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After Hours Movie Night: The Maltese Falcon
Friday, January 20 from 7:00 - 9 :00 PM
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"Love in the Time of Fentanyl" Documentary Screening
Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
In-Person: Lane Community Room
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Burlingame Public Library and Indie Lens Pop-Up present “Love in the Time of Fentanyl” by Colin Askey, Monika Navarro, Marc Serpa Francoeur, and Robinder Uppal. 
As the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reaches an all-time high, employees and volunteers at the Overdose Prevention Society take matters into their own hands.
This is an in-person event. No registration required.  


Lunar New Year Talk (Year of the Rabbit) Presented by the Asian Art Museum
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 6 PM

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Join us from home through zoom or in-person at the Library Lane Room.

January 22nd on the Gregorian calendar marks the beginning of the year of the Water Rabbit, year 4721 on the Chinese calendar. What does this mean and how is it celebrated.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 831 3113 4491
Passcode: 2023



"Love in the Time of Fentanyl" Virtual Documentary Screening
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Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Virtual through OVEE 

To Register: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9979915


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In response to the recent hate speech incidents in our schools and the broader community, local leaders including Mayor Brownrigg, BHS Principal Fong, SMUHSD Superintendent Booker, City Librarian McCulley, Burlingame Police Chief Matteucci, and Peninsula Temple Sholom's Rabbi Feder will meet together in conversation on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30pm at the Burlingame Community Center (850 Burlingame Ave.). We invite all concerned community members to join in the conversation as well and share your ideas about how to stand United Against Hate and make the Burlingame community a safer place for all of us.


Early Signs of Alzheimer's
Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 PM
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Please join us from home through zoom or in-person at the Library Lane Room

Alzheimer’s causes changes in memory, thinking and behavior that are not normal aging. Join us to learn about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s, common warning signs, the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis, next steps and expectations for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

For in-person attendees, a sign-in sheet for registration will be available during the event at the Library Lane Room. The Library Lane Room is located at 480 Primrose RD, Burlingame CA 94010.

For Zoom Attendees, please register here (zoom registration form created by the Alzheimer's association): https://alz-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpc-CqqDwpGt2tsIjeTGM4zaoGJxgvRt-9
Zoom Meeting ID: 954 4926 7309
Passcode: 102886


認識阿滋海默症十大警訊 - Top Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease
February 8 at 5:00 PM
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如果您或是您的親友正經歷記憶力的問題或是行為上的改 變,現在是了解及認識阿滋海默症的時候。早期偵測阿滋海 默症讓您有機會接受藥物治療,參與臨床試驗,及規劃您的 將來。這場互動式的講座包含了阿滋海默症患者的影片。

日期: February 8, 2023
時間: 5:00-6:00 PM Lane Room
地點: Burlingame Public Library 480 Primrose Road Burlingame, CA 94010
報名: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9993729


Felt Heart Valentine Craft

Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM
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Join us at the library for a "love-ly" embroidery craft. Learn some simple stitches to make a felt heart ornament to hang for decoration or gift to a loved one. Beginners welcome!
For more information, contact Jodi at jirsa@plsinfo.org.
Registration Required 


Discover the Life Changing Power of Meditation

Thursday February 23rd at 6:00pm- 7:00pm PST
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Join us from home through zoom or in-person in the Library Lane Room. This is a hybrid program, no registration required.
 
Discover the Life Changing Power of Meditation
Thursday February 23rd at 6:00pm- 7:00pm PST
Meeting ID: 820 1356 6651
Passcode: 2023
 

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Using Meditation

Tuesday March 14th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
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Join us from home through zoom or in-person in the Library Lane Room. This is a hybrid program, no registration required.

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Using Meditation
Tuesday March 14th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Meeting ID: 875 6043 9287
Passcode: 2023


Meditation: the Secret of Happiness, Health, and Harmony
Tuesday April 4th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
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Join us from home through zoom or in-person in the Library Lane Room. This is a hybrid program, no registration required.

Meditation: the Secret of Happiness, Health, and Harmony
Tuesday April 4th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Meeting ID: 835 6714 9394
Passcode: 2023


On-going Adult Events

Sit 'n Stitch
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Does life have you tangled up in knots? "Unwind" at the Burlingame Public Library.  Work on your projects (crochet, knitting , needlework, etc.)  along with other stitchers.

Tuesdays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Upper Level Meeting Room


Let's Talk! Discussion group for English Learners
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Let's Talk! On Zoom
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Join us every Wednesday to practice your conversation skills with native English speakers. Each week we'll focus on a topic based on the interests of the group. No registration is required but if you'd like to join our mailing list, please email Cynthia at rider@plsinfo.org. 

Meeting ID: 829 2146 4308
Passcode: 012023

Let's Talk! In-Person
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Join us each week to practice your conversational English. We meet in the Upper-Level Meeting Room. No registration is required but we have a mailing list to send out topic information. If you want to be on it please email Cynthia at rider@plsinfo.org. 


Computer Help Drop-In
Mondays and Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Need specific assistance or have a general computer question? We are here to help!

 Every Monday, Thursday 2-4 PM & Saturday 10-12 PM in the Tech Lab (Lower Level), the library hosts a Computer Help Drop-In., there are Volunteer Computer Tutors available to work one-on-one with you. Regardless if you want to set up your first email or figure out your cell phone’s contact list, we can help. Laptops are provided or bring in your own device. Stop in and see if we can help you.


Booked on Crime
Mystery Book Group

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Join us each month in the UL room to discuss a mystery, thriller or true crime book. We pick our books about three months out so if you join us in the next few sessions you can help influence what we'll read. We have been lucky to get some authors to Zoom in to our meetings. 

January 19: The Bone Canyon by Lee Goldberg

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detective Eve Ronin investigates the cold-case disappearance and death of a woman whose remains are found in the aftermath of a Santa Monica Mountains fire.

February 16: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can't afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather's fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise.

March 16: Triptych by Karin Slaughter

Troubled by a rocky marriage and the recent loss of his partner, Atlanta detective Michael Ormewood launches an investigation into the savage murder of a local woman, but for ex-con John Shelley, desperate to prove his innocence, the nightmare has just begun. 

We'll meet in the Upper Level Meeting Room.

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Youth ages 13-18 who live in or attend school in Burlingame or Hillsborough are invited to apply to be The City of Burlingame and Town of Hillsborough's first ever Youth Poet Laureate!
Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2023 and can be submitted here.
For more information about the Youth Poet Laureate program, click here

**The Burlingame-Hillsborough Youth Poet Laureate will receive $500 at the end of their term (May 2024).​​**

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Poetry Workshops for applicants (and anybody else interested in writing poetry!) will be taught on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:30pm through February 2023 in the Upper Level Meeting Room by Burlingame's current Youth Poet-in-Residence Eva Chen. Registration is not required, but you may register here if you would like a reminder email. 


2023 Short Story Contest

Submit your short story here.

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Check here for more information about attending authors and the schedule for the day.
Register for YANovCon here.
Enter our Teen Short Story Contest here.
Stay in touch with us and receive the latest author updates by following #YANovCon on Instagram.
Read or listen to books by authors you'll see at YANovCon: check out this curated list.

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In response to the recent hate speech incidents in our schools and the broader community, local leaders including Mayor Brownrigg, BHS Principal Fong, SMUHSD Superintendent Booker, City Librarian McCulley, Burlingame Police Chief Matteucci, and Peninsula Temple Sholom's Rabbi Feder will meet together in conversation on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30pm at the Burlingame Community Center (850 Burlingame Ave.). We invite all concerned community members to join in the conversation as well and share your ideas about how to stand United Against Hate and make the Burlingame community a safer place for all of us. 


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Take a free IN-PERSON practice SAT exam with StudyPoint on Saturday, February 25th from 10am-1pm in the Lane Community Room of the Burlingame Library! After the exam, you will receive a complimentary score report that will highlight your test-taking strengths and areas for improvement. Registration required at https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/1025211
 


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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.


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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


childrens-events



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BPL Music Party!

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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Happy Baby Signs Storytime with Teacher Bill. Second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am. If bad weather, program will be inside library. 


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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. 


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Join us 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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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 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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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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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.


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