Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – January 2020

Technology – Book a Librarian:Do you need personalized help using a computer or the Internet? Would you like to learn about ebooks or other eResources the library offers? This class offers 30-minute slots of one-on-one training sessions. Thursday, Jan. 2 and every Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Call (415) 355-5700 or email ortmgr@sfpl.org to schedule your appointment. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.

Monthly Presidio Greenbelt Clean-Up: The Richmond Neighborhood Center and the SF Recreation and Park department co-sponsor a community cleanup event on the first Saturday of each month. Supplies will be provided. Meet at the southwest corner of 14th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Saturday, Jan. 4, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Lion Dancers: Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rat, 4718 with an exciting celebration of Chinese lion dance and martial arts. All are welcome. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:15-10:45 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700. Also at Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,11-11:45 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Story Time for Families: Books, songs, rhymes and fun for children and their families. Playtime follows story time. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:15-11:15 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

SAT Exam Preparation: Build confidence, increase standardized test fluency and set effective test-taking goals in this four-session, ten-hour course for students preparing to take the 2019-20 SAT exams. Sunset Branch Library,1305 18thAve., Sunday, Jan 5, 1:30-4 p.m., free. Register at http://www.studysmart.us/sfpl. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Homework Help: Children will team up reading buddies in a safe, non-judgemental environment to practice reading skills out loud. The program is suited for children grades K-6th. Please drop in or call (415) 355-2818 to sign up for a 45-minute session. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m., free.

Red Envelope Lantern: Make a lantern out of red envelopes to celebrate Lunar New Year. For ages 7-17. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Drop-in Technology Help for Seniors and Adults: A patient teen tutor is available to assist with basic tech help including eReaders, email, laptops, tablets, cell phones and other electronic gadgets. Please have your device fully charged and know your sign-in information and passwords. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 4-6 p.m., free. For more information, call(415) 355-5600.

Senior Power!: “Housing “Alternatives.” Are you a senior? Everyone is welcome to join us for a free community meeting to listen to guest speakers: Carol Koffel, Vision of Home SF (downsizing and leveraging real estate); Eugene Lew, architect (Dom-I-City aging in place plan); and Karen Coppock, Home Match (connecting homeowners with extra rooms and home seekers). Followed by Qigong exercises, neighborhood announcements and light refreshments. Translation services (English-Cantonese) will be provided. Hearing enhancement devices available. Free. Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave. Jan. 9, 10 a.m For more information, email M. Graf at opoyganl@yahoo.com, call (415) 652-4751 or visit http://www.sfseniorpower.com.

Film: “Downton Abbey,” the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Rated PG, 122 mins., 2019. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Martin Luther King Celebration: Celebrate Martin Luther King Day by sharing your dream as inspired by his life and work. We will read the famous “I Have a Dream” speech together, then have an open-ended discussion about it. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Artists Meet-up:Artists are invited to bring a piece of art to exhibit for the month. Art lovers are invited to a reception every second Saturday of the month. Free wine and snacks as well as open mic poetry. Artisans of San Francisco, 2549 Irving St., Saturday, Jan. 11, 5-7 p.m. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

Film: “The March.” This PBS documentary chronicles the historical march of 1963, proving as the catalyst to passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a legacy of freedom for all American citizens.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch his historic “I Have a Dream.” Organic popcorn served.  NR, 55 min., 2013. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Jan.12, 2-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Great Teen Book Review: Receive a free paperback in exchange for a review. For ages 13-18. Choose from several books (new titles, old titles and titles that have not been published yet) for one you would like to keep. In exchange, swap us a review of the book by the end of the month. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, Jan.13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Storytime For All Ages: Stories, songs, fingerplays and more for all ages.Come for story time, stay for informal socializing and playtime afterwards. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 11-11:45 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Heart/Mind Meditation: Join us for a 45-minute break from your busy life. Periods of silence interspersed with words of encouragement. This is a very basic class led by Don Narin. All are welcome. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 12:15-1 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon Meet and Greet:Meet Michael Durand, the editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the RichmondSunsetNews.com website. Bring your story ideas, feedback, suggestions, questions, calendar items and advertising inquiries. We are also welcoming new writers and photographers interested in contributing stories and photos to our website. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St. Every second Tuesday of the month. Jan. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 706-6428.

Healthy Eating for Families: A YMCA Eat Well, Live Well health coach will teach you how to make healthier eating choices and provide tools to help meet your family’s healthy eating goals. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Brain Games for Seniors: We play crossword puzzles, Bingo, Sudoku, card games and other brain games. Every third Wednesday of the  month. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Jan.15, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call(415) 355-5600.

LEGO and Magna-Tile Free Play: Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you will need to create vehicles, robots, castles and more. Build skyscrapers, forts, castles or whatever your imagination desires with Magna-Tiles. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 3:30-5 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Book Club: The book club meets the third Saturday of the month and alternates between fiction and nonfiction. Join us this month to discuss “The Winter Soldier” by Daniel Mason. Newcomers are always welcome. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Book Club: “Social Me,” by William James.Discover, appreciate and learn from great writings and great authors. To obtain a copy of the reading, contact Clifford at (415) 750-1786 or clifford.louie@sbcglobal.net. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Film: “Crazy Rich Asians.”Celebrate Chinese New Year with this 2013 romcom based on the book written by Kevin Kwan. The film recieved positive reviews with praise for acting, production and costume design.  It is the first film in 25 years to feature a majority Asian American cast since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993. Free organic popcorn served. PG-13, 121 mins., 2018. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

MLK Volunteer Day of Service:Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by taking care of the Presidio. This event features ecological restoration and landscape stewardship projects in and around the Presidio’s Fort Scott District. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. Registration is required at www.presidio.gov/volunteer. Fort Winfield Scott, Presidio of San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 20, 9 .am.-12:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 561-4323

Craft: In honor of lunar new year we will create books in the style of slat books, which were used in Asia before paper was invented. For ages 10-18. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30-5 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Mandarin Storytime: Chinese classics for children including sing-a-longs and read-a-longs of Tang Dynasty poems. Sunset Branch Library,1305 18thAve., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Film: “Goodbye Mr. Loser.” This Chinese comedy, featuring a cast of largely non-film comedians, became an enormous sleeper hit in China and was fueled by word of mouth. NR, 104 mins., 2015. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Origami Hour:Learn the basics of the Japanese art of paper folding, or share more complex projects. For ages 5-17. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Friday, Jan. 24, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Taller Bombalele Dance: Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba music, song and dance comes alive through storytelling and audience participation. For children and their families. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-2:45 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Dungeons and Dragons: The game immerses youth in an exciting roleplaying journey. For ages 13-18.West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-4 p.m., free. Pre-registration is required. For more information contact Angela at (415) 355-5791 or angela.moffett@sfpl.org.

Story Time For Babies: Rollicking rhymes, songs and books for infants to 15 months and their caregivers. Play time follows story timeSunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Monday, Jan.27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Soul of a Nation Art Talk: An entertaining and educational celebration of art made by Black artists during two pivotal decades when issues of race and identity dominated and defined both public and private discourse.Soul of a Nation is provided by the de Young Museum. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

 


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