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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council meeting

    July 20, 7:00 PM @ City Hall - Council Chambers
    330 W. 20th Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

City Hall Art Displays

  1. City Hall Art Gallery: Lois White - Watercolor and Ink Maps

    June 19 - July 31 @ City Hall Art Gallery

  2. City Hall Atrium Display Cases: Scott Shaffer - Pottery

    June 26 - August 6 @ City Hall Atrium Display Cases

Front Page Events Listing

  1. Downtown Future Forum #4 - Parking

    July 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ TBD

    Save the date! Details coming soon!

Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Rocker Tots Storytime

    July 6, 10:30 AM @ Childrens Area -- Book Bubble

    Music and movement storytime for ages 2 to 4. 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

  2. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 7, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  3. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    July 7, 10:15 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  4. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    July 7, 11:00 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  5. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 7, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  6. Bilingual Storytime

    July 7, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  7. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    July 7, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  8. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    July 8, 10:15 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  9. Toddler Time

    July 8, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  10. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    July 8, 11:00 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  11. Crafternoon Storytime

    July 8, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Engaging stories for children ages 4 to 8, with an accompanying craft.

  12. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 9, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  13. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 9, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  14. Family Storytime

    July 11, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories and songs and rhymes for children under age 3, accompanied by a participating adult.

  15. Paws for Tales

    July 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Independent readers can read to real dogs, trained by the PHS and SPCA. Dogs love to listen to books! Make an appointment (call 522-7838) or just drop in.

  16. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 14, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  17. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    July 14, 10:15 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  18. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    July 14, 11:00 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  19. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 14, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  20. Bilingual Storytime

    July 14, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  21. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    July 14, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  22. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    July 15, 10:15 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  23. Toddler Time

    July 15, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  24. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    July 15, 11:00 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  25. Crafternoon Storytime

    July 15, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Engaging stories for children ages 4 to 8, with an accompanying craft.

  26. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 16, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  27. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 16, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  28. Family Storytime

    July 18, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories and songs and rhymes for children under age 3, accompanied by a participating adult.

  29. Rocker Tots Storytime

    July 20, 10:30 AM @ Childrens Area -- Book Bubble

    Music and movement storytime for ages 2 to 4. 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

  30. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 21, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  31. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    July 21, 10:15 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  32. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    July 21, 11:00 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  33. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 21, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  34. Bilingual Storytime

    July 21, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  35. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    July 21, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  36. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    July 22, 10:15 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  37. Toddler Time

    July 22, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  38. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    July 22, 11:00 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  39. Crafternoon Storytime

    July 22, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Engaging stories for children ages 4 to 8, with an accompanying craft.

  40. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 23, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  41. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 23, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  42. Family Storytime

    July 25, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories and songs and rhymes for children under age 3, accompanied by a participating adult.

  43. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 28, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  44. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    July 28, 10:15 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  45. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    July 28, 11:00 AM @ Marina Library
    1530 Susan Court
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  46. Baby and Me Lapsit

    July 28, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Infants from birth to 12 months enjoy music, bounces, rhymes on the laps of the adults accompanying them. A good introduction to the excitement of words and books.

  47. Bilingual Storytime

    July 28, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories in English and Spanish with accompanying rhymes and songs. Suggested for preschool and primary grades.

  48. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    July 28, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  49. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    July 29, 10:15 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Rhymes and songs for infants to 23 months, accompanied by a participating adult.

  50. Toddler Time

    July 29, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Stories, with activity rhymes and songs, for children ages 2 - 4, with a participating adult.

  51. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    July 29, 11:00 AM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Stories and rhymes for children ages 2 - 4, accompanied by a participating adult.

  52. Crafternoon Storytime

    July 29, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    Engaging stories for children ages 4 to 8, with an accompanying craft.

  53. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 30, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

  54. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    July 30, 11:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

    For walking tots, 12 to 24 months, with an adult, to enjoy action-packed music, movement, and short books. A language based introduction to reading and books.

Library - Front Page Events

  1. Bookface Contest

    June 15 - August 15 @ San Mateo Public Library
    55 W. 3rd Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Enter the San Mateo Public Library Bookface Contest for your chance to win a $10 Books, Inc. gift card! A bookface is when you strategically place a book over your face or other body part that has similar image on the cover. All entries will be entered into the drawing.

  2. Exhibit: Photography by Ginger Kong

    June 17 - July 29 @ Art Gallery, 1st Floor

    Ginger Kong is presenting Traveler’s Journal: Hong Kong Collection, a group of her photographs. The images exhibited are from Ginger’s travels through Hong Kong. Each unique photograph tells a story of Hong Kong’s culture and urban landscape, a reminder of why she fell in love with this incredible city. Her photograph, Reflection, won an award in the National Geographic. Ginger has previously displayed her 3D printing at the library last September. Her photography exhibit will be on display in the First Floor Gallery from June 17 through July 29, 2015.

  3. Exhibit: W.A.V.E.S. Memorabilia by Pam Mayer

    June 18 - July 30 @ Exhibit Case, 2nd Floor

    The WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program was created in August 1942 when there was a need for additional military personnel during World War II. Pam Mayer’s mother joined the WAVES and left her home in San Francisco for the first time, boarded a train and started on an adventure. When she passed away, she left her footlocker to Pam. It contained her mother’s uniform and a scrapbook filled with photos and other memorabilia. Stop by the Main Library’s Second Floor Display Case and enjoy a trip through the past.

  4. Library eMagazines for iPads

    July 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Learn how to access and download free eMagazines from the San Mateo Public Library's Flipster eMagazine collection with your iPad. To register, call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk at the Main Library

  5. College Essay Workshop

    July 8, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you. Under the supervision of a FLEX essay specialist, students will learn what should and should not go in the essay, study a sample essay, brainstorm potential topics, and find their unique writing voice for their application. Call (650) 522-7818 to register or come to the 2nd floor reference desk. Students and parents welcome - one parent per student. Recommended for Class of 2016. Students should bring a laptop, otherwise paper will be provided.

  6. Water Conservation Program

    July 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    A public education program will be presented by a speaker from the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) who will present information on the importance of water conservation in light of California’s severe drought. This program is a collaboration involving the Library, BAWSCA and a community service project coordinated by Olivia Enriquez, Borel Middle School student.

  7. DIY Sharpie Crafts

    July 13, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Decorate ceramic mugs and tiles, make key chains, and more! Refreshments will be provided. For ages 11-18. Please call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk to sign up.

  8. Library eBook Appointments

    July 15, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the Peninsula Library System's OverDrive eBook collection. Bring your library card number and e-device with you. To sign up for a one-on-one 20 minute appointment, call (650) 522-7818.

  9. Book Discussion Group: "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe

    July 15, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ Laurel Room, 1st Floor

    Read "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe prior to the meeting and come ready to discuss.

  10. Free 'New' SAT/ACT Practice Test

    July 18, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    The redesigned SAT is significantly different from the current version. The new version will begin in Spring of 2016. Through this combo practice test, students will experience more than one exam in a single test. Results from each test provide a comprehensive analysis of their performance, detailing their strengths and weaknesses. Students will also receive a comparison of their performance on each test. Get your results during the follow-up session on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at the Main Library. Registration required. Call (650) 522-7818 to sign up or visit the 2nd floor reference desk of the Main Library. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions.

  11. Teen Advisory Group Meeting

    July 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

    Earn volunteer hours, plan events, and provide feeback about library programs and services. For ages 13 - 18. Bring your friends! Snacks provided.

  12. Money, Money, Money: A Finance and Savings Workshop for Teens

    July 23, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Recommended for students in 7th - 12th grades. To register, call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk of the Main Library. Snacks will be provided.

  13. Library Board Meeting

    July 27, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor

    The Library Board of Trustees will conduct its monthly meeting. The public is welcome.

Parks and Recreation Events

  1. Central Park Music Series - Jacque Lynn - Country Music

    July 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

  2. Central Park Music Series - Big City Revue - Motown Dance Party

    July 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

  3. Central Park Music Series - Tito Garcia y su Orchestra Internationale- Latin Salsa

    July 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

  4. Central Park Music Series - The Bud E. Luv Orchestra - Big Band Swing

    July 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

Planning Commission Meetings

  1. Planning Commission

    July 15, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Oak Room, Main Library

  2. Planning Commission

    July 28, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

Senior Center

  1. BINGO! Wednesdays

    July 8, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Can't get enough of BINGO! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays make it a full day at the Senior Center and make lunch reservations at our Bay Tree Bistro before Bingo! A great time will be had! No registration is required.

  2. Video Movie Daze & Discussion - All About Eve

    July 9, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center
    2645 Alameda de las Pulgas
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  3. BINGO! 2nd and 4th Fridays

    July 10, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Can't get enough of BINGO! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays make it a full day at the Senior Center and make lunch reservations at our Bay Tree Bistro before Bingo! A great time will be had! No registration is required.

  4. BINGO! Wednesdays

    July 15, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Can't get enough of BINGO! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays make it a full day at the Senior Center and make lunch reservations at our Bay Tree Bistro before Bingo! A great time will be had! No registration is required.

  5. Wellness Workshops - Heartburn

    July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Heartburn - presented by Dr. Sharon Ou, Kaiser Permanente The Senior Center offers a variety of Wellness Workshops for older adults and their families. Space is limited, advance registration is recommended.

  6. Video Movie Daze & Discussion - East of Eden

    July 16, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center
    2645 Alameda de las Pulgas
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  7. BINGO! Wednesdays

    July 22, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Can't get enough of BINGO! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays make it a full day at the Senior Center and make lunch reservations at our Bay Tree Bistro before Bingo! A great time will be had! No registration is required.

  8. Video Movie Daze & Discussion - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    July 23, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center
    2645 Alameda de las Pulgas
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

  9. BINGO! 2nd and 4th Fridays

    July 24, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Can't get enough of BINGO! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays make it a full day at the Senior Center and make lunch reservations at our Bay Tree Bistro before Bingo! A great time will be had! No registration is required.

  10. BINGO! Wednesdays

    July 29, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    Can't get enough of BINGO! On the 2nd and 4th Fridays make it a full day at the Senior Center and make lunch reservations at our Bay Tree Bistro before Bingo! A great time will be had! No registration is required.

  11. Video Movie Daze & Discussion - Rear Window

    July 30, 1:00 PM @ Senior Center
    2645 Alameda de las Pulgas
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    *Facilitated discussion will begin at 12:50 p.m., on film shown the previous week.

Senior Citizens Commission Meetings

  1. San Mateo Senior Citizens Commission Meeting

    July 13, 4:00 PM @ Senior Center


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