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Programs for Adults

Creativity and Art Group: Express your creativity through art, music, meditation and more! Led by Cat Ehisen, family counselor at the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), this all-ages program meets every Friday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Healthier Living Workshops: Do you or someone you love or care for have arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart issues or other chronic health problems? If so, sign-up for this workshop series and learn how to manage pain, set goals, and work effectively with your doctor. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Potrero Branch at 415.355.2822., Saturdays in April, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Gardening in Potrero Hill and Dogpatch:   This workshop will explore 94107-specific gardening basics. Topics include preparing for spring planting and ideas for managing hyper-local challenges, such as pests, wind, and the area’s rocky, serpentine soils.  All gardeners – and would-be gardeners – welcome. Presenter Jennifer Gorospe is a University of California master gardener who has researched the garden soils of many of San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Saturday, April 16, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story:   Join us for a screening of Just Eat It, 2014, not rated, 74 minutes, a film that looks at Americans’ obsession with perfect produce, and reveals the devastating global consequences. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin pledged to quit grocery shopping and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.  Robert Reed, Recology Inc. project manager, will introduce the film with a short talk. Tuesday, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m.

Poetry Reading with Dawn Pearson:  Celebrate National Poetry Month with Dawn Pearson. Along with sharing insights into her writing process, Pearson will read from her book, Eigengrau. Saturday, April 30, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Programs for Teens

Game On!: Come play video games on our big screen in the Potrero meeting room! Ages eight to 18 welcome. Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Knit 102:  This event is for knitters who have got the basic knit stitch down and want to level up! Bring your ongoing projects and knitting questions. We’ll introduce the purl stitch, problem solve your knitting, and see how it’s going! Wednesday, April 6, 6 to 7.30 p.m.

Programs for Children

Saturday Snacktivity: With food provided by Whole Foods Market Potrero Hill, we’ll 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.; Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.

Family Story time: 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.

Pajama Story time: Bring the whole family to this fun-filled storytime hootenanny! Enjoy listening to stories, singing, moving, and shaking it up! Wiggling encouraged. Kids, wear your PJ’s if you want. Wednesday, November 4, 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Puppy Dog Tales: This Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals program pairs trained dog-and-owner therapy teams with children to nurture literacy, self-confidence, and socio-empathic skills. Your child will adore reading to this calm canine companion in a non-judgmental setting! For ages four to eight, but older welcome. Call 415.355.2822 to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Fridays, April 8 and April 22, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Big Play Date and Snacktivity:   TWO HOURS of snacking, playing, building, and creating!  Come to the library early and join us for special activities, with COFFEE for adult caregivers!  Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Movie and Meal Day: In partnership with PHFSC, we’ll present a family-friendly film, and PHFSC will provide a meal. Our April selection is Curious George, PG, 102 minutes. Friday, April 15, 3 to 5 p.m.