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Volunteer. Become An Adult Literacy Tutor

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 04/19/14 at 10:00 am
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description: Are you interested in sharing the gift of reading and writing? Become an adult literacy tutor. Support, empower and encourage adult learners to improve their reading and writing skills! It will have a positive impact on the lives of your student and his or her family, as well as your own. Volunteers meet with their students one-on-one once a week in various libraries throughout the county. To attend the upcoming training, please contact Nathalie Jackson for more information. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

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Native Plant Lectures: Replacing Your Lawn with Drought-Tolerant California Native Plants

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 04/19/14 at 2:00 pm
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description: CANCELLED Water is a scarce and precious resource in California, but we all love a beautiful garden and plants take water. Looking for a way to save water and have a gorgeous, habitat-rich garden? Join us for a lecture from the California Native Plant Society on how to replace your lawn with drought-tolerant California native plants.

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Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 04/19/14 at 2:00 pm
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description: This docent lecture examines the extraordinary body of work created by Georgia O’Keeffe in her years at Lake George, in conjunction with the deYoung Museum’s exhibition, Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, on display from February 15-May 11, 2014. This is the first major exhibition devoted to this period in her career.

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Senior Health Talk: Maturing Gracefully

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 04/21/14 at 12:00 pm
Monday, 05/19/14 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. April Osteoporosis May: Breast Health

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Free Access to eMagazines

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 04/22/14 at 1:00 pm
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description: Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop and learn how to download complete digital editions of your favorite magazines. Over 100 titles to choose from FREE to all San Mateo County Library card holders (card number begins with 29041).

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Thinking Like A Naturalist

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 04/22/14 at 7:00 pm
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description: Naturalist John Muir Laws will share fun techniques to help you observe and learn more about the natural world around you.

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Off the Beaten Path: Photographs of the Western National Parks & National Monuments

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 04/22/14 at 7:00 pm
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description: Ken Napior will show photographs he has taken in a variety of parks, including Arches, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Great Basin, Mesa Verde, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rainier, and Zion. He hikes in and sees views the less adventurous traveler might have missed. He will also offer tips about traveling by RV. Ken Napior has visited about 104 National Parks and National Monuments. He is a retired structural engineer with 27 years of experience as a Boy Scout Leader. He is also an American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor.

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Knitting & Crocheting Club: Needles & Hooks

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 03/26/14 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 04/02/14 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 04/09/14 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 04/16/14 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 04/23/14 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 04/30/14 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 05/07/14 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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Next Big Earthquake In The Bay Area

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 04/23/14 at 7:00 pm
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description: It’s a fact! Residents living on the Bay Area Peninsula have the San Andreas Fault as a neighbor. So what does this mean when it comes to earthquakes? Join Tom Brocher, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center, to learn more about what to expect when the big one hits. He will go over lessons learned from the 1906 San Francisco and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes.

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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 04/23/14 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 05/28/14 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 06/25/14 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 07/23/14 at 7:00 pm
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description: Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

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