 05/19/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 06/16/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 07/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 08/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

The Friends is a non-profit organization that brings people together who value the Brisbane Library as a treasury of knowledge, information, entertainment, and community. Attend their monthly meetings and get involved!


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Job Hunting Strategies for Women Re-Entering the Workforce

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Farah Chadwick of Startup-Pairup Inc will lead a 90 minute discussion focused on how new mothers can get back to work. In Teen Area.


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Skype: Online Video Conferencing

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/29/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to open a free account, set up your equipment and software, make simple conference calls over the Internet, create and maintain a contact list, and use other provided features. 


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Teen Movie in the Library

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 1:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Bring your friends and join us for an afternoon movie from 1:30-3:30 PM. Treats and refreshments will be served. All movie shows will be PG-13. Movies will start on time!


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T3 Teen Movie: Big Hero 6

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. 102 min.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 02/18/2015 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

The third Wednesday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month.

February 18: Immigration Law Only

March 18: Personal Injury; Insurance; Social Security; Civil Litigation

April 15: Family Law


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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

This lecture explores the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 as shown by an exhibit at the Legion of Honor, March 14 – July 19.  These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. Featured are more than 60 costumes, 30 costume accessories, and related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.


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Non-Fiction Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

The Non-Fiction Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. Upcoming book titles are:
FEBRUARY - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
MARCH - The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel


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Junior Ranger

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Join Ranger Interpreter Jessica Harveyin an exploration of the world of elephant seals. CALL TO SIGN UP AT THE SERVICE DESK.


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 01/29/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 03/19/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Drop-in to this session with your mobile device, laptop, or e-reader and have your questions answered about downloading library materials.


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Family Flick

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 02/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 03/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us the last Friday afternoon of the month for a family movie.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to conduct a genealogy search and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and genealogical records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s Ancestry LE and Heritage Quest Genealogy search. This class is ideal for students, amateur genealogists, and researchers.


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Drop-In Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 01/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 05/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us in the Homework Center for a new crafting project each month on the 3rd Saturday. For younger children, parent help required.


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Block Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 05/16/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 06/20/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 07/18/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 08/15/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Playing with blocks develops your child's eye-hand coordination as well as math and science skills. Come play, build, and learn together at a block party - library style!


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Small Dog Adoption Fair

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Established in 1965, Pets In Need (PIN) is Northern California’s first “No-Kill” animal shelter. Their mission is to rescue dogs and cats that are in danger of being killed in public facilities and find them new, loving homes.

In addition to the Adoption Fair, all kids are invited to take a 'PAWS' out of their morning and participate in a special Dog-themed Crafting Event. We'll be crafting from 10:30a-11:30a, so stop on by!

Sponsored by Pets In Need


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Beekeeping

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

An introduction to the popular art of beekeeping in the bay area. Participants will get a first hand introduction into the equipment, resources and knowledge necessary to successfully maintain a small scale beekeeping operation. Presented by Richard Baxter with Golden Harvest Beekeeping and president of the Beekeepers Guild of San Mateo.


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Ice Cream Social and Book Exchange

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 06/20/2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for our FREE seasonal ice cream social and book exchange sponsored by the Friends of the Atherton Library.

Bring a book, take a book, and enjoy ice cream in our Secret Garden. Stop into the library while you're here. This is a great opportunity to see your friends, enjoy a sense of community, and find a wonderful book to take home.


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Drop-in to this session with your mobile device, laptop, or e-reader and have your questions answered about downloading library materials.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to conduct a genealogy search and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and genealogical records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s Ancestry LE and Heritage Quest Genealogy search. This class is ideal for students, amateur genealogists, and researchers.


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An Afternoon with Author Barbara Anderson

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Barbara Anderson, author of Letters From The Way, walked 600 miles on the GR 653, from Arles, France to Puente la Reina, Spain. At first she wrote letters to her family and a few close friends. By the end of her walk, she was writing to more than fifty people. The letters are reflections along the way, musings on the weather and fellow pilgrims, about vultures and butterflies, lessons to learn and spiritual questions to answer. If you wonder what it would be like to set out on your own for a very long walk, come and hear her speak.


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A Taste of New Orleans : Cooking Demo for Jambalaya

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please join Chef Carla Lovett of My Treat Personal Catering as she presents a fascinating and delicious demonstration of the quintessential New Orleans Creole dish, Jambalaya. Her presentation includes a cultural history of Jambalaya, cooking demonstration, and tasting.


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Family Movie Night: Annie

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Rated PG. 136 min


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An Afternoon with Author Barbara Anderson

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Sunday, 03/22/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Barbara Anderson, author of Letters From The Way, walked 600 miles on the GR 653, from Arles, France to Puente la Reina, Spain.  At first she wrote letters to her family and a few close friends.  By the end of her walk, she was writing to more than fifty people.  The letters are reflections along the way, musings on the weather and fellow pilgrims, about vultures and butterflies,  lessons to learn and spiritual questions to answer.


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Bilingual Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 01/26/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 05/18/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 06/22/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Introduce your baby to Spanish with stories, songs and rhymes!


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Political Issues Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 02/23/2015 at 2:30 PM
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 2:30 PM
Monday, 04/27/2015 at 2:30 PM
Monday, 05/25/2015 at 2:30 PM
Monday, 06/22/2015 at 2:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

The Political Issues Book Club reads books about issues and trends driving current affairs nationally and internationally. Topics to be covered include politics, governance, economics, military affairs, history, sociology, science, the climate, and religion.

February 23, 2015 - Flash Boys:  A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis


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Healthy Teen Cooking Class

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us to learn a bit more about cooking (and eating) healthy. Teens will be learning basic cooking techniques and nutritional tips to get them excited about being healthy! We will be making chipotle chili, cornbread, and broccoli with cheese sauce. Those who participate in cooking and clean up will be enjoying what they have created!


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 04/27/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 06/22/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog.

Have a reluctant reader? Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental; mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 5:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Children
Description:

Come and play with Lego Duplos as you read with your family. This event is in celebration of Happiness Month. Don't miss the fun.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Good Carbs/Bad Carbs: Low Glycemic Impact Eating Strategy

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 03/23/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Darcie Ellyne, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator will discuss carbohydrate-containing foods and how they affect blood glucose levels and your health.  She'll provide guidelines to assist in achieving an optimal low glycemic impact diet that is delicious and easy to follow.


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Google Docs

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn all about this free, web-based office suite that includes online data storage and real-time collaboration. You can create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and drawings all while online.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 05/26/2015 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 at 12:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun.

Have a reluctant reader? Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental; mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 05/26/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Adults
Description:

The fourth Tuesday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month. Please contact the Pacifica Sharp Park Library for details on topics.


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Imagination Workshop: Expressive Arts & Creative Writing

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us as we create awesome pieces of art using words and your own imagination. We will be making posters, flyers, cards, letters and all sorts of other fun D.I.Y. projects for teens.


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STEM: Magnetic Slime Making

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us in making magnetic slime. Magnetic slime is really fun to play with. It stretches and squishes. Come make some slime


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Immigration 101

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Immigration 101 is a course that will introduce you to the application process to obtain green card and US Citizenship. We will have Rosemarie Fan from San Francisco Immigration Field Office to discuss how the application process flows, explain who may serve as interpreters, and explain the flow of relative petitions at the California Service Center.

 


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Free Access To eMagazines

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop and learn how to download complete digital editions of your favorite magazines. Over 100 titles to choose from FREE to all San Mateo County Library card holders (card number begins with 29041).


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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. 

February 25, 2015 - Wolf, by Mo Hayder

March 25, 2015 - Little Demon In The City Of Light:  A True Story Of Murder And Mesmerism In Belle Époque Paris, by Steven Levingston


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Toddler Dance Party with Mariela

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Sing, dance, and play along to the music of the fantastic Mariela Herrera.


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Words for Worms: Teen Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 02/26/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join Words for Worms, a different kind of book club for teens who read awesome books, plays, graphic novels and poetry. And we don't just read - we create! Refreshments will be provided. For ages 12-19.

Thursday, February 26, 2015: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Thursday, March 26, 2015: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira


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Online Language Learning With Mango

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 03/26/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn a language online for free using Mango Languages: ESL, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian and many more. Previous computer basics and beginning Internet recommended.


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Seduction: Japan’s Floating World Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

The establishment of new licensed entertainment districts in the late 1600’s unleashed a creative explosion in Edo (present day Tokyo). This Docent Lecture will feature paintings and woodblock prints that are juxtaposed with textiles, ceramics, lacquers and other daily-life objects from the Edo period (1915 – 1868). On exhibit at the Asian Art Museum from February 20 to May 10.


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Family Movie Night: Muppets Most Wanted

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Rated PG. 107 min.


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Reel Great Films: Nashville

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 03/27/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

A 1975 American musical drama and winner of numerous awards, Nashville is generally considered to be one of Altman's best films. The film takes a snapshot of people involved in the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. The large ensemble cast includes Karen Black, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Goldblum and Lily Tomlin. Rated R. 159 min.


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Photoshop Elements, Intermediate

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 8:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Retouch your photos using Photoshop Elements. Learn how to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, whiten teeth, change eye color, apply decorative borders, filters, and more. This is an intermediate Photoshop class.

The schedule changed!  Please update your calendar.  Thank you.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 9:30 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to conduct a genealogy search and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and genealogical records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s Ancestry LE and Heritage Quest Genealogy search. This class is ideal for students, amateur genealogists, and researchers.


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and activities the whole family will love.


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Saturday Morning Board Games

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 05/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 06/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

All ages! Lots of games! 4th Saturday of the month


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Do you love Duplo and Lego Building Blocks? The Portola Valley Library is hosting a Lego Club. We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination. Duplo building blocks are now available for our youngest builders. For ages 0-99!  This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 01/24/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.

Please note that the Humane Society requires a signed release form for each time a child reads. Please make sure Mom or Dad accompany the child.


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Family Gaming

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Drop by the library for some family fun! We'll have tabletop board games and card games for all ages available. Learn a new one or play an old favorite.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to conduct a genealogy search and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and genealogical records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s Ancestry LE and Heritage Quest Genealogy search. This class is ideal for students, amateur genealogists, and researchers.


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Jambalaya Cooking Class with Carla Lovett

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please join Chef Carla Lovett of My Treat Personal Catering as she presents a fascinating and delicious demonstration of the quintessential New Orleans Creole dish, Jambalaya. Her presentation includes a cultural history of Jambalaya, cooking demonstration, and tasting.


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An Afternoon With Author Dr. Joan Steidinger

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Please join us as we welcome author Dr. Joan Steidinger to the Library. Dr. Steidinger will be reading from her new book, Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Belmont Library. Books will be available for signing courtesy of Books, Inc.


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Docent Lecture: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 03/29/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

This slide talk will illuminate a landmark exhibition of fashion masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tracing the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980, High Style will reveal the breadth of this world-class collection, with seminal pieces by some of the 20th century’s most important American and European fashion designers. The costume treasures which have inspired the slide talk are on exhibit at the Legion of Honor from March 14 through July 19th, 2015.


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Get Fit! at the Library

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 6:30 AM
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 05/12/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

A series of programs promoting healthy living; which encompasses nutritious eating, mindful exercise, and improved mental health.

In partnership with Fresh Approach, we are offering the following programs:
March 31: Farmer’s Markets & Creating a Healthy Plate
April 14: Selecting and Storing Fresh Produce
April 21: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
April 28: Processed vs. Unprocessed Foods; Sugar (added sugars, naturally occurring, and artificial sweeteners)
May 12: Eating the Rainbow


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Toddler Music & Dance Class

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Come and join us for this 30-minute Toddler Music & Dance class presented by the Spindrift School of Performing Arts. Learn about basic music and rhythms, and the joy of music and dance. Work together as a group and on gross/fine motors skills essential for success in Kindergarten and beyond! For parents and children ages 2-5 years old. Space is limited, so register today. This program is generously sponsored by the Spindrift School of Performing Arts.


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Touch & Learn for Babies

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 05/26/2015 at 11:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Each month we'll enjoy songs, rhymes, and touchable toys that will help babies start to learn about the world around them.


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Computer Basics

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to use a mouse, use a keyboard, open/close programs, and save files.


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Film Screening: Cesar Chavez

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Tuesday, 03/31/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice.


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Computer Basics

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 01/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to use a mouse, use a keyboard, open/close programs, and save files.


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Vered: A Music Concert For Kids

Event Type: Music
Date:
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Children
Description:

Vered's music is all about the connection between parents and their babies. Her songs will have you and your toddler jumping, waving, shaking, drumming, clapping and winding down. Vered's song are also about the experience of caring for a baby and all the ups and downs that come with it. Her songs are funny, upbeat, and sometimes sentimental. Vered's debut family album, Good Morning My Love, received the prestigious Parents' Choice Gold Award as well as the NAPPA Gold Award.


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An Evening with Author J.E. Gentry​

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Foster City resident JE Gentry has written her first mystery novel set in San Francisco. Join us in the Teen Area to hear about her crime solving duo, Clara Quillen and Roy Travis.


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/02/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Friday, 04/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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Vered: A Music Concert for Kids

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Award-winning children's musician Vered will be performing in Pacifica at the Pacifica-Sanchez Library to kick off the Month of the Young Child. Come rock out with your children to her catchy tunes. For families with children 5 years and under.


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Marcus Shelby: Beyond The Blues

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Marcus Shelby, noted Jazz Bassist, is together with his Trio in a concert performance and an interactive discussion on the perils of the "Prison Industrial Complex", mass incarceration, and alternative criminal justices practices such as "Restorative Justice". He will perform compositions to highlight these issues and rearrangements of prison songs and other popular music about prisons.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 04/07/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

Drop-in to this session with your mobile device, laptop, or e-reader and have your questions answered about downloading library materials.


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Primal Mates: Poetry In Music

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Chris Lee and Colleen O'Brien are Primal Mates, a contemporary chamber jazz duo in which vibes, voice, cello and percussion come together to form an inspired original repertoire. Their music combines the attention to composition and form of chamber music with the freedom and improvisational interplay of jazz. The relaxed and beautiful lyric songs and poetry which weave their way through a Primal Mates set provide a stunning balance of simplicity and highly developed musicality.


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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Native Plant Lectures: Native Gardens & Plant Restoration on the Coast

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Thursday, 04/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how the Native Americans 'gardened" the Coastside, how this wild land is being preserved today, and how you can plant a native garden. Presented by Toni Corelli and Avis Boutell botanists, volunteers, and co-authors of PLANTS AND PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE SAN MATEO COAST. Presented in preparation for Coastal Wildflower Day on Saturday April 11th..


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

Bring your eReader to the Library and get started downloading books from our collection. Library staff will help you get set up. Make a reservation at the Service Desk or just stop by.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 04/12/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Baby Sign Language Class

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 04/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 05/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you. Baby Sign Language allows babies to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Designed for parents/caregivers with babies from birth to 24 months. Expectant parents welcome.


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Fratello Marionettes

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 04/13/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Experience the artistry of the Fratello Marionettes as they perform “The Frog Prince”. All ages welcome. Program is generously funded by The Friends of Atherton Library.


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Beginning Microsoft Word

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 01/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn the basics of Microsoft's latest word processing program


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/16/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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VidyA: Jazz In The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/16/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

VidyA is an adventurous new music group that merges the virtuosity of Jazz with the melodic and rhythmic nuance of South Indian classical (Carnatic) music.


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Online Job Searching

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to conduct effective searches, develop the right keywords and search strategy, and locate and use the available online job market information, career outlook projections, vocational training resrouces, and local job fair and employment listings on the web.


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An Afternoon With Author Constance Vincent

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Constance Vincent author of Not Going Gently: A Psychologist Fights Back Against Alzheimer's For Her Mother ...And Perhaps Herself (a memoir with science that offers hope on preventing Alzheimer's symptoms) describes her relationship with her mother during her mother's final illness.


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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Dad & Me @ the Library Presents Puppet Art Theater Co.

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Dads, kids and all family members are invited to attend a performance by the Puppet Art Theater Co..

Under the artistic direction of Art Grueneberger, Puppet Art Theater Company performs hundreds of live performances for family audiences every year. Their shows tour to theaters, festivals, and public events all over California. With a keen sense of humor and a flair for drama, Grueneberger is a master at developing marvelous puppet shows that delight audiences of all ages.


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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 04/19/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

This docent lecture explores the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 on exhibit at the Legion of Honor from March 14 – July 19. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. Featured are more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Marcus Shelby: Beyond The Blues

Event Type: Music
Date:
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

Marcus Shelby, noted Jazz Bassist, is together with his Trio in a concert performance and an interactive discussion on the perils of the "Prison Industrial Complex", mass incarceration, and alternative criminal justices practices such as "Restorative Justice". He will perform compositions to highlight these issues and rearrangements of prison songs and other popular music about prisons.


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Google Drive

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 04/23/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn all about this free, web-based office suite that includes online data storage and real-time collaboration. Create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and drawings.


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Marcus Shelby: Beyond The Blues

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/23/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Marcus Shelby, noted Jazz Bassist, is together with his Trio in a concert performance and an interactive discussion on the perils of the "Prison Industrial Complex", mass incarceration, and alternative criminal justices practices such as "Restorative Justice". He will perform compositions to highlight these issues and rearrangements of prison songs and other popular music about prisons.


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Family Movie Night: The Book of Life

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 04/24/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. 95 minutes, rated PG.


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Astro Wizard

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The AstroWizard will set up a portable planetarium int the Taube Room. Kids and their parents will crawl into the inflated planetarium dome to observe the nighttime sky! Kids will learn about different constellations. Sign-up for the 12:30 pm, 2 pm, or 3:30 pm show.


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Monday, 04/27/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

This docent lecture explores the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 on exhibit at the Legion of Honor from March 14 – July 19. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. Featured are more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.


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Pain Management: A Holistic & Alternative Non-Medication Approach

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 04/27/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Clinical pharmacist Avi Mamidi will discuss the present and future of non-medication treatments for pain. Common misconceptions about non-medication treatments will also be addressed.


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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 05/02/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.


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Boswick the Clown

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 05/04/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come and see the hilarious antics of Boswick the Clown. Watch as Boswick transforms himself from an ordinary man to a circus clown, and laugh with him along the way as he takes you on a journey to the Reading Circus. For all ages. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Atherton Library. Part of "Ditch Your Device/TV Turn Off Week"


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Google & Wikipedia

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to evaluate and search the internet for information of all types!


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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at the deYoung Museum — March 7 to May 31 -- includes works by many great painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.  Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca.


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Dad & Me @ the Library Presents Puppet Art Theater Co.

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 05/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Dads, kids and all family members are invited to attend a performance by the Puppet Art Theater Co..

Under the artistic direction of Art Grueneberger, Puppet Art Theater Company performs hundreds of live performances for family audiences every year. Their shows tour to theaters, festivals, and public events all over California. With a keen sense of humor and a flair for drama, Grueneberger is a master at developing marvelous puppet shows that delight audiences of all ages.


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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 05/10/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

This docent lecture explores the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 on exhibit at the Legion of Honor from March 14 – July 19. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. Featured are more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.


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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

This docent lecture explores the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 on exhibit at the Legion of Honor from March 14 – July 19. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. Featured are more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.


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Bowditch Middle School Jazz Band: Jazz In The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 05/14/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us for an evening of jazz songs performed by the student musicians from our local middle school, Bowditch. The Jazz Band is conducted by music director Jason McElroy.


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WordPress

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 05/16/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Let your voice be heard! Learn how to start your own blog for free using WordPress.


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Prescription Nutrition: Cook Your Way To Better Health

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 05/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Do you love Indian food but wonder how to make it better for your health? Ron Sinha, MD will present nutrition concepts for heart health from his book, The South Asian Health Solution, and Linda Shiue, MD will show how to cook homemade Indian food with all the flavor and fewer carbohydrates.  Lecture, cooking demo and tasting.


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Flickr: Online Photo Management & Sharing

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 05/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to open a new account, upload photos, organize and edit uploaded photos, add description, perform simple searches, print and save the photos you like.


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An Afternoon with Author Judith Selvidge

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Sunday, 05/31/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Author Judith Selvidge speaks on her book I Didn't Know They Had Girls At MIT: A Diary It is an "account of her successes and setbacks in the mail world of mid-twentieth century science education."


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Borrowing Digital Resources

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 06/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

An Overview of San Mateo County Library's Free Digital Resources: Books, Audio Books, Magazines and Music


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Dad & Me @ the Library Presents Puppet Art Theater Co.

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 06/20/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Dads, kids and all family members are invited to attend a performance by the Puppet Art Theater Co..

Under the artistic direction of Art Grueneberger, Puppet Art Theater Company performs hundreds of live performances for family audiences every year. Their shows tour to theaters, festivals, and public events all over California. With a keen sense of humor and a flair for drama, Grueneberger is a master at developing marvelous puppet shows that delight audiences of all ages.


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Didgeridoo Down Under

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Didgeridoo Down Under uses the Australian instrument to pull together lessons about geography, nature, culture, diversity and ecology. The didgeridoo is a traditional instrument which has been played by Australia’s Aborigine population for at least 1500 years. It's a very high-energy show that combines music, culture, comedy, storytelling, character building and much audience participation


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