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Walk & Talk Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 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:
Oct - The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Nov - Inferno by Dan Brown
Dec - Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 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.

There will be no Computer Coach on Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans' Day). 


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/09/2014 at 10:30 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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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 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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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 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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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 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, 10/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 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.

 

Please note: the library will be closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.


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Imagination Playground

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Tuesday, 09/30/2014 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, 10/02/2014 at 3:30 PM
Saturday, 10/04/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 3:30 PM
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description: What can you make with the Imagination Playground? These oversized building blocks are tons of fun and there’s no limit to the possibilities. Come see what amazing structures you can create.

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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/16/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 09/30/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 12/09/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 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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Toddler Storytime & Activity

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 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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Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/09/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 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, 10/14/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 11:30 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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Free Access to eMagazines

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 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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Read For The Record

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join in the fun as we Read for the Record with families and libraries all over the country! We'll be reading Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells and finishing the program with a fun activity! All ages welcome to attend!


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Creative Writing Workshop

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Love to write? Join us for our four-week Creative Writing Workshop. Build characters, write poems, create short stories, and learn to conquer the dreaded writer's block. Come prepared to talk about your favorite writers with like-minded teens, play some writing games, and most of all: write your heart out! For ages 10-18. To register, call, visit the Library, or send an email.


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Drop-In Chess

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 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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Book & Journal Making with Peopleologie

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Fashion a book cover from a cereal box or old mail, stuff with paper, and bind your own pocket-sized blank book. You'll want to raid your own recycling bin to make more for all your friends.

Peopleologie focuses on people, places, traditions, lives, and practices. Workshops treat participants to an inside look at ancient and contemporary indigenous life and the preservation of cultural heritage around the world.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/16/2014 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 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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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 08/19/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/16/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 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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Documentary: Day The World Series Stopped by Jon Leonoudakis

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Where were you at 5:04pm, October 14, 1989? Join producer/director and baseball fan Jon Leonoudakis for a screening of his new documentary, “The Day the World Series Stopped”, with Q&A session to follow. A lifetime Giants fan, Jon attended Game Three armed with a camcorder and still camera. Jon’s original footage paints a picture of a beautiful, Indian summer late afternoon that took a left-turn into the pages of history and Bay Area lore. Join us and be a part of this exclusive Bay Area tour on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/02/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/09/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/16/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/30/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 09/30/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 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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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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



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Friends of the Brisbane Library Meeting

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 12/16/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 01/20/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 7:00 PM
Library: 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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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Baby Rhyme Time

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

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


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 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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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 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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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

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


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 at 11:30 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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Teen Movie & Treats

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 at 1:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Bring your friends and join us for an afternoon movie. Treats and refreshments will be served.  Movies will start on time!  All movies will be rated PG-13


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T3

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

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

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


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Game Day

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 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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Millbrae Library Film Club

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Millbrae film club is for adults interested in unusual, exceptional, weird and obscure films. The goal is to expose Millbrae to movies they have not seen before. We plan to showcase classic, cult, foreign, and independent films. Millbrae film club will play what you want to see, so please come with recommendations!

October's selection: The King of Masks (Unrated; 91 min)


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Knitting With Arnie

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 08/06/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 08/13/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 08/20/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 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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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Pajama Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 09/03/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Mystery Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  There will be no November and December 2014 meetings.  The library closes at 5 P.M. those days for Thanksgiving and Christmas eves.

September 24, 2014 - The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale


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Ready, Set, Go: Preparing for Kindergarten

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Get ready for kindergarten at the Brisbane Library this fall! Join us for Ready, Set, Kindergarten, a six-week program of themed stories and activities for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. Each hour-long session includes stories, songs, rhymes, tips for parents, and a craft activity. Enjoy stories and songs in both English and Spanish. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required!


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Adult Chess Club

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 10:15 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:15 AM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 10:15 AM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 10:15 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

A weekly chess club for adults. Come and play! We provide the equipment.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

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


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/02/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 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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Around the World Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/20/2014 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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Baby Sign Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/02/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young using Baby Sign Language.


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Toddler Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 08/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 08/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 08/21/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 09/25/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/02/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 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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Explore & More

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

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


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Computer Coach

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 12/11/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Silly songs and fun stories for the whole family.


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Musical Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 4:00 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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Fibers! Hands-On Workshop With Peopleologie

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Follow the process from cotton boll to cloth and from sheep to sweater. It’s all about fibers, from start to finish. How many threads are you wearing? Where do they come from, and how do they stick together? How is cloth made? Learn all about the oldest methods known to human beings for staying warm and cool!

This workshop will take place over 3 consecutive weeks. We will be creating something wonderful. Attendance to all 3 is recommended but not required.


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 08/28/2014 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 09/25/2014 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 10/23/2014 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 11/20/2014 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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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 11/21/2014 at 9:30 AM
Friday, 12/05/2014 at 9:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Tai Chi

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 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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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:00 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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Tai Chi

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Friday, 09/19/2014 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 09/26/2014 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:00 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/21/2014 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, 08/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 08/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 08/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/12/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/19/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 09/26/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/07/2014 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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Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 10/03/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 10:30 AM
Friday, 11/21/2014 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.

 

Please note: The library will be closed on November 28 in observance of the day after Thanksgiving.


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Russian Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 11:15 AM
Friday, 11/07/2014 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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On "the Spot" Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

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

October 10 at 3:30 PM - Mask-nifique
Create a mask to transform yourself into a new and mysterious character.

 

October 24 at 3:30 PM - T-shirt bags
Create a bag out of that old t shirt with just a few snips and stitches. Decorate and use to collect all that loot from Halloween!


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Fun Friday – Craft Time

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/07/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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

 


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Ukulele Drop-in Classes

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the library. All ages are welcome. Beginners only please!


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Pinkalicious Ice Cream Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Come and party with us, Pinkalicious style! Enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation, crafts, and games while wearing a tiara and waving your magic wands. This is open to all ages.


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Fridays @ Four Cafe

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/07/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/21/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 12/05/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Bring your own cup for cocoa or lemonade in the Homework Center.


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Science Club

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Friday, 10/31/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

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


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Lego-tastic Friday!

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Friday, 10/24/2014 at 6:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

From 6-6:45 pm, drop in to test your Lego Straw racing time against other Lego master champions, and dare to "pin the smile" on the Lego Librarian head. Stay for more fun as we show "The Lego Movie" at 7 pm with refreshments. The Lego Movie is rated PG. 100 min.


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Hello Kitty Reading Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 9:00 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the first ever Hello Kitty Reading Day! Hello Kitty Reading Day is a special initiative from Sanrio and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary. Visit the Belmont Library all day as we have special Hello Kitty themed activities, giveaways, trivia and more!


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Hello Kitty Reading Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 9:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the first ever Hello Kitty Reading Day! Hello Kitty Reading Day is a special initiative from Sanrio and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary. Visit the Millbrae Library all day as we have special Hello Kitty themed activities, giveaways, trivia and more!


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Babies & Books in Spanish

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 09/27/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 10/04/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 11/29/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 12/06/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 12/13/2014 at 9:30 AM
Saturday, 12/20/2014 at 12:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Saturday Crafts

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/23/2013 at 12:00 AM
Saturday, 09/06/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 09/13/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 09/20/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 09/27/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 10/04/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 12:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Children
Description:

Learn a new craft every week. Activities for children 5 and up.


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Friends Book Sale

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Woodside
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Huge sale of everything from bestsellers to foreign language books, children's stories to cookbooks. All proceeds go towards the Library.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Photoshop Elements, Intermediate

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Overeaters' Anonymous - 12 Step Recovery From Compulsive Overeating

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 10:15 AM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 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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Live Action Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us in this interactive storytime in which we will read books, sing songs and play games. 


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Saturday Morning Board Games

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/27/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 01/24/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/28/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 08/02/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 08/09/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 08/16/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 08/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/27/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 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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Hello Kitty Reading Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the first ever Hello Kitty Reading Day! Hello Kitty Reading Day is a special initiative from Sanrio and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary. Visit the Portola Valley Library all day as we have special Hello Kitty themed activities, giveaways, trivia and more!

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


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Block Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Children
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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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

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

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


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Small Dog Adoption Fair

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Foster City
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Visit small dogs outside who are looking for a new home. During our special pet themed storytime at 10:30am we'll read books about taking care of pets and have a simple craft afterwards.


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Hello Kitty Reading Day

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 12:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the first ever Hello Kitty Reading Day! Hello Kitty Reading Day is a special initiative from Sanrio and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary. Visit the East Palo Alto Library to celebrate Hello Kitty Reading Day by decorating some yummy cookies! All supplies will be provided.


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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 12/13/2014 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 12/27/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Drop in for a casual knitting session!


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A Tribute to Maya

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 2:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate the life of Maya Angelou in this special gathering featuring readings and video on her work and a discussion on her impact on society.


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The Pop Ups – In Concert!

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Pop Ups are leaders of modern puppet rock with hand painted sets, original puppets, and truly cool sounds with such songs as Subway Train and All the Shapes. It's with good reason they were named one of 2012's best 15 bands for kids by Time Out New York and earned a 2013 Grammy nomination.

Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy everyone else's holiday duds while rocking out to the unique sounds.


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Family Movie Night

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 04/26/2014 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 05/31/2014 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 06/28/2014 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 07/26/2014 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 08/30/2014 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 09/27/2014 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 10/25/2014 at 6:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for a feature film.


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The Pop Ups – In Concert!

Event Type: Music
Date:
Sunday, 10/26/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Pop Ups are leaders of modern puppet rock with hand painted sets, original puppets, and truly cool sounds with such songs as Subway Train and All the Shapes. It's with good reason they were named one of 2012's best 15 bands for kids by Time Out New York and earned a 2013 Grammy nomination.

Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy everyone else's holiday duds while rocking out to the unique sounds.


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Flu Vaccinations for A Healthy You: Free Flu Shots For All Ages

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Sunday, 10/26/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Free flu vacinations are available for those 2 years of age and older.


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Genealogy: Shaking Your Family Tree

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Sunday, 10/26/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
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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Houghton Hall: Portrait Of An English Country House Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 10/26/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. On exhibit at the Legion of Honor, October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015, this exhibition captures an intimate look inside a well-preserved estate.


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Roads Of Arabia: A Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 10/26/2014 at 3:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Roads Of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on exhibit, October 24, 2014-January 18, 2015, at the Asian Art Museum, features recently excavated objects from several sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula. This docent lecture will trace the impact of ancient, Pre-Islamic trade routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq and Mediterranean cultures in the north.


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 12/01/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 12/08/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Preschool Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 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: The Library will be closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of Colombus Day.


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Itsy-Bitsy Baby Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 08/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 08/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 08/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 09/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 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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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Preschool University

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 10:30 AM
Monday, 12/01/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

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


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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 11:00 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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Bilingual Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/29/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 01/26/2015 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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Babies & Books Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 09/08/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 09/15/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 09/22/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 09/29/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 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, 10/06/2014 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 11:15 AM
Monday, 11/24/2014 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: The library will be closed Monday, October 13 in observance of Colombus Day.



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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 12:00 PM
Library: Belmont
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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International Book Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 12:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Adults who would like to explore the world through literature are invited to join our book discussion group at the Belmont Library. We read and discuss 21st century fiction in translation from authors around the globe, exploring recent novels from writers born in such diverse locations as Colombia, Casablanca, and China. Everyone is welcome to share their impressions and opinions as we celebrate both diverse cultures and universal experiences.


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Craft Time

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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

Please note: The library will be closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of Colombus Day


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Creepy Craft Carnival

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for creepy crafts, snacks, and other fun Halloween activities. Costumes encouraged.


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Craft Time: Afterschool Crafts

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 3:30 PM
Monday, 12/01/2014 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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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/24/2014 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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Science Lab

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 12/08/2014 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 12/22/2014 at 4:00 PM
Monday, 01/05/2015 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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Bat Education Program

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Fantastic, Furry, Flying BATS! Come see real live bats and learn all about these incredible creatures during a presentation by Northern California Bats. For ages 5 and up.


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Drop-In Chess

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 11/24/2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, 12/01/2014 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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Roads Of Arabia: A Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Roads Of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on exhibit, October 24, 2014-January 18, 2015, at the Asian Art Museum, features recently excavated objects from several sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula. This docent lecture will trace the impact of ancient, Pre-Islamic trade routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq and Mediterranean cultures in the north.


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Bat Education Program

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Monday, 10/27/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Fantastic, Furry, Flying BATS! Come see real live bats and learn all about these incredible creatures during a presentation by Northern California Bats.


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Appy Teaser

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Adults
Description:

Questions about using apps with kids 0-5? Want to test drive a learning app? Join us at this introductory Q&A session and stay tuned for more great early learning and tech programming!


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Touch & Learn for Babies

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 12/30/2014 at 11:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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


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Download Free Music

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 12/23/2014 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 01/27/2015 at 12:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

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

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


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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/11/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 12/09/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 12/23/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 01/13/2015 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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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 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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Healthy Cooking With Laura Stec: Leftover Makeovers With Laura Stec

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Specializing in sustainable food education and product development, Laura Stec is chef, educator, and author of Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warming. Her program includes easy recipes and tasty food samples.


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

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 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..

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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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Come for an overview of Medicare and what you must know about it. 


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Little Learners

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 12/31/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Explore the world at the library. For ages 18-36 months.


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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 11:00 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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Appy Teaser

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 11:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Questions about using apps with kids 0-5? Want to test drive a learning app? Join us at this introductory Q&A session and stay tuned for more great early learning and tech programming!


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T3: Teen Halloween Party

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us for a very special T3 Halloween party! Games, scary decorations, surprise events, and of course...candy! For teens in 5th through 12th grade.


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Halloween Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 4:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Boo! Come dressed in your best costume and celebrate Halloween early this year with candy, crafts, and a Haunted Party for the whole family. We will raffle off Halloween baskets, have a guessing game, and award a prize for the best costume as voted by the public. Join us for the scariest event of the year, if you dare.


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Understanding Learning Disabilities

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 6:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Russell Wong, M.A., a Learning Disabilities Specialist at Foothill College, will discuss the different types of learning disabilities, characteristics of each disability, and the psychological factors associated with them.


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Volunteer, Become An Adult Literacy Tutor

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
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 Linda Roderick for more information. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.


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Attachment & Suffering

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

This presentation explores the sources of suffering, and applies core Buddhist teachings and current research in the field of psychology to gain insight into reducing our own and other's suffering.

Presented by Nancy Morgan, Ph. D., sponsored by the San Mateo County Psychological Association and the San Carlos Library.


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eBook/eAudiobook Drop-In Session

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
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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Borrowing eBooks

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

eBooks downloading overview followed by one-on-one session help to download library eBooks.


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Halloween Storytime & Face Painting

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Children
Description:

Come hear fun Halloween stories and have your face painted! All ages welcome.


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Halloween Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Come make a fun Halloween frame with Googly Eyes for your favorite picture. Christie’s Creative Cupboard will help us celebrate this spooky time of year with this craft.

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


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Halloween Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 4:30 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

Have fun making a candy bar into a Halloween creature. Christie’s Creative Cupboard will help us celebrate this spooky time of year with some crafts.

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


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Poetry Is: Celebration Of Poetry In San Mateo County

Event Type: Poetry
Date:
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Celebrate with readings by Caroline Goodwin, California Poet Laureate Emeritus Al Young, and Bay Area Poets from the Poetry Is contest. All are welcome, poets and poet-enthusiasts, young and old. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.


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In Concert With Primal Mates

Event Type: Music
Date:
Thursday, 10/30/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
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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Zumba & Nutrition

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 09/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/13/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 09/27/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 09/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 01/03/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

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


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Ukulele Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 10/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and a ukulele!


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/06/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 01/03/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 02/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 03/07/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 04/04/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 05/02/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Children
Description:

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


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Chinese Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/13/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

In this special storytime for all ages, children will learn basic Mandarin Chinese words and phrases through books, songs, and interactive games.


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Block Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Children
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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Houghton Hall: Portrait Of An English Country House Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. On exhibit at the Legion of Honor, October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015, this exhibition captures an intimate look inside a well-preserved estate.


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Dia De Los Muertos

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/01/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Live mariachi band, face painting, sugar skull decorating and fun crafts! Fun for the whole family.


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Sunday, 08/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 09/07/2014 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 10/05/2014 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, 11/02/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Half Moon Bay
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Music Monday

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Monday, 09/08/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 11:00 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Infant (0-18 months)
Description:

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

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


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Friends of The Millbrae Library Book Discussion

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 1:00 PM
Monday, 12/01/2014 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.

  Nov. 3 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Dec. 1 Pot luck luncheon and discuss your favorite book

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French Bilingual Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 4:30 PM
Monday, 12/01/2014 at 4:30 PM
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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Peter Fletcher In Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Daytime Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Monday, 10/06/2014 at 10:00 AM
Monday, 11/03/2014 at 10:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

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

Upcoming selections are:
October 6, 2014 - The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty
November 3, 2014 - Worthy Brown's Daughter, by Phillip Margolin


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The Green Golly Project’s Little Kids, Little Songs

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

The Green Golly Project, a Parent’s Choice Gold Award Winner, will be visiting the library to perform their program, Little Kids, Little Songs. “This is a fabulous introduction to live music, comedy and theatre for little kids! The original music of Keith Torgan and the virtuosity of Barbara Siesel will tickle not only the newest and youngest of audience members but anyone within earshot.” From their webpage.

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


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

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 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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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 08/05/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 09/02/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Intermediate Microsoft Office Word 2013

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word 2013. This 3 hour session will be taught by instructors from Phase 2 Careers. Some topics that will be covered are:

- Letters, Envelopes and Labels
- Filtering the merged results
- Merging using Excel data
- Tabbing tips


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Google Drive

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Policeman Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 01/07/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Children
Description:

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


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Teen Gaming

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 1:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Join us for fun XBOX movement games such as Dance Central, Kinect Sports and more! For ages 12-19.


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Make It @ the Library

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Projects in science & electronics and do-it-yourself crafts. Every second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. For ages 8 and up/teens. Register once and you can attend all three sessions from September through November. Materials will be provided. Generously funded by the Friends of the Library.


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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 at 6:30 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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Houghton Hall: Portrait Of An English Country House Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Adults
Description:

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. On exhibit at the Legion of Honor, October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015, this exhibition captures an intimate look inside a well-preserved estate.


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TAP @ 3 (Teen Arts Program)

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 10/02/2014 at 3:00 PM
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 3:00 PM
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 3:00 PM
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 3:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

For Teens to discover music! Learn to make music with local music artists from Inspiration Factory, Derek Lindsey and Antonio Knox, and get your teens to “tap into their creativity.” Sign up for this four course workshop today!


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Appy Hour with Laura Stec

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 11/06/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Everyone should host a party once a year - it is your ticket into all the other parties! Learn delicious, quick appetizers with an emphasis on vegetables. Students make their own after watching the “how-to.” Handouts address party and menu planning.


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Toddler Dance Party with Mister Q!

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Friday, 11/07/2014 at 9:30 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Mister Q is back for another rockin' Dance Party for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, moms and dads.


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I Can Cook!

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 11/07/2014 at 3:30 PM
Friday, 11/21/2014 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.

Ages 10 and up.

Cosponsored by the Friends of the San Carlos Library.

10/17: Pumpkin Turnovers
11/07: Ramen Remix
11/21: Fruit Crisps


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Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn basic Excel techniques, such as working with columns, rows and charts.


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/13/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 01/10/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 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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Block Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Children
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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Little Musician Jam Session

Event Type: Music
Date:
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/13/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 01/10/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 03/14/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 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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Poetry Workshop: Celebrating The Poet Within

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 08/09/2014 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, 09/13/2014 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, 10/11/2014 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, 12/13/2014 at 12:30 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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Family Movie Night: Maleficent

Event Type: Film|Video
Date:
Saturday, 11/08/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Rated PG. 97 min.


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Peter Fletcher In Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Sunday, 11/09/2014 at 2:00 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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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 10/14/2014 at 7:00 PM
Monday, 11/10/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

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

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


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Intermediate Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel 2013. This 3 hour session will be taught by instructors from Phase 2 Careers. Some topics that will be covered are:

- Multiple ways to search for Text, Numbers and Dates
- Conditional formatting with colors and icons
- Organize with Multiple Spreadsheets
- Subtotals


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Woodside
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

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

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


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Advance Health Care Directives & Durable Power Of Attorney For Finances

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Anyone may, at some time, need another to make their health or personal care decisions or manage their financial affairs. The advance health care directive (AHCD) and the durable power of attorney for financial management (DPOA) are the easiest and least expensive ways to give another the legal means to make your wishes known when you can't. This talk will explain online and library resources to create an AHCD and a DPOA so a trusted nominee can act in the event of incapacity without the expense and hassle of going to court to get a conservatorship.


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Parent/Daughter Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 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:
Oct - Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
Nov - Secret Language of Girls by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Dec - Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
 


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Book Discussion Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 10/08/2014 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 at 7:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

August 13th-The Leftovers

September 10th-My Beloved World

October-Lucia, Lucia

November-Boys in the Boat


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San Carlos Quilters' Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 12/11/2014 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 01/08/2015 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, 02/12/2015 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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Non-Fiction Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 11:15 AM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 7:00 PM
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:

October 9, 2014 - Assholes, A Theory, by Aaron James


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Paws for Tales

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 4:30 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 08/14/2014 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 09/11/2014 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 10/09/2014 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 6:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Adults
Description:

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

 


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Pub Style Trivia

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Test your useless knowledge of pop culture, geekdom, random facts and more! Win prizes! Beer and pub snacks will be served. Ages 21+.


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Book Group

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, 12/11/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Book selections:
Oct - A Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky
Nov - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Dec - Holiday Party & Book Pick


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Senior Moments Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 11:00 AM
Friday, 12/12/2014 at 11:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: 55 plus
Description:

Meets once a month on a Friday at 11 am.
Book Selections:
Oct - The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O'Brien
Nov - Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
Dec - Beloved by Toni Morrison
 


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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Woodside
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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Knit With Us

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 6:30 PM
Friday, 12/12/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Peter Fletcher In Concert

Event Type: Music
Date:
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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International Games Day

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. Come participate in International Gaming Day. There will be games raging on every table. Bring your friends and/or family and battle it out. For all ages.


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International Games Day

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: All Ages
Description:

In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. Come participate in International Gaming Day. There will be games raging on every table. Bring your friends and/or family and battle it out. For all ages.


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Drop-In Craft

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 10/18/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 01/17/2015 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 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, 10/18/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/20/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 01/17/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 02/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 03/21/2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 04/18/2015 at 11:00 AM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Block Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 12:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: Children
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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How King Tides Can Help Prepare Us For Sea Level Rise

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Hayley Zermel, Staff Scientist at SAVE THE BAY will lecture on "How King Tides Can Help Prepare Us for Sea Level Rise." This lecture will be held upstairs in the community rooms. Lecture is free and open to the public.


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The Healing Power Of Gratitude

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

This workshop will explore ways to cultivate gratitude as a habitual way of responding to life, self, and others, to enhance mental and emotional well-being. Presented by Jan Fisher, Ph. D., and the San Carlos Library in partnership with the San Mateo County Psychological Association.


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Google Drive

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Houghton Hall: Portrait Of An English Country House Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 11/15/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Adults
Description:

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. On exhibit at the Legion of Honor, October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015, this exhibition captures an intimate look inside a well-preserved estate.


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Block Party

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Sunday, 11/16/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Children
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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Friends Book Sale

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Sunday, 10/19/2014 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 11/16/2014 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 12/21/2014 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, 01/18/2015 at 1:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Senior Health Talk: Maturing Gracefully

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 09/15/2014 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 10/20/2014 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 12:00 PM
Monday, 12/15/2014 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.


September: Fall Prevention
October: Sequoia Village A Model for Aging at Home
November: Dealing with the Holiday Blues
December: Healthy Holiday Meals

 


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Western Ballet's The Nutcracker

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 11/17/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Western Ballet Company of Mountain View performs a preview of their annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet at the Atherton Library.


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Finger Knitting Workshop With Peopleologie

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Tuesday, 11/18/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

No experience needed! Your knitting needles? Those things you type with -- your fingers! Watch how easily you can knit using your hands, concentration, some dexterity, and a bit of yarn. Possibly the very first knitted loop originated this way!

Peopleologie focuses on people, places, and things, traditions, lives, and practices. Workshops treat participants to an inside look at ancient and contemporary indigenous life and the preservation of cultural heritage around the world.


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Intermediate Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn Intermediate skills in Microsoft Powerpoint 2013. This 3 hour session will be taught by instructors from Phase 2 Careers.

- Some topics that will be covered are:
- Opening Slide Transitions
- Animations: Movement with Objects and Text; Building bullet points
- Multimedia: Using Music and Videos
- Slideshows that run themselves


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Download Free Music

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

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


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Tinkering Teens

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 10/16/2014 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Come hang out with friends and have fun! Projects will including graffiti without spray paint, parachute cord creations, and more! See what all the excitement is about--we promise you'll have a blast!
Please register by contacting the library.
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.

October 16 - Graffiti Art
November 19 - Parachute Cord Wrist Bands
 


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Lawyers In The Library

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 08/20/2014 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 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. Call the Millbrae Library for details on topics.


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Non-Fiction Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 1:00 PM
Thursday, 12/18/2014 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:

NOVEMBER: My Promised Land by Ari Shavit

DECEMBER: Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick


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Thanksgiving Crafts

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Description:

Make a turkey craft for Thanksgiving. For ages 3 and up.


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Tamale Festival

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 5:30 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

Do you love tamales? Bring your tamales and share with all! Judges will be awarding prizes for the best tamales in town. Our Tamale Festival will include entertainment for the whole family.

Contest entry guidelines :

• One entry per person (bring at least 1 dozen tamales to share with everyone)
• Bring Tamales at 4:30 on day of program
• Name your Tamales and list all ingredients


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Mockingjay After Hours Teen Challenge

Event Type: Games|Gaming
Date:
Thursday, 11/20/2014 at 6:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Teens (13-18 years)
Description:

Participate in three challenges--two team challenges and one solo challenge! Winner(s) get movie passes. Snacks of course! For students in sixth grade up to twelfth grade.


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Medicare 2015: Are you Ready For Medicare?

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Friday, 11/21/2014 at 1:00 PM
Library: Foster City
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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Family Storytime

Event Type: Storytime
Date:
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12/20/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Portola Valley
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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Lego Club

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, 12/20/2014 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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Holiday Cooking with Chris & Sharon

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 12:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: Adults
Description:

Chris & Sharon will demonstrate holiday recipes using ingredients from the Sanchez Library Garden.


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Chinese Book Club

Event Type: Book Club
Date:
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 1:30 PM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Book Swap event (Chinese Language Books only):

Please bring books or music CD to swap (no magazines, please).


- Heavy duty bags will be provided for you to take books home.


- Left over books will be disposed of and given to other libraries.


- Pot-Luck style snack sharing, please bring your own snack, tea & coffee provided.

-There will be an open discussion to gather feedback about culture events. 
- Preview and discuss 2015 programs.


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ADHD Talk And Screening

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Saturday, 11/22/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

A talk presented by Anthony Benigno, Psy. D., sponsored by the San Carlos Library and the San Mateo County Psychological Association.

 

 

 

 


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Healthy Cooking With Laura Stec: Tasty Pairings With Laura Stec

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Thursday, 12/04/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Specializing in sustainable food education and product development, Laura Stec is chef, educator, and author of Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warming. Her program includes easy recipes and tasty food samples.


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Jewelry Making

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Friday, 12/05/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: Pacifica Sanchez
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn how to make your own jewelry.


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Instagram

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Saturday, 12/06/2014 at 10:00 AM
Library: Millbrae
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn about this free photo sharing platform that allows you to take photos, transform them with filters, and share them with family and friends.


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Roads Of Arabia: A Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Saturday, 12/06/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Brisbane
Ages: Adults
Description:

Roads Of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on exhibit, October 24, 2014-January 18, 2015, at the Asian Art Museum, features recently excavated objects from several sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula. This docent lecture will trace the impact of ancient, Pre-Islamic trade routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq and Mediterranean cultures in the north.


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Houghton Hall: Portrait Of An English Country House Docent Lecture

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Sunday, 12/07/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. On exhibit at the Legion of Honor, October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015, this exhibition captures an intimate look inside a well-preserved estate.


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Friends of the Library Open House

Event Type: Library Tour
Date:
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 at 2:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Friends of the Atherton Library hosts an open house for all ages with hot cider and treats.


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Winter Wonderland

Event Type: Art|Hobby|Craft
Date:
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 at 5:00 PM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The holidays are here! Join us in celebrating our Winter Wonderland with festivities that include our famous Bookmobile, photos with Santa, gift giving, music and a special showing of the film, Frozen. All ages are welcome to this annual Library event!

*Tickets required for photos with Santa and will be available beginning at 4pm. Tickets are limited!*


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Home Safety For Older Adults

Event Type: Lecture|Slideshow
Date:
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

Falls and errors in medications are common causes of emergency department and hospital admissions for older adults.  Learn how to avoid these accidents.  We'll discuss home adaptations, medication safety, activities to improve your core strength, and more.


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

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 12/13/2014 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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Fratello Marionettes

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 12/15/2014 at 3:30 PM
Library: Pacifica Sharp Park
Ages: All Ages
Description:

The Fratello Marionettes will present their holiday show, 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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Magician Brian Scott

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 12/15/2014 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Children
Description:

Be dazzled and amazed by Brian Scott’s magic! For ages 4 and up.


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Coping With The Holiday Blues

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 12/15/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

A talk presented by Lori Luft, Ph. D. in cooperation with the San Carlos Library and the San Mateo County Psychological Association.


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Instagram

Event Type: Workshop|Class
Date:
Wednesday, 12/17/2014 at 10:30 AM
Library: Belmont
Ages: Adults
Description:

Learn about this free photo sharing platform that allows you to take photos, transform them with filters, and share them with family and friends.


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Tasty 3rd Thursdays

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Thursday, 03/20/2014 at 12:30 PM
Thursday, 06/19/2014 at 12:30 PM
Thursday, 09/18/2014 at 12:30 PM
Thursday, 12/18/2014 at 12:30 PM
Library: Foster City
Ages: Adults
Description:

Every 3rd Thursday in 2014 we're having free food tastings in the Discovery Room

 


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Increasing Independence

Event Type: Health|Mind|Body
Date:
Monday, 12/22/2014 at 7:00 PM
Library: San Carlos
Ages: Adults
Description:

A talk presented by Anthony Benigno, Ph. D. in cooperation with the San Carlos Library and the San Mateo County Psychological Association.


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Friends of the Library: New & Used Book Drive

Event Type: Book Sale
Date:
Thursday, 01/01/2015 at 10:00 AM
Library: East Palo Alto
Ages: All Ages
Description:

If you are interested in learning more about how you can be a Friend of the Library, please contact the library. We're actively searching for people who are interested.


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Toddler Dance Party with Bonnie Lockhart

Event Type: Dance
Date:
Tuesday, 01/06/2015 at 10:30 AM
Library: Atherton
Ages: Toddlers (18-36 months)
Description:

Bonnie Lockhart performs for our regular Toddler Dance Party, to kick off a new session of Toddler Storytime.


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Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Monday, 01/12/2015 at 4:00 PM
Library: Atherton
Ages: School Age (5-12 years)
Description:

You're the star at Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater's Episode I: Adventure in Space! Be a part of this zany, interactive theatrical adventure where audience members help create the story and play the main characters. You'll blast off in a flying saucer, battle evil and save the world! For ages 5 and up.


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As You Like It: Shakespeare On Tour

Event Type: Performance
Date:
Saturday, 02/14/2015 at 2:00 PM
Library: Belmont
Ages: All Ages
Description:

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


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As You Like It: Shakespeare On Tour

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

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


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As You Like It: Shakespeare On Tour

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

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


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