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Stitch It Forward for a Good Cause: Crochet or Knit
Burlingame Library will be collecting crocheted or knitted beanies for BAY AREA BORDER RELIEF, a grassroots, humanitarian organization to help keep people warm this winter. (
Beanies can be child- or adult-sized; acrylic washable yarn preferred.

Please bring submissions to the Main Library Information Desk by October 1, 2019.
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 Craft a Candle Votive
Monday, September 16 at 7:00 PM
Personalize your own candle votive. All supplies provided. Adults only. Please sign up at:

Bystander Intervention Training
Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 PM
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Beginner Google Docs for for Adults & Seniors
Saturday, September 21
10:30 to 11:30 AM or 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Media Sale  (CDs and DVDs  - 2 for $1)
Saturday, September 21 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What You Can Do About the Plastic Pollution Crisis
Tuesday, September 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
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Tech Titans of China: Reception and Book Talk with Author Rebecca A. Fannin
Thursday, October 1
6:00 PM - Reception with Author and Refreshments
7:00 PM - Book Talk
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Beginner Google Spreadsheets for Adults & Seniors
Thursday, October 10
10:30-11:30 AM or 2:30-3:30 PM
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Burlingame Library Foundation Fall Book Sale

Friday, October 11th: 12-4:30 PM, Free admission, Lane Room
Saturday, October 12th: 10 AM-4 PM, Free admission, Lane Room

Sunday, October 13th: 12-4 PM, Free admission, Lane Room, Book Bargains by the Bag ($5/bag)

Thursday, October 10th: 4-6 PM, Free admission, Lane Room

50% off for teachers throughout the sale.

All proceeds from our book sales support library programs.

In the Fields of the North: Photojournalist David Bacon
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM
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New Technology That Can Save Water, Energy, and Money
Thursday, October 17 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
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After Hours Movie Night: Little Shop of Horrors
Friday, October 18 at 7:00 PM
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Using the Libby App for iPhone and iPad
Saturday, October 19
10:30-11:30AM or  2:30-3:30 PM
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On-going Adult Events

Computer Drop-in Help
Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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



Mexican Tin Art!
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Sign Up HERE

Fun with clay!
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Sign up HERE

Learn to paint with watercolors!
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Sign up HERE

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

Dia de los Muertos Crafts 
Tuesday, October 8 from 3:30-5 pm
Sign up required
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Create Your Own Graphic Novel
Sat., Oct. 12 from 10:30 am-12pm in The Lab (Lower Level)
Sign up required

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Create your own graphic novel in this workshop taught by graphic novelist, Khalid Birdsong

Harry Potter Coding and Crafts
Tuesday, November 12 from 3:30-5 pm
Sign up required
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Kawaii Crafts (Kawaii means cute, and that’s what these crafts are!)
Tuesday, December 10 from 3:30-5 pm
Sign up required
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BPL Homework Center 
The Tech Lab, Lower Level
Starts September 23, 2019

Mon-Wed, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
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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

Author Event: Rosana Sullivan
Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 pm, Easton  Branch 
Special Author Event at the Easton Branch Library

 Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, October 5 from1:00 - 2:30 pm, Front Porch
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Join us for pumpkin painting, a craft, and special music with the Spiceislander Steeldrummer.

Kids Get Crafty
Friday, October 11 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Children's Room
Get ready for Diwali by making some fun, festive crafts to celebrate the festival of light. 

Author Jenny Brunstein
Tuesday, October 22 at 3:30 pm, Easton Branch 
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Meet Local Author Jenny Brunstein

 3D Printing - Tinkerplay Figure
Friday, October 25 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, The Lab
Registration Required
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See the 3D printer in action! This is a hands on 3D printing class for children to play around with tinkercad and assemble 3D printed parts

Monster Truck Drive-In
Friday, October 25 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Lane Room 
Registration Required
Please register each child building a monster truck separately
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Stomp on over the library and build a "monster" truck out of cardboard and then stay for some popcorn and a not-so-haunted short movie. 

Not So Scary Halloween Magic Show
Monday, October 28 at 6:30 pm , Children's Room 
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Bring your ghosts and goblins, your superheroes and your fairies as tricks reign over treats in this silly, fun, laughter-filled show. 

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 an 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

Spanish Storytime
Monday September 23, October 28, November 25 and December 23 
11:00 am in the Children's Room

Russian Storytime
Saturday September 7, September 28, November 2 and December 7
11:00 am in the Children's Room


Mandarin Storytime
Saturday September 14, October 12,  November 9 and December 14
11:00 am in the Children's Room


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