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Book Discussion on Emergent Strategy

NEWSLETTER-Burlingame Reads Book Discussion Emergent Strategy-MAY-2021

Join us for a book discussion on Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown, with moderation from Nethra Samarawickrema & Yuri Zaitsev of the Listening Lab.

Wednesday, May 12th
Registration required:

Mental Health & Pets

NEWSLETTER-Mental Health and Pets-MAY-2021

Join us for a lunchtime talk with speakers from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA and the Office of Diversity and Equity. They will share their pets on Zoom and talk about their experiences. Participants are welcome to share their pet companions as well. Registration required:

Monday, May 17th
1:00-2:00 PM

Emergent Worldmaking: A Conversation on Constructing the Writing Life of Octavia E. Butler
w/ Lynell George and Dr. Ayana A.H. Jamieson

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We are excited to host Lynell George, Author of Hugo-Award-Finalist A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky, in conversation with Dr. Ayana Jamieson, Founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, for a discussion of Octavia's works, archives, and ideas.

Wednesday, May 19th

Join us on Zoom
Webinar ID: 868 0145 5404
Passcode: 059532
Or Call in: (669) 900-6833  or (253) 215 -8782 

Bike to Your Library Day

Join us for the 2nd annual Bike to Your Library Day! On May 22, ride on your bicycle to the Burlingame Main Library (or any participating library branch) to pick up a #BikeMonth bag at our Curbside Pickup Table. Plus, log your bike trips on from May 1 - May 31 to win prizes!

Wednesday, May 22nd

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Book to Action: In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Join California Center for the Book and participating California libraries for a very special conversation with Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, nationally recognized journalist, and weekly “Dear Therapist” columnist for The Atlantic. 

Wednesday, May 26th

Registration required:

On-going Adult Events
English Learners Conversation Group
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Adult English learners can practice their conversation skills with staff members.

April 7th-May 27th
Every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 PM
Every Thursday, 4:00-5:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 973 0952 8591
Password: 668905

Sit 'n Stitch

Does life have you tangled up in knots? "Unwind " virtually at the Burlingame Public Library.  Work online on your crochet, knitting , needlework projects along with other like-minded stitchers.
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 886 0901 9474
Password: 293324

Booked on Crime

New Mystery Book Group


Next meeting
April 15 book is Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
May 20 book is The Searcher by Tanya French

CLICK HERE to join
Meeting ID: 973 0952 8591
Passcode: 668905
+1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799

AAPI Heritage Month Graphic Novel Discussion: They Called Us Enemy

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Teens are invited to join us on Zoom on Friday, May 28 at 4pm for an AAPI Heritage Month Discussion based on George Takei's Graphic Novel "They Called Us Enemy." Register here to reserve your FREE copy of the book, which you can pick up on Friday, May 14 between 3-5pm. You will receive the Zoom link the day before the discussion. 

NEWSLETTER-TEENS-First Looks Book Club-starting JAN-2019

First Looks Book Club is a chance to read and review ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of books that haven't been released to the general public yet and influence whether or not they will be purchased by the library and local bookstores! We are still meeting on Zoom while the library is closed! Send an email to Teen Librarian Jenny at to register! 

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(Grades 4 - 6)


Our latest StoryWalk® is up in front of Burlingame City Hall!


Come check out "Ambitious Girl" by Meena Harris and illustrated by Marissa Valdez.
This picture book about expressing yourself is both beautiful and powerful. Enjoy!

Come to a BPL Music Party with Teacher Cristin!


May 20th at 11:00 AM
Fun for caregivers and children ages 0-6 years. 
This will be a live Zoom event and pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom information.

Register for May 20:

Mother's Day Tea Party

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Celebrate Mother's Day with a Tea Party. This event is intended for both child and caregiver. We will have a fun Tea Party Packet to pick up in advance - dates to be announced.
We will play bingo, have tea and cookies, and make beautiful tissue paper flowers you can give to your special grownup! 

Saturday, May 8th

Pre-registration is required.   Register here:

NEWSLETTER-Pride Anti-Bias Storytime-JUNE-2021

Featuring Burlingame Teacher Natalie Delahunt, M.Ed.
Join us after storytime for a discussion with Burlingame School District Counselor Dawb Yang on how to have a conversation about LGBTQ+ issues with your young children. 

Pride Anti-Bias Storytime
Saturday, June 5 at 10:30 AM
Registration is required

Happy Baby Signs Storytime

NEWSLETTER-Happy Baby Signs Storytime-APRIL-2021

Join Teacher Erika for an American Sign Language Storytime live on Zoom
First Friday of the month at 10:30 AM. Registration is required.

Register for Friday, May 7:
Register for Friday, June 4:
Register for Friday, July 2:

Online Mandarin Storytime

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Join Teacher Jamie for an Mandarin Storytime live on Zoom on the second Saturday of the month at 11 AM. Registration is required.

Register for Saturday, May 8:
Register for Saturday, June 12:

Storytime Corner


Tuesday Storytime with Miss Jenny- Live on Instagram and Facebook at 10:30 am 
Wednesday Storytime with Miss Kelly- Posted at 10:30 am

NEWSLETTER-Spring Storytime-APRIL-JUNE-2021

Springtime Storytime with Miss Jennifer - Live Zoom 
Celebrate Springtime by signing up for this 6-week live Storytime session with Miss Jennifer.  
This will be a live Zoom series, and families are encouraged to attend the entire 6 Fridays. 

This session goes from April 16-May 21st.
Every Friday at 10:30 am. 

Register for May 7th here:

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