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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Facebook

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn your way around the popular social networking site. Create an account, edit your profile, and reconnect with classmates, family and friends.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 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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TouchPoints Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 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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Music Workshop

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us as we celebrate our love of music with various, musical activities for teens. We will be listening to different types of music, making music, playing with instruments and even sing along to some karaoke hits.


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T3: Teens @ 3

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 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-9th grade students.

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


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The Lego League and Scrabble Society

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Children
Description:

Join your fellow Blockheads for an afternoon of Lego free play. Prefer tiles to blocks? Play a game of Scrabble against other logophiles, build your vocabulary and have fun! Lego League is for all ages, and Duplos are available for children under 5. Scrabble is recommended for grades 3 and up.


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Game Day

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 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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Bee Friendly Garden

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Adults
Description:

Jaime Pawelek, the project manager for the California Statewide Urban Bee Survey at the Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley, will present the benefits of native bee habitat gardening. Learn about the biology and ecology of native bees and their important role in most ecosystems. Jamie will describe the most common bees found in urban areas and how homeowners can attract these valuable pollinators in their own gardens.


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Knitting With Arnie

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 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.

Beginning June 2015, Knitting With Arnie will meet on odd Wednesdays of the month through August.


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Knitting & Crocheting Club: Needles & Hooks

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 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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Adult Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/02/2015 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!


September 2 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

October 7 - A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 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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First Wednesday Book Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 08/05/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/02/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please join us for a lively discussion.

 


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 08/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 08/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 08/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 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, 09/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/29/2015 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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Adult Chess Club

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Friday, 08/28/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 09/18/2015 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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Tai Chi

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 08/28/2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 08/29/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 08/31/2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 09/05/2015 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.


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Toddler Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/30/2015 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, 08/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/18/2015 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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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 08/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs and rhymes.


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 08/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 12/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes.


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Russian Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 07/24/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 07/31/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 08/07/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 08/14/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 08/21/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 08/28/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 09/11/2015 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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Fun Friday – Craft Time

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 08/28/2015 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/25/2015 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 September 4th

Special Upcoming Craft Programs:
Get Crafty: Chopped Edition on 09/18/2015 @ 4:00pm
Batman Day Craft on 09/25/2015 @ 4:00pm


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Science Club

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 09/04/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/16/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/30/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

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


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Overeaters' Anonymous - 12 Step Recovery From Compulsive Overeating

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 08/29/2015 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 09/05/2015 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 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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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 08/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 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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Zumba & Nutrition

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 09/05/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 11:00 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.

August 29th class has been cancelled.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 09/05/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/05/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 01/02/2016 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 02/06/2016 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 03/05/2016 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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Blog

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 09/05/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Learn how to build a simple blog (web log), create and edit postings, design your page, add gadgets, incorporate hyperlinks, photos, videos and audios onto the blog, and save your blog content.


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 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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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 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, 08/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 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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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 12:00 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

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


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
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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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 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, 09/01/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 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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Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 12:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 12:00 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Year-round storytimes for babies!

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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Kids' Craft Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 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, 08/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 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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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/10/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/24/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 12/08/2015 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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Documentary Club

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Tuesday, 08/11/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 11/10/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 12/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us on the second Tuesday evening of the month as we watch and discuss a new documentary or independent film. Popcorn and refreshments will be served!


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 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, terlephone or visit the San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos.

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


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 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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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/30/2015 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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An Afternoon With Author S.K.Kalsi

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Author S.K. Kalsi will be reading at the Belmont Library! Influenced by poets, musicians, and philosophers, S.K. Kalsi crafts sentences that resonate with depth and power. In searing prose, he reveals the souls of loners and atheists, iconoclasts and dreamers, people turned inward by obsession, broken by love, illuminating souls shattered by loss.

Refreshments will precede the event courtesy of the Belmont Friends of the Library and a book selling and signing opportunity will occur courtesy of Books Inc.


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Gaming Party

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 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!


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Wii Wednesday

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Show off your skills and challenge your friends in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Pick your character and be the last one standing in this Nintendo favorite. Beginners welcome. For gamers 7+.


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All About Water Conservation

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn valuable information on water supplies, drought conditions, local water use restrictions, State mandated reductions, and how to reduce water use both indoors and outdoors. You will also learn of the many resources available to help you conserve water.

Attend and enter a raffle for a free Water Conservation Kit. RSVP: 650.349.3000; www.bawsca.org

Sponsored by the City of Millbrae, BAWSCA, the Millbrae Library and Friends of the Millbrae Library.


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Parent/Daughter Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 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:
Sep - Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Oct - Postive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl


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Foster City Library Book Discussion Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 08/12/2015 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 11/11/2015 at 7:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

 We welcome new members.  This month we're reading Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel.

September-The Rosie Project
October-Persepolis & Percepolis II (graphic novels to celebrate our ComicBookFest).


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San Carlos Quilters' Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 12/10/2015 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, 09/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 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, 09/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 11:00 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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Non-Fiction Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 11:15 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 11:15 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

The Non-Fiction Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 11:15 a.m.

Upcoming selections are:

September 10, 2015 - The Digital Doctor:  Hope, Hype, And Harm At The Dawn Of Medicine's Computer Age, by Robert Wachter

October 8, 2015 - Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania, by Erik Larson


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Living Healthy Workshops

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 1:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Topics include healthy eating, exercise, stress and pain management, memory, communications and much more!  Fun, informative, and interactive.  Class size limited to 16 participants. Healthy snacks will be served.  Offered as a free community service by the Sequoia Healthcare District and the San Carlos Library. For more information, call the Sequoia Healthcare District at 650.421.2155 ext.202.


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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 08/13/2015 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, 12/10/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Enjoy lively discussion and light refreshments.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 08/13/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 09/10/2015 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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Pub Style Trivia

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 07/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 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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The Village of the Coastside

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 11/19/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

What is the Village of the Coastside? Come to one of these meetings and find out more. Meetings held at Half Moon Bay Library and other Coastside locations. See a flyer for a complete list.


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 12/10/2015 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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Book Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 09/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Book selections:
Sep - Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
Oct - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Nov - On the Road by Jack Kerouac


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/23/2015 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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Senior Moments Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 11/13/2015 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 12/11/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

Meets once a month on a Friday at 11 am.
Book Selections:
Sep - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Oct - The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
Nov - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Dec - No Place to Hide: Eric Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald


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DIY Dayz

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Create a cool new DIY project each time we meet. 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 3:30 PM.

Please note: registration is required.


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Fiber Arts Friday

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 09/11/2015 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 11/13/2015 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 12/11/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join knitters, crocheters, felters, weavers and more of all levels. Share tips or swap patterns with others. Please bring your own supplies.


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WordPress

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Have your voice heard. Learn how to start your own blog for free using WordPress.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Belmont
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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French Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/05/2015 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, 08/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/12/2015 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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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/24/2015 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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Little Musician Jam Session

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/14/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Play with some kid-friendly musical instruments and start making some tunes.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 08/08/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/14/2015 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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Kaplan PSAT Practice Test

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 12:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description: The PSAT is changing. Will you be ready? Sign up for Kaplan's new PSAT practice test to:

- Experience the full-length timing and structure of the new PSAT.
- Receive a comprehensive analysis of your strengths and weaknesses on the test.
- Know exactly what to expect on Test Day.

Grades 8-11 only.

Prior signup required. Click here to sign up.


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The Art of Tea Drinking in China: Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Docent lecture from the Asian Art Museum will present a program on the development of drinking tea, its preparation and the art objects that it spawned.


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Tech Trek! Honoring Jefferson Award Winner, Marie Wolbach, Founder Of Tech Trek For Girls

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

September General Meeting of the American Association of University Women, San Carlos branch.  Tech Trek! will be a short program to honor Jefferson Award Winner, Marie Wolbach, founder of Tech Trek For Girls. 


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 09/12/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
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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Photowalk for Outside the Lines

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Sunday, 09/13/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Calling all photographers of all ages! On Sunday, September 13th, join the East Palo Alto Library in celebrating "Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced" with the rest of the world! We will be meeting at Bell Street Park from 12pm-2pm for the first photowalk here in East Palo Alto. Whether you are a certified professional photographer or this will be the first time you pick up a camera, we want you to be a part of this project!


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J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 09/13/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) was one of the greatest British artists of the 19th Century. This docent lecture will review his paintings on display at the DeYoung Museum from June 20-September 20. Turner’s paintings are revered for their spectacular effects of light and color, and have influenced generations of artists.


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Daytime Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 10/05/2015 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.  The San Carlos Library will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 for Labor Day.


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TouchPoints in Spanish

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/12/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/26/2015 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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Signs and Rhymes

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 08/31/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Hand language signs, rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young.


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 08/31/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/21/2015 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.

Please note: storytime will not meet on 9/7


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Itsy-Bitsy Baby Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/09/2015 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 Yoga with Leyna

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Join us for a morning of yoga with Leyna Roget! The routine of reading will take on new depth with puppets, songs and yoga poses. Books selected will encourage children (and caregivers) to connect with their breathing, transform their bodies into animals and elements in nature, along with creative movements for self-expression. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 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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Chinese/English Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 08/31/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 09/21/2015 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.

Please note: storytime will not meet on 9/7


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An Afternoon With Author Cara Nicoletti

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us for an irresistible literary feast! Author Cara Nicoletti will be reading from her new book "Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Greta Books".

Refreshments will precede the event courtesy of the Friends of the Belmont Library and a book selling and signing will follow the event courtesy of Books Inc.


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Friends of The Millbrae Library Book Discussion

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 11/02/2015 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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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 08/31/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/02/2015 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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Craft Time: Afternoon Crafts

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/26/2015 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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Drop-In Chess

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Monday, 08/31/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 10/26/2015 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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SAT vs. ACT: Which, When & How to Take It

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 09/14/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Sylvia Wang, academic and admission consultant at Thinktank Learning Millbrae Center, will guide parents and students through the upcoming changes to these college admission tests and how that affects your test-taking strategies.


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Walk & Talk Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/17/2015 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 12/15/2015 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:
Sep - China Dolls by Lisa See
Oct - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Nov - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Dec - The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans


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World We Want

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

The World We Want is a public art project that invites you to reflect n your vision for yourself and your world. Opening reception September 15th 5-7PM.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 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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Charity Kahn- Toddler Dance Party!

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Rock ‘n roll with children’s musician Charity Kahn! A fun, interactive program of music, movement and more.


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Papermaking Workshop

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Based on the ancient 2,000 year-old Asian practice and invention, you become part of entire process of re-using old to make new from beginning to end--tearing paper, blending pulp, and pulling your own sheet of paper to take home. Workshop is 90 minutes long.

For ages 4+. Space is limited, so call to register today. This program is generously sponsored by the Pacifica Friends of the Library.


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Tinkering Teens

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Come hang out with friends and learn to make some quick and easy snacks for after school and study breaks!
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.


September 15 - Snack Attack!


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Disinherit The IRS From Your Retirement Accounts

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Without proper planning, the IRS can be the largest beneficiary of your retirement accounts.  Outside of your personal residence, your retirement accounts may be the largest asset of your estate.  At this financial education presentation, you will learn:


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 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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Friends of the Brisbane Library Meeting

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 12/15/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 01/19/2016 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 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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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/15/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/17/2015 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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T3 Movie: Insurgent

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. For 5th through 9th graders. Rated PG13. 119 min.


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The Cubop Express in Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the San Mateo County Library with performances by The Cubop Express! The Cubop Express plays a unique blend of Bebop, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Afro-Cuban Jazz, making for a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture and music!


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 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.

September 16: Immigration Law


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Ukulele for Pre-Teens & Adults

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/02/2015 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/16/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Bring your ukulele. Learn beginning chords or work on the continuation of your skills. We will work on strumming and chord progressions by learning popular songs. Drop-in, no-sign-ups required. (The library will have a limited number of ukuleles available for check out!


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Alphabet Rockers -- In Concert!

Event Type: Music
Date:
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Learning will come alive through beats, rhymes and movement at this unforgettable concert. Alphabet Rockers have been described as fresh and contemporary, super fun, and the premiere hip hop act for families. They will have you and your family doing all kids of moves and having more fun than you imagined could be possible.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/29/2015 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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Craft Time: Hispanic-themed Preschool Storytime and Craft

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Join us for this special storytime to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Storytime will be followed by craft time. For ages 3-6.


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Non-Fiction Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 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:
SEPTEMBER - Spillover: animal infections and the next human pandemic by David Quammen

 


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Junior Ranger

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Get to know our local pollenators.


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BikeMobile: Free Bike Tune-Ups

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Bring your bike to this free event and an expert will repair it while engaging you in a hands-on repair process so you can be more confident making future repairs on your own. Bikes will be repaired on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability is limited, so come early if you're able.


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The Cubop Express in Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the San Mateo County Library with performances by The Cubop Express! The Cubop Express plays a unique blend of Bebop, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Afro-Cuban Jazz, making for a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture and music!


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Teen Movie Night: Fast & Furious 7

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Rated PG 13. 137 min. Pizza will be provided.


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A Skype Event With Author Lisa See

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, will be discussing her New York best seller book, China Dolls via Skype. Refreshments will be served.


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Pub Style Trivia: Brains After Dark

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 07/16/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 09/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 11/19/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Test your useless knowledge of pop culture, geekdom, random facts and more! Doors open at 6:30PM. Form teams of no more than six. Prizes to the champions! Free beer and snacks for everyone else. Ages 21+ only.


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I Can Cook!

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 09/18/2015 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.
September 4 - off for the holiday
September 18 - Cooking with apples


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Kids' Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Friday, 09/18/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/06/2015 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!

09/18 - Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (DRA: 40)
10/09 - Sisters (DRA: 40)
11/06 - Love That Dog (DRA: 50)


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Drop-In Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/17/2015 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, 09/19/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/19/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 01/16/2016 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 02/20/2016 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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Ice Cream Social and Book Exchange

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
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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Poetry Workshop: Celebrating The Poet Within

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
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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A Taste of Peru: Lecture & Cooking Demo of Causa

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Causa is a Peruvian potato dish that originated in pre-Colombian times, but thrives today in countless creative delicious variations. Join us as our "culinary ambassador" from Peru, Chef Nora Landa Frazier , demonstrates how to make this dish and taste the delicious results!


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Family Movie Night: Cinderella

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 09/19/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Rated PG. 105 min.


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Friends Book Sale

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Sunday, 09/20/2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 10/18/2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 11/15/2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 12/20/2015 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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The Cubop Express in Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Sunday, 09/20/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the San Mateo County Library with performances by The Cubop Express! The Cubop Express plays a unique blend of Bebop, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Afro-Cuban Jazz, making for a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture and music!


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Bilingual Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/21/2015 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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Senior Health Talk: Maturing Gracefully

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 08/17/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 11/23/2015 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 12/21/2015 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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The Art of Tea Drinking in China: Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Docent lecture from the Asian Art Museum will present a program on the development of drinking tea, its preparation and the art objects that it spawned.


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Lost Arts

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 08/17/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

AUGUST 17 -Linda Janklow from Peoplologie will present a workshop.

SEPTEMBER 21 - The Art of Tea Drinking in China
A docent from the Asian Art Museum will present a program on the development of drinking tea, its preparation and the art objects that it spawned.

All materials are provided, but enrollment is limited. Please contact the library to sign up ahead of time.


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Craft Time

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Drop in for a new craft project the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. All ages welcome; adult assistance is required for younger children.


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Science Lab

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/16/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/30/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 12/14/2015 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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The Art of Tea Drinking in China: Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Monday, 09/21/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Docent lecture from the Asian Art Museum will present a program on the development of drinking tea, its preparation and the art objects that it spawned.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.

For more information, contact Rhea Bradley, librarian, at 650.591.0341 x237 or bradley@smcl.org.


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Toddler Storytime & Activity

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 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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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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National Voter Registration Day

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Adults
Description:

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote and volunteering to help your community register!

You can register online, right now.


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Music Studio Sessions with Spencer

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

While working with Spencer in the library’s music studio, you will learn the basics of Ableton Live and instantly use that knowledge to record and create a piece of music. Purchased by the Friends of The Millbrae Library, Ableton Live is the world’s premier software music sequencer and digital audio workstation.

Sign-ups for booking a recording session with Spencer can be done at the Millbrae Library or online.


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Minecraft with Techplosion

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Greg Intermaggio of Techplosion will lead a workshop on Minecraft Parkour. Come collaborate with new friends as we work together to make an awesome parkour-style obstacle course. Some experience with Minecraft is recommended, but not essential. Bring a flash drive if you want to take home the map at the end of the program. For ages 7+. Space is limited so register today! This program is generously funded by the Pacifica Friends of the Library.
 


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Teens on TV Orientation at MidPen Media Center

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 5:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Interested in learning about TV Production? Join Teens on TV, a program with the MidPen Media Center and the City of Palo Alto Library where tweens can create their own TV show! Open to middle school students only. Please contact Kenny Gabe to register.


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Spanish Language Conversation Group

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Come join us for a relaxed & informal group conversation to practice your Spanish language skills. All skill levels are welcome participate.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/24/2015 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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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/22/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/13/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 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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Batman Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come to the library in your best Batman gear and join us for Batman Day. We will be celebrating all day with free giveaways (while supplies last) at both the Pacifica Sanchez and the Pacifica Sharp Park Libraries.

At 3:30 PM, both libraries will have a staff-led craft. Make your own wrist cuffs at the Sharp Park Library or join us at Sanchez to make a Batman cape. This program is generously funded by the Pacifica Friends of the Library and the San Mateo County Library. For ages 4+.


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Skype: Online Video Conferencing

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
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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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 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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Batman Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come to the library in your best Batman gear and join us for Batman Day. We will be celebrating all day with free giveaways (while supplies last) at both the Pacifica Sanchez and the Pacifica Sharp Park Libraries.

At 3:30 PM, both libraries will have a staff-led craft. Make your own wrist cuffs at the Sharp Park Library or join us at Sanchez to make a Batman cape. This program is generously funded by the Pacifica Friends of the Library and the San Mateo County Library. For ages 4+.


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DIY Comic Making

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us for a fun program where you will make your own comic strip! You will have the chance to create a comic or superhero from scratch, or use one of our comic strip mad libs!


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T3: Minute to Win It Games

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

For 5th-9th graders. Join your fellow T3ers for some ridiculous fun in our quick-style skills competition. Do you have what it takes to complete our challenges and win valuable prizes?


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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

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

August 26, 2015 - Ghost Month, by Ed Lin

September 23, 2015 - The Golden Egg, by Donna Leon


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/23/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 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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Around the World Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/29/2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/05/2015 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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Mister Q Family Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join in the family fun with Mister Q. His unique style of family music, song and dance will bring smiles and laughter.


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Crazy 8's Math Club: K-2nd

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 10/29/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 11/05/2015 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 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: Funny Money, Super-Cube Shuffle, and Beach Ball Party. Math will never be the same! Starts Thursday, September 24 and meets for 8 weeks, through November 12.


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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/29/2015 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, 09/24/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 10/29/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 11/05/2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 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: Funny Money, Super-Cube Shuffle, and Beach Ball Party. Math will never be the same! Starts Thursday, September 24 and meets for 8 weeks, through November 12.


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Salsa Competition

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Adult Program, registration is required

Salsa Making Competition

Do you make an amazing salsa? Enter our Salsa Competition! Bring a sample of your favorite salsa and share with all. Judges will be awarding prizes for the best salsa in town! We'll have delicious homemade tortillas to taste and an activity for children as part of the fun!

Entry rules:
One salsa entry per person
Bring salsa not later than 5:00p on day of program
Name your salsa and list all ingredients


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Pub Style Trivia: Brainiacs and Brews

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Parents, leave your kids to their own trivia and games in the Children's Room complete with snacks and apple juice.

Then join us for pub-style trivia in the Spot! Free beer and root beer provided by Devil's Canyon Brewery. Snacks and prizes provided by the Friends of the San Carlos Library


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Melody Of China

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 09/24/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the Melody of China, a SF based Chinese music ensemble that performs both traditional and contemporary music as well as new commissioned works. It is what sets them apart from other Chinese music groups.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/16/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/30/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 11/06/2015 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 11/13/2015 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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Fridays @ Four Cafe

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/16/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/30/2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/06/2015 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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Batman Day Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate Batman Day with Batman crafts, pictures and more! For elementary and middle school ages. All materials provided, while supplies last.


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Batman Day Drawing Contest

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 09/25/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

To celebrate Batman Day, we're having a drawing contest.  On 8x11 sheets of paper draw your best Batman.  We'll have three categories.

1.  Best Portrait (head)
2.  Best Action Pose.
3.  Best Batmobile.

All entries due by Wednesday Sept 23rd.  Staff will vote for winner.  Open to ages 10-18.


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Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, Eth-Noh-Tec will bring us the folklore of the celebration and other stories. Eth-Noh-Tec is famous for their kinetic storytelling. They perform throughout the country and abroad. Don’t miss out!


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Batman Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:00 AM
Sunday, 09/27/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Come to the library and take a picture with our life size Batman cutout, and get free comics and other swag. All day Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. All ages welcome!


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Batman Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Come celebrate Batman Day! We'll be giving away a free Batman comic and will celebrate the day with Batman-inspired activities. While supplies last.


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Saturday Morning Board Games

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 08/22/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Italian Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Italian bilingual storytime offers children the opportunity to learn basic words and phrases in Italian.


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Far East Dragon Lion Dance

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Far East Dragon Lion Dance Association is a non-profit youth group and lion dance troupe which strives to use the traditional Lion Dance as a vehicle for cultural and community awareness. The team performs the Hok San style of lion dancing.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 08/22/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/24/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/28/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/26/2015 at 12:00 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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Baby Sign Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 08/22/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/19/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Baby Sign Language gives children the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration, enhances a child's self-esteem, and deepens the bond between parent and child. Each session introduces signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL). It is designed for expectant parents and parents with babies ranging in age from birth to 18 months.
Upcoming Themes:
Saturday, August 22 Bath Time
Saturday, September 26 Outside


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Movie: Batman

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. PG-13. 126 min.


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Mid-Autumn Festival

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for our 4th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival. We will have cultural celebrations and performances, arts & crafts for kids, kinetic storytelling, tea tasting, refreshments, and moon cake tasting.


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Family Gaming

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 10/31/2015 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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Melody Of China

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the Melody of China, a SF based Chinese music ensemble that performs both traditional and contemporary music as well as new commissioned works. It is what sets them apart from other Chinese music groups.


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Chair Yoga for Everyone

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

Chair Yoga is a safe and effective way to learn yoga at all ages and levels of health and mobility. Just like any yoga class, it can give you more flexibility in body and mind; physical and mental strength to increase your energy; improves memory and clarity, improved concentration; and supports overall health and peace. Chair yoga also is a nice way to meet others in the community as well. No experience necessary.

For more information on Chair Yoga go to www.sunlightyoga.com


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Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 09/26/2015 at 3:20 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, Eth-Noh-Tec will bring us the folklore of the celebration and other stories. Eth-Noh-Tec is famous for their kinetic storytelling. They perform throughout the country and abroad. Don’t miss out!


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Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Sunday, 09/27/2015 at 1:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, Eth-Noh-Tec will bring us the folklore of the celebration and other stories. Eth-Noh-Tec is famous for their kinetic storytelling. They perform throughout the country and abroad. Don’t miss out!


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An Afternoon With Author Laurie Seidler

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Sunday, 09/27/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Laurie Seidler is a writer, teacher, and editor. Beginning as a reporter with Dow Jones & Co.


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San Francisco Guzheng Music Society

Event Type: Music
Date:
Sunday, 09/27/2015 at 2:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society was formed in 1982 to promote and share the rich Chinese heritage through traditional, classical, folk, and contemporary music. The guzheng is an ancient Chinese stringed instrument that dates back 2500 years.


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Far East Dragon Lion Dance

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Sunday, 09/27/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Far East Dragon Lion Dance Association is a non-profit youth group and lion dance troupe which strives to use the traditional Lion Dance as a vehicle for cultural and community awareness. The team performs the Hok San style of lion dancing.


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Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Troupe

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Sunday, 09/27/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Troupe. The dance troupe blends a rich musical legacy with classical, folk, and contemporary dances.


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Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
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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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 09/28/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 10/26/2015 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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Glue & Go Costumes

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Learn how to make your own super Halloween costumes from everyday items! Holly Cleeland will teach a workshop for kids and parents and three lucky winners will win one of her special costumes.

No charge. No registration required.


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Salsa Anyone?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Come taste a variety of salsas! Brave the fire-hot table... Write out your own favorite recipes and make your own salsa.

Samples and ingredients provided. As long as supplies last. For all ages!


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Family Game Night

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Tuesday, 09/29/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Bring your family and friends to the library for a fun evening of games and snacks. Bring your favorite games, or play one of ours. For all ages.


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Teen Movie in the Library

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Bring your friends and join us for an afternoon movie from 2:00-3:30 PM. Treats and refreshments will be served. All movie shows will be PG-13. Movies will start on time!

Movie to be shown: Furious 7


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T3: Fun with Shrinky Dinks

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 09/30/2015 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Shrinky Dinks have been delighting kids of all ages since 1973. Today you'll get a chance to make your own Shrinky Dinks creations and then watch as they "magically" shrink to about half their size under a heat gun.


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Movie Screening: ¡Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

Bring your friends and join us for a preview screening of this 4-part documentary series of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Drinks and snacks will be served.


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West Bay Rhythm

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

West Bay Rhythm is a 13-piece funk and show band with a big fat sound, performing Old Chicago and Electric Flag tunes, among others.


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The Cubop Express in Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 10/01/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the San Mateo County Library with performances by The Cubop Express! The Cubop Express plays a unique blend of Bebop, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Afro-Cuban Jazz, making for a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture and music!


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Aaron Nigel-Smith – In Concert!

Event Type: Music
Date:
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 9:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Portland-based musician Aaron Nigel-Smith is coming to town for a very special Tricycle Music Fest performance. Join in the not-to-be-missed performance with the artist of PBS's Between The Lions fame. Prepare to leap, hop, and dance to the sounds of reggae, world music, and rock!


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Flu Crew For A Healthy You: Free Flu Shots For All Ages

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

For your convenience, the entire family can receive free flu immunizations at the library. The Stanford Flue Crew has been working to provide cost-free vaccinations, increase awareness of the need for the flu shot, and educate the public on other methods to prevent the spread of infections.


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An Evening With Authors Anindita S. Thayf and Erni Aladjai

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Friday, 10/02/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Publisher Lian Gouw moderates an author discussion on A Taste of Indonesian Literature Today. Authors Erni Aladjai and Anindita S. Thayf discuss their novels, Kei and Daughters of Papua, via translators. This is an After Hours event in the library.


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 01/02/2016 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/06/2016 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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The Art of Tea Drinking in China: Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 10/03/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Docent lecture from the Asian Art Museum will present a program on the development of drinking tea, its preparation and the art objects that it spawned.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Sunday, 08/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 10/04/2015 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 11/01/2015 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.

Please note: There will not be a session in September due to the Labor Day holiday. 


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Music & Dance Party with Theresa

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 12/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Join us for stories, songs and dancing at the Brisbane Library! Theresa and her ukulele will lead us in new and familiar songs on the first Monday of every month !


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Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 08/03/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 12/07/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Woodside Library closure, the Book Club now meets in the Youth Room of the Woodside Village Church (3154 Woodside Road). If you have questions, please call the Portola Valley Library at 650-851-0560 or email woodside@smcl.org.


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NaNoWriMo

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/16/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/23/2015 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/30/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month in November? It'll be 50,000 words in 30 days. Want to know more, or feeling overwhelmed at the 50k amount? Don't panic quite yet!

Join us for NaNoWriMo brainstorming sessions in October. Start outlining your plot, developing and designing your characters, and writing the absolutely most perfect title for your novel. Need help setting up your online account at nanowrimo.org? We can do that too.


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Adult Coloring

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 10/05/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us for adult coloring. Some materials will be provided.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 08/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 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. Reservations must be made by phone or in the branch.


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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Tuesday, 08/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/01/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/06/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Enjoy a lively discussion.


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Flickr: Online Photo Management & Sharing

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 05/20/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 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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Insect Discovery Lab

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/07/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more in this hands-on insect encounter! Our presenters will introduce you to the extraordinarily diverse world of insects and other arthropods and teach you about their key role in the web of life. For ages 4 and up.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 08/13/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 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.

9/10/2015 Session has been cancelled 

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Kat Parra In Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 10/08/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please join us for an evening with jazz singer, Kat Parra. She has developed a style of music that encompasses sounds that transcend and bend the stereotypical definition of Latin jazz.

In the recent past Kat Parra has been named one of the Best Latin Jazz Vocalist by Latin Jazz Corner.


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Comic Arts Fest: Alexis Fajardo Workshop

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us for a teen comics workshop with Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf).


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Frances England In Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Sunday, 10/11/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Hear It, Love It, Share It- Frances England will take you to a simpler place in the world, where really all that matters are the children she’s singing to and the love she brings with her. This program is part of the SMCL Tricycle Music Fest and will be held at the Leo Ryan Park across from the library.


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Charity and the JAMBand

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Charity and the JAMband is a tribe of musicians from the SF Bay Area, who have created an original, rockin' and soulful music-and-dance experience for families.


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The Cubop Express in Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the San Mateo County Library with performances by The Cubop Express! The Cubop Express plays a unique blend of Bebop, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Afro-Cuban Jazz, making for a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture and music!


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Friends' Book and Media Sale

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Support our library by buying books at the Friends of the Millbrae Library periodic book sale.

We'll be holding our sale outside of the Library--all 25¢ and 50¢ specials
Bag of Books Sale begins at 2 PM. Only $5.00 a bag!


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WordPress

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Have your voice heard. Learn how to start your own blog for free using WordPress.


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Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Expo

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The landmark exhibition from October 17, 2015-January 10, 2016 at the de Young Museum reassembles a representative cross-section from the original display, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists.


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Diwali: Festival of Lights Celebration with Deepa Menon

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

With her distinct stage presence, Deepa Menon leads her audiences with effortless ease and grace through a whole range of aesthetic dance experiences. Join her and her students in celebrating Diwali-the festival of lights. 

Deepa Menon is founder and artist director of the Netra Center For Arts, committed to excellence in the teaching, practice and performance of traditional Indian dance and art.


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Family Movie Night: Free Birds

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Rated PG. 91 min.


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Medicare 2016: Are you Ready?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/09/2015 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/16/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Shopping around for the ideal Medicare health plan? Looking to lower you RX copays in 2016? Ready to review options to save money? Come for an overview of Medicare and what you must know about it. 


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Music Monday

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/16/2015 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/30/2015 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 third Monday of the month. For ages 3 and under.

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


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Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Expo

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Monday, 10/19/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The landmark exhibition from October 17, 2015-January 10, 2016 at the de Young Museum reassembles a representative cross-section from the original display, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists.


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Recycle: Dream Shoes

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 10/20/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Travel back in time and around the world for a look at shoes from simple to divine, functional to folk art, adorned, embellished, and amazing! Make a pair or a single shoe during the ultimate building opportunity that lets you use your imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness, using items rescued from your recycling bin and ours!

For ages 4+. Space is limited, so call to register today. This program is generously sponsored by the Pacifica Friends of the Library.


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YouTube

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

Learn the basics of searching and viewing videos on YouTube, plus learn how to create your own videos and upload them to the site.


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An Afternoon With Authors Judith Janeway and Ellen Kirschman

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 12:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join us as we welcome authors Ellen Kirschman and Judith Janeway to the Belmont Library!

Refreshments will precede the event courtesy of the Friends of the Belmont Library and a book selling and signing will follow courtesy of Books Inc.


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Documentary: Hano! A Century in the Bleachers

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis is explores the fascinating life of Arnold Hano, one of America’s finest and most under-appreciated writers. Hano is not only a prize-winning journalist, he’s met and written profiles of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali and Willie Mays.


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Documentary: Hano! A Century in the Bleachers

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis is explores the fascinating life of Arnold Hano, one of America’s finest and most under-appreciated writers. Hano is not only a prize-winning journalist, he’s met and written profiles of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali and Willie Mays.


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The Fabulous Goldrush Sisters

Event Type: Music
Date:
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Playing instruments of the Gold Rush era, including fiddle, banjo, spoons, accordion, and guitar, the Fabulous Goldrush Sisters take you on a fantastic, interactive ride through California’s Gold Rush country in the 1850s with colorful stories and songs.


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Throwback Thursdays

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

4th Friday of the month at 3:30pm (beginning in October)

In October we will be using typewriters for Teen Read Week!


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Documentary: Hano! A Century in the Bleachers

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 10/23/2015 at 6:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis is explores the fascinating life of Arnold Hano, one of America’s finest and most under-appreciated writers. Hano is not only a prize-winning journalist, he’s met and written profiles of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali and Willie Mays.


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Diwali: Festival of Lights Celebration with Deepa Menon

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 10/24/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

With her distinct stage presence, Deepa Menon leads her audiences with effortless ease and grace through a whole range of aesthetic dance experiences. Join her and her students in celebrating Diwali-the festival of lights. 

Deepa Menon is founder and artist director of the Netra Center For Arts, committed to excellence in the teaching, practice and performance of traditional Indian dance and art.


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Skype: Online Video Conferencing

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/24/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
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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Documentary: Hano! A Century in the Bleachers

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 10/24/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Hano!


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Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Expo

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 10/25/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The landmark exhibition from October 17, 2015-January 10, 2016 at the de Young Museum reassembles a representative cross-section from the original display, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists.


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Preschool University

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/02/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/09/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/23/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 12/07/2015 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. 


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Medicare 2016: Are you Ready?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/26/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Come and get a general overview of Medicare and what you need to know about it. Also, the Medicare Annual Election Period takes place October 15 to December 7, and allows seniors to buy a prescription drug plan or change their existing plan. Counselors will provide an introduction to Medicare Part D options and assist participants with finding a plan that meets their individual needs.


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Medicare 2016: Are you Ready?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 12:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Come and get a general overview of Medicare and what you need to know about it. The Medicare Annual Election Period takes place October 15 to December 7, and allows seniors to buy a prescription drug plan or change their existing plan. Counselors will provide an introduction to Medicare Part D options and assist participants with finding a plan that meets their individual needs.


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

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 10/27/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Free Access To eMagazines

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/28/2015 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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Diwali: Festival of Lights Celebration with Deepa Menon

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Sunday, 11/01/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

With her distinct stage presence, Deepa Menon leads her audiences with effortless ease and grace through a whole range of aesthetic dance experiences. Join her and her students in celebrating Diwali-the festival of lights. 

Deepa Menon is founder and artist director of the Netra Center For Arts, committed to excellence in the teaching, practice and performance of traditional Indian dance and art.


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Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Expo

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 11/01/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the 1915 San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction after the great earthquake of 1906.  The landmark exhibition from October 17, 2015 - January 10, 2016 at the de Young Museum reassembles a representative cross-section from the original display, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists.


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

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
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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Beginning Microsoft Word

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn the basics of Microsoft's latest word processing program


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Medicare 2016: Are you Ready?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

Come and get a general overview of Medicare and what you need to know about it. The Medicare Annual Election Period takes place October 15 to December 7, and allows seniors to buy a prescription drug plan or change their existing plan. Counselors will provide an introduction to Medicare Part D options and assist participants with finding a plan that meets their individual needs.


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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 11/04/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

On exhibit at Asian Art Museum October 30, 2015 - February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists influenced by Japanese art, including impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.  Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists,


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Medicare 2016: Are you Ready?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 11/06/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

Come and get a general overview of Medicare and what you need to know about it. The Medicare Annual Election Period takes place October 15 to December 7, and allows seniors to buy a prescription drug plan or change their existing plan. Counselors will provide an introduction to Medicare Part D options and assist participants with finding a plan that meets their individual needs.


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Flu Crew For A Healthy You: Free Flu Shots For All Ages

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 11/07/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

For your convenience, the entire family can receive free flu immunizations at the library. The Stanford Flue Crew has been working to provide cost-free vaccinations, increase awareness of the need for the flu shot, and educate the public on other methods to prevent the speread of infections. 


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The Art of Tea Drinking in China: Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 11/07/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

Docent lecture from the Asian Art Museum will present a program on the development of drinking tea, its preparation and the art objects that it spawned.


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Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Expo

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 11/08/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The landmark exhibition from October 17, 2015-January 10, 2016 at the de Young Museum reassembles a representative cross-section from the original display, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists.


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Fratello Marionettes

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 11/09/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Flu Crew For A Healthy You: Free Flu Shots For All Ages

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 11/14/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

For your convenience, the entire family can receive free flu immunizations at the library. The Stanford Flue Crew has been working to provide cost-free vaccinations, increase awareness of the need for the flu shot, and educate the public on other methods to prevent the spread of infections.


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YouTube

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 11/14/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn the basics of searching and viewing videos on YouTube; plus learn how to create your own videos and upload them to the site. Previous computer basics and word processing or equivalent suggested.


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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 11/15/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

On exhibit at Asian Art Museum from October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists affected by Japanese art, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, this docent lecture reveals the interplay of new styles and themes inspired by Japan.


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Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Expo

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 11/17/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Please Note: This program will be held in Hanson Hall at the Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028.


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Resist Dyeing Craft Program

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 11/17/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Take a quick trip to South America, where the ancient techniques of making cloth and dyeing is still practiced today--even using bugs for color! We'll weave together history, science, math, and folk art, using the world's most authentic and traditional resist-dyeing method to make your own decorative piece to take home.

For ages 4+. Space is limited, so call to register today. This program is generously sponsored by the Pacifica Friends of the Library.


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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn to make professional looking slideshows for work and school.


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Online Language Learning With Mango

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
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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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

On exhibit at Asian Art Museum from October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists affected by Japanese art, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, this docent lecture reveals the interplay of new styles and themes inspired by Japan.


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Peter Fletcher In Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Back by popular demand, Peter Fletcher returns to the Bay Area for a classical guitar performance, playing music that spans centuries and continents.  Fletcher will perform selections old and new from his vast repertoire.


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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 11/21/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

On exhibit at Asian Art Museum from October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists affected by Japanese art, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, this docent lecture reveals the interplay of new styles and themes inspired by Japan.


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Italian Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 11/21/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/19/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Italian bilingual storytime offers children the opportunity to learn basic words and phrases in Italian.


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Digital Device Petting Zoo

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 12/02/2015 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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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 12/05/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

On exhibit at Asian Art Museum from October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists affected by Japanese art, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, this docent lecture reveals the interplay of new styles and themes inspired by Japan.


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Flickr: Online Photo Management & Sharing

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 12/05/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
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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Dad & Me @ the Library Presents Puppet Art Theater Co.

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 12/12/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
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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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 12/12/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

On exhibit at Asian Art Museum from October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016, Looking East explores the many movements and artists affected by Japanese art, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Juxtaposing masterpieces of Western art and design with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, this docent lecture reveals the interplay of new styles and themes inspired by Japan.


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Merola Opera Performance

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 12/12/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for a 45 minute performance accompanied by a pianist. In the Wind Room.


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Clay Pots

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 12/15/2015 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Learn about people around the world who continue to teach ancient techniques of pottery making, keeping their oldest traditions alive. Get your hands a little dirty creating your own clay pot to take with you.

For ages 4+. Space is limited, so call to register today. This program is generously sponsored by the Pacifica Friends of the Library.


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Beginning Internet

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 12/16/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

What is the Internet? Learn all about web browsers, search engines, and internet safety.


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Fratello Marionettes

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 12/19/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the holiday season? Join the fun with the Fratello Marionettes' puppet extravaganza: The North Pole Review! This production showcases the high kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and features the dazzling acrobatic penguins.


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

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 02/06/2016 at 11:00 AM
Library: Woodside
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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