Special Events

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Hip Hip Hooray for Poetry
Elementary-age children are invited to write an original poem, bring it to the Main Burlingame Library or Easton Branch Library between April 1-30, 2023, to receive a free book of poetry!
Limit one poetry book per child. 
Poem must be turned in by individual student.

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Meet Author and Illustrator Lauren Castillo, talking about A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little
Wednesday, April 5 at 1:30 pm via Zoom 
The funding for this Special Reading Event is provided by Jan and Bob Newman through the Burlingame Library Foundation!
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BPL Music Party! For ages 0-6 years and their caregivers.
Join online on Zoom from home,
or come to the Lane Room at the Library to join the livestream program.
10:30 am April 11th, May 9th, and June 13th
Registration required to receive Zoom link.

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On Tuesday, April 11th from 4-5pm,
Burlingame Youth Poet-in-Residence Eva Chen will guide childrenin grades TK-5th grade
in a Poetry Workshop to celebrate National Poetry Month!
Children may choose to turn in their poem at the Children's Desk afterward to receive
a free book of poetry and enter for their school to try to win the giant hippo.
Parents must remain in library if child attending is under 10 years old. Registration is required at https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/10457225.
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Happy Baby Signs with Teacher Bill on April 12th.
Every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.
If bad weather, program will be inside library.

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Come meet Judd Winick, author of the popular Hilo series.
He has also written for DC Comics!This will be a fun event for kids who love graphic novels.
We will have a random drawing giveaway following the program of a Hilo book.
Space is limited, so register early for this in-person event,
in the Lane Room on Wednesday, April 12th at 4 pm.
This event is part of the Peninsula Library Comic Arts Festival
happening in libraries on the Peninsula throughout the month of April.

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Join us for a special Musical Storytime with Fairy Grace

Friday, April 14 at 10:30 am on the Lawn in front of City Hall

No registration required.

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Join us for a Spring Mandarin Storytime featuring Children's Book Author and Founder of Mandarin Speaking Playground, Jamie Chiahui Gao. This program is presented in Mandarin.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:30 am in the Children's Room

No registration required!

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Join us for an Earth Month program and Make a Fantastic Trash Creation
Presented by Peopleologie
Join the presentation about fantastic creations from all manner of cast-off and repurposed items made by people just like you.
Have a heap of eco-friendly fun making your own masterpiece at this workshop!For Children Ages 5+
Saturday, April 15 at 2 pm
Lane Community 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.

April 6: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973859
May 4: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9973860

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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.

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

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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.