Workshops and Classes

Upcoming Workshops:


Writing Workshop with Elliot Margolies.

Writing Workshop with Elliot Margolies of the MidPen Media Center
Elliot will hold an interactive workshop to help help you jumpstart your family history stories. Work with prompts such as “Where Does Your Family Story Begin?” or "What are your memories of your family traditions or foods that have been passed down?” There will be partner exercises to help attendees hone in on the most compelling sequences and images in order to make your stories come alive. Write about your immigrant relative, or a grandparent or parent.
Elliot is the director of, an online archive of U.S. immigrant stories. Attendees are welcome to write stories of immigration or family tradition for posting on MadeIntoAmerica as well as for entering into SMCGS’s SharingStories writing event.


Hands on Workshop Thursday February 9th 2:30-4:00pm

Cost: $5 for SMCGS members, $10 for non-members

Please RSVP to

MARCH 2017

America's Historical Newspapers

Watch for more details to come!



Workshops are $5 for SMCGS Members, $10 for Non-Members 
Workshops are FREE to Cañada College Faculty, Staff & Students 

Location: Cañada College Library Building 9, Third Floor, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94061.

Our SMCGS Library is located at the rear of the Cañada College Library.

Workshops are usually held in the computer lab.


Advanced registration helps us plan to have enough handouts and extra people available for hands-on help.  Please email your name and the workshop name and date that you are registering for to


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To avoid getting a parking ticket, be sure to purchase a $2.00 parking permit at the machines in Lot 1 or Lot 7. The permit is good for the entire day.

Contact us for more information.