Library Programs

AsianPacificAmerican-600x445For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the San Mateo Public Library will be holding different events at the Main Library at 55 West 3rdAvenue.

Wednesday, May 3 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty, Asian Art Museum

Saturday, May 13 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
“Right of Passage,” a documentary film about the Japanese-American redress and reparations movement

Sunday, May 21 , 1:30 p.m.
Eth-Noh-Tec, Asian American Story Theater

Sunday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Young People’s Concert, Students of instructor Sumi Nagasawa

Other Library events of interest include:

Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Music Program: Hermitage
Piano Trio, Main Library

Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Frances Bohannon Nelson Children’s Author Program, featuring Annie Barrows
Main Library

Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Music Program: Young Chamber Musicians Concert
Main Library

Library Card Design Contest

The San Mateo Public Library is conducting a Library Card Design Contest to create three new designs that will be made available in September during Library Card Sign-Up Month. Three winners will be selected from the following categories: Children (up to age 12 yrs.), Teens (ages 13-17 yrs.), and Adults (ages 18 yrs. and above). Winners will receive an iPad (128GB) and cool library swag. Entries must be submitted to any of the three San Mateo Public Library locations no later than closing time on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Go to the Library’s website at or call (650) 522-7818 for more information about these and

Ben Ocón
City Librarian

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