Live Experiences: June 15 – 20

Don’t let our library closures keep you from connecting with us. Let’s meet virtually! This week we’re hosting more fun online programs where you can continue to learn new skills, attend storytime, and use our online resources from your computer.

Monday, June 15, 2020

At Home Storytime With Deidre
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Who's ready for songs and a story? Enjoy rhymes, signs, and giggles with Deidre and her trusty dog, Hero.


Make Your Own Kinetic Sand With Ricardo
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Playing with sand is one of the funnest (and messiest) parts of going to the beach, so why not bring some beach into your kitchen? We'll teach you how to make this kinesthetic toy that kids will love.


Silly Symmetry With Alice
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kids will learn about symmetry by exploring the concept through creative (and sometimes silly) art! You'll need paper, markers, scissors, glue or tape, a mirror (optional), and some interesting objects from nature, like leaves or flowers.


Musical Jamboree With Kayla Marie
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kayla Marie is in the mood for singing, dancing, and playing and she hopes you are too! Join her for Musical Jamboree and bring your shaker, scarf, and a musical instrument of your choice. Don’t forget to download the lyric sheet!


Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime With Erica
Cuentos Bilingües en Español/Inglés Con Erica
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for bilingual stories about animals and songs the whole family will enjoy in English and Spanish. Children of all ages are welcome.

Acompáñenos y disfrute de cuentos sobre animales y canciones, bilingües en inglés y español que toda la familia disfrutará. Los niños de todas edades son bienvenidos.


Hoopla Book Club Discussion: The Mountains Sing, opens a new window
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Join our discussion of The Mountains Sing, opens a new window by Nguyen Phan Que Mai. There’s still time to read the book, so get your library card ready and head to Hoopla to access the title. New to Hoopla? View the in-depth tutorial, opens a new window.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Spanish/English Music Playtime With Kenny
Tiempo de Juego Musical Bilingüe en Español/Inglés Con Kenny
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bring your favorite musical instrument to our Spanish/English bilingual Music Playtime event! We will sing, dance, and play music together for all to enjoy.                                                                                     

¡Traiga su instrumento favorito a nuestro Tiempo de Juego Musical bilingüe en español y inglés! Cantaremos, bailaremos y tocaremos música juntos para que todos lo disfruten.


The Great Chair-Making Challenge With Ashley
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Can you make a chair out of materials that's strong enough to hold a stuffed animal using various materials you already have around your house?


Preschool Storytime With Angela
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
If you have never heard a story about a lightbulb, you are in luck! Today, we will share a book about Ray the lightbulb, and we'll also do some counting during Preschool Storytime with Angela.


4Rs and Start Composting Project With Kelly
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot! Become a 4Rs expert and start your own composting experiment during this week's program.


Mandarin/English Storytime With Shao Mei
少媚的普通話和英語故事時間
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Do you like playing pretend games? How about we pretend to be wild animals and celebrate Father’s Day at the same time?

你喜歡玩假裝遊戲嗎?不如我們假裝成野生動物並同時慶祝父親節?


English Conversation Club
Club de Conversación en Inglés
英语會話学习社
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Improve your English and make new friends—all online! Practice your speaking skills with fluent speakers and other English language learners in a small group. Open to all skill levels. For adults age 18 and over. Please click the link to register.

Mejore su inglés y haga nuevos amigos, ¡todo en línea! Practique sus habilidades con gente que habla con fluidez y otros estudiantes del inglés en un grupo pequeño. Está abierto a todos los niveles de habilidad. Para adultos mayores de 18 años. Haga clic en el enlace para registrarse.

在網上就能提高您的英語水平而且還可以結識新朋友!您可以和説流利英語的人士和其他英語學習者練習口語。我們用幾個人為一組的形式來練習英語。只要您年滿18歲或以上就可以參加。歡迎不同英語水平的人士來參與。這將是使用Zoom作為平台的一個線上活動。請點擊下面進行註冊。 會議的鏈接會在活動的當天發送給您。

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Baby Storytime With Adrienne
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
It's time to have fun with our littlest library kiddos! These outstanding activities, songs, and rhymes are all developmentally appropriate for babies from birth through toddlerhood.


Balls Falls and Zip Lines With Misz Wisz
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How many pennies can ride a paper cup zip line? Find out today as we explore the “hows” and “whys” of things falling.


Bristle Bots With Ismael
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Assemble and build a simple vibrating and walking Bristle Bot that is powered by a simple circuit using a coin cell battery and vibrating motor.


How to Draw Anything (Part 1) With Debbie
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
With just a piece of paper and a pencil or pen, we can use our imaginations to draw something amazing! What we draw is a surprise every time!


Sing-Along Jam With Ashley
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Ashley for silly songs and stories about clothing and learn how to make a simple sock puppet.


Family Storytime With Michelle
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Laugh, sing, and dance along to songs and stories from the comfort of your bed in this storytime.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Count Around the Room With Michelle
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Go on a counting scavenger hunt in your own home! We'll pick numbers and find something that has the same amount. For example, if we pick the number 3 we'll try and find 3 of something!


Preschool Storytime With Angela
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Pigs and dogs and friends, oh my! Hear these stories and more at Preschool Storytime. Fun for the whole family!


Yeast Race and Which Cereal Has More Sugar? With Adrienne
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Let's learn about a necessary ingredient in many foods that you don't often think about. What is yeast and what does it eat?


English Conversation Club
Club de Conversación en Inglés
英語會話俱樂部
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Improve your English and make new friends—all online! Practice your speaking skills with fluent speakers and other English language learners in a small group. Open to all skill levels. For adults age 18 and over. Please click the link to register.

Mejore su inglés y haga nuevos amigos, ¡todo en línea! Practique sus habilidades con gente que habla con fluidez y otros estudiantes del inglés en un grupo pequeño. Está abierto a todos los niveles de habilidad. Para adultos mayores de 18 años. Haga clic en el enlace para registrarse.

在網上就能提高您的英語水平而且還可以結識新朋友!您可以和説流利英語的人士和其他英語學習者練習口語。我們用幾個人為一組的形式來練習英語。只要您年滿18歲或以上就可以參加。歡迎不同英語水平的人士來參與。這將是使用Zoom作為平台的一個線上活動。請點擊下面進行註冊。 會議的鏈接會在活動的當天發送給您。


The Hangout at SMCL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you 13-18 years old and looking for something fun to do? Meet up with other teens from throughout San Mateo County for virtual games like online trivia, Jackbox Games, breakout rooms, and more. Sign up, opens a new window!


Mandarin/English Storytime With Min-I
旻邑的中英雙語故事時間
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a fun storytime in both Mandarin and English! We'll sing songs, do fingerplays and read a great story together! All kids are welcome!

請跟我們用中英雙語一起唱歌,動動身體,讀一本很棒的故事書!不限年齡,歡迎所有孩子參加!


Yoga Storytime With Rachel
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Let's go on another yoga adventure! Join Rachel for story-inspired yoga movement and mindfulness the whole family will enjoy.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Virtual Family Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Children entering grades 1 and 2 and their grown-ups are invited to join a new virtual book club! Family Book Club will meet twice a month on the first and third Fridays at noon. This week we’ll discuss AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet by Jon Scieszka. You can download the book using Hoopla at hoopladigital.com. Please read the book with your child before our weekly meeting and be prepared to discuss it. Grown-ups must remain present and engaged during the book club. Children under the age of 13 should not submit any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, email address, etc.) to any online website, per federal COPPA requirements. Please register, opens a new window for the book club in the adult participant’s name.


Mango Languages With a Twist: Featuring David, Ismael (Spanish), & Rosemary
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a virtual language learning adventure. This week we’re continuing to learn Spanish using Mango Languages, the online language-learning platform that is free to library cardholders! Optional: Feel free to follow along with us in Mango using your own computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Sing-Along Jam With Ashley
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrate Father's Day with Ashley in this half-hour of songs, stories, and a simple art project in honor of Dads and other caregivers.


Summer Learning Showcase With Puppet Art Theater
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for another Summer Learning Showcase performance: Puppet Art Theater performs “Tale of the Dragon’s Tail!” In this charming and funny story, a princess named Penny returns home from her travels to discover there are problems in the kingdom: a dragon is on the loose, and that's just the beginning!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Family Storytime With Michelle
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Laugh, sing, and dance along to songs and stories from the comfort of your home!


Shape Pizza! With Kelly
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Make a shape pizza using paper! Learn to make pizza toppings out of different shapes, then practice identifying the shapes as you create your own delicious pizza recipes. We'll also practice adding and counting to 10.


Penny Magic With Carmen
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join Carmen and guest star Olivia as they gather pennies around the house and make them shine like new! They will conduct an experiment to see which acid - vinegar, lemon juice, or ketchup - best cleans the surface of a dull penny. Kids are encouraged to follow along and will need the following supplies: pennies, vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup, and any other acid in your homes.

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