Common ground • This week at the library

Dear friends,

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
― Cicero

Did you know that Americans visit libraries more often than movie theaters and sporting events combined? Now you know! Here's what's happening at the library this week 😃📚

📆 Illustrating Yourself and Your Neighbors. This free workshop by artist Alexandra Bowman will teach you simple ways to illustrate your community while focusing on color and composition. Part of the "My Community" Youth Poster Exhibition workshop series. 

Also on: City calendar


📆 Mon. 2/3 – Uneven Ground: Inequity on the Mid-Peninsula. Almanac journalist Kate Bradshaw discusses her groundbreaking report on the myriad ways land use decisions affect health in the communities of North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, and Belle Haven. 6:30pm @ Main Library

Also on: City calendar


📆 Weds. 2/5 – Starting Your Garden. Get tips and advice from gardening experts-- and pick up a packet of free seeds to help you get started. 7:00pm @ Main Library

Also on: City calendar


More events...

📆  Who the $&% Is Jackson Pollock? Documentary film. When a 73-year-old former truck driver with an eighth grade education buys a thrift shop painting for five dollars, she has no idea the painting in question might possibly be the work of art icon Jackson Pollock - or indeed, who Pollock is.  Wed. 1/29, 7pm @ Main Library. Details

📆  Buki the Clown. In Buki’s silly, slapstick magical comedy show, it's the children who perform the magic, and no one is more surprised than Buki! Sun. 2/2, 2pm @ Belle Haven Branch. Details

📆  Storyteller Kiran Rana: Nasruddin Visits the City. Meet Nasruddin Hodja, the “wise fool” of Central Asia! Storyteller and Sufi master Kiran Rana will share tales of this enigmatic and spiritual figure both in his original setting, and in the U.S. Tue. 2/4, 7pm @ Main Library  Details

Calling all youth artists!

Deadline for entry is February 12


Check the library's online events calendar for complete listings including storytimes, workshops, teen events, and more.

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Have a lively week!

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