The air is a little cooler and the summer sun is fading. The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching soon! The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival, is a harvest celebration, enjoyed all throughout Asia and is a time for family reunions, giving thanks, and eating plenty of mooncakes.
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 29, but we'll celebrate all month at San Mateo County Libraries. We hope you can join us!
Explore your creativity by painting a Watercolor Moon or practice your characters at a Calligraphy Workshop. Get crafty making Hand-Made Paper Lanterns or watch and learn at a Taichi Workshop and Demo. Curious about the myth behind the festival? Join us for Moon Stories with Eth-Noh-Tec.
Check out our full event line-up below!
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at our libraries by painting a watercolor moon and learning how to create textures using salt!
- Tuesday, September 12 at 12:00 PM at San Carlos
- Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30 AM at Belmont
- Thursday, September 14 at 11:30 AM at Atherton
- Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 AM at Woodside
- Monday, September 25 at 11:00 AM at Millbrae
- Tuesday, September 26 at 11:00 AM at Foster City
- Friday, September 29 at 11:00 AM at Brisbane
- Wednesday, September 13 at 4:00 PM at Millbrae
- Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 AM at Foster City
- Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00 PM at San Carlos
- Thursday, September 21 at 1:00 PM at Woodside
- Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 PM at Portola Valley
- Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 PM at Belmont
- Monday, September 25 at 4:00 PM at Atherton
- Saturday, September 30 at 11:00 AM at Brisbane
- Thursday, September 14 at 3:00 PM at Woodside
- Thursday, September 14 at 3:30 PM at Pacifica Sharp Park
- Wednesday, September 20 at 10:30 AM at Foster City
- Thursday, September 21 at 3:30 PM at Foster City
- Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 PM at Atherton
- Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 PM at Millbrae
- Friday, September 22 at 3:30 PM at Brisbane
- Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 AM at Foster City
- Wednesday, September 27 at 3:30 PM at Half Moon Bay
- Thursday, September 28 at 3:30 PM at North Fair Oaks
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival by experiencing captivating, culturall moon stories such as the Pan Asian tale, Rabbit on the Moon, and the Mongolian tale, The Fool Moon. All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, September 13 at 11:00 AM at Woodside
- Wednesday, September 13 at 2:30 PM at Pacifica Sanchez
- Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00 PM at Foster City
How do you plan to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival this year? Let us know in the comments below!