Calendar of Events

June Calendar of Events

Anza Branch Library Open House: The public is invited to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the reopening of the renovated Anza Branch Library, light refreshments and entertainment provided, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, June 2, 1-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Introductory Talk and Meditation: Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, June 2, 2 p.m., free. For more information, call (510) 841.3738 or go to the website at

Artists’ Meet-up: Artists are welcome to bring a piece of art each month to exhibit, poets are invited to bring a poem to read during the reception, Artisans of San Francisco, 2549 Irving St., every second Saturday of the month, 5-7 p.m., free. For more information, contact Joe Dellert at

Freedom From Training Wheels: Sunday Streets closes city streets to vehicles to create recreational space for the public, sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition’s “service station,” where Freedom From Training Wheels workshops are taught to ages 2-6 years, west end of Golden Gate Park at the Great Highway, Sunday, June 3, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. For more information, go to the website at

Chocolate for Health: K.J. Landis will lead a workshop about the ancient history, science and health benefits of high-quality cacao products, tasting provided, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, June 5, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Wax Resist Watercolor: Create two-dimensional artworks using wax crayons and watercolors, just bring imagination, all supplies provided, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, June 6, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Designing Inventions: Inspired by the exhibition “The Art of Rube Goldberg,” create an invention drawing that actually moves, map out a unique Rube Goldberg-inspired machine and bring it to life using all kinds of little objects that bend, spin and twirl, designed for youth ages 6 and up, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Thursday, June 7, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Quilling Class: A two-part class in the art of quilling (paper filigree) will be held, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Music with Miguel Govea and Susan Pena: A bilingual, interactive music program for youth and adults, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Monday, June 11, 1:30-2 p.m., free. For groups of five or more, call (415) 355-2818 for reservations.

Queer Qulture Qamp with 14 Black Poppies: Create protest signs, buttons and other decorative adornments while learning about LGBTQI icons and iconography at Queer Qulture Qamp with Midori and Jason, an engaging way to learn queer history and express a civic voice, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, June 12, 1-2:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Festival Crowns and Accessories: Materials for making bohemian, nature-inspired crowns, necklaces and bracelets will be on hand, for ages 12-18, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, June 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information or to sign up, call (415) 355-5717.

Do it Yourself Hot Air Balloons: Participants will make hot air balloons from colored paper, which may not float on their own, but will definitely “bring some color into your life all summer long,” all materials provided, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

San Francisco’s Natural History Lecture: Harry Fuller, author of “San Francisco’s Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars,” gives a presentation that covers three centuries of observation and change in the wildlife and ecology of San Francisco, when rattlesnakes once ruled Telegraph Hill and a grizzly bear was seen swimming across Mission Creek, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, June 13, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Cooking Demonstration: Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff will read from her new book “Cooking Together: A Vegetarian Co-op Cookbook,” with a cooking demonstration and free samples at two locations in the Outer Sunset: Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., Saturday, June 16, 2-3 p.m.; and School for Self-Healing, 2218 48th Ave., Monday, June 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

Make Art with the Sun: Create a sun print image using tiny objects, special paper and the sun, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Monday, June 18, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Insect Discovery Lab for Teens: Handle various insects while learning about their world, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, June 20, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information or reservations, call (415) 355-2818.

Dying with Peopleologie: At this Summer Stride 2018 craft program, Peopleologie will help participants create a pull-string goodie bag and transform a piece of fabric into a unique resist-dyed artwork while weaving together history, science and folk art, limited to 20 participants, all materials provided, two locations, Wednesday, June 20, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717; also at the Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Kumihimo Crafting with Esther Kwan: A fun type of simple finger weaving that makes a fancy cord of diagonal and slanted stripe patterns, make Kumihimo braids to use as a key holder, bracelet, zipper pull or necklace, for ages 5 and up, space is limited to 12 participants, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Friday, June 22, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information or to register, call (415) 355-2880.

Get in My Belly! Salsa: A teen series featuring quick and easy recipes to make at home or in a dorm room, make easy and spicy salsa in a blender, for ages 13-18, no sign-up necessary, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, June 26, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Creature Features: The public is invited for a ranger-led story sharing an interactive experience in tracking animal footprints, for children 5-8 years old, space is limited, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, June 26, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information or groups of five or more, call (415) 355-2818.

Build It! Structures: Create various structures using Keva Contraptions and house kits, or try building a skyscraper, roller-coaster or sculpture from Keva wooden planks, future architects, artists and engineers, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Wednesday, June 27, 5-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Test That Hack: Life hacks are designed to make life easy, teens can learn and share clever ways to keep cool during the summer months, join us as we test hacks on Youtube, Instagram, etc., Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Friday, June 29, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Alphabet Rockers RiseShine#Woke: Speak up and sing out for racial justice this summer at a free series of hip hop concerts for children and their families led by the Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers, for children ages 5-10, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Friday, June 29, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Fur, Scales and Tails Animal Show: Learn about wildlife with Tracy Hill and see some animals up close, after the last animal is presented, the audience will have some time to pet some of their favorite animal stars, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600. Also at the West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2886.

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