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From Jenny Scholten, Librarian

Programs for Adults

Rosetta Stone
Accomplish your language learning goals with your library card using our new free eresource, Rosetta Stone. Wednesday, September 14, 6 to 7 p.m.

Movie Screening: Sharayet
Join us for a screening of Sharayet. Directed by Iranian-American filmmaker, Maryam Keshavarz, this provocative coming-of-age story  centers on a wealthy family struggling to contain their teenage daughter’s growing sexual rebellion and her brother’s dangerous obsession. (2011, R, 106 min) Saturday, September 17, 3 to 5 p.m.

Latin American Classical Guitar with Samantha Wells
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music! Classical guitarist, Samantha Wells, will perform works by the following Latin American composers: Leo Brouwer, Manuel Ponce, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Saturday, September 24, 6 to 7 p.m.

Programs for Teens

Movie Screening: The 5th Wave
Join us for a screening of The 5th Wave. Based on the acclaimed 2013 young-adult sci-fi novel by Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave follows a 16-year-old survivor of a catastrophic alien invasion. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. Wednesday, September 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Programs for Children

Saturday Snacktivity
With food provided by the Good Life Grocery, we will offer a wholesome snack followed by a fun activity. All ages welcome. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Baby Rhyme and Play Time
Songs and rhymes for infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver(s). Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.

Family Storytime
Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years old and their caregiver(s). Thursdays, 10:15 to 10.45 a.m.

Art on the Go with the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Inspired by Ned Kahn’s Negev Wheel, a kinetic sculpture which uses sand from Israel’s Negev Desert, families will use sand and other fine art materials to create their own unique desert environments. Saturday, September 3, 4 to 5 p.m.

Museum of Craft and Design: Repujados!
Create your own repujado!  Join the Museum of Craft & Design and learn the basics of this Mexican craft.  All materials provided.  Ages 5 and up. Saturday, September 10, 4 to 5.30 p.m.

Henna Workshop
Henna Gardens is a Middle Eastern-owned company that will teach the history and art of henna as well as provide henna tattoos! In recognition of the wealth of cultures and peoples stemming from the Middle East that reside in the Bay Area, the Library offers a diverse array of programs for all ages throughout the month of September. Tuesday, September 13, 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Movie and Meal Day
In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we will present a family-friendly film, and PHFSC will provide a meal. Our selection for September is Aladdin. Rated G. 90 minutes. Friday, September 16, 3 to 5 p.m.