playResolve to get outdoors and play!
Visit Burlingame's parks, playgrounds and open spaces
Burlingame boasts 17 parks, playgrounds and open spaces. If your new year's resolution includes improving your physical and emotional health and well-being, then get outside and play at any one or ALL of our parks! Click here for a complete list of all Burlingame parks and playgrounds.
playgroundJ-lot playground closure
January 25-29

The J-lot playground rubber surfacing will be replaced during the week of January 25-29. To accommodate this work, the playground will be closed until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should you have questions, please direct them to Burlingame Parks and Recreation at (650) 558-7330
cafeVisit the Library bookstore and cafe
Buy, donate or just come read

Did you know you can purchase books every day at the bookstore located next to the new cafe in the main branch of the library? Operated by the Library Foundation, all proceeds directly benefit the Burlingame libraries. Adult fiction, children's picture books, young adult, biographies, travel, history, finance, health, self-help, the arts, cookbooks, cd's, dvd's, and audiobooks are just some of what's available. Everything is under three dollars.
Also, your book, dvd, and cd donations are always welcome. Just bring them to the information desk at the entrance to the library. Large donations may also be scheduled for pick-up.
And sign-up for the LibraryAware Newsletter that will keep you up to date on the latest library news and events by clicking here or just go to the information desk the next time you visit the main branch of the library.
coolcalBurlingame Ranks 3rd out of 22 cities!
Let's win this challenge!

The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a competition among California cities to motivate and reward residents for reducing their carbon footprints and building more sustainable communities. 22 cities are vying for the title of "Coolest California City."
Households in participating cities can join the CoolCalifornia Challenge by registering at They can then track energy use and vehicle miles driven, as well as share energy saving tips to earn points for their cities. The city with the highest sustainability points at the end of the challenge will be crowned Coolest California City. Two runner-up cities will be named Cool California City. All participating cities will receive a portion of a $150,000 prize based on the percentage of their points that will be used to support local sustainability projects.
This year's participating cities include Claremont, San Mateo, Buellton, Indio, Burlingame, Long Beach, Elk Grove, San Carlos, Lynwood, Martinez, South Pasadena, Redwood City, Huntington Beach, San Pablo, Benicia, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito, El Cerrito, Fairfax, Larkspur and Richmond. Current standings of the cities can be found at:
The CoolCalifornia City Challenge ends March 30, 2016, and the winning city will be recognized during Earth Week, April 21, 2016.
EventsEvents Around Town
Attention 6th - 8th graders! Come experience GLOW
Friday, January 29 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Avenue

This event, in collaboration with the Youth Advisory Committee, will have a DJ, black lights, games, snacks and glow items for purchase as well as an 8th grade exclusive VIP Lounge! This event is open to any and all 6th thru 8th graders (with proof of current school ID).  Wristbands for entry will be available for sale for $8 in advance on January 28 and 29 after school at BIS. As well as at the Recreation Center from 3-7pm on the 28th and 29th. Wristbands can be purchased at the door, but will set you back $10, so get yours before it's too late! For more information, contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.
CPR AED Training - Adult, Child & Infant
Wednesday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Central County Fire Station 36 Training Room
1399 Rollins Road in Burlingame

You will be trained by a CPR instructor who is an experienced staff member of the Central County Fire Department, which serves communities of Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae. You will learn CPR in a safe, timely and effective manner to an adult, child and infant. You will also be trained on using an AED. You can make a difference. Click here to register.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
San Andreas: The Movie - Fact or Fiction
Saturday, February 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
In the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

Is a 9+ magnitude earthquake possible on the San Andreas Fault? Could a tsunami strike the Golden Gate Bridge? Earthquake expert Tom Brocher will challenge you to figure how which catastrophes shown in the movie "San Andreas" could really happen in the Bay Area, and which are pure Hollywood. 
Brocher, who is a former resident of Burlingame and a research geophysicist with the Earthquake Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, also will explain the latest advancements in earthquake early warning technology and will offer tips on surviving an earthquake. 
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
This program is presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network, which encourages residents to work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for disasters. For more information, visit or email . A flyer is available here

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