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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council meeting

    June 15, 7:00 PM @ City Hall - Council Chambers
    332 W. 20th Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

City Hall Art Displays

  1. City Hall Art Gallery: Beate Amler - Acrylics

    May 7 - June 17 @ City Hall Art Gallery

  2. City Hall Atrium Display Cases: Panama-Pacific International Exposition - Centennial Memorabilia

    May 21 - June 25 @ City Hall Atrium Display Case

Front Page Events Listing

  1. 11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day

    June 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ San Mateo County Event Center
    1346 Saratoga Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94403

  2. The Nuts and Bolts of Going Solar

    June 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Oak Room

Library - Children's Calendar

  1. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    June 3, 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.

  2. Toddler Time

    June 3, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  3. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    June 3, 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.

  4. Crafternoon Storytime

    June 3, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  5. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 4, 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.

  6. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 4, 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.

  7. Family Storytime

    June 6, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  8. Paws for Tales

    June 8, 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.

  9. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 9, 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.

  10. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    June 9, 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.

  11. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    June 9, 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.

  12. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 9, 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.

  13. Bilingual Storytime

    June 9, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  14. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    June 9, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  15. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    June 10, 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.

  16. Toddler Time

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

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

  17. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    June 10, 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.

  18. Crafternoon Storytime

    June 10, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  19. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 11, 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.

  20. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 11, 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.

  21. Family Storytime

    June 13, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  22. Rocker Tots Storytime

    June 15, 10:30 AM @ Childrens Area -- Book Bubble

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

  23. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 16, 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.

  24. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    June 16, 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.

  25. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    June 16, 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.

  26. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    June 16, 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.

  27. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 16, 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.

  28. Bilingual Storytime

    June 16, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  29. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    June 16, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  30. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    June 17, 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.

  31. Toddler Time

    June 17, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  32. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    June 17, 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.

  33. Crafternoon Storytime

    June 17, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  34. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 18, 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.

  35. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 18, 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.

  36. Family Storytime

    June 20, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  37. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 23, 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.

  38. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    June 23, 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.

  39. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    June 23, 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.

  40. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 23, 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.

  41. Bilingual Storytime

    June 23, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  42. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    June 23, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

  43. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Hillsdale

    June 24, 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.

  44. Toddler Time

    June 24, 10:15 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  45. Toddler Storytime - Hillsdale

    June 24, 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.

  46. Crafternoon Storytime

    June 24, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  47. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 25, 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.

  48. Walkin' Tots Storytime

    June 25, 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.

  49. Family Storytime

    June 27, 10:30 AM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  50. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 30, 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.

  51. Books, Babies and Rhymes - Marina Library

    June 30, 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.

  52. Toddler Storytime - Marina Library

    June 30, 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.

  53. Baby and Me Lapsit

    June 30, 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.

  54. Bilingual Storytime

    June 30, 4:00 PM @ Children's Area -- Book Bubble

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

  55. Family Pajama Storytime - Hillsdale Library

    June 30, 6:45 PM @ Hillsdale Library
    205 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Books and rhymes for preschoolers and primary grades.

Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art - Various Media

    May 5 - June 15 @ 1st Floor Art Gallery

    The Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art is exhibiting a wide variety of artwork at the Main Library. Their exhibit is called "Breaking Ground" and each artist produced an art piece that is a new direction for her or that represents the world as it comes alive in the spring. On exhibit are prints, photography, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, and textile pieces. The Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art's work will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 15 in the Main Library First Floor Gallery.

  2. Exhibit: Silk Scarves by Yvonne Newhouse

    May 6 - June 17 @ 2nd Floor Display Case

    Yvonne Newhouse is exhibiting stunning silk scarves that she has hand-painted using natural dyes. With the natural silk fiber and organic dyes her work is eco-friendly as well as strikingly beautiful. Yvonne's scarves have been shown throughout the Bay Area. Her work will be on display in the Second Floor Display Case of the Main Library from May 6 through June 17.

  3. Vulcan Robotics

    June 3, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Hear Vulcan Robotic team members describe the FIRST Tech Challenge, share their experiences, and demonstrate their robot. They are also recruiting local students from grades 7 - 12.

  4. Free 'New' SAT Practice Test

    June 6, 12:00 PM - 3:00 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 practice test, students will experience the structure and timing of the new test prior to the real exam. Results provide students with a comprehensive analysis of their performance, detailing their strengths and weaknesses. Get your results during the follow-up session on Wednesday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at the Main Library. Registration required. Call 522-7818 to sign up or visit the 2nd floor reference desk of the Main Library. Free. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

  5. Getting Ready for College: Common Core Changes and the New SAT Readiness

    June 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Are you ready for the Core Curriculum & the New SAT changes? Do you know how these will affect college admissions? Come and find out about the New SAT, Common Core standards for high school, and how students and families should prepare. Admission free. For students and their parents. Presented by Flex College Prep.

  6. Make a Video for the Nonprofit You Love

    June 11, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    This 90 minute workshop is catered to nonprofits interested in using video to supplement their marketing and fundraising campaigns. This class covers basic video production techniques including, content generation, filming, lighting, sound, editing and internet distribution. This workshop is designed for people with no background in video.

  7. Real World Retirement Planning

    June 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Discover many savings and investments options when planning for the future. Sound advice for twenty-somethings through soon-to-be retirees.

  8. Henna and Crafting Workshop

    June 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Join us for a spectacular event with ICNHA Certified Henna Artist, Charitie Bolling. Learn the history of Henna, preparation and many different crafts surrounding this unique cultural art. The artist will apply henna on all participants. Refreshments will be provided and space is limited. Registration and parent permission form required. For ages 13 -18. Please call (650) 522-7818 or visit the 2nd floor reference desk to register.

  9. Movie: "Get On Up"

    June 15, 5:00 PM - 7:20 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Film biography of soul singer James Brown. Rated PG-13. 2014. 139 minutes. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer. Light refreshments will be served.

  10. Teen Advisory Group Meeting

    June 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Lounge, 3rd Floor

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

  11. Library eBook Appointments

    June 17, 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.

  12. Movie: "Annie"

    June 22, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    Update of a classic rags-to-riches story of a foster child and her dog. Rated PG. 118 minutes. Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, and Rose Byrne. Light refreshments will be served.

  13. Library Board Meeting

    June 22, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cedar Room, 1st Floor

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

  14. Movie: "Dear White People"

    June 29, 5:00 PM - 6:40 PM @ Oak Room, 1st Floor

    A satirical look at 21st century race relations. Rated R. 2014. 108 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings

  1. Park and Recreation Commission Meeting

    June 3, 7:30 PM @ San Mateo City Hall - Conference Room C
    330 W 20th Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

Parks and Recreation Events

  1. Spring Dance Show

    June 6, 11:30 AM @ Central Park Recreation Center, Outdoor Stage

    Each year the San Mateo Parks & Recreation Department, in cooperation with the San Mateo Dance Association, produces the Spring Dance Show. This free event is the culmination of the dance year for both the youth and adult dancers in our program. Bring along your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of dance in the park. Refreshments will be available for purchase from the San Mateo Dance Association and we will have detailed information about all of our wonderful summer dance programs.

  2. Play Day-FUND Day - Outdoor Concert and Movie in the Park

    June 6, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Beresford Park

    Fundraiser benefiting the Beresford Park Playground Renovation Free Family Friendly Activities 4pm-7:30 Live Music by Mustache Harbor 7:30pm Outdoor Movie - Back to the Future Food Trucks -Beer & Wine

  3. Central Park Music Series - Native Elements -Raggae

    June 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

Planning Commission Meetings

  1. Planning Commission

    June 9, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

  2. Planning Commission

    June 23, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

Senior Center

  1. BINGO! Wednesdays

    June 3, 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 - And So It Goes

    June 4, 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! Wednesdays

    June 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. Video Movie Daze & Discussion - A Long Way Down

    June 11, 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.

  5. BINGO! 2nd and 4th Fridays

    June 12, 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.

  6. Wellness Workshops - New to Medicare

    June 16, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Senior Center

    New to Medicare - presented by HICAP of San Mateo County The Senior Center offers a variety of Wellness Workshops for older adults and their families. Space is limited, advance registration is recommended.

  7. BINGO! Wednesdays

    June 17, 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 - Million Dollar Arm

    June 18, 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! Wednesdays

    June 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. Video Movie Daze & Discussion - Half of a Yellow Sun

    June 25, 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.

  11. BINGO! 2nd and 4th Fridays

    June 26, 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.

  12. Wellness Workshops - New to Medicare

    June 30, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ Senior Center

    New to Medicare - presented by HICAP of San Mateo County The Senior Center offers a variety of Wellness Workshops for older adults and their families. Space is limited, advance registration is recommended.


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