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Downton Abbey Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 02/07/15 at 1:00 pm
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

In this fascinating illustrated lecture, Dr. DiAnn Ellis discusses the world of Downton Abbey within the sociohistorical and geopolitical context of the era. Learn about the amazing Victorian and Edwardian periods. From the real Highclere Castle and Gardens where the series is filmed and where Dr. Ellis recently visited; to “The Buccaneers”; to the beautiful Worth gowns; to The Great War (100th Anniversary); to the Suffragettes; to the Spanish Flu; to Modern Spiritualism and Ouija Boards; as well as the daily lives of the landowners and the servants.



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Taming Your Toddler And (Not) Provoking Your Preschooler: Raising A Well-Adjusted 2 To 5 Year Old

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 02/10/15 at 7:00 pm
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Join Dr. Sandra Sullivan and Dr. Anna Nedelisky of the San Mateo County Psychological Association to learn how to build a healthy, loving relationship with your child and parent effectively.  Tips and tools for raising a happy and thriving child and avoiding parental pitfalls will be shared.



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SAFE: The After-School Program At Sequoia High School

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 02/14/15 at 1:00 pm
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

The American Association Of University Women invites you to learn more about SAFE.  Presented by Margaret Marshall, SAFE Program Consultant.  The SAFE program provides opportunities before and after school for academic tutoring support and homework assistance every day, exploring fields of interest that might develop into careers, and having some fun while learning new skills. 2nd Floor, Room B.



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Friends of the Brisbane Library Meeting

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 02/17/15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 03/17/15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 04/21/15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 05/19/15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 06/16/15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 07/21/15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 08/18/15 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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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From National Galleries of Scotland Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 03/08/15 at 2:00 pm
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

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



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

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 03/11/15 at 6:00 pm
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

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



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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 03/14/15 at 2:00 pm
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

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



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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 03/18/15 at 7:00 pm
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

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



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