July 2014

Library News

Lisa Fagundes, Librarian

Potrero Branch will be closed Friday July 4th for Independence Day.

The 56th Annual Potrero Branch Artists’ Exhibition is on display until May 3 to July 31.

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

Programs for Adults

Movie: So I Married an Axe Murderer, a San Francisco Library Film Festival Screening, is an offbeat, hatchet-driven romance about a wedlock-shy coffee house poet (Mike Myers) whose perfect woman (Nancy Travis) just might be a serial killer. 93 minutes. 1993. PG-13 rating.  Sunday, July 20, 2 to 4 p.m. 

Write Your Own Will Workshop. Stuart Bronstein, estate planning and probate lawyer in San Francisco for more than 30 years, helps participants create a fully functional will. Bring a blue ink non-erasable pen. Class size is limited to 15. Wednesday, July 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Programs for Teens

GoGo Crafts. Make a San Francisco-themed denim bike bag. All materials provided. Workshop is limited to 15 people, ages 12 and up. Saturday, July 26, 2 to 4 p.m.

Programs for Children

Baby Rhyme and Play Time.
Songs and rhymes for infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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(s).  Thursdays July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.  

Saturday Snacktivity.  Following the PS3 Games, the library will offer a wholesome snack. All ages welcome.  Saturday, July 5, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Insect Discovery Lab. Handle and explore the fantastic lives of millipedes, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more. For children ages five and up. Advance sign-ups required. Saturday, July 5, 2 to 3 p.m.

Fun Flicks. Charlie Needs a Cloak; Joseph Had a Little Overcoat; Dr. DeSoto; Ella
the Elegant Elephant
. For ages three to eight. Wednesday July 9, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Unique Derique delights by clowning, dancing, and turning his body into a drum set. His gently interactive performance is percussive, syncopated and dynamic!  For all ages. Saturday, July 12, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Our Future’s So Bright! – Presented by Aquarium of the Bay. Observe how humans have affected the balance of natural cycles on Earth, and then explore through play how new innovations give us the opportunity to return balance to our environment. For ages five to eight. Friday, July 18, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Movie and Meal Day.   Despicable Me 2 will be shown, and the Potrero Hill Family Support Center will provide a meal. Friday, July 18, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Marble Machine Tinkering – partnered with the Exploratorium. Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design, built with everyday materials. Advance sign-up required. For ages six and up. Saturday, July 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

LEGO. Enjoy an afternoon of LEGO play. For ages five and up. Friday, July 25, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Library Sponsored Community Partnerships

Creative Writing Workshop. A free class to help you write your own stories, develop characters, and find your own unique voice. Contact Shevi for more information:  sheviros@gmail.com or 602.7961. Thursdays July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 12:30 to 2:30 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. 

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