February 2014

Library News

Lisa Fagundes, Librarian

The Library will be closed on February 17 for President’s Day.

Programs for Adults

Reference Drop-In—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’ll get one on one time with a librarian to help answer your toughest conundrums! Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Black Films on the Red Carpet—In honor of Black History Month and the beginning of Hollywood’s Award season, award-winning movies will be shown about African Americans. Thursday February 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Glory,  Sunday February 9 2 to 4 p.m.: The Defiant Ones, Thursday February 20 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Do the Right Thing, Sunday February 23 2 to 4 p.m.: The Color Purple

Paper Flower Bouquets Worksho
p—Come get crafty with Flowers in Your Hair floral designer, Misti Boettiger. Learn to make festive paper flowers out of recycled materials and create a whimsical bouquet to take home or give to a loved one.  For ages 12 and up only. Supplies provided, but scissors are limited, so bring your own if you can! Program limited to 20 people. To sign up for more information, contact Lisa at lisa.fagundes@sfpl.org or call 355.2822.  February 7, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Programs for Teens

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 nine to 19 welcome. Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.


Programs for Children

Frog and Toad Story Time and Craft: Frog and Toad fans get inspired by Arnold Lobel’s art through a story followed by a related craft making program. Presented in partnership with the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel exhibition on display until March 23. Saturday February 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m.  


Six Roses—In celebration of African American Heritage Month, Six Roses will perform original jazz tunes for children of all ages. Saturday, February 22, 4 to 5 p.m.

Baby Rhyme and Play Time—Songs and rhymes for infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.  

Family Story time— Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years old and their caregiver. Thursdays February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.  

Homework Help—Kindergarten through third grade students can receive one-on-one help from our capable volunteer. Need homework support? Drop by the library for free assistance. Tuesdays February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4:30 to 6 p.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. February’s films are: Liang and the Magic Paintbrush; Lon Po Po; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Seven Chinese Sisters.  For children three to eight. Bring a snack and enjoy the show! Wednesday February 12, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. 

Movie Day: In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we’ll present Cars and PHFSC will provide a meal.  Friday, February 21, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Library Sponsored Community Partnerships

Creative Writing Workshop: A free class to help you write your own stories, develop your characters, and find your own unique voice in a supportive and creative environment. Contact Shevi for more information:  sheviros@gmail.com or 602.7961. Thursdays February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Potrero Hill Book Club: Meets at the library every third Wednesday of the month. February’s selection is The Submission by Amy Waldman. Join the discussion on Wednesday February 19, 7 to 8 p.m.

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

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