June 2014

Library News

Lisa Fagundes, Librarian

The 56th Annual Potrero Hill Art Exhibit: until July 31st 

Summer Reading: For all ages. Sign up to win prizes for reading!

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 more time to answer? A librarian will help answer your toughest conundrums. Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 28, and 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Movie Night: The Cup (Phorpa, 1999) – While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, the atmosphere of serene contemplation at a Tibetan monastery is disrupted by soccer fever. Prevented from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, several young monks plan to rent a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness,t and friendship for the students, while the Lama contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world. Presented in Dzongkha with English subtitles. Rated G. 93 minutes.Thursday, June 5th, 3 to 5 p.m. 

• Musical Performance - Melody of China: This San Francisco-based Chinese chamber ensemble will play traditional Chinese instruments. This program is put on by the Inclusive Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities committee. All ages are welcome to join clients from NorCal Vocational to watch this lovely group play. Wednesday, June 18th 1 to 2 p.m.

The Golden Age of San Francisco Rock, Part 2 – Video Clips: Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show The Golden Age of San Francisco Rock Vol. 2, featuring rare film clips by San Francisco Bay Area folk-rock and psychedelic rock performers from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s. Included will be footage by Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Santana, Moby Grape, Country Joe & the Fish, Sly & the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, the Beau Brummels, and others. Sunday, June 22nd, 2 to 4 p.m.

Programs for TEENS

Duct Tape Masterpieces: Join Sophie from Sophie's Stress-Free Soirees for an evening of duct tape fun! Make a wallet, a pen case, a phone case, or anything else you can dream up! Duct tape rolls will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! For ages nine and up. Thursday June 12th 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Programs for CHILDREN

Baby Rhyme and Play Time: Songs and rhymes for infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24, 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 June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. 

Fun Flicks:
This month’s films are No Roses for Harry; Millions of Cats; Scrambled States of America; Tuesday; and Banjo Frogs. For children three to eight. Bring a snack and enjoy the show. Wednesday June 11, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. 

Native American Hoop Dancer, Eddie Madril: Yaqui Indian hoop dancer, Edwardo Madril will share the beauty of Native American heritage through dance, music and origin stories. Participants will be introduced to some of the most popular and rare Native American dances. Origins and meanings of the dances will be discussed, and you’ll be invited to join in some traditional dances. For all ages. Friday, June 13th, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Crafts with the Museum of Craft and Design:
Join the Museum of Craft and Design in a drop-in workshop inspired by their current exhibition of works in cardboard, Elevated Corrugated. Cut, bend, tape, glue, and embellish your way to making fun accessories out of cardboard. For children ages six to 12, parental assistance encouraged. Saturday, June 14th, 4 to 5 p.m.

Musical Theater Workshop
with Epiphany Productions: Epiphany Productions teaches theater technique, guiding participants through the enactment of a story, using costume, song, movement, and character. Their focus is on self-expression, self- confidence, fun, and basic performance skills. This workshop is for kindergartners through sixth graders. Friday, June 20th, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Movie and Meal Day
Frozen: In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we’ll present Frozen and PHFSC will provide a meal. Friday, June 20th, 3 to 5:30 p.m. 

African Music
Keenan Webster: Come hear the beautiful West African harp (kora) and other instruments of African origin, and play some too! Keenan Webster will play as well as give hands-on demonstrations of various instruments. Dancing encouraged ,if space allows. Bring the whole family. Friday, June 27th, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.



Library Sponsored Community Sponsorships

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 June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Potrero Hill Book Club:
Meets at the library every third Wednesday of the month. This month’s selection is The Painted Veil by M. Somerset Maugham. Join the discussion! Wednesday June 18th, 7 to 8:00 p.m. 

Potrero Branch Seed Library:
Thanks to the generous contributions of local gardeners and Whole Foods Grocery, Potrero Branch Seed Library continues. You’re welcome to “check out” seeds, plant them, and bring your harvested seeds back to the library. Without your support, the Seed Library would not exist. We need your seeds to share with the community!

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