Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – February, 2019

cal-of-eventsLocal History Talk: 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. Woody will explain the purpose and creation of the model and will point out highlights, changes and the development of the Richmond District. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors: Trouble with technology? Teen volunteers can help with Kindles, email, laptops, tablets, cell phones and other electronic gadgets. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770. Also at the Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2–3 p.m. For more information, call (415) 355-5717, and at the Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Feb. 3, 10, 17, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

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. No registration necessary. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

African and African-American Stories: Award-winning storyteller Kirk Waller mixes spoken word, rhythm, music and movement for an “unforgettable and magical storytelling experience.” All ages welcome. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Sunday, Feb. 3, 3:30-4:15 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Black History Month Celebration: Learn the story of Garrett Morgan and the invention that made our world a safer place in the film, “Garrett’s Gift.” A game and creative project to follow. Best for ages 5-9. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Monday, Feb. 4, 1-2 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Six Roses Jazz Performance: Enjoy an evening of jazz with duo David Boyce and Michael Cavaseno. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

 Langston Hughes film: “Hughes’ Dream Harlem” shows how Hughes, often referred to as Harlem’s poet laureate, successfully fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of black life, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Feb. 7, 3-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Girls Who Code: Girls will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animation, games and websites. For 6th-12th grade female students only. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, contact Tony at anthony.luini@sfpl.org or (415) 355-5700.

Mapping Our Memories: Help create a special map of our San Francisco memories, a project in partnership SFMOMA. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards: Have fun creating handmade Valentine’s Day cards for a special someone at this drop-in program. All materials provided. For ages 3 and up. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Film: “I Am Not Your Negro” is an Oscar-nominated documentary exploring the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. Fresh organic popcorn served. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2-3:30, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Youth Art Workshops: Digital Art: Learn the basics of creating digital art in a workshop for youth ages 11- 15. All materials provided. Registration at the Children’s Reference Desk. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Movie Night: “BlacKKKlansman” is a story about an African-American police officer who infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate. Based on actual events. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Russian-Soviet Poet:  Nikolay Sundeyev gives a presentation on Russian-Soviet poet Anatoliĭ Zhigulin (1930—2000). The program is in Russian. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Feb. 16, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Movie: “Crazy Rich Asians,” Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr.: Learn more about two of the most eloquent orators in American history from Christopher L. Webber, a Sunset resident and the author of “Give Me Liberty: Speakers and Speeches that Shaped American History.” Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Two SF History Documentaries: Two SF History documentary films about Playland at the Beach, and Sutro Baths will be shown, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Tom Wyrsch. Also enjoy a view of the 1938 model of the Richmond District. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Movie: “Crazy Rich Asians,” Fresh organic popcorn served. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Save the Date: The Richmond Neighborhood Center is organizing an Immigrant Cultural Festival, 741 30th Ave., Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

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