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Burlingame Reads 2020 has come to an end, however we invite you to continue speaking about mental health, view event recordings, and check out the featured title and others from our booklist! Thanks to our partner NAMI San Mateo County and California Center for the Book.

Featuring The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang, we aim to continue peeling away the stigma and misconceptions associated with mental health. In collaboration with our partner, NAMI San Mateo County, we will be presenting workshops, speakers, and other opportunities to engage on the subject. We invite Teens and Adults to join us for this series.

Online Book Discussion and Resource Forum:

Past Events

Available recordings of our events are below. If you view a recording, please also fill out a survey as part of our grant program, noting the event in the Comments:

Virtual Author Event w/ Esmé Weijun Wang

Our Lives, Our Voices: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health Issues, with local organization Heart and Soul, Inc.
Recording of May 8th session:

Ask a Doctor: Mental Health during COVID-19


Every Body Is A Good Body: Disability Justice, Fat Activism, & Mental Health, a Conversation w/ Virgie Tovar and Alex Locust

Live Art & Journaling Workshop
Interview w/ Dana Chan (not recorded), Live art w/ Alicia Cardell, Journaling Workshop w/ Maylea Saito
Recording below, plus check out virtual exhibits on our Art in the Library page.


The Burlingame Public Library is one of 26 California libraries chosen for Book to Action 2020, funded by the California Center for the Book.

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.