Adults

Adults Create: Tablescape Craft
Tree tablescape craft

Monday, November 19: Repurpose an old book to create your own decorative tree!

Planning for a Financially Successful Retirement
Retired couple walking on beach

Tuesday, November 20: Get some insight on the shift needed when going from saving up for retirement, to spending during retirement.

Explorations Close to Home
Bay Area images

Tuesday, November 27: Get to know San Mateo County's best, least-known places (and some places you may have heard of, too), with the creator of UntilSuburbia.com! 

Seeding Hope and Resilience:
Women Moving Mountains
Photography by Rucha Chitnis

Wednesday, November 28: Photojournalist Rucha Chitnis attempts to test assumptions, debunk stereotypes, and shift narratives. 

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale
People browsing books at Friends of the Library book sale

Saturday, December 1: The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library.

Adults Create Mexican Tin Art
Mexican Tin Art example

Saturday, December 1: (Belle Haven Branch) Sign up to try your hand at the ancient metal technique of metal embossing! 

Before Hollywood, There Was Niles
Niles Film: image of early filmmakers

Wednesday, December 5: Author and historian David Kiehn of the Niles Film Museum tells us of the days when Charlie Chaplin and other early film stars worked just across the Bay.

A Visit with Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks Betty_Slater-042

Saturday, December 8: Meet the legendary Rosa Parks, in a one-woman show by actress Betty Jewell Slater!

The American Advertising Calendar Plate:
A Window to America's Rural Past
Advertising calendar plates

Tuesday, December 11: Ads on porcelain: in 1910 alone, 1,600 different free calendar plates were distributed! David Hoexter shares what they teach about the cultural, historical, and even geological features of the rapidly-growing nation.

Resume and Interview Workshop

Resume workshopMonday, December 17: Menlo College's Career Services team show how to write and format your resume to grab any employer's attention--and to get past any algorithm. 

Board Game Meetup
Board games

Would you like to play a game? Drop in and join us on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., for a chance to relax and unwind with other adults! A variety of games will be provided, and our facilitator will help explain how to play. Feel free to bring a game of your own to share!

Knitting MeetupKnitting Group


Meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9 to crochet, knit, sew, & laugh!  All skill levels welcome.

Literature Book Club


Join us for our discussion group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:30. Our club  discusses a wide range of contemporary literary works: novels, short stories, essays, and poetry.  Our mission is to closely read a selection of literary works and discuss them in a spirit of curiosity and respect.

Book covers

November 13: "A Gate at the Stairs," by Lorrie Moore
December 11: "Housekeeping," by Marilynne Robinson

Film Discussion Meetup


Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. to informally discuss the movie playing at the Guild Movie Theater the weekend prior. We see the movie on our own and then meet in the library's downstairs meeting room to discuss it together in an informal and friendly environment. Snacks provided. Please contact the organizer with any questions and for more information.