November 2012

Library News

Lynne Barnes

Programs for Adults
Two of a Kind: Couples Creating Art. Man Ray and Lee Miller are part of a great tradition of couples who share a passion in life and for their work, often sharing inspirations and even specific works of art. The Fine Arts Museums’ Docent Council will look at eight different artist-couples, their lives, and their art together and apart. November 3, 4 to 5 p.m.

Poets 11. Now in its fourth year, Poets 11 is a citywide poetry contest and reading series that collects poems from every neighborhood in San Francisco and features poetry readings at branch libraries in each of the city’s 11 districts. Poets from District 10 will read on November 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Morningstar: Online Investment Tool. Learn how to research stocks and mutual funds online, use Morningstar stock screeners, and access key information analyst reports, financial statements, SEC filings, charts, and ratings. Instructor: Richard Le. November 18, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Genealogy Research. Learn how to conduct genealogy searches and find people using U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos, and genealogical records. Learn to access and use the Library’s Ancestry and Heritage Quest Genealogy Search. For students, amateur genealogists, and novice researchers. November 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

eBook and eAudiobook Help Sessions. Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eReader device and learn how to download books and other materials for free from the Library website. For adults, 18+. November 7, 21, 28, at 6:30 p.m.

Programs for Children
Make Art: Pixilated Paint Swatch Art. Brighten your autumn day with colorful paint swatch art! Cut out squares in your favorite colors and collage them to create a pixilated effect. This program is offered by the Museum of Craft and Design for children ages six to 12. November 10, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Art on the Go. Come listen to some of our best-loved children’s books during an Ezra Jack Keats storytime, and then join a Contemporary Jewish Museum educator and participate in a hands-on bookmark-making collage craft activity. For families. November 16, 4 to 5 p.m.

Baby Rhyme and Play Time. For infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver. November  13, 20, 27, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Family Storytime.
Storytime features stories, songs, and rhymes. For children up to five years and their caregiver. November  8, 15, 29, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Fun Flicks.
This film program is offered every second Wednesday of the month and includes short films based on children’s books and stories. November’s films will be I Want a Dog, Antartic Antics, and Cukoo, Mr. Edgar. For children ages three to eight years. November 14, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Library-Sponsored Community Partnerships

San Francisco Seed Library at the Potrero Branch Library. In partnership with the San Francisco Seed Library, the Potrero Branch has seeds available for “checkout” on the first floor beneath the staircase.

The Potrero Hill Book Club
meets at the library every third Wednesday of the month. November’s selection is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. November 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Creative Writing Workshop. Join writer, filmmaker, and journalist Shevi Rosenfeld Loewinger for a free class to help you write stories, develop characters, and find your own unique voice, all in a supportive and creative environment. November 1, 8, 15, 29, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Information: or 415.602.7961.
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