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Guess Who's Coming to the Library! Speaker Series

Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
Featuring Hugo Crosthwaite, winner of the 2019  Outwin Boochever Competition
Sunday January 26th 2020
4:00 PM VIP Reception
4:45 PM Doors open for General Admission tickets
5:00 PM Conversation with Kim Sajet
Tickets Available Online Only:

Monday, January 6th: VIP Tickets
$95 per person
Price includes private reception before the event with Kim Sajet and early access to seating (Limited quantity available)

Monday, January 13th: General Admission Tickets
$35 per person
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The Consumer Revolution: Author Talk with Naren Nath
Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 PM
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Burlingame Library and the League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo County present:
Census 2020: Everyone
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 PM
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On-going Adult Events

Open Lab
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 -7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Computer Drop-in Help

Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturdays from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sundays from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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English Learners Conversation Group
Wednesdays from11:00AM - 12:00 PM  (September 4 - December 18)
Thursday from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (September 5 - December 19)
Intermediate English learners are invited to join us Wednesdays at 11am or Thursdays at 6:30pm in Study Room D (lower level) to work on conversational skills with native English speakers. No sign-up required.

Great Books and Discussion
Every Second Tuesday of the month from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Writing Group: Fiction or Non-Fiction
Intensive Workshop -
2nd and 4th Mondays

Sit 'n Stitch
Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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Help Wanted at the Homework Center!
Teens with availability Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday afternoons with a minimum 3.5 GPA on their most recent grade report are encouraged to apply! 
Mandatory Training: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 4pm
Click Here for the Application

First Looks Book Group
Send a message to Jenny to register:
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                           (entering grades 4 - 6)

Valentine Cupcake Wars
Tuesday, February 11 from 3:30 - 5 PM
Sign up required

Literary Peeps Dioramas
Tuesday, March 10 from 3:30 - 5 PM
Sign up required

Plant a Secret Garden
Tuesday, April 14 from 3:30 - 5 PM
Sign up required

Tween S.T.E.A.M.
Tuesday, May 12 from 3:30 - 5 PM
Sign up required


January is Poetry Month
Elementary age children write an original poem and receive a free book of poetry anytime between January 2-31, 2020.
Limit 1 poetry book per child.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1-3 PM
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Jamie’s Mandarin Children’s Play 1 pm
White Crane Lion Dancers 2 pm
Crafts & Refreshments to follow

 Kids Get Crafty
Friday, February 14, 2020
3:30-4:30 PM, Children's Room
Celebrate Valentines Day by making fun crafts!

 Asheba, Musical Storyteller
Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00 PM, Children's Room 
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Stories of hope and happiness are the focus of his songs, from remakes of classics to Itsy Bitsy Spider and You are My Sunshine. 
Everyone will be up and dancing the minute Asheba starts performing. 

 BPL Homework Center 
The Tech Lab, Lower Level
Mon-Wed, 3:30 - 5:30 
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The BPL Homework Center is a FREE homework help program where teen volunteers help students in grades 1-6 who are struggling with schoolwork. 
Students may be signed in during open hours, and parents must read and sign the 
guidelines and permission form for the first visit. 
Questions? Call the Children's Desk 650-558-7400 x3 

Legos @ Your Library
First Thursday of every month 3:30  - 5 PM, Lane Room




Just for Me at the Main Library (Ages 3 - 5)
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Stories, songs and activities that promote social/emotional growth, creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 

Time for Us at the Main Library
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Stories, songs, early listening and literacy skills for children that are centered around parent/caregiver interactions. 

Night Owls at the Easton Branch
7:00 - 7:30 PM   
Stories, songs and activities just before bedtime.

Time for Us at the Main Library
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Stories, songs, early listening and literacy skills for children that are centered around parent/caregiver interactions. 

Time for Us at the Easton Branch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Stories, songs, early listening and literacy skills for children that are centered around parent/caregiver interactions. 

Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the Main Library
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with stories, rhymes and songs. 

Baby Sign Language Storytime/Stay & Play
First Friday of the month  
10:30 - 11:30 AM in the Lane Room
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Baby Sign Language gives children the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Join us in learning some basic signs through stories and songs.
Then stay after storytime to let baby explore with blocks, balls, and other toys while you socialize with other parents and caregivers.

Mandarin Storytime
Saturday, February 22, March 21, April 18 & May 30
11:00 AM in the Children's Room

Spanish Storytime
Monday, January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27 & May 11
11:00 AM in the Children's Room

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