Special Events

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Poetry Month at the Burlingame Public Library

Poetry is Magical from April 1-30, 2024 for grades TK-5
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 and receive a free paperback book of poetry!

The two schools with the highest per capita participation will receive a large stuffed Dragon for their school library.

Poem must be turned in by individual student and it is a limit of one poetry book per student.
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Spring Scavenger Hunt
April 1 - 30, 2024
Spring into the Children's Room at Main or visit the Easton Branch and do the Scavenger Hunt. 
Solve the secret phrase and turn your completed sheet into the desk for a surprise.
(One per child, while supplies last.

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Star Wars Bingo
May the 4th be with you! Join us for some bingo fun. 
Saturday, May 4 from 2-3 PM in the Lane Room
For all ages! No registration required.

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Join us for a Special Mother's Day Mandarin Storytime
presented in Mandarin and English by Published Author and Poet, Jamie Chiahui Gao
Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11 am in the Children's Room
No registration required!
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Discover Science for Kids
Join us for hands-on science experiments taught by BHS teens who are passionate about promoting STEM with kids!
For kids in Grades 1 -6. Parents must remain in the library for children under the age of 10. 

Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 - 3:00pm in the Lane Room
Registration Required- https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/12393951

Presented by BHS Clubs: Stem Olympians & Teen Tutors

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Sign Language Storytime
with Teacher Bill of Happy Baby Signs
Second Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:14 AM on the Lawn in Front of City Hall
April 11, May 9 & June 20 (moved to 3rd Thursday in June)

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BPL Music Party! with Teacher Vic
Upcoming dates:  May 13th and June 10th at 10:30 am

Join us in person OR on Zoom 
This hybrid music program is for infants, babies, toddlers and big kids (ages 0-5 years.)
Registration is only required to have the Zoom link, otherwise come join us in the Lane Room for the live stream Zoom with Teacher Vic.

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Book Club Fun!
Read the book, we will talk about it, and do a fun activity!

For Grades 2nd & 3rd

4-5 pm in the Lane Room
Read The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes & Make a Diorama

Thursday, May 9, 2024
4-5 pm in the Lane Room
Read The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney & Make a selection of pipe cleaner animals
Registration required! https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/12034480

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Food & Fiction – A Perfect Pair for Tweens
Read the Book, Join the Discussion and Make a Fun Food Treat! 

For Tweens in grades 4th-6th

Thursday, April 18 from 4-5 pm in the Upper Level Meeting Room
Read The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley & Make Victory garden toast
Sign up required! https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/12088984

Thursday, May 16 from 4-5 pm in the Lane Room
Read Lasagna Means I Love You by Kate O'Shaughnessy & Make Microwave Lasagna
Sign up required!

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Learn to Play Chess for Kids
For Grades 3rd-6th
Saturday, April 27, 2024
3:30-4:30 pm
Registration required:
Hosted by Grupology

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Burlingame Public Library Homework Center
Tuesday, January 16th through Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

We welcome Kindergarteners through 8th graders 
to be paired with a Teen Mentor (with a 3.5+ GPA) for free homework help
with reading, writing, science, and math. 
The Homework Center runs each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4pm-5:30pm 
in the Lane Room on the Lower Level of the Burlingame Main Library.

A parent or guardian will need to fill out a Parent Permission form at their student's first session.

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At Main Library (480 Primrose Rd.)
Baby Storytime at 10:30 am in the Lane Room 

All Ages Outdoor Storytime at 10:30 am on the lawn in front of City Hall* 
All Ages Outdoor Storytime at 10:30 am on the lawn in front of City Hall*
*If bad weather, we will move inside the Library

At Easton Branch (1800 Easton Dr.)

All Ages Storytime at 10:30 am at the Easton Library 

Bedtime Storytime at 7:00 pm at the Easton Library

It's never too early or too late to start sharing rhymes, songs and books with your child! 
Visit our Early Literacy Page for more tips