May 2014

Library News

Lisa Fagundes, Librarian

The library will be closed on May 26th in observance of Memorial Day 

The 56th Annual Potrero Hill Art Exhibit: May 3rd to July 31st 

Summer Reading begins May 31st

Programs for Adults

Reference Drop-In, One-On-One Help at the Computer. 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? Have a reference question that requires time to answer? Come to Reference Drop-In, where you’ll get one on one time with a librarian to help answer your toughest conundrums!  Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


56th Annual Potrero Hill Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Featuring the breezy jazz rhythms of Six Roses and light refreshments. Saturday, May 3, 6 to 9 p.m.

Feldenkrais Awareness for Movement. Guild-certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Virginia Yao instructs in guided gentle movements. This class is intended to promote awareness of the Feldenkrais method. For ages 12 and older. Saturday, May 10, 1:30  to 3 p.m.

Avant Garde at the Turn of the 20th Century. What makes progressive art not just new and different, but something that will have a long-term impact? This lecture discusses works by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and others. Lecture by Marsha Holm, from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Docent Council. Limit 20 people. To sign up, contact Lisa at or 355.3822. Sunday, May 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Programs for Teens

Game On! 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, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Programs for Children

Baby Rhyme and PlayTime. For infants up to eighteen months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.  

Family Storytime. Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years old and their caregiver. Thursdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.  

Fun Flicks. This month’s films are Mysterious Tadpole; Pete’s a Pizza; Petunia; Pierre; Musical Max; Owen. This program includes short films based on children’s books and stories.  For children three to eight. Bring a snack and enjoy the show! Wednesday May 14, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.  

Marble Machine Tinkering. Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design, built with everyday materials and your imagination. This program releases the inner artist and engineer in all children. Registration required, limited to 20 kids, ages six and up. Call 355.2822. In partnership with the Exploratorium, teaching kids about science though doing since 1969. Saturday, May 31, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Movie Day.  In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we’ll present Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. PHFSC will provide a meal. Friday, May 16, 3 to 5:30 p.m. 

Library Sponsored Community Partnerships

Creative Writing Workshop. Learn to write stories, develop characters, and find your voice in a supportive and creative environment. For information: or  602.7961.  Thursdays May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Potrero Hill Book Club.  This month’s selection is Tinkers by Paul Harding. Join the discussion, Wednesday May 21, 7 to 8:00 p.m. 

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