January 2014

Library News

Liosa Fagundes

Reference Drop-In One-on-One Time for more Intensive Reference Questions:

Do you have questions on how to use computers and the internet, how to download eBooks to your device, or how to use the library’s databases? Come to Reference Drop-In, where you will get one-on-one time with a librarian. Contact Lisa for more information 355.2822. January 15, 22, and 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Top Ten Myths of Dog Behavior — Dog Training Tips: Focused on debunking the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding our beloved canines, this presentation offers a glimpse into current studies around dog cognition, evolution, and behavioral traits. Ariana Luchsinger is a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant. Please note: dogs (except service animals) are not allowed in the library. For more information please contact Lisa at lfagundes@sfpl.org or call 355.2822. January 18, 3:30  to 5 p.m.

StoryCorps@Your Library:
  Take part in our annual One City One Book: San Francisco Reads celebration by recording your own truly San Francisco story. This year’s book, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, tells the story of a San Francisco high-school age hacker who leads an effort to protect democracy in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. We are recording stories around the themes of the book and about growing up in San Francisco—tell us about your experiences, here in the Bay Area. Bring a friend, partner, or loved one and record your story. Schedule an appointment by calling 557.4277 or email at publicaffairs@sfpl.org. January 24, 1:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Game On!
Come play PS3 games on our big screen! We have a selection, or you can bring your own T- or E-rated games to share. Challenge your friends to determine who is the ultimate gamer! Ages 9 to 19 welcome. Tuesdays, January 14, 21, and 28, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 

GoGo CraftDIY Fingerless Gloves: Keep your hands toasty warm with a pair of handmade gloves. In this workshop, you will learn how to take a shrunken sweater and make it into a pair of cozy, fingerless gloves. This low-sew project can be completed with our patterns and just a needle and thread. Shrunken sweaters and other materials provided. Ages 11 and up. Limited to 15 participants. To sign up or for more information, contact Lisa at lfagundes@sfpl.org or 355.2822. January 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Baby Rhyme and PlayTime:
For infants up to eighteen months old and their caregivers. Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.  

Family Storytime: Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years old and their caregivers. Thursdays January 16, 23, and 30, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Homework Help: Kindergarten to sixth grade students will receive one-on-one help from our capable volunteers. Need homework support? Drop by the library for free assistance. Tuesdays, January 14, 21, and 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Movie Day: In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we will present Shrek, and PHFSC will provide a meal.   January 17, 3 to 5:30 p.m.


Creative Writing Workshop:
A free class to help you write your own stories, Please contact Shevi for more information: sheviros@gmail.com or 602.7961. And if you’d like to contribute to the View, contact editor@potreroview.net. January 16, 23, and 30, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The Potrero Hill Book Club
: Meets at the library every third Wednesday evening of the month. January’s selection is Fever by Mary Beth Keane. Join the discussion January 15, 7 to 8:00 p.m.

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