August 9, 2018
Library Foundation’s Online Auction Begins August 12
The Burlingame Library Foundation will host its annual online auction from August 12 to September 2. Funds raised will be used to augment services at Burlingame’s two public libraries.

The auction will feature more than 200 items donated by local residents, businesses, restaurants, resorts, entertainment companies, museums and much more. Below is a sneak preview of the some of the included items:

  • Rides to school by the Burlingame Police Department and Central County Fire Department
  • A tour of Facebook, with lunch
  • Accommodations and show tickets at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
  • Two nights at Costanoa
  • Private tour of Filoli Gardens and lunch with Burlingame Vice Mayor Donna Colson
  • Tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Bridge party and lunch for eight at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club
  • Membership in the Commonwealth Club theater
  • Symphony and ballet tickets
  • Gift certificates for more than 20 local restaurants
  • VIP wine tasting vouchers at 10 wineries
  • An in-home wine tasting experience with a wine connoisseur
  • Admission to a dozen museums
  • Merchandise gift certificates and passes donated by businesses including: sailing lessons, trampoline parks, ski lift tickets and rentals, coding lessons, video games and whale watching on Monterey Bay

To see all the offerings and to register, click here and set up a free account . Winning bidders will be notified via email.
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If you've ever thought about installing solar or buying an electric vehicle, but don't know where to start - SunShares  can help!

Bay Area SunShares, a program of the  B usiness Council on Climate Change , makes it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle. SunShares offers a 15% discount on solar installation and pre-vetted solar providers, as well as discounts on electric vehicles (EVs).

Any Bay Area resident can sign up for SunShares from August 1 through November 15 and receive an EV discount code or a free, no-obligation solar proposal outlining your financing options.
Recycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Are wine corks compostable? I have some that seem natural and others that seem synthetic
Natural wine corks can be placed in the compost. The plastic coated ones would be considered garbage.

Are cotton balls compostable even if they have makeup on them?
No, they are considered garbage. However, a zero waste option would be to get reusable, organic cotton rounds that can be washed.

Are cotton swabs such as Q-Tips(R) recyclable?  
These are also considered garbage. If you need to use cotton swabs, a more environmentally-friendly option would be to get ones that are made of 100% organic cotton or 100% bamboo, since conventional cotton is generally grown with pesticides that pollute the environment, including farms, soil, and waterways.

Send your recycling questions to . Find past questions and answers here ; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here .
Events Around Town
Burlingame Library Open House
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Rd.
Don't miss the Library's annual Open House event! There will be live music, refreshments, activities, and costumes! Come dressed in your favorite workout gear (the sillier, the better) or just stop by and have fun.
Movies in the Park - Sherlock Gnomes
Friday, August 10 at sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.)
Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave.
Join the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department for a movie under the stars!  Sherlock Gnomes will be playing on the big screen in Washington Park. Grab your friends and family, blankets, and chairs and come enjoy this FREE family-friendly event! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.  Thank you to title sponsor, Putnam Subaru!

Coming Soon!
Despicable Me 3 on August 24
Coco on September 7
Library Foundation's Annual Book & Author Luncheon
Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Peninsula Golf and Country Club
This signature event organized by the Burlingame Library Foundation features boutique vendors, a choice of lunch entrees, and three local authors discussing their new books.

Like the annual online auction, proceeds from the luncheon will fulfill the Library Foundation’s mission to support Burlingame Public Libraries with collection enhancement, new technology, free programs for all ages, and the improvement and preservation of historic buildings and interiors.

For more information, visit or email
Community Corner (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
Workshop for New Ham Radio Operators
Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Rd.
New Ham radio operators, this is the course you’ve been waiting for! On Saturday, August 11, experienced Hams will teach a Ham Radio Workshop designed for those new to amateur radio operation. They will present an overview from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will be available for individual coaching from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. The course is presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network.

Those attending the workshop are encouraged to bring their radios, if they have one. Those without radios can inspect a variety of handheld radio models on display that are available for as little as $35.
There is no charge for the Ham Radio Training Workshop, but pre-registration is required by sending your name and city of residence to . Preference will be given to Burlingame residents; others will be welcome if space is available. Coffee and treats will be served.
Hams will play key roles during Burlingame’s sixth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on October 13 and will provide vital links to the outside world during actual disasters. To learn more about the drill and sign up, visit .
Peninsula Health Care District Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1819 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame
Meeting agenda will include 2017-2018 activities and accomplishment, 2018-2019 strategic focus, and questions, comments and input.
Save the Date: Holiday Performance by Burlingame's Glee
at Burlingame's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 7, 2018
Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that Burlingame’s Glee, a show choir comprised of students in grades 2-5, will perform for the Burlingame Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7, 2018.

This successful and extremely talented group of singers/dancers will be preparing for these performances on Thursdays, from 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. at Lincoln auditorium September 13 through November 29. They will be preparing to present the holiday classics of “Sing A Simple Song of Peace”, “Frosty’s Hand Jive” and Sparklejollytwinklejingley”.  

Students can sign up at or contact .
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