Printmaking for Adults

People standing around table, learning to create stamps for print makingSaturday, February 23: (Belle Haven Branch) Create your own prints and reusable stamps, in this free hands-on workshop from Peopleologie!

Mark Fiore: The Art of Politics
Political cartoonist Mark Fiore

Monday, February 25: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning political cartoonist, whom the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” currently creates topical animations for KQED. He’ll talk about his career, and the state of political criticism.

Speculative Fiction Book Group
3 book covers

Introducing our newest book group! Escape to other worlds through sci-fi, fantasy, horror, dystopia, and more. Meets at the Main Library on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:15-8:30 p.m.

January 28: "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley
February 25: "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet," by Becky Chambers
March 25: "Street Freaks," by Terry Brooks

Film and Filmmaker:
"Drawn Together" Director Harleen Singh
Drawn Together documentary subjects

Tuesday, February 26: “Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes” brings together three artists who confront stereotypes and racism in modern America. We’ll watch the film together, and then discuss it with the director.

Knitting MeetupKnitting Group

Wednesday, February 27 (Main Library): Meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. to crochet, knit, sew and laugh!  All skill levels welcome.

War Comes Home: The Legacy

Soldier with her baby

March-April, 2019: For veterans, returning home from war can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Our special exhibition and program series will explore separation and reunion over multiple American wars. 

War Comes Home: The Legacy traveling exhibition is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy.

A Young Man Goes to War--1944
Tuesday, March 5
7:00--8:00 pm
Arthur Adams joins us to share his experience as a young man drafted into WWII.
The Swingin' Blue Stars
Saturday, March 9
11:00 am -- Noon
An upbeat performance in 3-part harmony of the songs of the WWII era
The Peninsula at War
Tuesday, March 12
7:00--8:00 pm
Discover the Peninsula’s World War II legacy.
The War-Torn Brain: Incidence, Management, and Treatment of Traumatic Brain InjuryTuesday, March 19
7:00--8:00 pm
Learn about the history of brain injury suffered by our troops, as well as the common dangers for anyone.
Film Screening:
The War at Home
Monday, March 25
6:30--8:15 pm
Documentary explores a ten-year history of resistance in one American town: Madison, Wisconsin.
The Little ExileWednesday, March 27
7:00--8:00 pm
Jeanette Arakawa talks of life as a child "internee."
Film Screening:
Return to the Valley: The Japanese-American Experience After World War II
Monday, April 1
7:00--8:00 pm
Documentary shares the struggles and triumphs as Japanese-Americans rebuilt their lives after World War II.
A Visit with Audie Murphy: Actor Duffy Hudson
Saturday, April 6
11:00 am -- Noon
City Council Chambers
Decorated WWII soldier, movie star, PTSD sufferer.
Disney at War
Monday, April 8
7:00--8:00 pm
An educator from the Walt Disney Family Museum talks about Disney's films for the U.S. Government.
Film Screening:
Where Soldiers Come From
Tuesday, April 16
6:30--8:00 pm
Documentary follows childhood friends from Michigan to Afghanistan and back.
The Civil War: A Family Left BehindMonday, April 22
7:00--8:00 pm
Nick Adams shares lessons learned from 100 letters from his great-great grandfather.
Film Screening:
Vietnam: The Secret Agent
Wednesday, April 24
7:00--8:00 pm
Documentary shows the history of chemical warfare and the plight of Vietnam vets.
"So, What Are You?"
Tuesday, April 30
7:00--8:00 pm
A moving and hilarious performance by Judi Le, who fled Vietnam with her family upon the Fall of Saigon.

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!

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.

Literature Book Club

Join us for our discussion group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:30 p.m. 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
January 8: "The Feast of Love," by Charles Baxter
February 12: "The Age of Innocence," by Edith Wharton
March 12: "Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan

E-Library Tips
Person reading on tablet

Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, June 5: Drop in with your smart device, and our staff will show you how to help yourself to FREE access to e-books, magazines, museum passes, and so much more!