Special Events


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Join us for an In-Person Mandarin Lunar New Year Storytime
Featuring Children's Book Author and Founder of Mandarin Speaking Playground -- Jamie Chiahui Gao.
Saturday, January 28 at 11 am in the Children's Room
No Registration is required.
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Join us on the front lawn of the Main Library on Saturday, January 28 at 12:00pm for a special performance by Leung's White Crane Lion Dancers to celebrate Lunar New Year! Event will be moved indoors in case of rain. No registration required.
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Kids ages 5+ can drop-in to the Lane Community Room
between 2pm-3pm on Saturday, January 28th to make a Cottonball Launcher.
The project takes ~20 minutes to make, so please allow plenty of time.
Parents must remain with any children under 10 years old.
Registration is required at https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/10183840
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Happy Baby Signs with Teacher Bill on February 8th.
Every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.
If bad weather, program will be inside library.
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Join us on February 9th for a special Black History Month children's program about Black American Quilts.  Use math, geometry and up-cycled paper and fabric scraps to create a cooperative quilt wall hanging. For First Grade and Up. Registration required. https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/10220768

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Join us for a United Against Hate
Black History Storytime featuring Natalie Delahunt,
Assistant Principal, Laurel Elementary School, MSFC School District
Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 am
Children's Room
No Registration required.

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Teacher Vic sings songs and plays music in an interactive setting on Zoom.
This is a fun program for both littles and their caregivers.
 Register here for February 14th  

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Join us on Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 am
as we celebrate Black History Month with Onye Onyemaechi
with a vibrant and engaging performance for the entire family.
This participatory experience includes drumming, dancing, songs and stories.
No registration required. On the lawn at Burlingame City Hall.
If bad weather, event will be moved indoors. 

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Special Black History Month Virtual Author Program

Join us to meet Author Tracey Baptiste
in a Special Zoom Author Event as she talks about her book, 
Because Claudette.
Friday, February 17, 2023, at 1 pm via Zoom.  
Registration Required! Sign up here.
The funding for this Special Reading Event is provided by
Jan and Bob Newman through the Burlingame Library Foundation.

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Join us for some LEGO building fun! We provide the LEGOS, you bring the imagination!
Did you know? LEGO boosts motor development and encourages kids to think in three dimensions.
They think they are having fun...you know they are learning new STEM skills.
No registration required. February 21st at 2 pm in the Lane Room.

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Graphic Novel Club
First Thursday of each Month at 4pm in the Lane Room
2nd and 3rd Graders are invited to join us at our monthly Graphic Novel Club.
We will learn to draw different characters from some of our favorite graphic novels at each workshop.
A separate registration is required or each workshop you want to attend. Register below- 
January 5 : https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973856
February 2: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973857
March 2: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973858
April 6: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973859
May 4: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973860

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Food & Fiction
A Perfect Pair for Tweens
Third Wednesday of the month from 4-5 pm in the Lane Room (Registration required)
Read the Book, Join in the Discussion, and Make a Fun Food Item.

January 18-  A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and make smoothies
Register here: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9993900

February 15- Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson and make banana split pudding parfaits
Register here: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9993901

March 15- A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff and decorate cupcakes
Register here: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9993902

Wednesday, April 19- Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros and make guacamole and homemade tortilla chips
Register here: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9993903

Wednesday May 17- Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway and make a mug fruit pie
Register here: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9993904

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Homework Center
Tuesday, January 17th through Wednesday, April 19

We welcome Kindergarteners through 8th graders to be paired with a Teen Mentor (with a 3.5+ GPA) for help with reading, writing, science, and math.

The Homework Center runs each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4pm-6pm in the Tech Lab on the Lower Level of the Burlingame Main Library.
Homework Center Breaks: February 20-22 for President's Week Break and March 27-29 for Spring Break

Click here for Parent Permission form.