Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – January 2019

Calendar of Events – January 2019 

SAT Test Prep: This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 SAT exam by building confidence, increasing standardized test fluency and setting effective test-taking goals, workshops take place over four week period, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Sunday, starts Jan. 6, 1:30-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808. To register, go to the website at

Board Game Bonanza: The Anza Branch Library will provide numerous games, including Scrabble and Sorry, for the public to enjoy, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4:30-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 335-5717.

A Moment’s Pause for Gratitude: Author Kevin Carroll shares insights into the power of gratitude from a lifetime of teaching and ministry, which is reflected in his new book, “A Moment’s Pause for Gratitude,” Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Electric Car Workshop: This workshop, presented by the SF Department of the Environment and 350 SF, offers all the information the public needs to know to shop for an electric car, including how to charge it, and talks about the SunShares program, which offers discounts on electric cars and rooftop solar, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

SLIME: Youth are invited to have fun making “ooey, gooey” slime, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursday, Jan. 10, 3:30-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Guided Art Hike: A guided hike by Presidio docents will feature the four artworks by Andy Goldsworthy, including “Spire,” that are located in the Presidio, Presidio Officer’s Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information or to register, call (415) 561-4323.

Lion Dancers: The Lunar New Year will be celebrated with lion dancers and a martial arts performance to ring in the “Year of the Pig, 4717,” Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m.- noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808. (Also at the Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., 11:30 a.m.)

Love of Poetry: There will be an event featuring poetry, fun and refreshments, the public can read a poem or just listen to others recite, Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., Sunday, Jan. 13, free. For more information, email

Sunday Matinee features “Selma:”  In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the film “Selma” will be shown, chronicling the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

“Do It Yourself Kids:” Youth are invited to an open art or science lab where they can build or craft, for youth ages seven and older, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, Jan. 14, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Anza Library Teen Advisory Group: The Anza Branch Library is seeking teenagers to assist in library strategies to improve service, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4:30-6 p.m., free admission and free pizza. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Day of Volunteer Service: The public is invited to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by taking care of the Presidio, event features ecological restoration and landscape stewardship projects in and around the Fort Scott area, meet at Fort Winfield Scott, located near the Golden Gate Bridge, Monday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information or to register, go to the website at

Teen Gaming Competition: Teens can vie for the title of best west side gamer in a movie theater-style environment, games provided if needed, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Tibetan Treatment for Stress/Depression: For those struggling with inadequatesleep, loss of concentration, anxiety or rapid heartbeat, a Tibetan self–healing technique called Hor–mey may help, doctor of Tibetan medicine and licensed acupuncturist Yangdron Kalzang will discuss and demonstrate the use of Hor–may, a medicinal warm oil poultice with no side effects, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Live Computer Music Concert: John Bischoff, a distinguished master of live computer music, will perform a 30-minute set of three electronic works, entitled “Circuit Combine,” “Level Shift” and “Visibility Study,” performance begins with a 20-minute slide show titled “Free Association: Snapshots of an Electroacoustic Musical History,” Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Chinese New Year Peach Blossom Painting: The public is invited to create a unique peach blossom painting to celebrate the Year of the Pig, for ages three and older, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, Jan. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Teen Snack Trials – Black History Month: Teenagers can taste and vote on the best snacks popular in black culture, for ages 13-18, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Scallion Pancake Workshop: Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig by learning how to make scallion pancakes with A Little Yuminess, samples to follow, all materials and supplies provided, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Red Envelope Fish for Chinese New Year: Celebrate the Year of the Pig by making red envelopes in the shape of goldfish, materials provided, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

San Francisco Model of 1940: Neighborhood historian Woody LaBounty will give a presentation on the massive, 3–D scale model of San Francisco created by the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s, Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2825.

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