Library News – September 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. The September selection is McFarland, USA. In a hardscrabble California farming town, Coach Jim White sees the potential for a cross-country running team among the area’s high school students, most of whom are the children of farm workers. Based on real events, McFarland, USA will have you cheering!  Rated PG. 128 minutes. Friday, September 21, 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

Introduction to Internet Searching
Searching the World Wide Web can be a difficult and frustrating task, but it doesn’t have to be. This class will provide basics on effective searching. Sunday, September 9, 2 to 3 p.m.

The Literate Goat Book Club
Focusing on literary fiction, this book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month, celebrating its third anniversary. All are welcome.  Tuesday, September 11, 6 to 8 p.m.

Taste of North Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia
Featuring sample snack foods from many counties. Sunday, September 13, 6 to 7 p.m.

Sabor a Salsa
This salsa-making class celebrates Latino-Hispanic Heritage Month.  Join for a tasty journey of the senses, to learn a brief history of salsa and how to prepare it, with a tasting of a few different varieties. Sunday, September 16, 3 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(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 grammar 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, September 8 and 22, 12 to 1 p.m.

Algerian Sweet Treats
Local baker, Nora Takouat, will teach patrons how to make the delicious authentic Algerian dessert, khamsa bniwen, which means “hand shaped sweet” and includes chocolate, nuts and honey. Space is limited; please sign up in advance at the branch or by calling 415.355.2822 Saturday, September 22, 4 to 5 p.m.