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

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Thursday, 04/09/15 at 6:30 pm
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description: Learn how the Native Americans 'gardened" the Coastside, how this wild land is being preserved today, and how you can plant a native garden. Presented by Toni Corelli and Avis Boutell botanists, volunteers, and co-authors of PLANTS AND PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE SAN MATEO COAST. Presented in preparation for Coastal Wildflower Day on Saturday April 11th..

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Charged Particles: Jazz At The Library

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/09/15 at 6:30 pm
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description: Charged Particles has a repertoire that blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group's original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos. The trio brings a similar approach to playing arrangements by other jazz artists, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.

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Primal Mates: Poetry In Music

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 04/09/15 at 6:30 pm
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description: Chris Lee and Colleen O'Brien are Primal Mates, a contemporary chamber jazz duo in which vibes, voice, cello and percussion come together to form an inspired original repertoire. Their music combines the attention to composition and form of chamber music with the freedom and improvisational interplay of jazz. The relaxed and beautiful lyric songs and poetry which weave their way through a Primal Mates set provide a stunning balance of simplicity and highly developed musicality.

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Pub Style Trivia

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 03/12/15 at 6:30 pm
Thursday, 04/09/15 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 Concept: Aging in Place

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/15 at 10:30 am
Library: Belmont
Ages: 55 plus
Description: Scott McMullin will describe the concept and current status of Sequoia Village, a virtual community on the Peninsula that enables older adults to continue to live independently. Co-sponsored by the AAUW, refreshments will be served.

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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/15 at 1:00 pm
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description: Bring your eReader to the Library and get started downloading books from our collection. Library staff will help you get set up. Make a reservation at the Service Desk or just stop by.

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

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/15 at 2:00 pm
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description: Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition at deYoung Museum—March 7 to May 31--includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Boticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This docent lecture will review works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 03/07/15 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, 03/21/15 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, 04/11/15 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, 04/25/15 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, 05/09/15 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, 05/23/15 at 2:00 pm
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description: Drop in for a casual knitting session!

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Sqwonk - Bass Clarinet Duo

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/15 at 2:00 pm
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description: A dynamic and adventurous ensemble that "pushes the envelope of what bass clarinet music can be" (Clarinet Magazine).

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Patricia Bracewell & C.W. Gortner

Event Type: Author Program
Date:
Saturday, 04/11/15 at 3:00 pm
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description: Join historical fiction authors Patricia Bracewell and C.W. Gortner as they read from and discuss their new novels "The Price of Blood" and "Mademoiselle Chanel".

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