Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – December 2018

cal-of-eventsArt Gallery Exhibition: The Far Out Gallery will feature Stephen Fox, a Richmond District sculptor, with his “fox in the box” series, 3004 Taraval St., Dec. 1-30, open Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free admission. For more information, go to the website at

Book Page Wreath: Participants can create a unique book page marker using repurposed book pages, ideal for ages 11-18, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Trusted Health Information: A talk about MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health’s website ( and the world’s largest medical library with up-to-date information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in multiple languages, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:15-7:15 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Sourdough Writers: A six-week creative writers class for all levels based on the Amherst Writers & Artists approach, a non-academic, non “correct English” yet structured approach to expression, all ages welcome, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Tuesdays starting Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

iPad Stop Motion Animation for Teens: Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own, the object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames creating the illusion of movement, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5760.

DIY Holiday Crafting: A session to create miniature houses with opening doors and windows illuminated with a light inside, all materials provided but space is limited and registration required, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Holiday Tree Lighting: The city’s holiday tree lighting, with toboggan and carnival rides, entertainment and cookie decorating, will be held at McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park, Fell and Stanyan streets, Thursday, Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m., free.

Power of Self-Healing: At this interactive event, Sunset resident Meir Schneider will demonstrate techniques to overcome back and joint problems and vision diseases, from his newest book, “Awakening Your Power of Self-Healing,” West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2886.

Plant Swap: The public is encouraged to bring succulents, cuttings, seeds or extra harvest to trade with others, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Russian Poetry (in Russian): The life and works of the Russian poet Leonid Martynov (1905-1980) will be presented by Nikolay Sundeyev, Richmond Branch Library, Saturday, Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Craft Night: Make Spiral Paper Globes, fun and versatile globes that can be used as ornaments or other decorations, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Poetry Readings and Workshop: San Francisco’s Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, a self-proclaimed jester and “fool of modern poetry,” will take youth ages 9 and older on a witty and wise journey into the world of poetry, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Norcal Bats:  The public can learn about bats with presenter Corky Quirk and her rescued bats, she promotes the importance of bats through education and wildlife rescue, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1-2 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Making a Sock Snowman: The public is invited to make a no-sew sock snowman, all supplies provided, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information or to sign up, call (415) 355-2808.

Scribble Bots:  A drop-in workshop for youth ages nine and older to make an electrical circuit and build a simple contraption that skitters around while it scribbles, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Friday, Dec. 14, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Handmade Boxes: Participants will create boxes from heavy paper, starting with origami inspirations and finishing with decoration and collage, for ages 10 and up, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, Dec. 15, 1-2:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Making Holiday Cards: Participants can create a card and envelope to make that holiday present extra special, paper, patterns and templates, stamps, felt, markers and embroidery floss provided, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Teen Snack Trials: The holiday cookie edition will celebrate the holiday season by tasting and voting on the best holiday cookies, for ages 13-18, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Magic Nuudles Creations: Youth will be inspired with hands-on construction with Magic Nuudles, children of all ages welcome, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Perler Bead Ornaments: Celebrate the holidays by making a Perler Bead (a.k.a., iron beads or fuse beads) ornament, all supplies provided, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Winter-Themed Nail Art for Teens: To celebrate Tween Winter Reading from Dec. 21 to Jan. 13, teens can visit the teen area and use library supplies to create winter-themed nail art, for ages 13-18, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Dec. 22, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Build It! Keva Contraptions: Youth can create a path for a Keva ball with ramps, funnels, jumps and more, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 5-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Editor’s note: The deadline for calendar submissions is the 20th of the month.

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