August 2014

Library News

Lisa Fagundes, Librarian

Come to our End of Summer Reading Party on Saturday August 9, 1 to 5 p.m.! Make a button and enjoy our chocolate fountain! All ages welcome.

Programs for Adults

Everything In Pen —Combining the pop sensibility of Big Star and the off-beat narrative observations of Jonathan Richman, acoustic artist Everything in Pen sings an entire set of songs that have been inspired by books. In each song’s introduction, she explains which book or books are referenced in the song. The “Dave Eggers” song, for instance, is obviously inspired by Eggers, but also has lyrics from Wendell Berry and Richard Powers. Other book songs reference Betty Friedan, Richard Yates, Barbara Kingsolver and many others. Thursday, August 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In: Learn  how to download eBooks to your device and how to use the library’s databases. Have a reference question that requires more time to answer?

Come to Digital Drop-In, where you’ll get one-on-one time with a librarian to help answer your basic technology conundrums. Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Programs for Teens

Jewelry Making: In this fun, hands-on workshop, local designer and entrepreneur Chelsee Robinson will help you in create your own beautiful bracelet, necklace, or earrings. Come for the fun, leave with a skill! Materials provided. Ages 12 and up. Limited space; so sign up by emailing Lisa at or call 355.2822. Sunday, August 3, 2 to 4 p.m.

Game On!: Come play PS3 and Wii games on our big screen in the Potrero meeting room! We have a selection, but you can bring your own T- or E-rated games to share. Challenge your friends to determine who is the ultimate gamer! Ages eight to 18 welcome. Thursdays, August 12, 19, and 26, 4 to 6 p.m.

Programs for Children

Baby Rhyme and Play Time: Songs and rhymes for infants up to 18 months old and their caregivers. Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, and 26, 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 August 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Fun Flicks: Bring a snack and enjoy children’s films. Fish is Fish; Inch by Inch; The Foolish Frog; Knuffle Bunny; Frederick; Chrysanthemum. For ages three to eight. Wednesday August 13, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Saturday Snacktivity: With food provided by the Potrero Whole Foods, we’ll offer a wholesome snack followed by a fun activity. All ages welcome. Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Origami with Shinta Arifin: Join us for a special program with origami artist Shinta Arifin! Children ages four to 12 welcome. Saturday, August 1, 3 to 5 p.m.

Movie and Meal Day: Monster’s University. Potrero Hill Family Support Center will provide a meal. Friday, August 15, 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. Contact Shevi for more information: or 602.7961. Thursdays August 7, 14, 21, and 28, 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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