December 2012

Library News


The San Francisco Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25.


Programs for Adults

Intro to Cycling. This one-hour course will teach you how to ride safely and confidently while sharing the street; you’ll also learn the rules and regulations of the road and how to integrate bicycling into your daily life, from commuting to shopping. For those over 14 years of age and of any skill level; no bicycle is required. Sign up at: December 1, 4 to 5 p.m.

Online Job Search. Learn how to conduct effective searches, develop the right keywords and search strategy, and locate and use available online job market information, career outlook projections, vocational training resources, and local job fair and employment listings on the web. December 2, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

eBook and eAudiobook Help Sessions. Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPod, or other eReader device and learn how to download books and other materials for free from the Library website. For adults, 18+. December 19, 26, 6:30 p.m.

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


Programs for Children

Strega Nona Theater Workshop. Epiphany Productions uses folktales from around the world to perform stories while guiding students to participate through song, movement, and characters. December 8, 4 to 5 p.m.

Baby Rhyme and Play Time. For infants up to 18 months and their caregiver. December 4, 11, 18, 31, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Family Storytime. Storytime features stories, songs, and rhymes. For children up to five years and their caregiver. December 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 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. December’s films will be There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein, Merry Christmas Space Case, and I Lost My Bear. For children ages three to eight years. December 12, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Homework Help. A Library volunteer will be available to help students elementary to high school students with their homework. December 4, 4 to 6 p.m., and December 11, 4 to 5:30 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 evening. December’s selection is Bossypants by Tina Fey. December 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Creative Writing Workshop. Join writer, filmmaker, 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. December 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Information: or 415.602.7961.

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