Calendar of Events

January Calendar of Events


Sing songs on the first Saturday of the month that the public knows, loves and grew

up with, including “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and the Beatles,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, Jan. 6, 1-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Russian Poet Lecture:

The poet Vladimir Burich (1932-1994) will be featured in a lecture led by

Nikolay Sundeev, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Saturday, Jan. 6, 1-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Making Frozen Snacks:

Start the year out healthy by learning how to prepare after-school

snacks, like chocolate covered banana chips and frozen yogurt dots,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m., ages 10-18, free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Kindergarten Workshop:

An informative workshop to help the public understand public school options and

navigate through the SF Unified School District’s enrollment process for Transitional

Kindergarten and kindergarten,

Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7- 8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2825.



Sally Love Saunders will be celebrating her 78th birthday with poetry and an open mic,

Sacred Grounds Cafe, Hayes and Cole streets, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., free.


Preschool Fair:

A free event for parents of children three and four years of age to explore the diverse

array of preschool and financial aid options offered by family child care homes and

centers throughout San Francisco,

SF County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Jan. 11, 6- 8:30 p.m., free.

For more information or to register, go to the website at


Plant Swap:

Bring succulents, cuttings, starts, seeds or surplus harvest to trade with other local

gardeners, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5700.


Jazz Performance:

Six Roses gives a performance of jazz renditions representative of Black-African music,

featuring songs written by Theolonious Monk, Arsenio Rodriguex and more,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, Jan. 13, 3-3:45 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


College Workshop: 

A workshop for parents with students in the sixth through 12th grades who are looking

to get accepted into their favored college, looking for scholarships and a plan to

graduate debt free,

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2-4 p.m.,

space is limited, free. For more information or to register, call (415) 355-2880.


Square Dance Class: 

A 20-week class sponsored by the Caper Cutters Club starts on Monday, Jan. 15,

St. Paul’s Church Hall, 1399 43rd Ave., $5 per class.

For more information, call Barbara at (415) 751-3105

or go to the website at


Quick Breakfast Recipes: 

Teens (aged 13-18) are invited to learn how to cook quick and easy recipes in a dorm

room through Get In My Belly!,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Creating Washi Paper: 

Make unique patterned wrapping paper with this easy dip-dyeing process,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., for adults, free.

For more information or to signup, call (415) 355-5700.


Making Stained Glass: 

Ms. Mardi shows how to have fun using tissue paper to make a stained glass project,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4:15-4:45 p.m.,

ages three and up, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.


Checking Child Seat Safety:

California Highway Patrol officers will offer a drive-through clinic to make sure a child’s

car seat is safe,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., 10th Avenue side,

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Bath Bombs: 

Mix and mold an aromatic and effervescent bath bomb that pampers skin and

transforms an ordinary bath into a spa-like soak (materials provided),

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Jan. 21, 2- 3:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Cooking Together: 

Shanta, author of the new book “Cooking Together: A Vegetarian Food Coop Cookbook,”

will read passages from her books and discuss the importance of sharing food,

food preparation and recipes to sustain good health,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808.


Tray of Togetherness Tasting:

In honor of the Chinese New Year, there will be treats from a tray of togetherness – a

customary arrangement of sweets used to welcome guests during the Chinese New Year,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Chinese New Year Lantern Craft: 

Make a lantern out of Chinese red envelopes, supplies provided (children under 12 must

be accompanied by an adult),

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, Jan. 25, 7- 8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808.


Lion Dancers: 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dog, 4716, with a Chinese Lion Dance

and martial arts performance at several SF Library branches on Saturday, Jan. 27,

including the West Portal, 10:15 a.m.; Parkside, 11 a.m.; Ortega, noon;

and Richmond, 1 p.m., branches, free.


West African Music: 

Jesse Sabhi, in honor of Black History Month, will perform a musical journey to his

homeland on the Ivory Coast, filled with West African jazz sounds,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Faculty Centennial Concert:

The SF Conservatory of Music faculty will perform various works connected to SFCM’s

history, 50 Fell St., Sunday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


Earthquake Preparedness:

Matt Springer, a professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine, will talk about

precautions that can be taken to lessen the damage from an earthquake at home

and work, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Spot of Tea:

Spend an afternoon sampling a wide array of warm teas and discussing their unique

qualities, for ages 10-18, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday,

Jan. 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

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