Library News – August 2018

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Family Programs

Movie and a Meal: In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we’ll present a family-friendly film, and PHFSC will provide a meal. Our selection for August is Wonder. Based on the book by R. J. Palacio, Wonder is the story of a 10-year-old boy with facial differences who attends school for the first time when he begins fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Rated PG. 113 minutes. Friday, August 17, 3 to 5 p.m.

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

Programs for Adults

Marbled Paper with Shaving Cream: Learn to make artistically marbled paper. Space is limited; sign up in advance. Sunday, August 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

How to Create and Use an Email Account: If the idea of email is overwhelming or confusing to you, this class can help. Sunday, August 19, 2 to 3 p.m.

The Literate Goat Book Club: Focusing on literary fiction, our book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Tuesday, August 14, 6 to 8 p.m.

Four Barrel Coffee Tasting: Curious about coffee? Want to know more about how coffee is made? Four Barrel Coffee Co-op will give you the answers and provide a free coffee tasting. Sunday, August 26, 2 to 3 p.m.


Programs for Teens

Northern California Bats: Learn about our night time neighbors with Corky Quirk and her rescued bats! Saturday, August 4, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Make Your Own Lip Balm: Mix-and-match ingredients to custom make a lip balm to take home. All materials provided. All ages welcome; children under ten will need assistance from an adult. Call to sign up. Sunday, August 5, 2 to 3 p.m.


Programs for Children

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.

Toddler Tales: Books, rhymes, music, movement and more for toddlers 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Thursdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Puppy Dog Tales: Reading to a therapy dog is wonderful for children who are learning to read, or for whom extra attention in vocabulary or grammer is desired. Your child will adore reading to this calm canine companion in a non-judgmental setting! For ages four to eight, but older welcome. Saturdays, August 11 and 25, 12 to 1 p.m.

Exploding Stick Chains: Who will take on the calling e of putting together the longest exploding sticks chain? All materials provided. Saturday, August 11, 4 to 5 p.m.

Make Art – DIY Back to School Supplies: Join our community partners, the Museum of Craft & Design, as we make our own back to school supplies! All materials provided, young children may need help from an adult. Saturday, August 18, 4 to 5:30 p.m.